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Dukes has big game
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Nationals 8, Braves 5
Ryan Langerhans passes ex-teammate Chipper Jones as he rounds the bases. (Gregory Smith/AP)
Elijah Dukes went 4-for-5 -- including two solo home runs -- and recorded three RBIs, but in the end, the victory was sparked by Ryan Langerhans. Pinch-hitting in the 10th, Langerhans took it to his former team, cracking the Nationals' fifth homer of the night to break a 5-5 tie and give Washington the lead back for good.
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Series at a glance:
WSH
Washington (55-88)
Won 1
Washington 8, Atlanta 5   ATL
Atlanta (62-81)
Lost 1
September 6, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Washington
0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 3   8 12 2
Atlanta
0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0   5 10 1
Standings thru 9/6/08  |  Recap: WSH | ATL  |  Gameday  |  Nationals stats  |  Braves stats
Washington AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Harris, LF 5 1 1 1 0 2 1 .249
Guzman, C, SS 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 .311
Zimmerman, 3B 5 2 2 2 0 1 2 .287
Milledge, CF 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 .258
Dukes, RF 5 2 4 3 0 0 0 .279
Boone, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 .250
Bonifacio, 2B 5 1 0 0 0 1 2 .254
Nieves, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .242
Redding, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .178
  a-Hernandez, A, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .400
  Hinckley, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Rivera, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hanrahan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Langerhans, PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .232
  Shell, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 40 8 12 8 2 8 10  

a-Singled for Redding in the 7th. b-Homered for Hanrahan in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Zimmerman (22, Gonzalez, M).
3B: Guzman, C (5, Gonzalez, M).
HR: Dukes 2 (10, 2nd inning off Hampton, 0 on, 0 out; 4th inning off Hampton, 0 on, 0 out), Harris (13, 3rd inning off Hampton, 0 on, 1 out), Zimmerman (12, 3rd inning off Hampton, 0 on, 2 out), Langerhans (2, 10th inning off Gonzalez, M, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Zimmerman 6; Nieves; Guzman, C 4; Hernandez, A; Langerhans 4; Harris 4; Dukes 10.
RBI: Dukes 3 (33), Harris (43), Zimmerman 2 (44), Hernandez, A (6), Langerhans (9).
2-out RBI: Zimmerman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bonifacio.
SAC: Nieves.
GIDP: Zimmerman.
Team RISP: 3-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Dukes (2, 2nd base by Hampton/McCann).

FIELDING
E: Dukes 2 (6, missed catch, throw).
DP: 2 (Bonifacio-Guzman, C-Boone 2).

 
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Anderson, J, CF 4 0 0 0 1 1 4 .286
Johnson, K, 2B 5 0 2 2 0 0 2 .278
Jones, C, 3B 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 .356
McCann, C 4 1 0 0 1 3 4 .291
Escobar, Y, SS 4 1 1 1 1 0 2 .284
Kotchman, 1B 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 .268
Jones, B, RF 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .267
  a-Infante, PH-LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .309
Blanco, G, LF 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 .251
  b-Francoeur, PH-RF 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 .233
Hampton, P 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 .278
  c-Prado, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .340
  Bennett, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
  d-Norton, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .263
  1-Lillibridge, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
  Gonzalez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Julio, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 37 5 10 5 5 7 17  

a-Flied out for Jones, B in the 7th. b-Singled for Blanco, G in the 7th. c-Grounded out for Hampton in the 7th. d-Walked for Bennett in the 9th.
1-Ran for Norton in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Francoeur (27, Hanrahan), Johnson, K (36, Hanrahan).
HR: Escobar, Y (9, 4th inning off Redding, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Hampton; Blanco, G; Kotchman 2; Francoeur 3; Jones, C; Escobar, Y 4; Johnson, K 3.
RBI: Jones, B (12), Blanco, G (34), Escobar, Y (56), Johnson, K 2 (60).
2-out RBI: Blanco, G; Johnson, K 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson, J; McCann 2.
SF: Jones, B.
GIDP: Jones, C, Johnson, K.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Jones, C (12, fielding).
DP: (Hampton-Johnson, K-Kotchman).

 
Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Redding 6.0 5 3 2 3 4 1 4.49
Hinckley (H, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Rivera, S (H, 17) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.48
Hanrahan (BS, 3)(W, 6-3) 1.0 3 2 2 2 2 0 3.89
Shell (S, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.96
 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hampton 7.0 8 5 4 1 5 4 5.60
Bennett 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.90
Gonzalez, M (L, 0-2) 0.1 3 3 3 0 1 1 4.44
Julio 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 5.31

WP: Julio 2.
Balk: Hinckley.
IBB: Jones, C (by Hanrahan).
Pitches-strikes: Redding 79-45, Hinckley 10-6, Rivera, S 10-9, Hanrahan 27-17, Shell 12-7, Hampton 105-71, Bennett 19-15, Gonzalez, M 18-14, Julio 17-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Redding 4-8, Hinckley 2-1, Rivera, S 2-0, Hanrahan 1-0, Shell 1-1, Hampton 9-4, Bennett 3-2, Gonzalez, M 0-0, Julio 1-0.
Batters faced: Redding 24, Hinckley 4, Rivera, S 4, Hanrahan 8, Shell 3, Hampton 29, Bennett 6, Gonzalez, M 4, Julio 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Julio 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, L to R.
T: 2:53.
Att: 34,369.
Venue: Turner Field.
September 6, 2008
September 6, 2008

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