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Nationals two-hit Braves
Nationals 2, Braves 0
Ronnie Belliard connects on a single to drive in Chris Snelling in the eighth. (Gregory Smith/AP)
 Cordero fans Thorman to end it
 Zimmerman singles to score Lopez
 Belliard's eighth-inning RBI single
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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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 12, 2007
SEA
BOS
PPD
WSH
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 
Washington
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   2 4 0
Atlanta
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 1
Standings thru 4/12/07  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Braves Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
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
Totals292427821 

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

BATTING
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.

FIELDING
DP: (Belliard-Lopez-Young).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
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
Totals2802061116 

a-Grounded out for Smoltz in the 8th.

BATTING
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.

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

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bergmann 6.01004803.72
Colome (W, 1-0)1.00000003.38
Rauch (H, 1)1.00000106.35
Cordero (S, 1)1.01002206.75
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
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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