Washington Nationals 4, Houston Astros 2
Regular Season Game 98
Played on Saturday, July 23, 2005 (N) at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  2    0  0  0  -   2  4  0
WAS N    4  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  x  -   4  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras cf                    4   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Qualls p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Biggio 2b                     2   1   0   0       2   0       4   3
Berkman 1b                    3   1   1   2       1   1      10   1
Ensberg 3b                    4   0   1   0       0   0       1   3
Lane rf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Everett ss                    3   0   1   0       0   0       3   3
Burke lf,cf                   3   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
  Lamb ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Quintero c                    3   0   0   0       0   2       3   1
  Vizcaino ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Backe p                       2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
  Gallo p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Palmeiro ph,lf              1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       31   2   4   2       3   8      24  12

BATTING - 
HR: Berkman (9,6th inning off Armas 1 on 1 out).
HBP: Everett (7,by Armas).
Team LOB: 6.

Washington Nationals         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wilkerson 1b                  2   1   0   0       1   0       6   1
Vidro 2b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       4   0
Guillen rf                    4   1   1   0       0   1       2   0
  C. Cordero p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Church lf,rf                  3   0   1   0       1   0       3   0
Wilson cf                     1   1   0   0       2   0       1   0
Baerga 3b                     4   1   2   3       0   0       1   3
  Carroll pr,3b               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Schneider c                   4   0   2   1       0   0       8   0
Guzman ss                     4   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Armas p                       3   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
  Eischen p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Majewski p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Byrd lf                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       29   4   7   4       4   2      27   6

BATTING - 
2B: Guillen (22,off Backe); Baerga (6,off Backe); Church (14,off Backe).
SH: Wilkerson (3,off Gallo).
HBP: Wilson (2,by Qualls).
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Church (1,2nd base by Backe/Quintero).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe L(8-7)                  6     6   4   4   4   1   0  27
Gallo                         0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
Springer                      0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0   1
Qualls                        1     1   0   0   0   0   0   5
Totals                        8     7   4   4   4   2   0  35

Backe faced 1 batter in the 7th inning
HBP: Qualls (3,Wilson).

Washington Nationals         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Armas W(5-4)                  7     1   2   2   3   5   1  26
Eischen                       0     1   0   0   0   0   0   1
Majewski                      1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
C. Cordero SV(34)             1     2   0   0   0   2   0   5
Totals                        9     4   2   2   3   8   1  35

Eischen faced 1 batter in the 8th inning
HBP: Armas (3,Everett).

Umpires: HP - Dana DeMuth, 1B - Troy Fullwood, 2B - Marty Foster, 3B - James Hoye
Ejections: HOU Manager Phil Garner by Troy Fullwood [Call at 1B]
Time of Game: 2:51   Attendance: 42680


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Washington Nationals     
1. Taveras             cf        Wilkerson           1b
2. Biggio              2b        Vidro               2b
3. Berkman             1b        Guillen             rf
4. Ensberg             3b        Church              lf
5. Lane                rf        Wilson              cf
6. Everett             ss        Baerga              3b
7. Burke               lf        Schneider           c
8. Quintero            c         Guzman              ss
9. Backe               p         Armas               p

ASTROS 1ST: Taveras grounded out (third to first); Biggio popped
to first; Berkman walked; Ensberg forced Berkman (third to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Nationals 0.

NATIONALS 1ST: Wilkerson walked; Vidro struck out; Guillen
doubled [Wilkerson to third]; Church popped to second; Wilson
walked; Baerga doubled to center [Wilkerson scored, Guillen
scored, Wilson scored]; Schneider singled to center [Baerga
scored, Schneider to second (on throw)]; Guzman flied to left; 4
R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Nationals 4.

ASTROS 2ND: Lane popped to second; Everett was hit by a pitch;
Burke struck out; Quintero struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 0, Nationals 4.

NATIONALS 2ND: Armas grounded out (third to first); Wilkerson
grounded out (second to pitcher); Vidro grounded out (shortstop
to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Nationals 4.

ASTROS 3RD: Backe lined to right; Taveras grounded out (first to
pitcher); Biggio walked; Berkman popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Nationals 4.

NATIONALS 3RD: Guillen popped to shortstop; Church walked;
Church was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Wilson
walked; Baerga singled to right [Wilson to second]; Schneider
popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Nationals 4.

ASTROS 4TH: Ensberg lined to third; Lane lined to left; Everett
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Nationals 4.

NATIONALS 4TH: Guzman grounded out (shortstop to first); Armas
grounded out (third to first); Wilkerson popped to catcher; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Nationals 4.

ASTROS 5TH: Burke grounded out (third to first); Quintero struck
out; Backe struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Nationals 4.

NATIONALS 5TH: Vidro popped to third; Guillen popped to second;
Church doubled to right; Wilson grounded out (third to first); 0
R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Nationals 4.

ASTROS 6TH: Taveras flied to right; Biggio walked; Berkman
homered [Biggio scored]; Ensberg popped to second; Lane flied to
left; 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Nationals 4.

NATIONALS 6TH: Baerga flied to left; Schneider lined to
shortstop; Guzman grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Nationals 4.

ASTROS 7TH: Everett flied to left; Burke struck out; Quintero
popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 2, Nationals 4.

NATIONALS 7TH: Armas singled to center; GALLO REPLACED BACKE
(PITCHING); Wilkerson out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first)
[Armas to second]; Vidro grounded out (second to first) [Armas
to third]; SPRINGER REPLACED GALLO (PITCHING); Guillen struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 2, Nationals 4.

ASTROS 8TH: PALMEIRO BATTED FOR SPRINGER; EISCHEN REPLACED ARMAS
(PITCHING); Palmeiro singled to center; MAJEWSKI REPLACED
EISCHEN (PITCHING); Taveras grounded out (first unassisted)
[Palmeiro to second]; Biggio grounded out (shortstop to
first); Astros Manager Phil Garner ejected by 1B umpire Troy
Fullwood; Berkman was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 2, Nationals 4.

NATIONALS 8TH: QUALLS REPLACED TAVERAS (PITCHING); BURKE CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); PALMEIRO STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF);
Church grounded out (second to first); Wilson was hit by a
pitch; Baerga forced Wilson (first to shortstop); CARROLL RAN
FOR BAERGA; Schneider singled to center [Carroll to third];
Guzman lined to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 2,
Nationals 4.

ASTROS 9TH: C. CORDERO REPLACED GUILLEN (PITCHING); CHURCH
CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); CARROLL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING
3B); BYRD REPLACED MAJEWSKI (PLAYING LF); Ensberg singled to
center; Lane struck out; Everett singled to left [Ensberg to
second]; LAMB BATTED FOR BURKE; Lamb struck out; VIZCAINO BATTED
FOR QUINTERO; Vizcaino flied to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 2, Nationals 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           2   4   0    6
 Nationals        4   7   0    7


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