Washington Nationals 8, Houston Astros 3
Regular Season Game 35
Played on Thursday, May 8, 2008 (N) at Minute Maid Park

WAS N    1  0  1    0  0  2    0  3  1  -   8 12  0
HOU N    0  0  0    1  0  0    0  2  0  -   3 10  1
Washington Nationals         AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Harris cf                     4   1   1   1       1   2       3   0
Guzman ss                     5   3   2   0       0   1       3   7
Zimmerman 3b                  5   2   3   0       0   2       0   2
Johnson 1b                    3   0   1   1       2   0      12   1
Kearns rf                     4   1   1   2       1   1       1   0
Belliard 2b                   4   0   0   0       0   2       1   2
Mackowiak lf                  4   1   2   2       0   1       1   0
Nieves c                      4   0   1   0       0   1       5   0
Lannan p                      2   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
  Boone ph                    1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Rivera p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Pena ph                     0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Ayala p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Rauch p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   8  12   6       5  11      27  15

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Guzman-Johnson.

BATTING - 
2B: Johnson (8,off Backe); Boone (2,off Byrdak).
HR: Harris (1,3rd inning off Backe 0 on 1 out); Mackowiak (1,8th inning off
Villarreal 1 on 2 out).
GDP: Nieves (1,off Backe); Johnson (2,off Wright).
Team LOB: 6.

Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Bourn cf                      4   0   1   0       1   2       1   0
Matsui 2b                     5   0   0   0       0   1       4   4
Tejada ss                     4   2   2   0       0   0       2   3
Berkman 1b                    3   1   2   0       1   0       4   0
Lee lf                        4   0   2   1       0   0       2   0
Pence rf                      4   0   1   1       0   1       2   0
Wigginton 3b                  4   0   1   1       0   0       0   1
Towles c                      3   0   0   0       0   0      11   0
  Cruz ph                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Wright p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Backe p                       2   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Byrdak p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
  Erstad ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Villarreal p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ausmus c                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                       36   3  10   3       2   5      27   9

FIELDING - 
DP: 3. Tejada-Matsui-Berkman, Byrdak-Matsui, Tejada-Matsui-Berkman.
E: Bourn (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Wigginton (2,off Lannan).
GDP: Pence (3,off Lannan).
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Bourn 2 (15,2nd base off Lannan/Nieves,2nd base off Rivera/Nieves).

PITCHING
Washington Nationals         IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Lannan W(3-3)                 6     7   1   1   1   3   0  25
Rivera                        1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Ayala                         1     2   2   2   1   1   0   6
Rauch                         1     0   0   0   0   1   0   3
Totals                        9    10   3   3   2   5   0  38


Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Backe L(2-4)                  6     6   4   4   3   9   1  26
Byrdak                        1     1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Villarreal                    1     3   3   3   2   2   1   8
Wright                        1     2   1   1   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9    12   8   8   5  11   2  41

WP: Villarreal (1).

Umpires: HP - Angel Campos, 1B - Greg Gibson, 2B - Brian Runge, 3B - Charlie Reliford
Time of Game: 3:01   Attendance: 33433


Starting Lineups:

   Washington Nationals          Houston Astros           
1. Harris              cf        Bourn               cf
2. Guzman              ss        Matsui              2b
3. Zimmerman           3b        Tejada              ss
4. Johnson             1b        Berkman             1b
5. Kearns              rf        Lee                 lf
6. Belliard            2b        Pence               rf
7. Mackowiak           lf        Wigginton           3b
8. Nieves              c         Towles              c
9. Lannan              p         Backe               p

NATIONALS 1ST: Harris walked; Guzman forced Harris (second to
shortstop); Zimmerman struck out; Johnson doubled to right
[Guzman scored]; Kearns flied to center; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Nationals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 1ST: Bourn walked; Matsui struck out while Bourn stole
second; Tejada flied to center; Berkman grounded out (first to
pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Nationals 1, Astros 0.

NATIONALS 2ND: Belliard flied to right; Mackowiak singled to
center; Nieves grounded into a double play (shortstop to second
to first) [Mackowiak out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Nationals 1, Astros 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Lee grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first);
Pence was called out on strikes; Wigginton doubled to left;
Towles grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Nationals 1, Astros 0.

NATIONALS 3RD: Lannan was called out on strikes; Harris homered;
Guzman struck out; Zimmerman struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Nationals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Backe grounded out (shortstop to first); Bourn flied
to center; Matsui grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Nationals 2, Astros 0.

NATIONALS 4TH: Johnson walked; Kearns struck out; Belliard
struck out; Mackowiak was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Nationals 2, Astros 0.

ASTROS 4TH: Tejada singled to right; Berkman singled to third
[Tejada to second]; Lee flied to center [Tejada to third,
Berkman to second]; Pence singled to shortstop [Tejada scored,
Berkman stayed at second]; Wigginton flied to right; Towles
grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Nationals 2, Astros 1.

NATIONALS 5TH: Nieves struck out; Lannan grounded out (third to
first); Harris struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Nationals 2,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 5TH: Backe singled to center; Bourn struck out; Matsui
grounded out (third to first) [Backe to second]; Tejada grounded
out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Nationals 2,
Astros 1.

NATIONALS 6TH: Guzman singled to right; Zimmerman singled to
center [Guzman to third]; Johnson walked [Zimmerman to second];
Kearns singled to center [Guzman scored, Zimmerman scored,
Johnson to second]; Belliard flied to left; Mackowiak flied to
left; Nieves forced Kearns (shortstop to second); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E,
2 LOB.  Nationals 4, Astros 1.

ASTROS 6TH: Berkman singled to left; Lee singled to left
[Berkman to second]; Pence grounded into a double play
(shortstop to first) [Berkman to third, Lee out at second];
Wigginton grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Nationals 4, Astros 1.

NATIONALS 7TH: BYRDAK REPLACED BACKE (PITCHING); BOONE BATTED
FOR LANNAN; Boone doubled to left; Harris popped to shortstop;
Guzman lined into a double play to pitcher [Boone out at second
(pitcher to second)]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Nationals 4, Astros
1.

ASTROS 7TH: RIVERA REPLACED BOONE (PITCHING); Towles popped to
first; ERSTAD BATTED FOR BYRDAK; Erstad flied to left; Bourn
singled to right; Bourn stole second; Matsui grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Nationals 4, Astros 1.

NATIONALS 8TH: VILLARREAL REPLACED ERSTAD (PITCHING); Zimmerman
singled to center [Zimmerman to second (error by Bourn)];
Johnson grounded out (second to first) [Zimmerman to third];
Kearns walked while Zimmerman advanced to home on a wild pitch;
Belliard struck out; Mackowiak homered [Kearns scored]; Nieves
singled to right; PENA BATTED FOR RIVERA; Pena walked [Nieves to
second]; Harris struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Nationals 7,
Astros 1.

ASTROS 8TH: AYALA REPLACED PENA (PITCHING); Tejada singled to
shortstop; Berkman walked [Tejada to second]; Lee singled to
left [Tejada scored, Berkman to second]; Pence forced Lee
(second to shortstop) [Berkman to third]; Wigginton forced Pence
(third to second) [Berkman scored]; CRUZ BATTED FOR TOWLES; Cruz
was called out on strikes; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Nationals 7,
Astros 3.

NATIONALS 9TH: WRIGHT REPLACED CRUZ (PITCHING); AUSMUS REPLACED
VILLARREAL (PLAYING C ); Guzman singled to shortstop; Zimmerman
singled to right [Guzman to third]; Johnson grounded into a
double play (shortstop to second to first) [Guzman scored (no
RBI), Zimmerman out at second]; Kearns flied to right; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Nationals 8, Astros 3.

ASTROS 9TH: RAUCH REPLACED AYALA (PITCHING); Ausmus grounded out
(shortstop to first); Bourn struck out; Matsui popped to
shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Nationals 8, Astros 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Nationals        8  12   0    6
 Astros           3  10   1    8


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