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Nationals win sixth straight
Nationals 6, Giants 5
Livan Hernandez improved to 8-8 this season with Thursday's win. (Nick Wass/AP)
 Soriano's first-inning dinger
 Zimmerman's two-run homer
 Johnson knocks in two
Nick Johnson and Austin Kearns combined for three RBIs in the seventh inning, helping the Nationals top the Giants. The win completed Washington's second straight sweep. Alfonso Soriano hit a leadoff homer, his 32nd of the season.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 27, 2006
SF
San Francisco (51-51)
Lost 4
Washington 6, San Francisco 5   WSH
Washington (46-56)
Won 6
July 27, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Francisco
0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2   5 8 0
Washington
1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 X   6 7 0
Standings thru 7/27/06  |  Gameday  |  Giants Stats  |  Nationals Stats
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Winn, CF4000001.267
Linden, RF4010030.333
Hillenbrand, 1B-3B4000012.292
Sweeney, LF4110010.271
Durham, 2B4220000.277
Feliz, 3B-SS4000003.264
Alfonzo, C3224000.301
Vizcaino, SS3011000.223
  Greene, 1B1000010.296
Cain, P3010011.182
  Sanchez, P0000000.000
  Chulk, P0000000.000
Totals34585077 

BATTING
2B: Durham (16, Hernandez).
HR: Alfonzo 2 (9, 3rd inning off Hernandez, 0 on, 0 out; 9th inning off Cordero, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Linden; Sweeney; Durham 3; Alfonzo 8; Vizcaino; Cain.
RBI: Alfonzo 4 (23), Vizcaino (5).
2-out RBI: Vizcaino; Alfonzo 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hillenbrand.
SF: Alfonzo.
Team LOB: 3.

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF2211210.289
Lopez, SS2100012.266
Zimmerman, 3B3212102.291
Johnson, 1B3012122.305
Kearns, RF4031000.273
Anderson, 2B4000034.264
Church, CF4000010.238
Fick, C3100100.250
Hernandez, P2010000.293
  Bowie, P0000000.000
  a-Ward, PH1000000.296
  Cordero, P0000000.000
Totals286765810 

a-Grounded out for Bowie in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Soriano (32, 1st inning off Cain, 0 on, 0 out), Zimmerman (13, 3rd inning off Cain, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Soriano 4; Zimmerman 4; Johnson; Kearns 3; Hernandez.
RBI: Soriano (63), Zimmerman 2 (68), Johnson 2 (50), Kearns (54).
2-out RBI: Johnson 2; Kearns.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson 2; Johnson 2.
S: Lopez; Hernandez.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lopez (26, 2nd base off Cain/Alfonzo).
CS: Kearns (2, 2nd base by Cain/Alfonzo).

 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cain (L, 7-7)6.25665724.87
Sanchez 0.01000001.37
Chulk 1.11000104.85
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (W, 8-8)7.06330515.70
Bowie (H, 3)1.00000101.35
Cordero (S, 17)1.02220113.75

Sanchez pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

HBP: Lopez (by Cain).
Pitches-strikes: Cain 106-60, Sanchez 3-1, Chulk 25-15, Hernandez 92-64, Bowie 10-7, Cordero 12-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Cain 10-2, Sanchez 0-0, Chulk 2-1, Hernandez 7-9, Bowie 1-1, Cordero 2-0.
Batters faced: Cain 30, Sanchez 1, Chulk 5, Hernandez 27, Bowie 3, Cordero 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Sanchez 3-2, Chulk 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Jeff Kellogg.
Weather: 90 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:27.
Att: 29,717.

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