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Blasts from past propel Nats
Guzman, Bacsik key victory
Cristian Guzman hit his first homer since 2005 to give Mike Bacsik an early advantage. Bacsik, making his second start of the year, cruised through seven innings before struggling in the eighth, but earned his first win since 2004. Dmitri Young helped out with three hits and two RBIs.
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 Guzman homers
Nationals 4, Reds 3
Ryan Zimmerman congratulates Cristian Guzman on his first-inning solo homer. (Al Behrman/AP)
Series at a glance:
Homers not enough
Adam Dunn got the Reds on the board in the fifth inning with his 12th homer, and Alex Gonzalez hit a two-run shot in the eighth. But the long balls accounted for Cincinnati's only runs in the club's third straight loss to Washington. Gary Majewski tossed two-thirds of an inning in his return to the Majors.
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 Gonzalez homers
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 24, 2007
WSH
Washington (19-29)
Won 3
Washington 4, Cincinnati 3   CIN
Cincinnati (18-30)
Lost 3
May 24, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0   4 11 0
Cincinnati
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0   3 7 0
Standings thru 5/24/07  |  Gameday  |  Nationals Stats  |  Reds Stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, 2B5020002.250
Guzman, SS5221014.275
Zimmerman, 3B4110002.250
Church, LF4000002.266
  Langerhans, LF0000000.138
Kearns, RF4121000.249
Young, 1B4032000.286
  Fick, 1B0000000.189
Schneider, C4000004.232
Logan, CF3010122.256
Bacsik, P3000002.000
  Traber, P0000000.000
  a-Batista, PH0000000.231
  Cordero, P0000000.000
Totals3641141318 

a-Hit by pitch for Traber in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Young (12, Belisle).
HR: Guzman (1, 1st inning off Belisle, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Lopez 2; Guzman 5; Zimmerman; Kearns 2; Young 4; Logan.
RBI: Guzman (5), Kearns (19), Young 2 (22).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Logan; Bacsik; Guzman.
GIDP: Schneider; Zimmerman.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Guzman-Lopez-Young, Lopez-Zimmerman-Fick).

 
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Freel, CF4000003.265
Gonzalez, SS4122010.253
Griffey, RF4000001.296
Phillips, 2B3020100.290
Conine, 1B4000004.278
Dunn, LF4111012.257
Encarnacion, 3B3000001.214
Ross, C3010010.211
Belisle, P1000110.000
  Salmon, P0000000.000
  a-Hopper, PH1110000.278
  Coutlangus, P0000000.000
  Majewski, P0000000.000
Totals313732411 

a-Singled for Salmon in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Dunn (12, 5th inning off Bacsik, 0 on, 0 out), Gonzalez (8, 8th inning off Bacsik, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Gonzalez 5; Phillips 2; Dunn 4; Ross; Hopper.
RBI: Dunn (27), Gonzalez 2 (19).
2-out RBI: Gonzalez 2.
GIDP: Conine; Dunn.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Gonzalez-Phillips-Conine, Phillips-Gonzalez-Conine).

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bacsik (W, 1-0)7.27331421.98
Traber (H, 2)0.10000001.59
Cordero (S, 6)1.00001003.38
 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Belisle (L, 4-4)7.010441314.65
Salmon 1.00000002.45
Coutlangus 0.11000005.28
Majewski 0.20000000.00

IBB: Logan (by Belisle).
HBP: Batista (by Majewski).
Pitches-strikes: Bacsik 100-64, Traber 4-3, Cordero 13-7, Belisle 116-79, Salmon 12-7, Coutlangus 9-6, Majewski 13-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bacsik 7-11, Traber 1-0, Cordero 2-1, Belisle 11-7, Salmon 1-2, Coutlangus 1-0, Majewski 1-1.
Batters faced: Bacsik 29, Traber 1, Cordero 3, Belisle 30, Salmon 3, Coutlangus 2, Majewski 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Majewski 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Jim Reynolds. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Lance Barksdale.
Weather: 83 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, R to L.
T: 2:29.
Att: 19,541.

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