WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Ryan Howard
equaled Philadelphia's single-season record Tuesday with his 48th homer as Philadelphia posted a 10-6 victory over Washington.
Howard's homer, a three-run shot in the sixth inning, tied him with Mike Schmidt (1980) atop the Phillies all-time single-season list. Howard also moved a homer ahead of Boston's David Ortiz for the major league lead this year.
Mike Lieberthal hit a two-run homer and Pat Burrell had two RBI and scored twice for the Phillies, who moved into a second-place tie with San Diego, just a half-game behind Cincinnati, in the NL wild card race.
Brett Myers (10-6) earned the win, as he allowed three runs on eight hits in six innings. Tony Armas Jr. (8-10) took the loss after allowing five runs on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings.
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