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Nationals 5, Reds 2
Odalis Perez struck out five in notching his fourth victory. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
The Nationals plated five runs in the first two innings, and Odalis Perez took over from there, allowing just three hits over 7 1/3 strong frames as Washington halted its losing streak at nine games with the victory in the opener.
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Series at a glance:
CIN
Cincinnati (51-59)
Lost 1
Washington 5, Cincinnati 2   WSH
Washington (39-70)
Won 1
August 1, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cincinnati
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1   2 4 0
Washington
2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   5 9 0
Standings thru 8/1/08  |  Recap: CIN | WSH  |  Gameday  |  Reds stats  |  Nationals stats
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hairston, CF4000004.344
Keppinger, SS4110011.279
Bruce, RF4111001.267
Phillips, B, 2B4001020.276
Dunn, LF2000210.242
Encarnacion, 3B4000002.255
Phillips, A, 1B2010101.167
  b-Votto, PH1000001.275
Ross, C2000121.240
Bailey, P0000000.125
  Masset, P1000012.000
  Affeldt, P0000000.000
  a-Cabrera, J, PH1010000.333
  Weathers, P0000000.000
Totals292424713 

a-Tripled for Affeldt in the 8th. b-Lined out for Phillips, A in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Keppinger (13, Perez).
3B: Cabrera, J (1, Perez).
HR: Bruce (8, 9th inning off Hanrahan, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Keppinger 2; Bruce 4; Phillips, A; Cabrera, J 3.
RBI: Phillips, B (64), Bruce (25).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hairston 2; Keppinger.
S: Bailey.
GIDP: Phillips, A.
Team LOB: 5.

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bonifacio, 2B4111011.188
Harris, 3B3210100.247
Dukes, LF4122000.268
Kearns, RF4010023.212
Flores, C4012012.281
Milledge, CF4020001.240
Casto, 1B4000023.198
Gonzalez, SS2110201.185
Perez, P2000002.194
  Rivera, P0000000.000
  Hanrahan, P0000000.000
Totals315953613 

BATTING
2B: Gonzalez (3, Bailey), Dukes (9, Bailey).
3B: Milledge (1, Weathers).
TB: Bonifacio; Harris; Dukes 3; Kearns; Flores; Milledge 4; Gonzalez 2.
RBI: Flores 2 (47), Bonifacio (3), Dukes 2 (22).
2-out RBI: Flores 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Casto; Flores; Gonzalez.
S: Perez.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bonifacio (2, 2nd base off Bailey/Ross).
CS: Milledge (5, 2nd base by Masset/Ross).

FIELDING
DP: (Gonzalez-Bonifacio-Casto).

 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bailey (L, 0-5)2.07551307.55
Masset 3.01001104.34
Affeldt 2.00001103.90
Weathers 1.01000103.33
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perez (W, 4-8)7.13113504.16
Rivera 0.20000103.32
Hanrahan 1.01111113.90

WP: Bailey.
Pitches-strikes: Bailey 49-32, Masset 31-19, Affeldt 24-13, Weathers 15-10, Perez 102-63, Rivera 7-4, Hanrahan 22-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bailey 3-0, Masset 5-2, Affeldt 4-1, Weathers 0-2, Perez 13-4, Rivera 1-0, Hanrahan 0-2.
Batters faced: Bailey 14, Masset 10, Affeldt 7, Weathers 4, Perez 27, Rivera 2, Hanrahan 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Rivera 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Kellogg. 1B: Sam Holbrook. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Mark Wegner.
Weather: 89 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:26.
Att: 30,572.
August 1, 2008

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