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Nationals finish right at .500
Phillies 9, Nationals 3
Frank Robinson tips his cap to the fans at RFK Stadium after Sunday's finale. (Nick Wass/AP)
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Looking to finish their inaugural season with a winning record, the Nationals rallied in the middle innings, but couldn't catch the Phillies. With the loss, Washington posted an 81-81 mark under Frank Robinson, whose contract runs out on Oct. 31. Ryan Church, among the players who want their skipper to return, smashed a three-run upper deck blast.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: October 02, 2005
PHI
Philadelphia (88-74)
Won 4
Philadelphia 9, Washington 3   WSH
Washington (81-81)
Lost 3
October 2, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Philadelphia
0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 4   9 10 1
Washington
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0   3 7 0
Standings through 10/2/05  |  Gameday  |  Phillies Stats  |  Nationals Stats
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS4222101.290
Lofton, CF6023005.335
Utley, 2B4110233.291
Abreu, RF4112003.286
Burrell, LF3100202.281
1-Chavez, PR-LF0100000.216
Howard, 1B4121100.288
Bell, 3B4000024.248
Pratt, C5121013.251
Lieber, P1100110.096
a-Tucker, PH0000100.239
Urbina, P0000000.000
Wagner, P1000013.333
Totals3691098824 

a-Walked for Lieber in the 8th.
1-Ran for Burrell in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Rollins (38, Carrasco), Lofton (15, Carrasco), Utley (39, Majewski), Abreu (37, Majewski).
TB: Rollins 3; Lofton 3; Utley 2; Abreu 2; Howard 2; Pratt 2.
RBI: Abreu 2 (102), Rollins 2 (54), Lofton 3 (36), Pratt (23), Howard (63).
2-out RBI: Rollins 2; Lofton 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Abreu; Lofton 3; Bell; Utley 2.
S: Lieber.
SF: Abreu.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
E: Utley (16, throw).
DP: (Bell-Utley-Howard).

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Wilkerson, LF4010000.248
Carroll, 2B4010021.251
Majewski, P0000000.000
Rasner, P0000000.000
Cordero, P0000000.000
Eischen, P0000000.333
Guillen, RF4120011.283
Johnson, 1B3100122.289
Zimmerman, 3B3010123.397
Church, CF3113002.287
c-Byrd, PH-CF1000011.266
Cruz, SS-2B4010012.265
Bennett, C3000111.221
Carrasco, P1000012.000
a-Watson, PH1000000.175
Hughes, P0000000.000
Rauch, P0000000.143
b-Guzman, PH-SS2000010.219
Totals3337331215 

a-Flied out for Carrasco in the 5th. b-Grounded out for Rauch in the 7th. c-Struck out for Church in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Zimmerman (10, Lieber), Wilkerson (42, Lieber), Guillen 2 (32, Lieber, Urbina).
HR: Church (9, 6th inning off Lieber, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Wilkerson 2; Carroll; Guillen 4; Zimmerman 2; Church 4; Cruz.
RBI: Church 3 (42).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson; Carrasco; Carroll; Byrd.
GIDP: Bennett.
Team LOB: 6.

 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lieber (W, 17-13)7.06333814.20
Urbina (H, 21)0.21000103.62
Wagner (S, 38)1.10000301.51
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Carrasco (L, 5-4)5.04442402.04
Hughes 0.22112005.54
Rauch 1.10002103.60
Majewski 1.03442002.93
Rasner 0.20000203.68
Cordero 0.01000001.82
Eischen 0.10000103.22

Majewski pitched to 4 batters in the 9th.
Cordero pitched to 2 batters in the 9th.

WP: Lieber, Carrasco.
IBB: Bennett (by Lieber), Rollins (by Hughes), Howard (by Rauch).
HBP: Bell (by Rasner), Rollins (by Cordero).
Pitches-strikes: Lieber 100-64, Urbina 9-5, Wagner 20-16, Carrasco 97-60, Hughes 28-12, Rauch 31-17, Majewski 33-17, Rasner 10-7, Cordero 8-5, Eischen 4-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lieber 7-6, Urbina 0-1, Wagner 0-1, Carrasco 4-8, Hughes 2-0, Rauch 0-3, Majewski 2-1, Rasner 0-0, Cordero 0-0, Eischen 0-0.
Batters faced: Lieber 29, Urbina 3, Wagner 4, Carrasco 22, Hughes 6, Rauch 6, Majewski 8, Rasner 3, Cordero 2, Eischen 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Wagner 1-0, Rauch 3-0, Rasner 2-0, Cordero 3-2, Eischen 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Rick Reed. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 76 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 2 mph, Varies.
T: 3:35.
Att: 36,491.

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