PHILADELPHIA The Nationals' longshot playoff hopes got some help Tuesday from Little League-like defense and baserunning from the Phillies, another team with postseason goals.
"Funny game," Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman said.
Mark Reynolds' outstanding hot streak has been rewarded with a National League accolade.
The Washington Nationals' infielder was named NL Player of the Week on Monday after a week in which he hit three home runs, including a walk-off homer Friday against the Miami Marlins, and 12 RBIs on .625 batting.
The heat index was well above 100 around 3 p.m. Monday as Bryce Harper wore dark shorts, a grey T-shirt and a red baseball cap on the field at Nationals Park.
But Harper was not in the outfield shagging fly balls before the Nationals hosted the Red Sox.