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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 14, 2007
Branyan's Phils debut a smash
Newcomer comes through
In his first at-bat with the Phillies, Russell Branyan delivered in a big way, crushing a pinch-hit two-run homer in the eighth inning to put the visitors ahead to stay. Carlos Ruiz, who scored on the long ball, notched a big RBI single to set the stage.
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 Branyan's two-run homer
 Ruiz's RBI single
Phillies 3, Nationals 2
Slugger Russell Branyan (right) celebrates his go-ahead two-run shot with Carlos Ruiz. (Gerald Herbert/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rauch can't preserve lead
After pinch-hitter Tony Batista broke a scoreless tie with a two-run double in the seventh, Jon Rauch gave up three runs in the top of the eighth, and the Nationals could not recover.
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 Batista's two-run double
PHI
Philadelphia (63-55)
Won 2
Philadelphia 3, Washington 2   WSH
Washington (54-65)
Lost 1
August 14, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Philadelphia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0   3 4 0
Washington
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   2 6 2
Standings thru 8/14/07  |  Gameday  |  Phillies Stats  |  Nationals Stats
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS4010010.290
Iguchi, 2B4000002.262
Burrell, LF4000022.263
  Roberson, RF0000000.286
Howard, 1B4000021.264
Rowand, CF4010020.311
Dobbs, 3B3000011.284
  Nunez, 3B1000010.250
Werth, RF-LF2100110.248
Ruiz, C3111001.255
Lohse, P2000020.162
  Alfonseca, P0000000.000
  a-Branyan, PH1112000.203
  Gordon, P0000000.000
  Myers, P0000000.000
Totals323431127 

a-Homered for Alfonseca in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Branyan (8, 8th inning off Rauch, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Rollins; Rowand; Ruiz; Branyan 4.
RBI: Ruiz (40), Branyan 2 (21).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Howard; Burrell.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rollins (23, 2nd base off Rauch/Schneider), Iguchi (11, 2nd base off Hill/Schneider).
CS: Rowand (2, 2nd base by Hill/Schneider).

FIELDING
DP: (Iguchi-Rollins-Howard).

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, SS3010101.251
Belliard, 2B3000002.283
Zimmerman, 3B3000110.264
Young, 1B3000022.331
  Fick, 1B1010000.206
Kearns, RF4000003.249
Church, LF3120000.265
  Langerhans, LF1000010.154
Schneider, C3000122.229
Logan, CF4110011.274
Hill, P2000011.133
  Ayala, P0000000.000
  a-Batista, PH1012000.275
  Rauch, P0000000.000
  King, P0000000.000
  Rivera, P0000000.000
Totals312623812 

a-Doubled for Ayala in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Batista (2, Lohse).
TB: Lopez; Fick; Church 2; Logan; Batista 2.
RBI: Batista 2 (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hill; Kearns 2; Belliard.
S: Belliard.
GIDP: Kearns.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Lopez (12, missed catch), Zimmerman (18, throw).

 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lohse 6.25223404.57
Alfonseca (W, 4-1)0.10000003.83
Gordon (H, 5)1.01000103.86
Myers (S, 10)1.00000305.04
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hill 6.01001702.41
Ayala 1.00000302.86
Rauch (BS, 5)(L, 8-3)1.03320013.86
King 0.10000005.02
Rivera 0.20000203.69

Pitches-strikes: Lohse 118-74, Alfonseca 5-4, Gordon 10-6, Myers 19-12, Hill 79-52, Ayala 16-10, Rauch 23-15, King 3-2, Rivera 11-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lohse 8-8, Alfonseca 0-1, Gordon 2-0, Myers 0-0, Hill 6-4, Ayala 0-0, Rauch 1-2, King 1-0, Rivera 0-0.
Batters faced: Lohse 28, Alfonseca 1, Gordon 3, Myers 3, Hill 20, Ayala 3, Rauch 7, King 1, Rivera 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Alfonseca 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Montague. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Marvin Hudson. 3B: Chris Guccione.
Weather: 82 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:46.
Att: 27,128.

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