Washington Nationals 12, Houston Astros 8
Regular Season Game 5
Played on Saturday, April 8, 2006 (N) at Minute Maid Park

WAS N    0  2  1    0  0  0    6  3  0  -  12 14  1
HOU N    5  0  0    0  0  1    1  0  1  -   8 14  0
Washington Nationals         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Watson cf                     3   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Guillen ph,rf               2   2   2   0       0   0       3   0
Byrd rf,cf                    4   2   1   2       0   2       2   0
Vidro 2b                      5   1   2   5       0   0       5   1
Johnson 1b                    3   2   1   0       2   0       8   1
Soriano lf                    4   2   2   4       0   0       3   0
  Jackson lf                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Zimmerman 3b                  5   0   2   1       0   1       1   2
Clayton ss                    5   1   1   0       0   2       0   6
Schneider c                   4   1   2   0       0   0       4   0
Hernandez p                   2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Anderson ph                 0   1   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Rauch p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  LeCroy ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Majewski p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       39  12  14  12       3   6      27  13

FIELDING - 
E: Byrd (1).

BATTING - 
2B: Byrd (1,off Qualls); Soriano (1,off Qualls).
HR: Soriano (1,2nd inning off Oswalt 1 on 0 out); Vidro (2,8th inning off Nieve
2 on 2 out).
HBP: Byrd (1,by Oswalt).
GDP: Clayton (1,off Oswalt).
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Watson (2,3rd base by Oswalt/Ausmus).

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Biggio 2b                     4   1   1   0       0   0       4   4
  Burke 2b                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Taveras cf                    5   0   1   0       0   1       3   0
Berkman 1b                    5   1   2   3       0   1       9   1
Ensberg 3b                    5   1   3   0       0   0       2   2
Wilson lf                     5   2   2   1       0   0       1   0
Lane rf                       4   2   2   1       1   0       1   0
Ausmus c                      5   0   1   2       0   0       6   1
Everett ss                    4   1   1   0       0   2       0   4
Oswalt p                      2   0   1   1       0   0       0   1
  Qualls p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Palmeiro ph                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Miller p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Nieve p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                       40   8  14   8       1   4      27  13

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Everett-Biggio-Berkman.

BATTING - 
3B: Ensberg (1,off Hernandez).
HR: Berkman (3,1st inning off Hernandez 1 on 1 out); Lane (1,7th inning off
Rauch 0 on 0 out); Wilson (3,9th inning off Majewski 0 on 1 out).
SH: Oswalt (1,off Hernandez).
HBP: Biggio (1,by Hernandez).
Team LOB: 8.

PITCHING
Washington Nationals         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Hernandez W(1-1)              6    12   6   4   1   4   1  32
Rauch                         1     1   1   1   0   0   1   4
Majewski                      2     1   1   1   0   0   1   7
Totals                        9    14   8   6   1   4   3  43

HBP: Hernandez (1,Biggio).

Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Oswalt                        6.1   7   5   5   2   3   1  27
Qualls L(0-1)                 0.1   4   4   4   1   0   0   6
Springer                      0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Miller                        0.1   1   1   1   0   0   0   2
Nieve                         1.2   2   2   2   0   3   1   7
Totals                        9    14  12  12   3   6   2  43

HBP: Oswalt (1,Byrd).

Umpires: HP - Lance Barksdale, 1B - Jim Joyce, 2B - Doug Eddings, 3B - Paul Schrieber
Time of Game: 2:56   Attendance: 39324


Starting Lineups:

   Washington Nationals          Houston Astros           
1. Watson              cf        Biggio              2b
2. Byrd                rf        Taveras             cf
3. Vidro               2b        Berkman             1b
4. Johnson             1b        Ensberg             3b
5. Soriano             lf        Wilson              lf
6. Zimmerman           3b        Lane                rf
7. Clayton             ss        Ausmus              c
8. Schneider           c         Everett             ss
9. Hernandez           p         Oswalt              p

NATIONALS 1ST: Watson grounded out (shortstop to first); Byrd
was called out on strikes; Vidro grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Nationals 0, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Biggio singled to shortstop; Taveras flied to right;
Byrd dropped a foul fly hit by Berkman for an error; Berkman
homered (unearned) [Biggio scored]; Ensberg singled to left;
Wilson singled 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 was
called out on strikes; Oswalt singled to center [Lane scored
(unearned), Ausmus to third]; Biggio forced Oswalt (shortstop to
second); 5 R (3 ER), 6 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Nationals 0, Astros 5.

NATIONALS 2ND: Johnson walked; Soriano homered [Johnson scored];
Zimmerman singled to center; Clayton grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Zimmerman out at second];
Schneider singled to left; Hernandez forced Schneider (third to
second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Nationals 2, Astros 5.

ASTROS 2ND: Taveras grounded out (shortstop to first); Berkman
was called out on strikes; Ensberg flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Nationals 2, Astros 5.

NATIONALS 3RD: Watson singled to left; Byrd was hit by a pitch
[Watson to second]; Watson was caught stealing third (catcher to
third) [Byrd to second]; Vidro singled to right [Byrd scored];
Johnson singled to left [Vidro to second]; Soriano forced
Johnson (shortstop to second) [Vidro to third]; Zimmerman flied
to center; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Nationals 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 3RD: Wilson grounded out (shortstop to first); Lane
singled to left; Ausmus forced Lane (shortstop to second);
Everett struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Nationals 3, Astros 5.

NATIONALS 4TH: Clayton was called out on strikes; Schneider
flied to left; Hernandez grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Nationals 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 4TH: Oswalt grounded out (pitcher to first); Biggio flied
to left; Taveras singled to center; Berkman flied to left; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Nationals 3, Astros 5.

NATIONALS 5TH: On a bunt Watson grounded out (pitcher to first);
Byrd grounded out (shortstop to first); Vidro grounded out
(second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Nationals 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 5TH: Ensberg tripled to center; Wilson flied to right;
Lane grounded out (third to first); Ausmus grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Nationals 3, Astros 5.

NATIONALS 6TH: Johnson grounded out (second to first); Soriano
flied to center; Zimmerman was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Nationals 3, Astros 5.

ASTROS 6TH: Everett singled to left; Oswalt out on a sacrifice
bunt (first to second) [Everett to second]; Biggio was hit by a
pitch; Taveras struck out; Berkman singled to center [Everett
scored, Biggio to second]; Ensberg singled to shortstop [Biggio
to third, Berkman to second]; Wilson forced Ensberg (shortstop
to second); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Nationals 3, Astros 6.

NATIONALS 7TH: Clayton singled to left; Schneider popped to
second; ANDERSON BATTED FOR HERNANDEZ; Anderson walked [Clayton
to second]; GUILLEN BATTED FOR WATSON; QUALLS REPLACED OSWALT
(PITCHING); Guillen singled to shortstop [Clayton to third,
Anderson to second]; Byrd doubled to center [Clayton scored,
Anderson scored, Guillen to third]; Vidro grounded out (second
to first) [Guillen scored, Byrd to third]; Johnson walked;
Soriano doubled to left [Byrd scored, Johnson scored]; Zimmerman
singled to right [Soriano scored, Zimmerman to second (on
throw)]; SPRINGER REPLACED QUALLS (PITCHING); Clayton flied to
right; 6 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Nationals 9, Astros 6.

ASTROS 7TH: GUILLEN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); BYRD CHANGED
POSITIONS (PLAYING CF); JACKSON REPLACED SORIANO (PLAYING LF);
RAUCH REPLACED ANDERSON (PITCHING); Lane homered; Ausmus
grounded out (pitcher to first); Everett flied to right;
PALMEIRO BATTED FOR SPRINGER; Palmeiro flied to right; 1 R, 1 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Nationals 9, Astros 7.

NATIONALS 8TH: MILLER REPLACED PALMEIRO (PITCHING); Schneider
singled to right; LECROY BATTED FOR RAUCH; LeCroy flied to
center; NIEVE REPLACED MILLER (PITCHING); Guillen singled to
left [Schneider to second]; Byrd struck out; Vidro homered
[Schneider scored, Guillen scored]; Johnson grounded out (first
to pitcher); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Nationals 12, Astros 7.

ASTROS 8TH: MAJEWSKI REPLACED LECROY (PITCHING); Biggio popped
to second; Taveras grounded out (second to pitcher); Berkman
popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Nationals 12, Astros 7.

NATIONALS 9TH: BURKE REPLACED BIGGIO (PLAYING 2B); Jackson
struck out; Zimmerman popped to third; Clayton was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Nationals 12, Astros 7.

ASTROS 9TH: Ensberg grounded out (third to first); Wilson
homered; Lane grounded out (shortstop to first); Ausmus flied to
right; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Nationals 12, Astros 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Nationals       12  14   1    4
 Astros           8  14   0    8


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