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Phils come out swinging as Lee tops Strasburg

Rollins’ inside-the-park HR keys effort in support of lefty’s solid work

With the Trade Deadline in the past and two All-Star outfielders traded to the West Coast, the Phillies started the rest of their season on Tuesday night at Nationals Park. This is the team we remember in 2008. Where were they all season?

Philadelphia’s offense chased Washington ace Stephen Strasburg from the game early, and Cliff Lee shut out the Nationals over seven innings in an 8-0 win. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak and marked the Phillies’ first game without outfielders Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence, who were traded to the Dodgers and Giants, respectively, earlier Tuesday.

If the Phillies can play every game like its their last, they might….just might have a chance to do the unthinkable. #yougottabelieve

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