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Nats drop sixth straight
Braves 8, Nationals 3
Jerome Williams allowed two runs on four hits and four walks in five innings. (John Bazemore/AP)
Jerome Williams kept the Nationals in the game for five innings as the right-hander allowed only two runs. The Nats cut the lead to two in the eighth on an RBI double from Ryan Church and a two-run single off the bat of Ronnie Belliard, but didn't get any closer.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 11, 2007
HOU
CHC
PPD
WSH
Washington (1-8)
Lost 6
Atlanta 8, Washington 3   ATL
Atlanta (7-1)
Won 4
April 11, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0   3 11 1
Atlanta
2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 X   8 12 0
Standings thru 4/11/07  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Braves Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, SS5020000.282
Casto, LF5010012.179
Zimmerman, 3B4000101.222
Young, 1B4110121.290
Kearns, RF5110002.257
Church, CF4131000.355
Belliard, 2B4032001.444
Schneider, C2000201.111
Williams, P2000025.000
  Bowie, P0000000.000
  a-Jimenez, PH1000000.167
  Wagner, P0000000.000
  b-Fick, PH1000001.100
  Rauch, P0000000.000
Totals3731134514 

a-Flied out for Bowie in the 7th. b-Flied out for Wagner in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Young (4, Soriano), Church (5, Soriano).
TB: Lopez 2; Casto; Young 2; Kearns; Church 4; Belliard 3.
RBI: Church (5), Belliard 2 (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Williams 3; Kearns.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
CS: Lopez (1, 3rd base by James/McCann).

FIELDING
E: Williams (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Young-Schneider, Zimmerman-Belliard-Young).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Johnson, 2B4212103.179
Renteria, SS5131003.364
Jones, C, 3B5222001.290
Jones, A, CF4113012.167
McCann, C4010000.345
Francoeur, RF3110111.312
Thorman, 1B3010112.188
Langerhans, LF4010013.133
James, P1000101.000
  Gonzalez, P0000000.000
  a-Orr, PH1000010.250
  Soriano, P0000000.000
  b-Diaz, PH1110000.400
  Wickman, P0000000.000
Totals3581284516 

a-Struck out for Gonzalez in the 7th. b-Singled for Soriano in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Johnson (2, Rauch).
HR: Jones, C (1, 1st inning off Williams, 1 on, 1 out), Jones, A (2, 7th inning off Wagner, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Johnson 2; Renteria 3; Jones, C 5; Jones, A 4; McCann; Francoeur; Thorman; Langerhans; Diaz.
RBI: Jones, C 2 (2), Jones, A 3 (5), Johnson 2 (5), Renteria (6).
2-out RBI: Jones, A 3; Johnson 2; Renteria.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Renteria 2.
GIDP: Johnson; Jones, A.
Team LOB: 7.

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Williams (L, 0-2)5.04224414.91
Bowie 1.01000003.18
Wagner 1.03330115.68
Rauch 1.04330007.71
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
James (W, 2-0)6.05003500.82
Gonzalez (H, 2)1.01000003.18
Soriano 1.04330005.79
Wickman 1.01001000.00

Pitches-strikes: Williams 95-51, Bowie 10-6, Wagner 28-15, Rauch 19-13, James 97-65, Gonzalez 12-7, Soriano 29-19, Wickman 19-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Williams 7-4, Bowie 2-1, Wagner 2-0, Rauch 0-3, James 4-8, Gonzalez 1-2, Soriano 1-2, Wickman 1-2.
Batters faced: Williams 22, Bowie 4, Wagner 6, Rauch 7, James 25, Gonzalez 4, Soriano 7, Wickman 5.
Umpires: HP: Rick Reed. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Alfonso Marquez. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 57 degrees, drizzle.
Wind: 11 mph, R to L.
T: 2:47.
Att: 15,631.

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