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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 23, 2007
A win to last a lifetime
Phils can't complete sweep
Philadelphia may have had its way with Washington in the first three games, but in the finale, the Phillies' goal of moving one step closer in the NL East and the Wild Card was foiled by the Nats. In the game, no Phillies batter had more than one hit, and Ryan Howard whiffed for the 195th time, tying a single-season Major League record.
Complete story >  
 Howard's 195th strikeout
 Ruiz's RBI single
 Burrell's RBI single
Nationals 5, Phillies 3
Chad Cordero (right) picked up his final save at RFK Stadium, his 36th of the season. (Kevin Wolf/AP)
Series at a glance:
Nats win final game at RFK
It wasn't a must-win game in terms of making the playoffs, but for the Nats, they were determined to win the final baseball game at RFK. Behind Austin Kearns' two RBI singles and manager Manny Acta's shrewd decisions to utilize six relievers from his 'pen, the Nats beat the Phils in the finale.
Complete story >  
 Cordero records final RFK strikeout
 Kearns' two RBI singles
 Belliard's running catch
Philadelphia (85-71)
Lost 1
Washington 5, Philadelphia 3   WSH
Washington (69-87)
Won 1
September 23, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1   3 8 1
1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 X   5 8 2
Standings thru 9/23/07  |  Recap: PHI|WSH  |  Gameday  |  Phillies Stats  |  Nationals Stats
Rollins, SS5010003.293
Utley, 2B4110122.335
Burrell, LF3011110.261
  1-Bourn, PR-LF0000000.267
  c-Victorino, PH1000011.283
Howard, 1B2000310.264
Rowand, CF4011115.313
Dobbs, 3B2110110.277
  Alfonseca, P0000000.000
  Geary, P0000000.000
  b-Iguchi, PH1000002.267
  Lohse, P0000000.149
  Davis, P0000000.000
  Condrey, P0000000.000
  d-Helms, PH1000012.249
Werth, RF5000045.303
Ruiz, C4011010.258
Hamels, P1110100.148
  a-Laforest, PH1000001.294
  Nunez, 3B1010000.240

a-Popped out for Hamels in the 6th. b-Flied out for Geary in the 7th. c-Struck out for Bourn in the 9th. d-Struck out for Condrey in the 9th.
1-Ran for Burrell in the 7th.

2B: Utley (47, Cordero).
TB: Rollins; Utley 2; Burrell; Rowand; Dobbs; Ruiz; Hamels; Nunez.
RBI: Burrell (94), Ruiz (54), Rowand (88).
2-out RBI: Burrell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Utley; Werth 2; Rowand 2; Iguchi.
Team LOB: 13.

E: Werth (2, fielding).
DP: 2 (Utley-Rollins-Howard, Rollins-Howard).

Jimenez, SS3220100.242
  Lopez, SS0000000.241
Belliard, 2B2100211.289
Zimmerman, 3B4110005.267
Kearns, RF4132000.264
Batista, 1B2000111.253
  c-Fick, PH-1B1011000.242
Flores, C2001020.247
  Schneider, C0001000.234
Maxwell, LF2000010.273
  b-Church, PH1000003.269
  Munoz, P0000000.000
  Rauch, P0000000.000
  d-Pena, PH1010000.249
  Cordero, P0000000.000
Logan, CF4000012.261
Hanrahan, P1000000.286
  Bacsik, P0000000.107
  Rivera, P0000000.000
  a-Guzman, PH1000000.328
  Ayala, P0000000.000
  Langerhans, LF1000010.159

a-Grounded out for Rivera in the 5th. b-Grounded into a double play for Maxwell in the 6th. c-Singled for Batista in the 8th. d-Singled for Rauch in the 8th.

2B: Jimenez (6, Alfonseca).
TB: Jimenez 3; Zimmerman; Kearns 3; Fick; Pena.
RBI: Kearns 2 (66), Flores (25), Fick (15), Schneider (51).
2-out RBI: Kearns.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zimmerman; Logan.
SF: Schneider.
GIDP: Zimmerman; Church.
Team LOB: 6.

SB: Jimenez (2, 2nd base off Hamels/Ruiz).

E: Flores (4, pickoff), Kearns (2, missed catch).

Hamels 5.02112603.54
Alfonseca (BS, 5)(L, 5-2)0.12222005.44
Geary 0.20000004.11
Lohse 1.00000104.71
Davis 0.24220005.56
Condrey 0.10000005.18
Hanrahan 4.24113706.02
Bacsik 0.00001004.76
Rivera 0.10000003.65
Ayala (W, 2-2)1.01101103.40
Munoz (H, 3)0.10002004.15
Rauch (H, 31)1.21000203.64
Cordero (S, 36)1.02111303.16

Bacsik pitched to 1 batter in the 5th.

HBP: Flores (by Geary).
Pitches-strikes: Hamels 76-52, Alfonseca 21-10, Geary 4-2, Lohse 11-9, Davis 21-11, Condrey 2-2, Hanrahan 103-57, Bacsik 4-0, Rivera 1-1, Ayala 22-13, Munoz 15-5, Rauch 25-16, Cordero 29-18.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hamels 6-3, Alfonseca 0-1, Geary 2-0, Lohse 2-0, Davis 0-2, Condrey 1-0, Hanrahan 2-5, Bacsik 0-0, Rivera 1-0, Ayala 1-1, Munoz 0-1, Rauch 0-3, Cordero 0-0.
Batters faced: Hamels 18, Alfonseca 5, Geary 2, Lohse 3, Davis 6, Condrey 1, Hanrahan 21, Bacsik 1, Rivera 1, Ayala 5, Munoz 3, Rauch 6, Cordero 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Geary 3-1, Condrey 2-0, Bacsik 2-0, Rivera 3-0, Rauch 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Larry Poncino. 3B: Chad Fairchild.
Weather: 78 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 11 mph, L to R.
T: 3:22.
Att: 40,519.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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