Kyle Gibson flirts with perfect game and the Phillies hit five homers in 7-2 win over Nationals

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Kyle Gibson stepped on the mound Friday night at Citizens Bank Park, nine days since his last outing, one day after coming off the bereavement list, and delivered one of the best starts of his 10-year career in the Phillies’ 7-2 wiin over the Washington Nationals. The veteran right-hander carried a perfect game into the seventh inning before leadoff batter Victor Robles reached base by being hit by a pitch. The next batter, Luis Garcia, took away a possible no-hitter with a single. When the inning had finished and Gibson’s night was done, he had held the Nationals to two hits an…

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