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Rookie retires 16 straight
Nationals 9, Braves 2
Nick Johnson barrels toward home on Brandon Harper's sac fly. (Nick Wass/AP)
 Johnson homers
 Soriano's two-run double
 Vidro's two-run home run
Beltran Perez was brilliant in his first start, holding the Braves to one hit in six innings. His teammates gave him lots of support, with Nick Johnson bashing his 23rd homer on his 28th birthday, and Jose Vidro adding his seventh dinger of the season.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 19, 2006
ATL
Atlanta (73-78)
Lost 1
Washington 9, Atlanta 2   WSH
Washington (66-85)
Won 1
September 19, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0   2 4 0
Washington
0 1 2 0 2 1 3 0 X   9 10 1
Standings thru 9/19/06  |  Gameday  |  Braves Stats  |  Nationals Stats
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Giles, 2B3000000.266
  c-Orr, PH-2B1001000.241
Renteria, SS3110000.293
  d-Pena, T, PH-SS1000000.182
Jones, C, 3B3010001.318
  Aybar, 3B1000000.260
Jones, A, CF3000012.257
  Diaz, RF1000010.332
McCann, C3011000.327
  Pena, B, C1000000.278
Francoeur, RF3000020.260
  Moylan, P0000000.000
LaRoche, 1B3000022.290
Langerhans, LF-CF3110000.235
James, P1000000.032
  Devine, P0000000.000
  a-Thorman, PH1000000.235
  Barry, P0000000.000
  Ray, P0000000.000
  b-Ward, PH-LF1000001.298
Totals32242066 

a-Popped out for Devine in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Ray in the 8th. c-Grounded out for Giles in the 8th. d-Grounded out for Renteria in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Renteria (36, Rivera), Langerhans (15, Wagner).
TB: Renteria 2; Jones, C; McCann; Langerhans 2.
RBI: McCann (77), Orr (8).
2-out RBI: McCann.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRoche.
Team LOB: 3.

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF5012034.284
Lopez, SS4000131.274
Zimmerman, 3B5121002.281
Johnson, 1B4321101.293
Kearns, RF4121101.267
Vidro, 2B4112112.286
Harper, C2111100.345
Logan, CF3111102.304
Perez, P1000113.000
  a-Lombard, PH0100100.143
  Rivera, P0000000.000
  b-Fick, PH1000012.259
  Wagner, P0000000.333
  Bergmann, P0000000.000
Totals3391098918 

a-Walked for Perez in the 6th. b-Struck out for Rivera in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Kearns (33, James), Zimmerman (42, Barry), Soriano (39, Ray).
HR: Johnson (23, 2nd inning off James, 0 on, 0 out), Vidro (7, 5th inning off James, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Soriano 2; Zimmerman 3; Johnson 5; Kearns 3; Vidro 4; Harper; Logan.
RBI: Johnson (77), Kearns (84), Harper (5), Vidro 2 (45), Zimmerman (98), Logan (7), Soriano 2 (93).
2-out RBI: Zimmerman; Soriano 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soriano 2; Perez 2; Johnson; Zimmerman.
SF: Harper.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lombard 2 (2, 2nd base off Barry/McCann, 3rd base off Barry/McCann).

FIELDING
E: Lopez (27, fielding).

 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
James (L, 10-4)4.15556723.62
Devine 0.200000011.81
Barry 1.14441105.76
Ray 0.21001104.66
Moylan 1.00000005.40
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perez (W, 1-0)6.01000300.77
Rivera 1.02110203.88
Wagner 1.01110004.72
Bergmann 1.00000106.67

IBB: Vidro (by James).
Pitches-strikes: James 105-64, Devine 10-7, Barry 38-26, Ray 10-5, Moylan 15-10, Perez 70-40, Rivera 22-13, Wagner 14-9, Bergmann 9-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: James 2-4, Devine 0-2, Barry 0-3, Ray 0-1, Moylan 2-1, Perez 6-9, Rivera 0-1, Wagner 3-0, Bergmann 1-1.
Batters faced: James 24, Devine 2, Barry 9, Ray 4, Moylan 3, Perez 19, Rivera 6, Wagner 4, Bergmann 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Ray 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Marvin Hudson. 2B: Jerry Layne. 3B: Bob Davidson.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 2:37.
Att: 20,596.

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