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Phils fall into tie for first
Nationals 4, Phillies 2
Aaron Rowand connects on his 27th long ball in the seventh. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
 Rowand goes deep
 Howard hammers one out
Knowing the Mets had won earlier in the day, the Phillies would remain alone atop the NL East with a victory. However, despite late homers from Aaron Rowand and Ryan Howard, the Phils -- who committed two costly errors -- could not even the score.
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Series at a glance:
WSH
Washington (73-88)
Won 1
Washington 4, Philadelphia 2   PHI
Philadelphia (88-73)
Lost 1
September 29, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0   4 11 0
Philadelphia
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0   2 6 2
Standings thru 9/29/07  |  Recap: WSH|PHI  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Phillies Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, SS4121001.245
Belliard, 2B4110004.288
Zimmerman, 3B2121300.268
Young, 1B4001003.320
  1-Maxwell, PR0000000.304
  Fick, 1B1000001.234
Kearns, RF5020004.266
Church, CF4000024.272
  Logan, CF0000000.262
  Rauch, P0000000.000
  a-Jimenez, PH1000012.245
  Cordero, P0000000.000
Pena, LF4110000.256
Schneider, C3010120.235
Chico, P3010012.167
  Rivera, P0000000.000
  Langerhans, CF1010000.167
Totals3641134621 

a-Struck out for Rauch in the 9th.
1-Ran for Young in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Zimmerman (43, Eaton), Lopez (25, Lohse).
TB: Lopez 3; Belliard; Zimmerman 3; Kearns 2; Pena; Schneider; Chico; Langerhans.
RBI: Zimmerman (91), Lopez (50), Young (74).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kearns; Belliard 2; Church; Jimenez.
S: Belliard.
SF: Lopez.
GIDP: Church.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
DP: (Lopez-Belliard-Young).
Pickoffs: Chico (Rollins at 1st base).

 
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS4010003.295
Utley, 2B4010001.332
Burrell, LF4000021.257
Howard, 1B4111001.265
Rowand, CF4111010.311
Werth, RF3010110.298
Helms, 3B2000012.247
  a-Dobbs, PH-3B1000100.273
Ruiz, C3010100.257
Eaton, P1000012.210
  Geary, P0000000.000
  Mesa, P0000000.000
  Lohse, P0000100.163
  Romero, P0000000.000
  b-Victorino, PH1000002.283
  Gordon, P0000000.000
  Myers, P0000000.000
Totals312624612 

a-Walked for Helms in the 7th. b-Popped out for Romero in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Werth (11, Chico).
HR: Rowand (27, 7th inning off Chico, 0 on, 0 out), Howard (46, 8th inning off Rauch, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Rollins; Utley; Howard 4; Rowand 4; Werth 2; Ruiz.
RBI: Rowand (89), Howard (133).
2-out RBI: Howard.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Eaton; Rollins.
GIDP: Rollins.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
PO: Rollins (1st base by Chico).

FIELDING
E: Howard (12, fielding), Ruiz (2, throw).
DP: (Utley-Rollins-Howard).

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chico (W, 7-9)6.04113414.63
Rivera (H, 19)0.11001003.53
Rauch (H, 33)1.21110113.61
Cordero (S, 37)1.00000103.36
 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Eaton (L, 10-10)2.15112006.29
Geary 1.02110004.41
Mesa 0.20000007.11
Lohse 2.12211304.62
Romero 0.20000101.99
Gordon 1.01000104.81
Myers 1.01001104.39

Chico pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Romero.
Pitches-strikes: Chico 87-54, Rivera 19-11, Rauch 23-16, Cordero 14-10, Eaton 48-27, Geary 11-7, Mesa 8-4, Lohse 28-20, Romero 10-5, Gordon 14-11, Myers 21-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Chico 5-8, Rivera 0-1, Rauch 1-3, Cordero 0-2, Eaton 3-4, Geary 3-0, Mesa 0-2, Lohse 1-3, Romero 0-1, Gordon 1-1, Myers 2-0.
Batters faced: Chico 23, Rivera 3, Rauch 6, Cordero 3, Eaton 14, Geary 4, Mesa 2, Lohse 10, Romero 3, Gordon 4, Myers 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Rauch 2-0, Geary 2-0, Mesa 2-1, Romero 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 76 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 11 mph, L to R.
T: 3:09.
Att: 44,532.

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