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Nats ride Patterson's arm
Nationals 5, Padres 1
Cristian Guzman's fifth-inning double gave the Nationals the lead. (Dennis Poroy/AP)
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Cristian Guzman and Preston Wilson both smacked run-scoring hits to support a gem from John Patterson, who went the distance, holding the Padres to three hits and keeping the Nats in Wild Card contention.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 16, 2005
WSH
Washington (77-71)
Won 4
Washington 5, San Diego 1   SD
San Diego (72-74)
Lost 1
September 16, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1   5 9 0
San Diego
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 3 1
Standings through 9/16/05  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Padres Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Wilkerson, LF3010210.251
Vidro, 2B4120021.273
Carroll, 2B1000002.246
Cruz, 2B0000000.268
Guillen, RF3100021.291
Johnson, 1B4010003.289
Wilson, CF4011011.261
Castilla, 3B4120002.253
Bennett, C3200113.218
Guzman, SS4023000.207
Patterson, P4000012.111
Totals345943815 

BATTING
2B: Guzman (17, Peavy), Castilla (33, Cassidy).
3B: Guzman (6, Cassidy).
TB: Wilkerson; Vidro 2; Johnson; Wilson; Castilla 3; Guzman 5.
RBI: Guzman 3 (25), Wilson (83).
2-out RBI: Guzman 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Patterson; Bennett 2; Carroll.
GIDP: Guillen.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Johnson (7, 2nd base by Peavy/Hernandez).

FIELDING
DP: (Patterson-Johnson).

 
San DiegoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, CF4000000.266
Loretta, 2B4000000.280
Hernandez, C3111010.288
Giles, RF3000020.302
Klesko, LF3000000.251
Fick, 1B3010000.286
Nady, 1B0000000.266
Burroughs, 3B3010001.258
Greene, SS3000011.244
Peavy, P1000010.188
a-McAnulty, PH1000010.167
Hensley, P0000000.000
Cassidy, P0000000.000
Breslow, P0000000.000
b-Sweeney, PH1000000.303
Totals29131062 

a-Struck out for Peavy in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Breslow in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Hernandez (9, 1st inning off Patterson, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Hernandez 4; Fick; Burroughs.
RBI: Hernandez (43).
2-out RBI: Hernandez.
Team LOB: 1.

FIELDING
E: Burroughs (8, throw).
PB: Hernandez (6).
DP: (Burroughs-Loretta-Fick).

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Patterson (W, 9-5)9.03110612.65
 
San DiegoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Peavy (L, 12-7)6.07431602.98
Hensley 2.00001202.19
Cassidy 0.22110009.53
Breslow 0.10001001.50

HBP: Guillen (by Peavy).
Pitches-strikes: Patterson 108-71, Peavy 89-54, Hensley 28-20, Cassidy 11-7, Breslow 9-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Patterson 7-14, Peavy 10-1, Hensley 3-1, Cassidy 1-1, Breslow 1-0.
Batters faced: Patterson 29, Peavy 25, Hensley 7, Cassidy 4, Breslow 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Breslow 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: Doug Eddings. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: Bill Hohn.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, L to R.
T: 2:21.
Att: 38,480.

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