Redding allowed just a single by Pedro Feliz in the second inning and walked three batters in seven innings. He retired 14 straight batters after Feliz grounded a single to center. He walked Ryan Howard in the seventh and left after walking Geoff Jenkins to start the bottom of the eighth.
The Nationals are 3-0 for the first time since 2003, when they were the Montreal Expos.
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tim Redding throws in the first inning of a baseball game with the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, April 2, 2008, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)