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Phillies spoil Nationals' debut
The Nationals jumped out to an early lead in their debut, but were unable to hold off the Phillies. Terrmel Sledge, who drove in the club's first run with a groundout, later hit Washington's first homer, a two-run blast.
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New Phillie Kenny Lofton rounds the bases after hitting a three-run homer off the Nationals' Livan Hernandez. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
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Sparked by newcomer Kenny Lofton's three-run shot, the Phillies kicked off the Charlie Manuel era in winning fashion. Jon Lieber posted the victory in his Philadelphia debut and Pat Burrell added three hits and two RBIs.
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Washington (3-3)
Lost 1
Philadelphia 8, Washington 4   PHI
Philadelphia (3-3)
Won 2
April 4, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0   4 13 1
Philadelphia
0 2 1 0 4 0 1 0 X   8 14 1
Standings through 4/4/05  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Phillies Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Wilkerson, CF5010034.200
Guzman, SS5010012.200
Vidro, 2B5110003.200
Guillen, RF5010011.200
Johnson, 1B3120100.667
c-Cordero, W, PH1000000.000
Castilla, 3B3121102.667
Sledge, LF4113004.250
Schneider, C3020100.667
Hernandez, P2010001.500
Tucker, P0000000.000
a-Davis, PH10100001.000
Horgan, P0000000.000
Osuna, P0000000.000
b-Blanco, PH1000011.000
Eischen, P0000000.000
Ayala, P0000000.000
Totals3841343618 

a-Singled for Tucker in the 6th. b-Struck out for Osuna in the 8th. c-Grounded out for Johnson in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Schneider (1, Lieber).
HR: Sledge (1, 6th inning off Lieber, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Wilkerson; Guzman; Vidro; Guillen; Johnson 2; Castilla 2; Sledge 4; Schneider 3; Hernandez; Davis.
RBI: Sledge 3 (3), Castilla (1).
2-out RBI: Sledge 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hernandez; Vidro; Wilkerson.
GIDP: Sledge.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Schneider (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Sledge (Bell at 2nd base).
DP: (Johnson).

 
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS3120201.667
Polanco, 2B5120004.400
Abreu, RF5110016.200
Thome, 1B3100125.000
Perez, T, 1B0000000.000
Burrell, LF32321001.000
Lofton, CF3223201.667
Bell, 3B5020015.400
Lieberthal, C4021002.500
Lieber, P1001010.000
Cormier, P0000000.000
Madson, P0000000.000
a-Utley, PH0001000.000
Worrell, P0000000.000
Wagner, P0000000.000
Totals3281486524 

a-Hit a sacrifice fly for Madson in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Burrell (1, Hernandez).
HR: Lofton (1, 5th inning off Hernandez, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Rollins 2; Polanco 2; Abreu; Burrell 4; Lofton 5; Bell 2; Lieberthal 2.
RBI: Lieberthal (1), Burrell 2 (2), Lofton 3 (3), Utley (1).
2-out RBI: Burrell; Lofton 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thome 3; Rollins; Lofton; Polanco 2.
S: Cormier.
SF: Lieber; Burrell; Utley.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rollins (1, 2nd base off Hernandez/Schneider).

FIELDING
E: Burrell (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Burrell (Castilla at 2nd base).
DP: (Polanco-Rollins-Thome).

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (L, 0-1)4.287724113.50
Tucker 0.11000000.00
Horgan 1.02001100.00
Osuna 1.02112009.00
Eischen 0.11001000.00
Ayala 0.20000000.00
 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lieber (W, 1-0)5.210331214.76
Cormier (H, 1)0.221112013.50
Madson (H, 1)0.20001000.00
Worrell 1.01000200.00
Wagner 1.00000000.00

IBB: Thome (by Hernandez).
HBP: Thome (by Eischen).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez 92-57, Tucker 3-2, Horgan 19-11, Osuna 27-16, Eischen 21-10, Ayala 1-1, Lieber 99-69, Cormier 21-11, Madson 14-7, Worrell 15-10, Wagner 14-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hernandez 4-6, Tucker 0-0, Horgan 1-1, Osuna 0-3, Eischen 1-0, Ayala 0-2, Lieber 8-6, Cormier 0-0, Madson 2-0, Worrell 1-0, Wagner 2-1.
Batters faced: Hernandez 24, Tucker 1, Horgan 6, Osuna 7, Eischen 4, Ayala 1, Lieber 27, Cormier 5, Madson 2, Worrell 4, Wagner 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Ayala 3-0, Cormier 2-0, Madson 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Larry Poncino. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 59 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 24 mph, L to R.
T: 3:19.
Att: 44,080.

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