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Astros fall after early lead
Nationals 12, Astros 8
Jason Lane collected his first hit of 2006 in the first inning. (Dave Einsel/AP)
The Astros struck early against Livan Hernandez by batting around the order in the first inning, but the Nationals rallied back late in the game to take the second game of the four-game series in Houston.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 08, 2006
FLA
NYM
PPD
LAD
PHI
PPD
WSH
Washington (2-3)
Won 1
Washington 12, Houston 8   HOU
Houston (3-2)
Lost 1
April 8, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
0 2 1 0 0 0 6 3 0   12 14 1
Houston
5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1   8 14 0
Standings thru 4/8/06  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Astros Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Watson, CF3010000.158
b-Guillen, PH-RF2220000.333
Byrd, RF-CF4212022.250
Vidro, 2B5125001.409
Johnson, 1B3210200.353
Soriano, LF4224002.333
Jackson, LF1000010.333
Zimmerman, 3B5021012.250
Clayton, SS5110022.158
Schneider, C4120001.118
Hernandez, P2000001.250
a-Anderson, PH0100100.333
Rauch, P0000000.000
c-LeCroy, PH1000001.000
Majewski, P0000000.000
Totals391214123612 

a-Walked for Hernandez in the 7th. b-Singled for Watson in the 7th. c-Flied out for Rauch in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Byrd (1, Qualls), Soriano (1, Qualls).
HR: Soriano (1, 2nd inning off Oswalt, 1 on, 0 out), Vidro (2, 8th inning off Nieve, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Watson; Guillen 2; Byrd 2; Vidro 5; Johnson; Soriano 6; Zimmerman 2; Clayton; Schneider 2.
RBI: Soriano 4 (4), Vidro 5 (7), Byrd 2 (2), Zimmerman (2).
2-out RBI: Soriano 2; Zimmerman; Vidro 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zimmerman; Clayton.
GIDP: Clayton.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Watson (2, 3rd base by Oswalt/Ausmus).

FIELDING
E: Byrd (1, fielding).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B4110002.263
Burke, 2B0000000.000
Taveras, CF5010013.300
Berkman, 1B5123011.438
Ensberg, 3B5130000.333
Wilson, LF5221004.300
Lane, RF4221101.125
Ausmus, C5012002.133
Everett, SS4110023.235
Oswalt, P2011000.200
Qualls, P0000000.000
Springer, P0000000.000
a-Palmeiro, PH1000000.000
Miller, P0000000.000
Nieve, P0000000.000
Totals4081481416 

a-Flied out for Springer in the 7th.

BATTING
3B: Ensberg (1, Hernandez).
HR: Berkman (3, 1st inning off Hernandez, 1 on, 1 out), Lane (1, 7th inning off Rauch, 0 on, 0 out), Wilson (3, 9th inning off Majewski, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Biggio; Taveras; Berkman 5; Ensberg 5; Wilson 5; Lane 5; Ausmus; Everett; Oswalt.
RBI: Berkman 3 (9), Ausmus 2 (2), Oswalt (1), Lane (1), Wilson (6).
2-out RBI: Oswalt; Berkman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Biggio; Ausmus; Wilson 2.
S: Oswalt.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Everett-Biggio-Berkman).

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (W, 1-1)6.012641415.25
Rauch (H, 1)1.01110012.25
Majewski 2.01110012.08
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt 6.17552313.14
Qualls (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)0.144410023.14
Springer 0.10000000.00
Miller 0.11110006.75
Nieve 1.22220316.75

HBP: Biggio (by Hernandez), Byrd (by Oswalt).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez 110-74, Rauch 20-14, Majewski 32-22, Oswalt 101-62, Qualls 17-12, Springer 1-1, Miller 11-6, Nieve 24-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hernandez 9-5, Rauch 1-2, Majewski 3-3, Oswalt 11-4, Qualls 1-0, Springer 0-1, Miller 0-1, Nieve 1-1.
Batters faced: Hernandez 32, Rauch 4, Majewski 7, Oswalt 27, Qualls 6, Springer 1, Miller 2, Nieve 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Qualls 2-2, Springer 1-0, Nieve 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Lance Barksdale. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Paul Schrieber.
Weather: 73 degrees, clear.
Wind: 16 mph, R to L.
T: 2:56.
Att: 39,324.

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