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Updated: Saturday, April 08, 2006 11:23 PM EDT
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Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Washington Nationals  (2-3) 0 2 1 0 0 0 6 3 0 12 14 1
Houston Astros  (3-2) 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 8 14 0

Nationals 12, Astros 8

Nationals first: Watson grounded out, shortstop Everett to first baseman Berkman. Byrd struck out. Vidro grounded out, first baseman Berkman unassisted.
Runs: 0, Hits: 0, Errors: 0

Astros first: Biggio infield single to third. Taveras flied out to right fielder Byrd. Berkman remained at bat on Byrd's fielding error, Berkman homered to center on a 1-2 count, Biggio scored. Ensberg singled to left. Wilson infield single to third, Ensberg to second. Lane walked, Ensberg to third, Wilson to second. Ausmus singled to center, Ensberg scored, Wilson scored, Lane to second. Everett struck out. Oswalt singled to center, Lane scored, Ausmus to third. Biggio grounded into fielder's choice, shortstop Clayton to second baseman Vidro, Oswalt out.
Runs: 5, Hits: 6, Errors: 1

Nationals second: Johnson walked. Soriano homered to right on a 0-2 count, Johnson scored. Zimmerman singled to center. Clayton grounded into a double play, shortstop Everett to second baseman Biggio to first baseman Berkman, Zimmerman out. Schneider singled to left. Hernandez grounded into fielder's choice, third baseman Ensberg to second baseman Biggio, Schneider out.
Runs: 2, Hits: 3, Errors: 0

Astros second: Taveras grounded out, shortstop Clayton to first baseman Johnson. Berkman struck out. Ensberg lined out to left fielder Soriano.
Runs: 0, Hits: 0, Errors: 0

Nationals third: Watson singled to left. Byrd was hit by a pitch, Watson to second. Watson was caught stealing, catcher Ausmus to third baseman Ensberg, Watson out, Byrd to second. Vidro infield single to first, Byrd scored. Johnson singled to left, Vidro to second. Soriano grounded into fielder's choice, shortstop Everett to second baseman Biggio, Vidro to third, Johnson out. Zimmerman flied out to center fielder Taveras.
Runs: 1, Hits: 3, Errors: 0

Astros third: Wilson grounded out, shortstop Clayton to first baseman Johnson. Lane singled to left. Ausmus grounded into fielder's choice, shortstop Clayton to second baseman Vidro, Lane out. Everett struck out.
Runs: 0, Hits: 1, Errors: 0

Nationals fourth: Clayton struck out. Schneider flied out to left fielder Wilson. Hernandez grounded out, third baseman Ensberg to first baseman Berkman.
Runs: 0, Hits: 0, Errors: 0

Astros fourth: Oswalt grounded out, pitcher Hernandez to first baseman Johnson. Biggio flied out to left fielder Soriano. Taveras singled to center. Berkman flied out to left fielder Soriano.
Runs: 0, Hits: 1, Errors: 0

Nationals fifth: Watson was out bunting, pitcher Oswalt to first baseman Berkman. Byrd grounded out, shortstop Everett to first baseman Berkman. Vidro grounded out, second baseman Biggio to first baseman Berkman.
Runs: 0, Hits: 0, Errors: 0

Astros fifth: Ensberg tripled to center. Wilson flied out to right fielder Byrd. Lane grounded out, third baseman Zimmerman to first baseman Johnson. Ausmus grounded out, pitcher Hernandez to first baseman Johnson.
Runs: 0, Hits: 1, Errors: 0

Nationals sixth: Johnson grounded out, second baseman Biggio to first baseman Berkman. Soriano flied out to center fielder Taveras. Zimmerman struck out.
Runs: 0, Hits: 0, Errors: 0

Astros sixth: Everett singled to left. Oswalt sacrificed, first baseman Johnson to second baseman Vidro, Everett to second. Biggio was hit by a pitch. Taveras struck out. Berkman singled to center, Everett scored, Biggio to second. Ensberg infield single to short, Biggio to third, Berkman to second. Wilson grounded into fielder's choice, shortstop Clayton to second baseman Vidro, Ensberg out.
Runs: 1, Hits: 3, Errors: 0

Nationals seventh: Clayton singled to left. Schneider popped out to second baseman Biggio. Anderson pinch-hitting for Hernandez. Anderson walked on four pitches, Clayton to second. Guillen pinch-hitting for Watson. Qualls pitching. Guillen infield single to third, Clayton to third, Anderson to second. Byrd doubled to center, Clayton scored, Anderson scored, Guillen to third. Vidro grounded out, second baseman Biggio to first baseman Berkman, Guillen scored, Byrd to third. Johnson walked on four pitches. Soriano doubled to center, Byrd scored, Johnson scored. Zimmerman singled to right, Soriano scored. Zimmerman to second. Springer pitching. Clayton flied out to right fielder Lane.
Runs: 6, Hits: 5, Errors: 0

Astros seventh: Guillen in as right fielder. Byrd in as center fielder. Jackson in as left fielder. Rauch pitching. Lane homered to left on a full count. Ausmus grounded out, pitcher Rauch to first baseman Johnson. Everett flied out to right fielder Guillen. Palmeiro pinch-hitting for Springer. Palmeiro flied out to right fielder Guillen.
Runs: 1, Hits: 1, Errors: 0

Nationals eighth: Miller pitching. Schneider singled to right. LeCroy pinch-hitting for Rauch. LeCroy flied out to center fielder Taveras. Nieve pitching. Guillen singled to left, Schneider to second. Byrd struck out. Vidro homered to right on the first pitch, Schneider scored, Guillen scored. Johnson grounded out, first baseman Berkman to pitcher Nieve.
Runs: 3, Hits: 3, Errors: 0

Astros eighth: Majewski pitching. Biggio popped out to second baseman Vidro. Taveras grounded out, second baseman Vidro to pitcher Majewski. Berkman fouled out to third baseman Zimmerman.
Runs: 0, Hits: 0, Errors: 0

Nationals ninth: Burke in as second baseman. Jackson struck out. Zimmerman popped out to third baseman Ensberg. Clayton struck out.
Runs: 0, Hits: 0, Errors: 0

Astros ninth: Ensberg grounded out, third baseman Zimmerman to first baseman Johnson. Wilson homered to right on a 2-2 count. Lane grounded out, shortstop Clayton to first baseman Johnson. Ausmus flied out to right fielder Guillen.
Runs: 1, Hits: 1, Errors: 0

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