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Extractions: PHILADELPHIA Washington's new team played like Montreal's old one. Kenny Lofton hit a three-run homer and Jon Lieber pitched 5 2/3 effective innings, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to an 8-4 victory Monday in the first game played by the Washington Nationals Terrmel Sledge homered and drove in three runs for the Nationals, who moved during the offseason after 36 mostly losing years as the Montreal Expos. Washington, which hadn't had a major-league team since the expansion Senators left for Texas following the 1971 season, plays its home opener April 14 against Arizona. "We just haven't played a game that means something before the home crowd," Nationals manager Frank Robinson said. "It's a nice situation. We feel good about it. To get the first one that means something under your belt on the 14th would be a nice accomplishment." Lieber allowed three runs and 10 hits to win in his first start since losing Game 6 of the AL Championship Series for New York against Boston. Lofton, who also played for the Yankees last season, reached four times and scored twice, and Pat Burrell had three hits and two RBI, helping manager Charlie Manuel win his debut with Philadelphia.