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Zimmerman, Dunn power Nationals past Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pinch-hitter Ryan Zimmerman hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Danys Baez in the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals rallied for a 7-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.

Adam Dunn also connected for the Nationals, who stopped Philadelphia's five-game winning streak.

Chase Utley hit his fourth homer in three games and Shane Victorino also went deep for the Phillies.

On Jackie Robinson Day in the majors — all players wore No. 42 — the Phillies received their 2009 NL championship rings before the game. Philadelphia fell two wins short of repeating as World Series champs last year, losing to the New York Yankees.

The Phillies are trying to become the first NL team in 66 years to win three straight pennants. They're off to a 7-2 start.

Tyler Clippard (2-0) pitched 1 1-3 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win. Matt Capps got the last five outs for his fourth save in four tries. He allowed a solo homer to Victorino in the ninth.

Trailing 4-2 in the eighth, the Nationals scored three off Baez (0-1) to take the lead.

Dunn led off with a deep drive to right for a homer that made it a one-run game. After a one-out walk to Ivan Rodriguez, Zimmerman lined an opposite-field shot to right for his first career homer as a pinch-hitter. The All-Star third baseman wasn't in the starting lineup for the fourth straight game because of a left hamstring injury.

Rodriguez hit a two-run single off Ryan Madson in the ninth to give the Nationals a three-run cushion.

Called up from Triple-A to replace Garrett Mock in Washington's rotation, Scott Olsen allowed four runs and five hits in 5 2-3 innings.

Phillies starter J.A. Happ allowed one unearned run and three hits in 5 1-3 innings. The left-hander had to pitch out of trouble often because he walked six, tying a career-high.

Olsen pitched well until the sixth. Two-out walks to Jayson Werth and Raul Ibanez loaded the bases. Juan Castro then singled to right for a 3-1 lead. A frustrated Olsen slammed his glove and cap in the dugout after being pulled.

Clippard walked pinch-hitter Greg Dobbs with the bases loaded to force in Philadelphia's fourth run.

First baseman Ryan Howard's throwing error after Nyjer Morgan was picked off in the third helped Washington tie it at 1. Morgan scored on Cristian Guzman's RBI groundout.

The Phillies received 14-carat white gold rings featuring two rubies on either side to signify the consecutive championships. The top of the ring reflects a baseball diamond with the basepaths done in rubies and the bases in diamonds.

NOTES: Roy Halladay (2-0) will pitch on regular rest against the Marlins on Friday, pushing Jamie Moyer's start back to Saturday. It'll be Halladay's home debut with the Phillies. ... A crowd of 44,157 was the 45th straight sellout at Citizens Bank Park. ... The Nationals return home for the next 10 games. ... Happ, who was 12-4 as a rookie last season, hasn't allowed an earned run in 10 1-3 innings.

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