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New-look Mets start off Wright
Livan outdueled in opener
Livan Hernandez turned in a quality start, but the Nationals were held to a sacrifice fly by Royce Clayton and an RBI single by Jose Vidro, falling to the Mets on Opening Day at Shea. Alfonso Soriano was called out at home on a very close play in the eighth inning.
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Mets 3, Nationals 2
David Wright follows the path of his first homer of the season. (Kathy Willens/AP)
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New pickups power Mets
Tom Glavine pitched six solid innings for the Mets, and David Wright slammed his first homer of the season. Xavier Nady went 4-for-4 in his New York debut, and Billy Wagner pitched the ninth for his first save.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 03, 2006
WSH
Washington
NY Mets 3, Washington 2   NYM
NY Mets
April 3, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0   2 12 1
NY Mets
0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 X   3 10 0
Standings thru 4/3/06  |  Recap: WSH | NYM  |  Gameday  |  Nationals stats  |  Mets stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Watson, CF4010001.250
c-LeCroy, PH1000010.000
Vidro, 2B5031011.600
Guillen, RF4010003.250
Johnson, 1B3100113.000
Soriano, LF3020112.667
Zimmerman, 3B3020110.667
Clayton, SS3011013.333
Schneider, C4000016.000
Hernandez, P2010002.500
a-Anderson, PH11100001.000
Rodriguez, F, P0000000.000
Eischen, P0000000.000
Majewski, P0000000.000
b-Byrd, PH1000000.000
Totals3421223721 

a-Singled for Hernandez in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Majewski in the 9th. c-Struck out for Watson in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Guillen (1, Glavine), Zimmerman (1, Heilman).
TB: Watson; Vidro 3; Guillen 2; Soriano 2; Zimmerman 3; Clayton; Hernandez; Anderson.
RBI: Clayton (1), Clayton (1), Vidro (1), Vidro (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schneider 2; Guillen; Hernandez 2; Soriano 2; Johnson.
SF: Clayton.
GIDP: Schneider; Guillen.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Soriano (1, 2nd base off Glavine/Lo Duca).

FIELDING
E: Hernandez (1, fielding).

 
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS5000016.000
Lo Duca, C4021000.500
Beltran, CF4000014.000
Delgado, 1B3000112.000
Wright, 3B4121000.500
Floyd, LF3100112.000
Nady, RF41410001.000
Hernandez, A, 2B4000014.000
Glavine, P20200001.000
a-Valentin, Jo, PH1000012.000
Heilman, P0000000.000
b-Franco, PH1000001.000
Wagner, P0000000.000
Totals3531032621 

a-Struck out for Glavine in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Heilman in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Nady 2 (2, Hernandez, Majewski), Lo Duca (1, Hernandez).
HR: Wright (1, 6th inning off Hernandez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lo Duca 3; Wright 5; Nady 6; Glavine 2.
RBI: Lo Duca (1), Lo Duca (1), Nady (1), Nady (1), Wright (1), Wright (1).
2-out RBI: Lo Duca; Nady.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltran; Hernandez, A; Delgado 2; Reyes 2; Floyd.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Floyd (Soriano at home), Beltran (Vidro at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Glavine-Reyes-Delgado, Reyes-Hernandez, A-Delgado).

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (L, 0-1)6.08331414.50
Rodriguez, F 0.21001100.00
Eischen 0.10000000.00
Majewski 1.01000100.00
 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Glavine (W, 1-0)6.06113501.50
Heilman (H, 1)2.05110104.50
Wagner (S, 1)1.01000100.00

Pitches-strikes: Hernandez 113-69, Rodriguez, F 20-13, Eischen 4-3, Majewski 9-7, Glavine 100-57, Heilman 27-17, Wagner 15-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hernandez 5-9, Rodriguez, F 0-1, Eischen 1-0, Majewski 2-0, Glavine 9-4, Heilman 4-0, Wagner 1-0.
Batters faced: Hernandez 28, Rodriguez, F 4, Eischen 1, Majewski 4, Glavine 26, Heilman 9, Wagner 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Eischen 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Rick Reed. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 55 degrees, rain.
Wind: 11 mph, R to L.
T: 2:49.
Att: 54,371.

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