WASHINGTON -- Since his arrival in July, rookie Trea Turner has provided the Washington Nationals with speed in center field and at the top of the lineup.As a bonus, the diminutive 23-year-old has delivered the long ball with surprising regularity.Turner hit his second home run of the game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth Friday night, a solo shot that gave the Nationals a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.It was the first career multihomer game for Turner, whose two-run drive in the seventh put Washington up 4-1.Hes been really a game-changer for us. He got a pitch to hit and he took it yard, Nationals starter Tanner Roark said. Hes a gamer, a fighter. Hes perfect.Turner has eight home runs to go with 21 stolen bases in a mere 52 games this season.Im not a power lifter or anything like that, but I feel that Im stronger than I look, said Turner, whose listed weight of 185 pounds likely includes uniform, cleats and four bats. Its just a matter of mechanics at the plate. I think the strengths there.Cameron Rupp hit a three-run homer off Koda Glover to knot the score in the eighth and set the stage for Turners ninth-inning heroics.Facing Frank Herrmann (0-2), Turner ripped a 1-2 pitch over the wall in center field.Hes doing something right up there, Rupp said. Hes getting on base and he runs like the wind and that helps. Hes a good ball player and he beat us tonight.Daniel Murphy scored two runs for the NL East-leading Nationals, who have won eight of 11.Mark Melancon (2-1) worked the ninth for Washington.Roark allowed one run, six hits and two walks over six innings. He left with a 2-1 lead, but will have to wait at least one more start to claim his career-high tying 15th victory.Tanner was fighting. I wish we would have gotten that victory for him, manager Dusty Baker said.Unfortunately for Roark, hes seen the last of the Phillies. The right-hander is 3-0 with a 0.79 ERA in five starts against Philadelphia this season.Jake Thompson gave up two runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings for Philadelphia.With the score tied at 1 in the sixth, Murphy doubled off Thompson and Bryce Harper ended a 3-for-16 slump with an RBI single to right.Turner connected against Colton Murray for a three-run lead.Earlier, two batters hit by pitches ended up scoring. Odubel Herrera came home on a single by Peter Bouros in the Philadelphia fourth before Anthony Rendon doubled in Murphy in the bottom half.Herrera left in the fifth inning with a right leg contusion. After being hit by a fastball in his right knee, the outfielder had a difficult time walking to first base.They took X-rays. Its no breakage or anything, but hes day to day, manager Pete Mackanin said.PLATOON SYSTEMMackanin intends to use Tommy Joseph at 1B more than 36-year-old Ryan Howard down the stretch -- unless Howard continues to deliver big hits, such as his three-run homer Thursday night. Im a manager. I want to win games, Mackanin said.STREAKS AND STATSPhillies: Howards single in the fourth inning gave him two straight games with hits for the first time since Aug. 21 and 24.Nationals: It was the 16th game that Murphy has scored at least two runs. When he scores once, Washington is 44-21.TRAINERS ROOMPhillies: 3B Maikel Franco missed a third straight game with a jammed right thumb. Im going to say hes available to pinch hit, Mackanin said.Nationals: LHP Sammy Solis (left shoulder inflammation) has sort of hit a roadblock, Baker said. Solis has been on the DL since mid-August.UP NEXTPhillies: RHP Jerad Eickhoff (10-13, 3.86 ERA) starts Saturday night against Washington. 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