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Nats battle to the end
Phillies 6, Nationals 1
Austin Kearns singled to drive in his 74th run of the season. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
Closing out their season in a game that would likely decide the NL East champ, the Nationals hung tough, but could not prevent the Phillies from winning the division title. Austin Kearns notched an RBI single in the fourth inning for Washington, which came in fourth this year after three consecutive fifth-place finishes.
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Series at a glance:
WSH
Washington (73-89)
Lost 1
Philadelphia 6, Washington 1   PHI
Philadelphia (89-73)
Won 1
September 30, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 0
Philadelphia
1 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 X   6 7 1
Standings thru 9/30/07  |  Recap: WSH|PHI  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Phillies Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, SS4010001.245
Belliard, 2B4120001.290
Zimmerman, 3B4000033.266
Young, 1B4010012.320
Kearns, RF4011002.266
Pena, LF4000041.253
Flores, C2000110.244
Maxwell, CF3000021.269
Bergmann, P1000000.135
  Albaladejo, P0000000.000
  a-Logan, PH1010000.265
  Rivera, P0000000.000
  Ayala, P0000000.000
  b-Batista, PH1000001.257
  Bacsik, P0000000.103
  Colome, P0000000.000
Totals3216111112 

a-Singled for Albaladejo in the 5th. b-Flied out for Ayala in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Belliard (35, Moyer).
TB: Lopez; Belliard 3; Young; Kearns; Logan.
RBI: Kearns (74).
2-out RBI: Kearns.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young; Pena.
GIDP: Kearns; Belliard.
Team LOB: 5.

 
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS3221100.296
Victorino, RF3000002.281
Utley, 2B3011003.332
Howard, 1B4133010.268
Rowand, CF4000004.309
Burrell, LF2000100.256
  1-Bourn, PR-LF1100000.277
Dobbs, 3B2000000.272
  Coste, C1100000.279
Ruiz, C1110000.259
  Nunez, 3B1000000.234
Moyer, P2000012.123
  Gordon, P0000000.000
  a-Iguchi, PH0001000.267
  Romero, P0000000.000
  b-Helms, PH1000010.246
  Myers, P0000000.000
Totals286762311 

a-Hit a sacrifice fly for Gordon in the 6th. b-Struck out for Romero in the 8th.
1-Ran for Burrell in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Ruiz (29, Bergmann).
3B: Rollins (20, Ayala).
HR: Howard (47, 7th inning off Bacsik, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Rollins 4; Utley; Howard 6; Ruiz 2.
RBI: Utley (103), Howard 3 (136), Iguchi (43), Rollins (94).
2-out RBI: Howard 2; Rollins.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rowand 2; Victorino.
S: Nunez.
SF: Utley; Iguchi.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rollins 2 (41, 2nd base off Bergmann/Flores, 3rd base off Bergmann/Flores).

FIELDING
E: Dobbs (8, throw).
DP: 2 (Utley-Howard, Utley-Rollins-Howard).

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bergmann (L, 6-6)3.03331204.45
Albaladejo 1.00000001.88
Rivera 1.12221003.68
Ayala 0.21000003.19
Bacsik 0.11110015.11
Colome 1.20000103.82
 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Moyer (W, 14-12)5.15100605.01
Gordon (H, 14)0.20000004.72
Romero 2.01001301.92
Myers 1.00000204.33

HBP: Victorino (by Bergmann), Ruiz (by Albaladejo), Coste (by Rivera).
Pitches-strikes: Bergmann 64-38, Albaladejo 16-10, Rivera 24-13, Ayala 12-8, Bacsik 10-6, Colome 19-11, Moyer 97-61, Gordon 4-2, Romero 32-18, Myers 15-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bergmann 3-4, Albaladejo 1-2, Rivera 3-1, Ayala 1-1, Bacsik 0-1, Colome 2-2, Moyer 6-4, Gordon 2-0, Romero 2-1, Myers 0-1.
Batters faced: Bergmann 14, Albaladejo 4, Rivera 8, Ayala 3, Bacsik 2, Colome 5, Moyer 22, Gordon 1, Romero 7, Myers 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Ayala 2-2, Gordon 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 75 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, R to L.
T: 2:58.
Att: 44,865.

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