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

In the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals, Howard swung at and missed an 81 m.p.h. 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 has 42 homers and 125 RBIs.