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Nats sweep away D-Backs
Late innings bite D-Backs
Were baseball games seven innings long, the Diamondbacks would be heading for Florida on a high note, having achieved a three-game sweep of the Nats. But the late innings were cruel to the D-Backs in D.C., spelling defeat in three consecutive games.
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Nationals 5, Diamondbacks 3
Austin Kearns' two-run double in the eighth inning provided the winning margin on Sunday. (Nick Wass/AP)
Series at a glance:
Nationals never say die
Since 1923, no team had come back to win four consecutive games in which it had trailed by two or more runs entering the eighth inning. Now, one team has achieved that feat: the 2006 Washington Nationals, who completed a sweep of the D-Backs on Sunday.
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 Kearns' two-run double
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 03, 2006
ARI
Arizona (64-72)
Lost 5
Washington 5, Arizona 3   WSH
Washington (59-77)
Won 4
September 3, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Arizona
0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0   3 5 2
Washington
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 X   5 7 0
Standings thru 9/3/06  |  Gameday  |  Diamondbacks Stats  |  Nationals Stats
ArizonaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Drew, SS5000012.314
Hudson, 2B3011101.287
Gonzalez, L, LF2100201.277
Byrnes, CF4000013.277
Estrada, C4010000.302
Jackson, 1B2001110.278
Tracy, 3B4121001.277
Quentin, RF3110102.237
Webb, P1000000.148
  Lyon, P0000000.000
  a-Counsell, PH1000000.265
Totals293535310 

a-Popped out for Lyon in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Tracy (16, 5th inning off Armas, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hudson; Estrada; Tracy 5; Quentin.
RBI: Tracy (69), Jackson (62), Hudson (63).
2-out RBI: Hudson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Quentin; Hudson; Byrnes.
S: Webb 2.
SF: Jackson.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Tracy (23, throw), Gonzalez, L (1, throw).

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF4110032.291
Lopez, SS4111001.275
Zimmerman, 3B4121021.287
Johnson, 1B2000211.290
Kearns, RF4023000.263
Vidro, 2B4000004.289
Schneider, C4000022.243
Logan, CF3110000.375
Armas, P2000010.071
  Wagner, P0000000.333
  a-Church, PH0000100.255
  1-Mateo, PR0100000.188
  Rauch, P0000000.000
Totals315753911 

a-Walked for Wagner in the 8th.
1-Ran for Church in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Kearns (30, Webb).
TB: Soriano; Lopez; Zimmerman 2; Kearns 3; Logan.
RBI: Kearns 3 (76), Lopez (44), Zimmerman (93).
2-out RBI: Kearns.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Vidro; Johnson; Schneider 2.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Soriano (36, 2nd base off Webb/Estrada).

 
ArizonaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Webb (L, 14-6)7.17553803.14
Lyon 0.20000103.80
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Armas 6.14334215.23
Wagner (W, 3-2)1.21001104.00
Rauch (S, 1)1.00000003.18

IBB: Johnson (by Webb), Gonzalez, L (by Wagner).
Pitches-strikes: Webb 116-73, Lyon 9-5, Armas 109-62, Wagner 29-16, Rauch 8-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Webb 11-3, Lyon 1-0, Armas 7-10, Wagner 1-3, Rauch 2-1.
Batters faced: Webb 32, Lyon 2, Armas 27, Wagner 7, Rauch 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Lyon 2-0, Wagner 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Wally Bell. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Adam Dowdy. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, R to L.
T: 2:32.
Att: 30,771.

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