Nationals’ Lannan beats Phillies for first time



WASHINGTON (AP) — Laynce Nix hit a homer and made a game-saving catch, helping Washington Nationals starter John Lannan beat the Philadelphia Phillies for the first time in 14 tries, 2-1 on Wednesday.

Lannan (3-5) entered the game 0-10 with a 6.44 ERA against Philadelphia. On a stifling day with temperatures well into the 90s, Lannan pitched into the sixth inning, allowing just an unearned run and four hits to record his first victory in his last eight starts.

Todd Coffey, Doug Slaten, Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen held the Phillies scoreless over the last 3 2-3 innings. Storen earned his 10th save in 11 opportunities.

After scoring 10 runs on Tuesday night — six against Cliff Lee — Washington got two off Roy Oswalt (3-3), who hasn’t won since April 21.