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Nats starter hurls shutout
Nationals 5, Braves 0
Right-hander Pedro Astacio pitched his first shutout since 2002 on Tuesday. (Nick Wass/AP)
Pedro Astacio pitched one of the best games of his career, tossing a two-hit complete-game shutout as the Nationals beat the Braves. Astacio allowed just two singles and no walks en route to his third win of the season. Austin Kearns had two RBIs for the Nationals in the win.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 15, 2006
ATL
Atlanta (55-63)
Lost 1
Washington 5, Atlanta 0   WSH
Washington (52-67)
Won 1
August 15, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 2
Washington
0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 X   5 8 0
Standings thru 8/15/06  |  Gameday  |  Braves Stats  |  Nationals Stats
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Giles, 2B3000000.267
  Ray, P0000000.000
  Yates, P0000000.000
  Barry, P0000000.000
  b-Renteria, PH1000000.300
Diaz, LF4000020.344
Jones, C, 3B3000000.335
LaRoche, 1B3010020.268
McCann, C3000001.344
Francoeur, RF3010000.256
Langerhans, CF3000011.241
Pena, SS3000000.053
Cormier, P1000000.000
  McBride, P0000000.000
  a-Orr, PH-2B2000000.212
Totals29020052 

a-Lined out for McBride in the 6th. b-Popped out for Barry in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: LaRoche; Francoeur.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
E: Giles (8, throw), Pena (1, fielding).
DP: (Giles-Pena-LaRoche).

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF4120000.293
Lopez, SS4110012.268
Zimmerman, 3B4000032.285
Johnson, 1B2200200.289
Kearns, RF4012010.267
Escobar, CF3111001.323
  Church, CF0000000.246
Schneider, C3010101.236
Castro, 2B4011012.250
Astacio, P3010002.133
Totals315843610 

BATTING
2B: Kearns (28, Cormier).
TB: Soriano 2; Lopez; Kearns 2; Escobar; Schneider; Castro; Astacio.
RBI: Castro (1), Kearns 2 (62), Escobar (15).
2-out RBI: Castro.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Astacio; Schneider; Castro.
SF: Escobar.
Team LOB: 6.

 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cormier (L, 2-4)4.28532406.08
McBride 0.10001104.06
Ray 1.00000003.62
Yates 1.00000104.76
Barry 1.00000007.20
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Astacio (W, 3-2)9.02000504.64

IBB: Johnson (by Cormier).
Pitches-strikes: Cormier 76-44, McBride 9-3, Ray 10-6, Yates 9-6, Barry 9-6, Astacio 89-66.
Ground outs-fly outs: Cormier 6-4, McBride 0-0, Ray 2-1, Yates 2-0, Barry 1-2, Astacio 11-11.
Batters faced: Cormier 24, McBride 2, Ray 3, Yates 3, Barry 3, Astacio 29.
Inherited runners-scored: McBride 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Ed Rapuano. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 85 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:01.
Att: 24,036.

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