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Nats' Ortiz notches first win
Nationals 5, Cubs 3
Damian Jackson watches his two-run homer in the second inning. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Ramon Ortiz allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings, posting his first win of 2006 as the Nationals beat the Cubs. Ryan Zimmerman, Damian Jackson, Alfonso Soriano and Marlon Anderson each homered for Washington.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 18, 2006
WSH
Washington (14-27)
Won 1
Washington 5, Chi Cubs 3   CHC
Chi Cubs (17-23)
Lost 1
May 18, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0   5 8 1
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0   3 12 0
Standings thru 5/18/06  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Cubs Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF4111011.276
Anderson, 2B-RF4121000.200
Johnson, 1B3010111.305
Ward, RF3000012.259
b-Vidro, PH-2B0000100.326
Zimmerman, 3B4111013.261
Byrd, CF4110023.242
Gonzalez, C4000001.263
Jackson, SS4122010.242
Clayton, SS0000000.244
Ortiz, P2000010.071
Rauch, P0000000.000
Stanton, P0000000.000
a-Church, PH1000001.230
Majewski, P0000000.000
c-Fick, PH1000010.000
Cordero, P0000000.000
Totals345852912 

a-Grounded out for Stanton in the 7th. b-Walked for Ward in the 8th. c-Struck out for Majewski in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Johnson (10, Ohman), Jackson (3, Novoa).
HR: Zimmerman (7, 2nd inning off Wood, 0 on, 1 out), Jackson (2, 2nd inning off Wood, 1 on, 2 out), Soriano (13, 3rd inning off Wood, 0 on, 0 out), Anderson (1, 6th inning off Ohman, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Soriano 4; Anderson 5; Johnson 2; Zimmerman 4; Byrd; Jackson 6.
RBI: Zimmerman (22), Jackson 2 (5), Soriano (26), Anderson (2).
2-out RBI: Jackson 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd 3; Soriano.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Anderson (2, 2nd base by Wood/Barrett).

FIELDING
E: Jackson (3, fielding).
DP: (Stanton-Anderson-Johnson).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, CF5000023.229
Murton, LF5030010.278
Walker, 2B5010003.294
Barrett, C4120111.299
Jones, RF3110104.274
Perez, 3B5111005.197
Mabry, 1B4010012.212
Cedeno, SS3011002.282
Wood, P1000001.000
a-Theriot, PH1000010.000
Ohman, P00000001.000
b-Ramirez, PH1011000.218
Novoa, P0000000.000
Eyre, P0000000.000
c-Bynum, PH1010000.235
Howry, P0000000.000
Totals3831232621 

a-Struck out for Wood in the 5th. b-Singled for Ohman in the 6th. c-Singled for Eyre in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Walker (7, Cordero).
TB: Murton 3; Walker 2; Barrett 2; Jones; Perez; Mabry; Cedeno; Ramirez; Bynum.
RBI: Perez (7), Cedeno (11), Ramirez (18).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones; Cedeno 2; Perez 2; Pierre.
SF: Cedeno.
GIDP: Pierre.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bynum (3, 2nd base off Majewski/Gonzalez).

FIELDING
PB: Barrett (5).
DP: (Barrett-Cedeno).

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ortiz (W, 1-4)5.18330306.15
Rauch 0.01000001.82
Stanton (H, 5)0.20000003.38
Majewski (H, 2)2.02001203.38
Cordero (S, 4)1.01001104.34
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wood (L, 0-1)5.05440637.20
Ohman 1.02110117.31
Novoa 1.01000004.32
Eyre 1.00002101.71
Howry 1.00000102.25

Rauch pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

WP: Eyre.
HBP: Jones (by Ortiz).
Pitches-strikes: Ortiz 86-58, Rauch 2-1, Stanton 3-2, Majewski 44-29, Cordero 18-8, Wood 71-52, Ohman 21-13, Novoa 20-12, Eyre 22-12, Howry 9-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Ortiz 5-8, Rauch 0-0, Stanton 2-0, Majewski 0-4, Cordero 1-1, Wood 4-4, Ohman 1-1, Novoa 2-1, Eyre 1-1, Howry 1-1.
Batters faced: Ortiz 26, Rauch 1, Stanton 1, Majewski 9, Cordero 5, Wood 19, Ohman 5, Novoa 4, Eyre 5, Howry 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Rauch 2-1, Stanton 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Montague. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 53 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:57.
Att: 40,517.

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