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Reds rally ruins Nats
Early sparks fizzle for Nats
The Nationals jumped out to an early six-run lead over the Reds, but couldn't make it hold in the series opener. Ryan Zimmerman, Austin Kearns and Dmitri Young each drove in two runs for the Nationals, who have lost three of their last four games. Jon Rauch took the loss in relief.
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Reds 8, Nationals 7
Javier Valentin is congratulated after his pinch-hit home run. (Al Behrman/AP)
Series at a glance:
Valentin caps late heroics
Javier Valentin played the hero for the Reds on Monday night, hitting a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth to cap a comeback win over the Nationals. Starter Bronson Arroyo allowed six runs over two innings, while Jon Coutlangus pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win.
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 Valentin homers
 Griffey homers
 Hatteberg doubles
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 21, 2007
WSH
Washington (16-29)
Lost 1
Cincinnati 8, Washington 7   CIN
Cincinnati (18-27)
Won 1
May 21, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   7 9 1
Cincinnati
0 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 X   8 12 1
Standings thru 5/21/07  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Reds Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, 2B5110024.238
Guzman, SS3100210.259
Zimmerman, 3B5232001.255
Young, 1B4222011.262
  Rivera, P0000000.000
  Rauch, P0000000.000
  a-Belliard, PH1000001.259
Kearns, RF4112022.244
Schneider, C4021001.231
Logan, CF4000022.259
Langerhans, LF2000210.132
Speigner, P0000100.000
  Abreu, P1000010.000
  Fick, 1B1000000.176
Totals3479751012 

a-Popped out for Rauch in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Zimmerman (12, Arroyo), Young (9, Arroyo).
HR: Kearns (5, 2nd inning off Arroyo, 1 on, 2 out), Zimmerman (5, 4th inning off Santos, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Lopez; Zimmerman 7; Young 3; Kearns 4; Schneider 2.
RBI: Zimmerman 2 (21), Young 2 (19), Schneider (15), Kearns 2 (18).
2-out RBI: Kearns 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez 3; Schneider.
S: Speigner.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Logan (1, 2nd base by Santos/Ross).

FIELDING
E: Speigner (1, fielding).
DP: (Lopez-Guzman-Young).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Freel, 3B-CF5010012.268
Hopper, CF-LF4010001.265
Griffey, RF4121001.303
Phillips, 2B4000001.286
Dunn, LF3220100.268
  Weathers, P0000000.000
Gonzalez, SS4211002.252
Hatteberg, 1B4234010.303
Ross, C2010110.206
  b-Valentin, PH-C1112000.239
Arroyo, P0000100.087
  Santos, P1000002.000
  a-Moeller, PH1000000.200
  Coffey, P0000000.000
  Coutlangus, P0000000.000
  c-Castro, PH-3B1000010.170
Totals348128349 

a-Grounded out for Santos in the 6th. b-Homered for Ross in the 8th. c-Struck out for Coutlangus in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Gonzalez (8, Speigner), Hatteberg 2 (7, Speigner, Rauch).
HR: Hatteberg (3, 2nd inning off Speigner, 1 on, 2 out), Griffey (9, 3rd inning off Speigner, 0 on, 1 out), Valentin (1, 8th inning off Rauch, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Freel; Hopper; Griffey 5; Dunn 2; Gonzalez 2; Hatteberg 8; Ross; Valentin 4.
RBI: Hatteberg 4 (15), Griffey (27), Gonzalez (17), Valentin 2 (10).
2-out RBI: Hatteberg 3; Gonzalez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Freel; Santos.
GIDP: Griffey.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Freel (6, 2nd base by Speigner/Schneider).

FIELDING
E: Dunn (3, throw).

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Speigner 3.07553026.33
Abreu 3.01000203.24
Rivera (H, 6)1.01000002.45
Rauch (BS, 2)(L, 2-1)1.03330214.62
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Arroyo 2.06663213.41
Santos 4.02111513.60
Coffey 0.21000004.79
Coutlangus (W, 2-0)1.10000203.07
Weathers (S, 9)1.00001102.08

IBB: Ross (by Speigner), Langerhans (by Arroyo).
Pitches-strikes: Speigner 66-37, Abreu 31-20, Rivera 15-10, Rauch 29-22, Arroyo 62-32, Santos 57-37, Coffey 12-8, Coutlangus 17-11, Weathers 15-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Speigner 2-6, Abreu 5-2, Rivera 2-1, Rauch 1-0, Arroyo 2-2, Santos 4-2, Coffey 2-0, Coutlangus 0-2, Weathers 0-2.
Batters faced: Speigner 18, Abreu 9, Rivera 4, Rauch 6, Arroyo 15, Santos 14, Coffey 3, Coutlangus 4, Weathers 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Coutlangus 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jim Reynolds. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, R to L.
T: 2:50.
Att: 15,271.

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