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MLB: Washington 5, Philadelphia 3

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Austin Kearns had three hits and two RBI Sunday afternoon as the Nationals beat Philadelphia, 5-3, in the final game at Washington’s RFK Stadium.

He hit RBI singles in the bottom of the first and sixth innings to increase his RBI total to 66 this season.

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Washington’s Robert Fick, Brian Schneider, and Jesus Flores all had one RBI, and D’Angelo Jiminez had two hits as the Nationals stopped a four-game losing streak.

The winner was Luis Ayala (2-2), and Chad Cordero earned his 36th save, despite giving up a run in the ninth.

Three Philadelphia players had one RBI.

No one had more than one hit for the Phillies, who were bidding for a four-game sweep.

Slugging first baseman Ryan Howard equaled a single-season record in the fourth inning by striking out for the 195th time.

The losing pitcher was Antonio Alfonseca (5-2).

RFK Stadium was the home-field for Washington since the franchise moved from Montreal in 2005.

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