Brown gave Philadelphia the lead with a two-run double in the second and the first of Rollins’ homers, a two-run shot to right, put Philadelphia in front 4-0.
Rupp’s RBI double off Craig Stammen in the sixth put Philadelphia ahead 5-0 before Harper broke out of a 1-for-22 slump by leading off the seventh with a homer to deep right to pull Washington within 5-1. It was just the second homer of the season for Harper, who missed 57 games due to a thumb injury.
Rollins got the run back in the bottom of the inning, just clearing the wall in right for his ninth career multi-homer game.
“We’re playing good ball,” Burnett said. “It’s good to see this team clicking on all cylinders.”
As with the rest of the starters, Burnett has been a victim of lack of run support this season. So the recent outburst is nice to see.
“You go about your business the same, but it’s definitely better to get some runs,” he said.
Batting leadoff and playing center field, Grady Sizemore went 1 for 4 with a single in his first game with the Phillies after being called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The three-time All-Star whose career was derailed by injuries had been released by the Red Sox last month after batting .216 with two homers and 15 RBIs in 52 games. The 31-year-old missed all of the 2012 and 2013 seasons due to an assortment of injuries.
After leaving Thursday’s game at Baltimore after getting hit by a pitch on his right thumb, Washington’s Ian Desmond didn’t play Friday. Desmond entered Friday leading all shortstops in the majors with 55 RBIs.
NOTES: Philadelphia improved to 19-27 at Citizens Bank Park, where they have struggled this season. … Rollins last hit two homers in a game on Aug. 1, 2012, at Washington. … Washington’s Wilson Ramos extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a fifth-inning single. … The Phillies also won five straight from June 16-20 at Atlanta and St. Louis. … Nationals RHP Stephen Strasburg (7-6, 3.47) opposes Phillies LHP Cole Hamels (3-5, 2.87) on Saturday night.