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TODAY'S WRAPS: June 29, 2007
Bucs walk off in opener
Bullpen falters in loss
Rookie starter Matt Chico had his best outing of the season, tossing six shutout innings, but it wasn't enough for the Nationals to avoid their fourth straight loss. Reliever Jon Rauch loaded the bases in the ninth inning and gave up the winning run on a Jose Bautista sacrifice fly.
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Nationals Coverage
 
 Langerhans' homer
Pirates 3, Nationals 2
Pinch-runner Jose Castillo celebrates after scoring the winning run in the ninth inning. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Series at a glance:
Bautista caps comback win
After being held scoreless for six innings, the Bucs battled back to earn their third win in four games. Pinch-hitter Nate McLouth tripled and scored to tie the game in the seventh, and Jose Bautista delivered a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the ninth to complete the comeback.
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 Bautista's winning sac fly
 McLouth's triple
WSH
Washington (32-47)
Lost 4
Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2   PIT
Pittsburgh (34-45)
Won 1
June 29, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0   2 5 0
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1   3 8 0
Standings thru 6/29/07  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Pirates Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Langerhans, CF3111010.171
  b-Batista, PH0000100.222
  Rauch, P0000000.000
Belliard, 2B4010021.299
Zimmerman, 3B4000022.241
Young, 1B4120001.339
Kearns, RF3010001.257
Church, LF4000004.260
Lopez, SS2001000.236
Schneider, C3000011.245
Chico, P2000000.160
  Rivera, P0000000.000
  a-Logan, PH-CF1000010.218
Totals302521710 

a-Struck out for Rivera in the 8th. b-Walked for Langerhans in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Langerhans (4, 3rd inning off Snell, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Langerhans 4; Belliard; Young 2; Kearns.
RBI: Langerhans (15), Lopez (30).
2-out RBI: Langerhans.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schneider.
SF: Lopez.
GIDP: Church.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Kearns (Davis at home).
DP: 2 (Belliard-Lopez-Young, Kearns-Schneider).

 
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Davis, CF4020001.200
  Grabow, P0000000.000
  Chacon, P0000000.300
  Capps, P00000001.000
  b-Doumit, PH0000100.299
Bautista, 3B3002002.268
Sanchez, 2B4010002.302
Nady, RF4000011.279
Bay, LF3010000.266
LaRoche, 1B4010002.219
Paulino, C3020101.233
  1-Castillo, PR0100000.245
Wilson, SS1100202.260
Snell, P2000015.115
  a-McLouth, PH-CF1111100.227
Totals293835216 

a-Tripled for Snell in the 7th. b-Walked for Capps in the 9th.
1-Ran for Paulino in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: LaRoche (19, Chico), Sanchez (17, Chico).
3B: McLouth (1, Rivera).
TB: Davis 2; Sanchez 2; Bay; LaRoche 2; Paulino 2; McLouth 3.
RBI: McLouth (7), Bautista 2 (29).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Snell 3; Nady.
S: Wilson.
SF: Bautista 2.
GIDP: Sanchez.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Davis 2 (5, 2nd base off Chico/Schneider, 3rd base off Chico/Schneider).

FIELDING
DP: (Sanchez-Wilson-LaRoche).

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chico 6.06002204.74
Rivera (BS, 2)1.01221004.03
Rauch (L, 3-2)1.21112004.22
 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Snell 7.05220512.90
Grabow 0.10000105.85
Chacon 0.20001103.94
Capps (W, 4-4)1.00000002.58

WP: Rauch.
IBB: McLouth (by Rauch).
HBP: Bay (by Chico), Kearns (by Snell).
Pitches-strikes: Chico 94-60, Rivera 14-7, Rauch 30-16, Snell 86-63, Grabow 3-3, Chacon 13-7, Capps 8-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Chico 6-10, Rivera 2-1, Rauch 1-4, Snell 7-9, Grabow 0-0, Chacon 1-0, Capps 1-2.
Batters faced: Chico 25, Rivera 5, Rauch 8, Snell 26, Grabow 1, Chacon 3, Capps 3.
Umpires: HP: James Hoye. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Marvin Hudson. 3B: Ed Montague.
Weather: 74 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:31.
Att: 32,361.

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