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.
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.
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