Howard strikes out for MLB record-tying 195th time

Updated: September 23, 2007, 3:41 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard struck out Sunday for the 195th time this season to tie the major league record.

Ryan Howard


In the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals, Howard swung at and missed an 81 mph pitch from starter Joel Hanrahan for strike three.

Howard matched the mark established in 2004 by Adam Dunn of the Cincinnati Reds.

Last season's NL MVP, Howard entered Sunday with 42 homers and 125 RBIs.

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