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Nationals 7, Braves 4
Starter Jo-Jo Reyes threw six innings, giving up just one run. (Gregory Smith/AP)
Chipper Jones drove in two runs in the second inning with a sun-aided double, and Martin Prado extended the Braves' lead to three runs with a single in the sixth, but Blaine Boyer let the Nats tie it up in the eighth, and Atlanta was held scoreless over the final eight innings before falling in the 14th.
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Series at a glance:
WSH
Washington (56-88)
Won 2
Washington 7, Atlanta 4   ATL
Atlanta (62-82)
Lost 2
September 7, 2008
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Washington
0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3   7 10 0
Atlanta
0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 16 1
Standings thru 9/7/08  |  Recap: WSH | ATL  |  Gameday  |  Nationals stats  |  Braves stats
Washington AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Hernandez, A, 2B 3 1 0 0 4 2 1 .368
Harris, LF 7 1 1 0 0 0 6 .247
Zimmerman, 3B 7 0 0 0 0 1 4 .281
Milledge, CF 5 3 2 1 2 1 1 .260
Dukes, RF 7 0 1 3 0 1 2 .274
Boone, 1B 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 .259
  1-Bernadina, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .163
  Rivera, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  e-Bonifacio, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .252
  Shell, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  f-Perez, O, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .152
  Hanrahan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Montz, C 6 1 0 0 1 2 5 .000
Gonzalez, Al, SS 4 1 3 3 1 0 0 .247
Balester, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167
  a-Orr, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .217
  Manning, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Colome, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Casto, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220
  c-Guzman, C, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .310
  Mock, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Hinckley, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  d-Langerhans, PH-1B 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .227
Totals 51 7 10 7 8 11 26  

a-Struck out for Balester in the 7th. b-Batted for Colome in the 8th. c-Grounded out for Casto in the 8th. d-Struck out for Hinckley in the 10th. e-Struck out for Rivera, S in the 12th. f-Grounded out for Shell in the 14th.
1-Ran for Boone in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Gonzalez, Al (6, Boyer), Boone (12, Nunez, V), Dukes (14, Bennett).
HR: Milledge (14, 2nd inning off Reyes, Jo, 0 on, 0 out), Gonzalez, Al (1, 7th inning off Tavarez, J, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Boone 4; Harris; Dukes 2; Milledge 5; Gonzalez, Al 7.
RBI: Milledge (54), Gonzalez, Al 3 (4), Dukes 3 (36).
2-out RBI: Gonzalez, Al 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Harris 3; Montz 2; Zimmerman; Guzman, C; Milledge; Langerhans.
SAC: Balester.
Team RISP: 2-for-17.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Harris (10, 2nd base off Gonzalez, M/Miller, C).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Dukes (Prado at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Hernandez, A-Gonzalez, Al-Boone, Rivera, S-Gonzalez, Al-Langerhans).

 
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Blanco, G, CF-LF 5 2 2 1 1 1 4 .253
Prado, 1B 6 0 2 1 0 1 6 .339
  Carlyle, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
  Bennett, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
  Julio, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  e-Norton, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
Jones, C, 3B 6 0 3 2 0 1 3 .358
  1-Lillibridge, PR-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196
Johnson, K, 2B 5 0 1 0 1 1 5 .277
  f-Parr, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Escobar, Y, SS 7 0 3 0 0 1 3 .286
Francoeur, RF 7 0 1 0 0 1 8 .232
Jones, B, LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .270
  Anderson, J, CF 3 0 1 0 0 2 0 .288
Miller, C, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .086
  c-Kotchman, PH-1B 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .267
Reyes, Jo, P 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 .111
  a-Gotay, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226
  Tavarez, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Boyer, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Ohman, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gonzalez, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Infante, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308
  Nunez, V, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Ridgway, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  d-McCann, PH-C 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .292
  2-Jurrjens, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
  Sammons, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .175
Totals 54 4 16 4 5 9 34  

a-Flied out for Reyes, Jo in the 6th. b-Flied out for Gonzalez, M in the 9th. c-Walked for Miller, C in the 11th. d-Struck out for Ridgway in the 11th. e-Grounded out for Julio in the 14th. f-Walked for Johnson, K in the 14th.
1-Ran for Jones, C in the 12th. 2-Ran for McCann in the 13th.

BATTING
2B: Jones, C (21, Balester), McCann (35, Shell), Escobar, Y (23, Hanrahan).
TB: Escobar, Y 4; Prado 2; McCann 2; Blanco, G 2; Jones, B; Francoeur; Jones, C 4; Reyes, Jo; Anderson, J; Johnson, K.
RBI: Blanco, G (35), Jones, C 2 (70), Prado (28).
2-out RBI: Jones, C 2; Prado.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Francoeur 4; Johnson, K; Jones, B; Prado; Blanco, G.
GIDP: Francoeur 2.
Team RISP: 4-for-15.
Team LOB: 14.

BASERUNNING
SB: Blanco, G (12, 2nd base off Balester/Montz).
CS: Johnson, K (5, 2nd base by Colome/Montz).

FIELDING
E: Escobar, Y (15, throw).

 
Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Balester 6.0 11 4 4 2 3 0 4.86
Manning 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.79
Colome 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.73
Mock 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.60
Hinckley 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Rivera, S 2.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 3.39
Shell (W, 2-1) 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1.87
Hanrahan (S, 8) 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.84
 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Reyes, Jo 6.0 4 1 1 3 1 1 5.26
Tavarez, J (H, 5) 1.0 1 1 1 1 2 1 5.12
Boyer (BS, 4) 0.2 2 2 2 1 1 0 5.50
Ohman 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.46
Gonzalez, M 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.26
Nunez, V 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.24
Ridgway 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.52
Carlyle 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.22
Bennett (L, 2-6) 0.1 2 3 3 2 0 0 4.20
Julio 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.14

IBB: Milledge (by Bennett).
HBP: Gonzalez, Al (by Nunez, V), Blanco, G (by Hinckley).
Pitches-strikes: Balester 99-64, Manning 13-7, Colome 3-2, Mock 17-9, Hinckley 20-10, Rivera, S 26-16, Shell 28-16, Hanrahan 16-10, Reyes, Jo 98-57, Tavarez, J 22-11, Boyer 16-10, Ohman 5-3, Gonzalez, M 20-11, Nunez, V 17-11, Ridgway 24-16, Carlyle 25-19, Bennett 21-8, Julio 8-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Balester 2-6, Manning 0-0, Colome 1-0, Mock 0-0, Hinckley 1-2, Rivera, S 3-0, Shell 2-2, Hanrahan 3-0, Reyes, Jo 8-6, Tavarez, J 1-0, Boyer 0-1, Ohman 1-0, Gonzalez, M 1-0, Nunez, V 1-0, Ridgway 2-0, Carlyle 2-1, Bennett 1-0, Julio 1-0.
Batters faced: Balester 29, Manning 2, Colome 1, Mock 3, Hinckley 4, Rivera, S 8, Shell 8, Hanrahan 5, Reyes, Jo 25, Tavarez, J 5, Boyer 5, Ohman 1, Gonzalez, M 4, Nunez, V 4, Ridgway 4, Carlyle 6, Bennett 5, Julio 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Colome 1-0, Ohman 1-0, Ridgway 2-0, Julio 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Paul Nauert. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 85 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 6 mph, L to R.
T: 4:34.
Att: 30,753.
Venue: Turner Field.
September 7, 2008
September 7, 2008

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