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Nats' bats fall flat
Astros 3, Nationals 2
Mike Bacsik pitched well, but took the loss on Wednesday night.  (Pat Sullivan/AP)
 Kearns' two-run homer
Austin Kearns supplied the Nationals with all of their offense on Wednesday night -- a two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning. Mike Bacsik pitched well in his first start since being reinstated to the Nats rotation, allowing three runs over six innings, to take a tough-luck loss to the Astros.
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Series at a glance:
WSH
Washington (57-70)
Lost 1
Houston 3, Washington 2   HOU
Houston (57-70)
Won 1
August 22, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   2 8 0
Houston
1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 X   3 7 0
Standings thru 8/22/07  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Astros Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, SS4020002.243
Logan, CF4010022.286
Zimmerman, 3B4010033.271
Young, 1B4110022.332
Kearns, RF3122100.258
Pena, LF4000023.227
Belliard, 2B4000011.279
Schneider, C2000210.231
Bacsik, P2000011.120
  a-Church, PH1010000.265
  Rivera, P0000000.000
  Rauch, P0000000.000
  b-Fick, PH1000000.203
Totals3328231214 

a-Singled for Bacsik in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Rauch in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Lopez (21, Williams), Young (32, Williams).
HR: Kearns (11, 6th inning off Williams, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Lopez 3; Logan; Zimmerman; Young 2; Kearns 5; Church.
RBI: Kearns 2 (51).
2-out RBI: Kearns 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young; Zimmerman 2; Pena.
GIDP: Lopez.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Logan (19, 2nd base off Williams/Ausmus).

FIELDING
DP: (Lopez-Belliard-Young).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B4120000.256
  Lidge, P0000000.000
Pence, CF4110002.326
Berkman, 1B3012001.274
Lee, LF3010101.302
Wigginton, 3B3111012.275
Scott, RF3000031.254
Loretta, SS3010001.280
  Qualls, P0000000.000
  Burke, 2B0000000.229
Ausmus, C3000001.237
Williams, P2000000.077
  Bruntlett, SS1000000.254
Totals29373149 

BATTING
3B: Pence (7, Bacsik), Berkman (2, Bacsik).
HR: Wigginton (18, 4th inning off Bacsik, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Biggio 2; Pence 3; Berkman 3; Lee; Wigginton 4; Loretta.
RBI: Berkman 2 (80), Wigginton (56).
2-out RBI: Berkman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lee.
SF: Berkman.
GIDP: Ausmus.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Pence (Lopez at 3rd base).
DP: (Biggio-Bruntlett-Berkman).

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bacsik (L, 5-7)6.07331414.61
Rivera 1.00000003.79
Rauch 1.00000004.19
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Williams (W, 8-12)6.16222814.84
Qualls (H, 16)1.22001303.14
Lidge (S, 12)1.00000103.02

Pitches-strikes: Bacsik 100-61, Rivera 6-5, Rauch 9-7, Williams 106-66, Qualls 33-24, Lidge 15-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bacsik 7-7, Rivera 1-2, Rauch 1-2, Williams 5-5, Qualls 2-0, Lidge 2-0.
Batters faced: Bacsik 25, Rivera 3, Rauch 3, Williams 26, Qualls 7, Lidge 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Qualls 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Mike DiMuro. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:28.
Att: 32,023.

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