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Tough homestand wraps up
Nationals 5, Braves 2
Jeff Francoeur lays out to make a diving catch in the eighth inning. (John Bazemore/AP)
John Smoltz cruised along until the sixth, when Washington reached him for three runs. Adam LaRoche's RBI single and Pete Orr's pinch-hit homer brought Atlanta back to within one, but Macay McBride yielded a two-run homer in the eighth, sealing another tough-luck loss for Smoltz.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: June 07, 2006
BOS
NYY
PPD
WSH
Washington (27-33)
Won 1
Washington 5, Atlanta 2   ATL
Atlanta (29-31)
Lost 1
June 7, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0   5 8 0
Atlanta
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0   2 6 0
Standings thru 6/7/06  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Braves Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF5010010.307
Clayton, SS5110001.262
Vidro, 2B4100101.318
Johnson, 1B2110110.298
Zimmerman, 3B2111112.270
Anderson, RF3112011.257
Byrd, RF0000000.227
a-Ward, PH1012000.261
1-Vento, PR-RF0000000.235
Schneider, C3010111.230
Jackson, CF4010024.250
Ortiz, P3000021.080
Majewski, P1000003.000
Cordero, P0000000.000
Totals335854914 

a-Doubled for Byrd in the 8th.
1-Ran for Ward in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Soriano (11, Smoltz), Johnson (15, Smoltz), Zimmerman (13, Smoltz), Ward (4, Yates).
HR: Anderson (2, 6th inning off Smoltz, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Soriano 2; Clayton; Johnson 2; Zimmerman 2; Anderson 4; Ward 2; Schneider; Jackson.
RBI: Zimmerman (35), Anderson 2 (7), Ward 2 (7).
2-out RBI: Zimmerman; Anderson 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zimmerman 2; Ortiz; Majewski 2.
S: Johnson.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Johnson (6, 2nd base off Smoltz/Pratt).
CS: Jackson (3, 2nd base by Smoltz/Pratt).

 
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Giles, 2B4010010.244
Renteria, SS3010121.320
Jones, C, 3B4110002.287
Jones, A, CF4000013.284
LaRoche, 1B4011000.251
Francoeur, RF3000001.249
Langerhans, LF4000011.249
Pratt, C3010010.221
b-Betemit, PH1000010.292
Smoltz, P2000012.120
a-Orr, PH1111000.213
McBride, P0000000.000
Yates, P0000000.000
Villarreal, P0000000.000
Totals332621810 

a-Homered for Smoltz in the 7th. b-Struck out for Pratt in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Jones, C (10, Ortiz), Renteria (12, Ortiz).
3B: Giles (2, Ortiz).
HR: Orr (1, 7th inning off Ortiz, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Giles 3; Renteria 2; Jones, C 2; LaRoche; Pratt; Orr 4.
RBI: LaRoche (35), Orr (4).
2-out RBI: LaRoche; Orr.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, A; Smoltz; Renteria.
Team LOB: 6.

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ortiz (W, 5-4)6.26221514.83
Majewski (H, 6)1.10000103.13
Cordero (S, 11)1.00000202.93
 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Smoltz (L, 4-4)7.06331813.73
McBride 0.11222004.24
Yates 0.21001108.10
Villarreal 1.00000004.67

IBB: Zimmerman (by McBride), Schneider (by Yates).
HBP: Francoeur (by Ortiz), Zimmerman (by Smoltz).
Pitches-strikes: Ortiz 97-65, Majewski 13-8, Cordero 12-10, Smoltz 105-68, McBride 17-7, Yates 17-10, Villarreal 9-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Ortiz 8-7, Majewski 1-2, Cordero 0-1, Smoltz 8-4, McBride 1-0, Yates 0-1, Villarreal 1-2.
Batters faced: Ortiz 28, Majewski 4, Cordero 3, Smoltz 28, McBride 4, Yates 4, Villarreal 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Majewski 1-0, Yates 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Randy Marsh.
Weather: 83 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 2:38.
Att: 32,001.

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