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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 16, 2007
Battery boosts Phils in DC
Hamels earns 14th win
While ace Cole Hamels dominated the Nationals on the mound, his catcher, Carlos Ruiz, provided an early lift with a two-run home run, and the Phillies held off a late rally. With the victory and the Mets' loss, the Phils are just three games out of first in the NL East.
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 Ruiz's two-run homer
 Dobbs' RBI double
Phillies 4, Nationals 2
Cole Hamels tossed 6 2/3 scoreless frames, yielding four hits while fanning six. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
Series at a glance:
Late outburst not enough
Held in check offensively for seven innings, Washington got homers from Ronnie Belliard and Dmitri Young in the eighth, but could not tie it up.
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 Belliard's homer
 Young's homer
PHI
Philadelphia (64-56)
Won 1
Philadelphia 4, Washington 2   WSH
Washington (55-66)
Lost 1
August 16, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Philadelphia
0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0   4 9 1
Washington
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   2 7 0
Standings thru 8/16/07  |  Gameday  |  Phillies Stats  |  Nationals Stats
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS4110122.288
Iguchi, 2B5020011.261
Burrell, LF4010013.261
  Roberson, RF1000000.273
Howard, 1B5011034.263
Rowand, CF5000034.308
Werth, RF-LF3210100.252
Ruiz, C2122100.260
Nunez, 3B2000212.248
Hamels, P3000014.136
  Alfonseca, P0000000.000
  a-Dobbs, PH1011000.286
  Gordon, P0000000.000
  Romero, P0000000.000
  Myers, P0000000.000
Totals3549451220 

a-Doubled for Alfonseca in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Werth (4, Rivera), Dobbs (17, Rivera).
HR: Ruiz (4, 2nd inning off Hanrahan, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Rollins; Iguchi 2; Burrell; Howard; Werth 2; Ruiz 5; Dobbs 2.
RBI: Ruiz 2 (42), Howard (98), Dobbs (42).
2-out RBI: Dobbs.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Howard; Hamels; Rowand; Rollins.
S: Ruiz.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rollins (24, 3rd base off Hanrahan/Flores).

FIELDING
E: Howard (8, fielding).
Outfield assists: Roberson (Kearns at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Rollins-Iguchi-Howard, Roberson-Rollins).

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, SS4000113.249
Belliard, 2B4121001.282
Zimmerman, 3B4000002.264
Young, 1B4111001.332
Kearns, RF2020200.250
  Langerhans, RF0000000.154
Church, LF4010022.265
Flores, C4000026.233
Logan, CF4010011.275
Hanrahan, P1000010.429
  a-Jimenez, PH1000010.170
  Schroder, P0000000.000
  Bacsik, P0000000.130
  b-Batista, PH0000100.275
  Rivera, P0000000.000
  Rauch, P0000000.000
  c-Fick, PH1000000.203
Totals332724816 

a-Struck out for Hanrahan in the 5th. b-Walked for Bacsik in the 7th. c-Lined out for Rauch in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Belliard (23, Hamels), Kearns (25, Hamels).
HR: Belliard (7, 8th inning off Gordon, 0 on, 0 out), Young (11, 8th inning off Gordon, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Belliard 6; Young 4; Kearns 3; Church; Logan.
RBI: Belliard (39), Young (63).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young; Logan; Zimmerman; Lopez 2.
GIDP: Flores.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kearns (2, 2nd base off Hamels/Ruiz).

 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hamels (W, 14-5)6.24002603.50
Alfonseca (H, 13)0.10001103.80
Gordon 0.12221024.74
Romero (H, 11)0.21000002.25
Myers (S, 11)1.00000104.93
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hanrahan (L, 2-1)5.04224812.95
Schroder 1.12111001.55
Bacsik 0.20000104.73
Rivera 1.02110203.77
Rauch 1.01000103.80

Pitches-strikes: Hamels 101-62, Alfonseca 15-9, Gordon 14-7, Romero 8-4, Myers 12-9, Hanrahan 101-51, Schroder 30-19, Bacsik 10-7, Rivera 16-11, Rauch 12-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hamels 8-6, Alfonseca 0-0, Gordon 0-1, Romero 0-2, Myers 1-1, Hanrahan 2-5, Schroder 0-4, Bacsik 1-0, Rivera 1-0, Rauch 0-2.
Batters faced: Hamels 26, Alfonseca 2, Gordon 4, Romero 2, Myers 3, Hanrahan 23, Schroder 7, Bacsik 2, Rivera 5, Rauch 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Alfonseca 2-0, Romero 1-0, Bacsik 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Marvin Hudson. 1B: Chris Guccione. 2B: Adrian Johnson. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 88 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:03.
Att: 27,308.

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