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Soriano goes deep
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Mets 7, Nationals 1
Alfonso Soriano watches his seventh-inning home run on Tuesday. (Evan Vucci/AP)
Alfonso Soriano hit his third home run of the season in the seventh inning, but that was all the Nats could get against the Mets' young right-hander in their home opener.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 11, 2006
HOU
SF
PPD
NYM
NY Mets (5-1)
Won 4
NY Mets 7, Washington 1   WSH
Washington (2-6)
Lost 3
April 11, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 2   7 12 0
Washington
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 3 0
Standings thru 4/11/06  |  Gameday  |  Mets Stats  |  Nationals Stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS5122001.357
Lo Duca, C5131001.348
Beltran, CF4222102.238
Delgado, 1B4110112.333
Wright, 3B4011004.435
Floyd, LF3001000.167
Nady, RF4000001.391
Hernandez, 2B4110000.174
Bannister, P2120000.500
  Heilman, P0000000.000
  a-Valentin, PH1000010.000
  Wagner, P0000000.000
Totals3671272211 

a-Struck out for Heilman in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Wright (1, Ortiz), Lo Duca (2, Ortiz), Bannister (1, Rauch).
3B: Reyes (2, Rauch).
HR: Beltran (2, 9th inning off Rodriguez, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Reyes 4; Lo Duca 4; Beltran 5; Delgado; Wright 2; Hernandez; Bannister 3.
RBI: Wright (10), Floyd (2), Reyes 2 (7), Lo Duca (2), Beltran 2 (7).
2-out RBI: Beltran 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nady; Wright 3.
S: Bannister.
SF: Floyd.
Team LOB: 6.

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Watson, CF3000000.174
  c-Byrd, PH0000100.222
Vidro, 2B4000001.361
Guillen, RF4000001.207
Johnson, 1B3010100.308
Soriano, LF3111101.310
Zimmerman, 3B4010014.258
Clayton, SS3000002.219
Schneider, C3000001.154
Ortiz, P1000010.500
  a-Anderson, PH1000000.200
  Rauch, P0000000.000
  Eischen, P0000000.000
  b-Ward, PH1000010.500
  Rodriguez, P0000000.000
Totals301313310 

a-Popped out for Ortiz in the 6th. b-Struck out for Eischen in the 8th. c-Walked for Watson in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Soriano (3, 7th inning off Bannister, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Johnson; Soriano 4; Zimmerman.
RBI: Soriano (7).
2-out RBI: Soriano.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Clayton; Zimmerman 2.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Johnson (1, 2nd base off Bannister/Lo Duca).

FIELDING
DP: (Johnson).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bannister (W, 1-0)7.03110112.77
Heilman 1.00000102.25
Wagner 1.00003102.25
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ortiz (L, 0-2)6.08441008.18
Rauch 1.02111003.00
Eischen 1.000000012.27
Rodriguez 1.02220217.71

WP: Wagner.
IBB: Delgado (by Rauch).
Pitches-strikes: Bannister 108-63, Heilman 14-11, Wagner 32-16, Ortiz 92-64, Rauch 24-12, Eischen 7-5, Rodriguez 25-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bannister 7-13, Heilman 1-1, Wagner 1-1, Ortiz 7-11, Rauch 1-2, Eischen 2-1, Rodriguez 1-0.
Batters faced: Bannister 24, Heilman 3, Wagner 6, Ortiz 26, Rauch 6, Eischen 3, Rodriguez 5.
Umpires: HP: Brian O'Nora. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Jerry Crawford. 3B: Chuck Meriwether.
Weather: 72 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 2:51.
Att: 40,516.

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