Washington Nationals 4, Houston Astros 1
Regular Season Game 46
Played on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 (N) at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0  -   1  6  0
WAS N    0  0  0    0  1  0    1  2  x  -   4  5  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Taveras cf                    4   0   0   0       0   2       5   0
Biggio 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Berkman 1b                    3   0   1   0       1   1       7   0
Ensberg 3b                    4   1   1   1       0   1       1   3
Wilson lf                     4   0   1   0       0   2       2   0
Lane rf                       4   0   0   0       0   1       3   0
Ausmus c                      3   0   0   0       1   0       3   0
Everett ss                    3   0   2   0       0   0       2   1
Nieve p                       1   0   1   0       0   0       1   1
  Springer p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       30   1   6   1       2   7      24   7

BATTING - 
HR: Ensberg (15,6th inning off Ortiz 0 on 1 out).
SH: Nieve 2 (3,off Ortiz 2).
GDP: Biggio (9,off Ortiz).
Team LOB: 6.

Washington Nationals         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Soriano lf                    4   1   1   1       0   0       2   0
Clayton ss                    4   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
Vidro 2b                      3   1   2   0       0   0       7   2
Johnson 1b                    2   0   0   0       0   0       9   0
Guillen rf                    2   0   0   1       0   1       1   0
Zimmerman 3b                  3   0   0   0       0   1       0   4
Jackson cf                    3   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
Gonzalez c                    3   0   0   0       0   0       7   1
Ortiz p                       2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Majewski p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ward ph                     1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Cordero p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       27   4   5   4       0   2      27  11

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Zimmerman-Vidro-Johnson.

BATTING - 
2B: Vidro (5,off Nieve).
HR: Jackson (4,5th inning off Nieve 0 on 2 out); Ward (3,8th inning off Springer
0 on 2 out); Soriano (16,8th inning off Springer 0 on 2 out).
SH: Johnson (1,off Nieve).
SF: Guillen (5,off Nieve).
Team LOB: 1.

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Nieve L(1-3)                  7     3   2   2   0   2   1  24
Springer                      1     2   2   2   0   0   2   5
Totals                        8     5   4   4   0   2   3  29


Washington Nationals         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Ortiz W(2-4)                  7     6   1   1   2   5   1  28
Majewski                      1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Cordero SV(6)                 1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9     6   1   1   2   7   1  34

WP: Ortiz (2).

Umpires: HP - Alfonso Marquez, 1B - Larry Young, 2B - Tom Hallion, 3B - Mike Everitt
Time of Game: 2:08   Attendance: 23189


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Washington Nationals     
1. Taveras             cf        Soriano             lf
2. Biggio              2b        Clayton             ss
3. Berkman             1b        Vidro               2b
4. Ensberg             3b        Johnson             1b
5. Wilson              lf        Guillen             rf
6. Lane                rf        Zimmerman           3b
7. Ausmus              c         Jackson             cf
8. Everett             ss        Gonzalez            c
9. Nieve               p         Ortiz               p

ASTROS 1ST: Taveras struck out; Biggio popped to first; Berkman
walked; Ensberg flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0,
Nationals 0.

NATIONALS 1ST: Soriano grounded out (third to first); Clayton
flied to center; Vidro singled to right; Johnson flied to left;
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Nationals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Wilson struck out; Lane grounded out (second to
first); Ausmus lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Nationals 0.

NATIONALS 2ND: Guillen struck out; Zimmerman struck out; Jackson
flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Nationals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Everett singled to left; Nieve out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Everett to second]; Taveras lined to
second; Biggio grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 0, Nationals 0.

NATIONALS 3RD: Gonzalez popped to shortstop; Ortiz popped to
shortstop; Soriano flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Nationals 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Berkman singled to right; Ensberg was called out on
strikes; Wilson singled to center [Berkman to second]; Ortiz
threw a wild pitch [Berkman to third, Wilson to second]; Lane
popped to second; Ausmus walked; Everett popped to second; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Nationals 0.

NATIONALS 4TH: Clayton popped to catcher; Vidro flied to left;
Johnson popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0,
Nationals 0.

ASTROS 5TH: Nieve singled to center; Taveras forced Nieve
(pitcher to shortstop); Biggio grounded into a double play
(third to second to first) [Taveras out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Nationals 0.

NATIONALS 5TH: Guillen grounded out (third to first); Zimmerman
grounded out (second to first); Jackson homered; Gonzalez
grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Nationals 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Berkman grounded out (shortstop to first); Ensberg
homered; Wilson struck out; Lane grounded out (third to first);
1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Nationals 1.

NATIONALS 6TH: Ortiz flied to right; Soriano lined to right;
Clayton grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 1, Nationals 1.

ASTROS 7TH: Ausmus grounded out (third to first); Everett
singled to left; Nieve out on a sacrifice bunt (catcher to
second) [Everett to second]; Taveras struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Astros 1, Nationals 1.

NATIONALS 7TH: Vidro doubled to center; Johnson out on a
sacrifice bunt (pitcher unassisted) [Vidro to third]; Guillen
hit a sacrifice fly to right [Vidro scored]; Zimmerman grounded
out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1,
Nationals 2.

ASTROS 8TH: MAJEWSKI REPLACED ORTIZ (PITCHING); Biggio popped to
second; Berkman was called out on strikes; Ensberg grounded out
(third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Nationals 2.

NATIONALS 8TH: SPRINGER REPLACED NIEVE (PITCHING); Jackson flied
to center; Gonzalez flied to center; WARD BATTED FOR MAJEWSKI;
Ward homered; Soriano homered; Clayton grounded out (second to
first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Nationals 4.

ASTROS 9TH: CORDERO REPLACED WARD (PITCHING); Wilson grounded
out (shortstop to first); Lane struck out; Ausmus lined to
right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Nationals 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           1   6   0    6
 Nationals        4   5   0    1


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