Nationals 5, Phillies 1
WASHINGTON -- Shortly after the Philadelphia Phillies' streak of nine consecutive winning seasons came to a close, they started finding scapegoats.
Philadelphia lost 5-1 to the NL East champion Washington Nationals on Wednesday to finish 81-81 and in third place, following five division titles in a row.
Didn't take long for the fallout to begin: The Phillies fired first base coach Sam Perlozzo, bench coach Pete Mackanin and hitting coach Greg Gross.
And expect more moves.
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