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Soriano joins elite group
Nationals 8, Brewers 5
Alfonso Soriano carries away second base after his 40th steal of the year. (Nick Wass/AP)
 Soriano joins 40-40 club
 Castro's two triples
With his 40th stolen base in the first inning, Alfonso Soriano became the fourth player in Major League history to record 40 homers and 40 steals in a season, setting a strong tone to help the Nationals win. A three-run seventh inning put the game out of reach.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 16, 2006
MIL
Milwaukee (67-81)
Lost 1
Washington 8, Milwaukee 5   WSH
Washington (64-84)
Won 1
September 16, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Milwaukee
2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1   5 9 1
Washington
3 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 X   8 11 0
Standings thru 9/16/06  |  Gameday  |  Brewers Stats  |  Nationals Stats
MilwaukeeABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gwynn, CF5010022.294
Graffanino, 2B3210101.279
Fielder, 1B4223101.280
Hall, SS5010004.261
Jenkins, RF5010002.264
Hart, LF4121010.289
Bell, 3B3011102.265
Rivera, C3000112.250
Bush, P1000011.155
  a-Anderson, PH1000000.000
  Spurling, P0000000.000
  b-Clark, PH0000000.262
  Capellan, P0000000.000
  Shouse, P0000000.000
  Sarfate, P0000000.000
  c-Rottino, PH1000010.100
Totals355954615 

a-Grounded out for Bush in the 5th. b-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Spurling in the 7th. c-Struck out for Sarfate in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Bell (23, Astacio).
HR: Fielder (26, 1st inning off Astacio, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Gwynn; Graffanino; Fielder 5; Hall; Jenkins; Hart 2; Bell 2.
RBI: Fielder 3 (76), Bell (51), Hart (26).
2-out RBI: Hart; Fielder.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gwynn; Bell; Hall 2; Jenkins.
S: Clark.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Rivera (4, throw).

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF5110014.287
Lopez, SS5020003.278
Zimmerman, 3B5210026.282
Johnson, 1B3101111.292
Kearns, RF4222000.263
Schneider, C3122000.251
Castro, 2B4022001.239
Logan, CF3110101.292
Astacio, P0000000.238
  Wagner, P0000000.333
  a-Lombard, PH0000100.167
  Rivera, P0000000.000
  Rauch, P0000000.000
  b-Fick, PH1000010.252
  Rodriguez, P0000000.000
  Cordero, P0000000.000
Totals3381173516 

a-Walked for Wagner in the 6th. b-Struck out for Rauch in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Schneider (16, Bush), Kearns (32, Capellan).
3B: Castro 2 (2, Bush, Shouse), Zimmerman (3, Capellan).
TB: Soriano; Lopez 2; Zimmerman 3; Kearns 3; Schneider 3; Castro 6; Logan.
RBI: Johnson (76), Kearns 2 (81), Schneider 2 (51), Castro 2 (6).
2-out RBI: Kearns; Schneider; Castro.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Castro; Zimmerman 2; Logan.
S: Astacio.
SF: Schneider.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Soriano (40, 2nd base off Bush/Rivera), Zimmerman (11, 2nd base off Bush/Rivera), Logan (1, 3rd base off Bush/Rivera).

 
MilwaukeeIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bush (L, 11-11)4.07541204.53
Spurling 2.00001102.87
Capellan 0.12331004.50
Shouse 0.21000003.62
Sarfate 1.01000200.00
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Astacio (W, 4-5)5.26441316.38
Wagner (H, 2)0.10000004.74
Rivera (H, 6)0.20002103.86
Rauch (H, 15)1.10001103.56
Rodriguez 0.22110106.41
Cordero (S, 27)0.11000003.07

IBB: Johnson (by Capellan).
HBP: Astacio (by Bush), Graffanino (by Rivera).
Pitches-strikes: Bush 73-45, Spurling 29-16, Capellan 21-11, Shouse 11-6, Sarfate 17-12, Astacio 89-61, Wagner 3-1, Rivera 21-7, Rauch 19-10, Rodriguez 14-9, Cordero 2-2.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bush 5-5, Spurling 3-2, Capellan 0-1, Shouse 1-1, Sarfate 1-0, Astacio 8-6, Wagner 1-0, Rivera 1-0, Rauch 2-1, Rodriguez 1-0, Cordero 0-1.
Batters faced: Bush 21, Spurling 7, Capellan 4, Shouse 3, Sarfate 4, Astacio 24, Wagner 1, Rivera 5, Rauch 5, Rodriguez 4, Cordero 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Shouse 2-2, Wagner 2-0, Rauch 3-0, Cordero 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Schrieber. 1B: Doug Eddings. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 73 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 3:07.
Att: 24,252.

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