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WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals rallied for a run against Jeanmar Gomez in the bottom of the 10th inning and beat the Phillies, 3-2, on Friday.

Daniel Murphy doubled home the game-winning run after Bryce Harper led off the frame with a single.

Gomez, who lost the Phillies' closer job last week, found himself in a tie game in the bottom of the ninth after manager Pete Mackanin had already used relievers Pat Neshek, Edubray Ramos and Hector Neris.

Gomez got through the ninth, but did not get an out in the 10th.

The beleaguered right-hander has pitched 5 1/3 innings this season and given up seven runs.

Starting pitching report
Aaron Nola gave up six hits and a run over five innings. He struck out six. Though he did not walk a batter, he worked a lot of deep counts and his final pitch count was 90.

Nola has pitched 11 innings in his first two starts and allowed 13 hits and four runs. He has walked two and struck out 13.

Washington's Stephen Strasburg gave up just five hits and two runs in seven innings. He walked two and struck out eight.

Bullpen report
Ramos issued a one-out walk in the seventh and gave up a two-out double as the Nats tied the game at 2-2.

At the plate
Tommy Joseph belted his first homer of the season with two outs in the second inning. He hit a 95-mph fastball from Strasburg over the center-field wall.

 

The Phillies took a 2-1 lead on a two-out single by Cesar Hernandez in the fifth. He drove home Cameron Rupp, who had led off the inning with a double.

Washington tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the second on a base hit by Matt Wieters. The Nats had three hits against Nola in the inning. The Nats tied it again in the bottom of the seventh as pinch-hitter Chris Heisey walked and scored on a two-out double by Anthony Rendon.

In the field
Third baseman Maikel Franco laid out to take away extra bases from Rendon for the final out of the ninth inning.

Rotation ruminations
Off days in the schedule would allow the Phillies to get through the next week with four starting pitchers. However, Mackanin indicated that probably would not happen. That means the Phils would have to add a starting pitcher for Tuesday night's game against the Mets in New York. Right-hander Zach Eflin, who would be on turn that day, is the best bet to make the start.

Busted
Minor-league pitching prospect Elniery Garcia, 22, was suspended 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug (see story). Garcia, a promising lefty, had a 2.68 ERA in 117 2/3 innings at Clearwater last season and was placed on the 40-man roster in the fall. He had most recently been in Clearwater rehabbing an injury.

Up next
Jeremy Hellickson (1-0, 0.90) faces right-hander Tanner Roark (2-0, 4.09) on Saturday afternoon.