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Nats top Mets in opener
Nationals 6, Mets 2
Ryan Church went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs and two RBIs on Friday night. (Ed Betz/AP)
 Church's solo shot
Mike Bacsik started the Nationals' weekend series with the Mets on the right foot on Friday night, throwing seven strong innings for his fourth win of the season. Ryan Church and Austin Kearns each homered, and Luis Ayala closed it out with two perfect innings.
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Series at a glance:
WSH
Washington (44-58)
Won 2
Washington 6, NY Mets 2   NYM
NY Mets (57-45)
Lost 2
July 27, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
0 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0   6 11 0
NY Mets
0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 8 0
Standings thru 7/27/07  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Mets Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, SS4000113.241
Belliard, 2B5000003.296
Zimmerman, 3B4020100.260
Young, 1B4120001.335
  Fick, 1B1000011.202
Church, LF4222001.259
  Langerhans, LF0000000.156
Kearns, RF3211111.253
Schneider, C4122000.232
Logan, CF3011110.236
Bacsik, P2010100.111
  a-Batista, PH1000002.222
  Ayala, P0000000.000
Totals3561165412 

a-Grounded out for Bacsik in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Young (27, Sosa), Church (31, Sosa), Schneider (13, Sosa), Logan (9, Sosa).
HR: Church (8, 3rd inning off Sosa, 0 on, 2 out), Kearns (7, 6th inning off Sosa, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Zimmerman 2; Young 3; Church 6; Kearns 4; Schneider 3; Logan 2; Bacsik.
RBI: Church 2 (41), Schneider 2 (37), Logan (7), Kearns (41).
2-out RBI: Church; Schneider.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Belliard; Church; Batista.
GIDP: Belliard; Young.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kearns (1, 2nd base off Feliciano/Lo Duca).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Lopez-Belliard-Young, Zimmerman-Belliard-Young).

 
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS4000003.302
Easley, 2B4011000.262
Wright, 3B3000112.291
Delgado, 1B4020001.251
Alou, LF4110002.316
Lo Duca, C4010002.269
Milledge, CF4010011.278
Green, RF3110001.270
Sosa, P2010000.174
  Adkins, P0000000.000
  a-Gotay, PH1000001.330
  Feliciano, P0000000.000
  Heilman, P0000000.000
Totals332811213 

a-Flied out for Adkins in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Alou (9, Bacsik), Green (22, Bacsik).
TB: Easley; Delgado 2; Alou 2; Lo Duca; Milledge; Green 2; Sosa.
RBI: Easley (22).
2-out RBI: Easley.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wright.
GIDP: Milledge; Lo Duca.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Alou (Young at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Reyes-Delgado, Delgado-Reyes-Delgado).

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bacsik (W, 4-6)7.08221004.22
Ayala 2.00000203.07
 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sosa (L, 7-6)6.09553324.59
Adkins 1.00000000.00
Feliciano 1.01112002.29
Heilman 1.01000103.57

Pitches-strikes: Bacsik 83-55, Ayala 19-14, Sosa 99-63, Adkins 9-6, Feliciano 28-14, Heilman 14-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bacsik 10-11, Ayala 2-2, Sosa 7-7, Adkins 1-2, Feliciano 3-0, Heilman 1-1.
Batters faced: Bacsik 28, Ayala 6, Sosa 27, Adkins 3, Feliciano 6, Heilman 4.
Umpires: HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Mike Winters.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, R to L.
T: 2:34.
Att: 51,179.

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