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Late rally falls short
Orioles 5, Nationals 4
Jason Simontacchi struck out six and walked one on Friday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
 Zimmerman goes deep
Jason Simontacchi pitched well, allowing three runs over six innings for a tough loss in the opener of Interleague Play. Dmitri Young launched a two-run homer in the sixth, and Ryan Zimmerman added a two-run shot in the eighth to make it close.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 18, 2007
ATL
BOS
PPD
BAL
Baltimore (19-23)
Won 1
Baltimore 5, Washington 4   WSH
Washington (15-27)
Lost 1
May 18, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 0   5 11 0
Washington
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0   4 6 0
Standings thru 5/18/07  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Nationals Stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B5141000.294
Markakis, RF5111014.250
Tejada, SS5120012.311
Hernandez, C4020102.279
Millar, 1B4021012.272
  1-Bynum, PR-LF1100001.176
Mora, 3B2100212.247
Payton, LF-CF2001010.250
Patterson, CF3001002.227
  Baez, P0000000.000
  Ray, P0000000.000
Trachsel, P3000020.000
  Parrish, P0000000.000
  a-Gomez, PH-1B0000100.294
Totals3451154715 

a-Walked for Parrish in the 8th.
1-Ran for Millar in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Markakis (11, Simontacchi), Roberts (11, King).
TB: Roberts 5; Markakis 2; Tejada 2; Hernandez 2; Millar 2.
RBI: Payton (9), Markakis (23), Millar (15), Patterson (15), Roberts (9).
2-out RBI: Millar; Roberts.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Patterson; Mora; Hernandez; Markakis.
S: Payton.
SF: Payton; Patterson.
GIDP: Bynum.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
PB: Hernandez (2).
DP: (Tejada-Roberts-Millar).

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, 2B5010001.244
Guzman, SS2110300.310
Zimmerman, 3B4212103.247
Church, LF2000110.262
Kearns, RF4000014.255
Young, 1B3122100.246
  1-Fick, PR-1B0000000.188
Schneider, C4010012.231
Langerhans, CF2000001.125
  a-Logan, PH-CF1000100.250
Simontacchi, P2000011.000
  King, P0000000.000
  Abreu, P0000000.000
  b-Batista, PH1000010.111
  Rivera, P0000000.000
  Traber, P0000000.000
  Colome, P0000000.000
  c-Belliard, PH1000001.263
Totals314647513 

a-Bunted out for Langerhans in the 7th. b-Struck out for Abreu in the 7th. c-Grounded out for Colome in the 9th.
1-Ran for Young in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Young (4, 6th inning off Trachsel, 1 on, 2 out), Zimmerman (4, 8th inning off Baez, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Lopez; Guzman; Zimmerman 4; Young 5; Schneider.
RBI: Young 2 (17), Zimmerman 2 (19).
2-out RBI: Young 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kearns; Zimmerman.
GIDP: Kearns.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Logan (1, 2nd base off Ray/Hernandez).

FIELDING
DP: (Lopez-Fick-Guzman-Lopez).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Trachsel (W, 2-3)5.24224213.86
Parrish (H, 7)1.10000204.58
Baez (H, 10)1.02221115.31
Ray (S, 9)1.00002004.12
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Simontacchi (L, 1-2)6.08331605.19
King 0.11000007.71
Abreu 0.20000101.93
Rivera 0.11221002.70
Traber 0.21001000.00
Colome 1.00001002.36

HBP: Church (by Trachsel).
Pitches-strikes: Trachsel 98-51, Parrish 18-14, Baez 20-11, Ray 23-10, Simontacchi 94-60, King 8-5, Abreu 11-6, Rivera 12-5, Traber 10-5, Colome 10-4.
Ground outs-fly outs: Trachsel 7-7, Parrish 1-1, Baez 2-0, Ray 2-1, Simontacchi 2-10, King 1-0, Abreu 0-1, Rivera 1-0, Traber 0-2, Colome 2-1.
Batters faced: Trachsel 24, Parrish 4, Baez 6, Ray 5, Simontacchi 27, King 2, Abreu 2, Rivera 3, Traber 4, Colome 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Abreu 1-0, Traber 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Kevin Causey. 2B: Larry Young. 3B: Mike Estabrook.
Weather: 61 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:12.
Att: 22,375.

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