After the Nationals closed within two, Hoskins ripped a two-run double with two outs in the seventh off Wander Suero to extend Philadelphia’s lead to 8-4.
“Our offense is really starting to click,” Hoskins said. “We have professional at-bats one through nine and that wears teams down.”
Jay Bruce connected in the second for a 2-0 lead. He has 17 homers in 201 at-bats since the Phillies acquired him from Seattle last June.
Jean Segura lined a three-run double to left-center in the fourth and scored on Alec Bohm’s sacrifice fly to make it 6-0.
Soto slammed his 10th homer in the fifth, an opposite-field drive that cut it to 6-2. Taylor and Turner hit consecutive homers off Heath Hembree in the seventh to get Washington to 4-2. Turner has a 16-game hitting streak.
The Phillies needed four innings from their revamped bullpen, which saw its majors-worst ERA rise to 7.09. JoJo Romero retired all four batters he faced before giving way to Hembree. Tommy Hunter got four outs and Brandon Workman finished, giving up Soto’s 11th homer with one out in the ninth.
Soto has 11 homers in just 24 games played. Turner was 4 for 5, becoming the first player in Nationals/Expos history to have at least three hits in four straight games. He is the first major leaguer to do so since Ketel Marte last June.
“They’re just falling in the right spots,” Turner said. “We’ve got plenty of guys that are hitting balls right at people, so it’s just lucky.”
LEAGUE OF HIS OWN
Hoskins is the first Phillies player since 1900 to have three straight games with multiple extra-base hits and a home run, and the only player in the majors to do so this season.
Philadelphia acquired right-hander David Phelps from the Milwaukee Brewers before Monday’s trade deadline for three players to be named. Phelps is the fourth reliever the team acquired in a trade in 10 days. Catcher Deivy Grullón and right-hander Reggie McClain were designated for assignment to make room on the roster.
Phillies: Bruce and LHP Ranger Suarez were activated from the injured list. INF/OF Scott Kingery was placed on the 10-day injured list with back spasms.
LHP Patrick Corbin (2-2, 3.82 ERA) starts for the Nationals and RHP Aaron Nola (3-2, 3.00) goes for the Phillies on Tuesday night.
More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports