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Myers struggles mightily
Nationals 6, Phillies 4
Mike Lieberthal follows through on his towering homer in the eighth. (George Widman/AP)
The night got off to a rough start for Brett Myers, who gave up a homer to the first batter he faced, and allowed six runs in just 3 1/3 innings. The Phils plated three in the sixth on doubles by Pat Burrell and Mike Lieberthal, who later homered, but it wasn't enough.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 18, 2006
WSH
Washington (54-68)
Won 1
Washington 6, Philadelphia 4   PHI
Philadelphia (59-62)
Lost 2
August 18, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   6 14 0
Philadelphia
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0   4 7 0
Standings thru 8/18/06  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Phillies Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF6241022.294
Lopez, SS4320112.272
Zimmerman, 3B5135022.288
Johnson, 1B4020122.289
Vidro, 2B5020003.302
Church, RF4000036.246
  a-Kearns, PH-RF1000010.263
Escobar, CF4000116.315
Schneider, C2010302.239
Armas, P3000025.079
  Rivera, P1000010.000
  Rauch, P0000000.000
  b-Castro, PH1000001.250
  Cordero, P0000000.000
Totals40614661531 

a-Struck out for Church in the 8th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Rauch in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Zimmerman (38, Myers), Lopez (19, Myers).
HR: Soriano (39, 1st inning off Myers, 0 on, 0 out), Zimmerman (17, 1st inning off Myers, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Soriano 7; Lopez 3; Zimmerman 7; Johnson 2; Vidro 2; Schneider.
RBI: Soriano (79), Zimmerman 5 (83).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Armas 2; Church; Escobar 2; Zimmerman; Schneider.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Johnson (10, 2nd base off Rhodes/Lieberthal), Soriano (30, 2nd base off Myers/Lieberthal).
CS: Castro (1, 2nd base by Fultz/Lieberthal), Soriano (13, 2nd base by White/Lieberthal).

FIELDING
DP: (Johnson-Lopez-Johnson).

 
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS4000101.273
Dellucci, RF3000011.328
Utley, 2B3100114.323
Howard, 1B4000015.296
Burrell, LF3111110.256
Rowand, CF4120011.254
Lieberthal, C4133001.262
Nunez, 3B4000013.192
Myers, P1010000.044
  Sanches, P0000000.000
  a-Roberson, PH1000000.185
  Geary, P0000000.333
  b-Sandoval, PH1000001.150
  White, P0000000.000
  Rhodes, P0000000.000
  Fultz, P0000000.000
  c-Victorino, PH1000000.266
Totals334743617 

a-Flied out for Sanches in the 5th. b-Popped out for Geary in the 6th. c-Flied out for Fultz in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Burrell (17, Armas), Lieberthal (11, Armas).
HR: Lieberthal (4, 8th inning off Rauch, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Burrell 2; Rowand 2; Lieberthal 7; Myers.
RBI: Burrell (74), Lieberthal 3 (23).
2-out RBI: Lieberthal.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Howard; Sandoval.
GIDP: Rowand.
Team LOB: 7.

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Armas (W, 8-8)5.16332204.73
Rivera (H, 4)1.20001303.82
Rauch (H, 12)1.01110113.39
Cordero (S, 23)1.00000003.25
 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Myers (L, 8-6)3.19664524.40
Sanches 1.22000506.06
Geary 1.01001103.48
White 1.11000204.56
Rhodes 0.21000105.02
Fultz 1.00001104.11

WP: Rhodes.
IBB: Schneider (by Myers).
HBP: Dellucci (by Armas), Dellucci (by Armas).
Pitches-strikes: Armas 88-52, Rivera 26-16, Rauch 16-9, Cordero 18-10, Myers 91-53, Sanches 27-19, Geary 18-11, White 17-11, Rhodes 11-8, Fultz 16-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Armas 9-5, Rivera 1-1, Rauch 1-1, Cordero 1-2, Myers 3-2, Sanches 0-0, Geary 1-1, White 1-0, Rhodes 1-1, Fultz 1-0.
Batters faced: Armas 25, Rivera 6, Rauch 4, Cordero 3, Myers 23, Sanches 7, Geary 5, White 4, Rhodes 4, Fultz 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Rivera 1-0, Sanches 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Paul Nauert. 2B: Charlie Reliford. 3B: Larry Vanover.
Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, R to L.
T: 3:10.
Att: 30,123.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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