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Darin Ruf Starts Tonight

Darin Ruf, the minor league home run champion, will make his first major league start tonight.

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Fan Returns Ruf's Home Run Ball

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Darin Ruf gets his home run ball from Randy Johnson of Toms River <a href="http://t.co/fRX2nQHU" title="http://twitter.com/JSalisburyCSN/status/250784505122664448/photo/1">twitter.com/JSalisburyCSN/…</a></p>&mdash; Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) <a href="https://twitter.com/JSalisburyCSN/status/250784505122664448" data-datetime="2012-09-26T02:31:00+00:00">September 26, 2012</a></blockquote>

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Hamels knocked out, Brown knocks bomb

Cole Hamels' lost his command, becoming visibly flustered in the fifth inning, allowing two runs to allow the Nationals to narrow the Phillies lead to 5-3.

The Phillies would widen the lead in the bottom of the sixth on a solo home run from Domonic Brown, his fifth of the season. They would load the bases with one out, but fail to score again.

After six, the Phillies lead the Nationals 6-3.

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Darin Ruf hits solo home run for first hit

The Minor League Home Run Champion of 2012 can now add a Major League home run to his resume. Darin Ruf hit a solo home run in the second inning of Nationals' starter Ross Detwiler to tie the game at one run apiece.

The Phillies would add four more runs in the third thanks to an RBI single from Ryan Howard and a three run home run from Carlos Ruiz.

The Phillies lead the Nationals 5-1 after four innings.

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Darin Ruf Will Start for the Phillies Tonight

Darin Ruf, the minor league home run champion, will make his first major league start tonight.

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