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Washington Nationals beat Philadelphia Phillies 9-6

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Wilson Ramos hit a three-run homer and Corey Brown also went deep to back Gio Gonzalez, helping the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 Tuesday night.

Still clinging to postseason hopes, the Nationals overcame a sloppy all-around effort that included three errors, four unearned runs and four wild pitches. They remained 7½ games behind Cincinnati for the second wild-card spot.

Gonzalez (9-6) gave up five runs - one earned - and five hits, striking out six in 5 2-3 innings. The lefty has two straight wins after going seven starts without one.

Phillies rookie Ethan Martin (2-4) allowed five runs and four hits in 4 2-3 innings.

Cody Asche was 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs for Philadelphia.

Rafael Soriano tossed a scoreless ninth for his 37th save in 43 chances.

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