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Bergmann blows away Braves
Nationals two-hit Braves
Jason Bergmann worked six innings, and Jesus Colome, Jon Rauch and Chad Cordero finished off the shutout, with Cordero getting a strikeout with the bases loaded to end it. Ronnie Belliard singled in the eighth to give the Nats just their second lead in 2007.
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 Cordero fans Thorman to end it
 Zimmerman singles to score Lopez
 Belliard's eighth-inning RBI single
Nationals 2, Braves 0
Brian Schneider chats with Nats starter Jason Bergmann during the third inning on Thursday. (Gregory Smith/AP)
Series at a glance:
Ninth-inning rally fizzles
John Smoltz allowed two runs on four hits in eight innings, but Jason Bergmann held Atlanta's offense to just one hit in six innings. The Braves loaded the bases against Nats closer Chad Cordero in the ninth, but Scott Thorman struck out on a 3-2 pitch with the bases loaded to end it.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 12, 2007
Washington (2-8)
Won 1
Washington 2, Atlanta 0   ATL
Atlanta (7-2)
Lost 1
April 12, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   2 4 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 1
Standings thru 4/12/07  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Braves Stats
Lopez, SS3100211.262
Belliard, 2B5011013.406
Zimmerman, 3B5011013.220
Young, 1B3000110.265
Kearns, RF4010023.256
Church, CF4010014.343
Schneider, C2000202.103
Snelling, LF1100111.154
Bergmann, P2000004.000
  Colome, P0000000.000
  a-Jimenez, PH0000000.167
  Rauch, P0000000.000
  b-Wilson, PH0000100.000
  Cordero, P0000000.000

a-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Colome in the 8th. b-Walked for Rauch in the 9th.

2B: Kearns (3, Smoltz).
TB: Belliard; Zimmerman; Kearns 2; Church.
RBI: Belliard (3), Zimmerman (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bergmann; Schneider; Church 2; Zimmerman 2.
S: Jimenez.
Team LOB: 10.

DP: (Belliard-Lopez-Young).

Johnson, 2B3000100.161
Renteria, SS3000121.333
Jones, C, 3B3010111.294
Jones, A, CF3010122.182
McCann, C4000025.303
Francoeur, RF3000111.286
Thorman, 1B3000114.158
Langerhans, LF3000021.111
Smoltz, P2000001.000
  a-Diaz, PH1000000.375
  McBride, P0000000.000
  Yates, P0000000.000

a-Grounded out for Smoltz in the 8th.

2B: Jones, A (3, Bergmann).
TB: Jones, C; Jones, A 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McCann 2; Thorman 3.
GIDP: Jones, C.
Team LOB: 7.

E: McCann (2, missed catch).
DP: (Jones, C-Renteria).

Bergmann 6.01004803.72
Colome (W, 1-0)1.00000003.38
Rauch (H, 1)1.00000106.35
Cordero (S, 1)1.01002206.75
Smoltz (L, 1-1)8.04224603.15
McBride 0.10003107.71
Yates 0.20000107.71

WP: Bergmann, Cordero, Smoltz.
IBB: Snelling (by Smoltz), Young (by Smoltz).
HBP: Snelling (by Smoltz), Snelling (by Smoltz).
Pitches-strikes: Bergmann 105-59, Colome 9-7, Rauch 11-8, Cordero 33-18, Smoltz 122-77, McBride 22-9, Yates 7-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bergmann 4-6, Colome 2-1, Rauch 2-0, Cordero 0-1, Smoltz 11-7, McBride 0-0, Yates 0-1.
Batters faced: Bergmann 22, Colome 3, Rauch 3, Cordero 6, Smoltz 33, McBride 4, Yates 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Yates 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Rick Reed.
Weather: 66 degrees, clear.
Wind: 13 mph, L to R.
T: 2:42.
Att: 23,897.

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