On Thursday, the Washington Nationals won their fourth straight game thanks to a #Trea Turner hit in the sixth inning. The Nationals edged the Philadelphia #Phillies 4-3 and kept their commanding lead atop the National League East division as the MLB postseason looms in the distance. Here's the latest Phillies vs. Nationals game recap including today's top performers, statistics, and what's up next for each of these teams.

MLB game recap

The Nationals were able to start off with a 1-0 lead after the second inning, but the Phillies soon charged back, scoring a run in the third, fourth, and fifth innings to take a 3-1 lead.

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However, the Washington Nationals had a three-run sixth inning to push ahead by one run. From there, neither team scored as the pitching held both teams in check. Washington emerged with the 4-3 win, their 86th of the season.

Shortstop Trea Turner was 1-for-4 today but had two RBIs for the Nationals. Turner's biggest hit came in the sixth inning when he singled to center field scoring both Wieters and Kendrick to give his team the 4-3 lead.

For the Philadelphia Phillies, Oubel Herrera was 2-for-3 with no RBI or runs scored himself. The three total RBIs were generated by Freddy Galvis, Tommy #Joseph, and Jorge Alfaro in today's loss. Alfaro hit a solo home run in the third while Joseph hit his 21st in the fourth inning, giving him 66 RBIs for his MLB season.

Tanner Roark picked up today's win for the Nationals to improve to 12-9 on the season.

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Roark went six innings, struck out six batters while giving up seven hits and three runs including two home runs. Sean Doolittle earned today's save for the winning side. On the losing side, it was Adam Morgan taking the loss to go to 3-2 for his season. Morgan pitched just 1.2 innings but gave up the game-winning run to the Nationals. Before Morgan, Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola went 5.1 innings, striking out eight, but giving up seven hits and three runs.

Standings and what's next

Today's victory by the Washington Nationals improved their overall record to 86-54 with a 41-27 record at home. The team will remain at home for another game against Philadelphia on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Philadelphia Phillies dropped to 53-87 overall and 25-50 on the road. They'll try to bounce back as they take on Washington again for the second game of their series on Friday night. Jake Thompson will be on the mound against Max Scherzer.