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Four-run seventh keys Nationals win over Reds

Aug 3, 2008 - 3:07 AM By Rich Dubroff PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- Pete Orr doesn't drive in runs often, but on Saturday, he drove in two important ones.

Orr's two-run, pinch-hit single keyed a four-run seventh inning that led the Washington Nationals to a 10-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

The Nationals, who won for the second straight time at home for the first time since June 25-27, trailed, 6-2, heading into the sixth inning. Ronnie Belliard's pinch-hit, two-run home run cut the Reds' lead to 6-4.

In the seventh against Mike Lincoln (1-3), who had a 19-inning scoreless streak, Washington scored four runs. Lastings Milledge led off with a walk and Austin Kearns singled before Kory Casto's RBI single cut the deficit to 6-5.

After Alberto Gonzalez singled to load the bases, Gary Majewski replaced Lincoln and Elijah Dukes grounded to second baseman Brandon Phillips, who booted the ball for an error, allowing Kearns to score the tying run.

"He hit the ball hard. It just ate me up," Phillips said. "It hit the grass and just skipped on me and hit me on the wrist. I can't catch everything."

Orr, who had 18 RBI in his previous 288 major league games, then laced a single to score Casto and Gonzalez to make it 8-6.

"I knew I had to get that run in," Orr said. "If you don't think you can do it, you shouldn't be here. It was a fun game to be a part of and I'm very happy I got the opportunity."

Charlie Manning (1-2), who pitched a scoreless seventh in relief of Jason Bergmann, got the win. Luis Ayala pitched a perfect eighth and Saul Rivera tossed a scoreless ninth.

Washington manager Manny Acta lauded the work of the bullpen.

"That basically won the game," Acta said. "Once you get that close, you feel like you can make a comeback."

The Reds had taken a 5-2 lead in the second on a three-run double by Joey Votto and a two-run home run by Jay Bruce. Paul Bako's suicide squeeze gave Cincinnati a 6-2 lead.

Cincinnati has lost seven of its last eight.

"That was a terrible game - an ugly game," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "It was very disheartening to see that."

Josh Fogg started and pitched 5 1/3 innings, yielding three runs and six hits. He walked three and struck out five, leaving after allowing a one-out double to Gonzalez in the sixth.

Bergmann has won once in 17 starts. He pitched six innings, allowing six runs -- five earned - and six hits.

Washington scored two runs off Fogg in the first inning on RBI singles by Kearns and Jesus Flores.

The Nationals added two runs in the eighth on Milledge's eighth home run and a wild pitch by Majewski, which scored Kearns.








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    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CINCINNATI 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 7 3
    WASHINGTON 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 x 10 14 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CIN - JOSH FOGG, BILL BRAY (6TH), MIKE LINCOLN (7TH), GARY MAJEWSKI
    (7TH) AND PAUL BAKO
    WAS - JASON BERGMANN, CHARLIE MANNING (7TH), LUIS AYALA
    (8TH), SAUL RIVERA

    Aug 2 9:57 PM


  • NL
    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY GARY MAJEWSKI ALLOWED AUSTIN KEARNS TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 6
    WASHINGTON 10 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: J FLORES (.282, 1-FOR-3, BB, RBI)

    Reds 6, Nationals 10  Bot 8, 0 OutsAug 2 9:43 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY LASTINGS MILLEDGE (8) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 8TH OFF GARY MAJEWSKI.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 6, WASHINGTON 9
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: A KEARNS (.217, 2-FOR-4, RBI)

    Reds 6, Nationals 9  Bot 8, 0 OutsAug 2 9:40 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY PETE ORR SCORED KORY CASTO AND ALBERTO GONZALEZ.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, P ORR ON FIRST, E DUKES ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 6
    WASHINGTON 8 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: E BONIFACIO (.250, 2-FOR-4)

    Reds 6, Nationals 8  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 2 9:27 PM
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    Reds 6, Nationals 8  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 2 9:27 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY BRANDON PHILLIPS ALLOWED AUSTIN KEARNS TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, E DUKES ON FIRST, A GONZALEZ ON SECOND, K
    CASTO ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 6
    WASHINGTON 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: C MANNING (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Reds 6, Nationals 6  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 2 9:26 PM
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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
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    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K CASTO ON FIRST, A KEARNS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 6
    WASHINGTON 5 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: A GONZALEZ (.600, 2-FOR-3)

    Reds 6, Nationals 5  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 2 9:21 PM
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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY RONNIE BELLIARD (10) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF BILL BRAY SCORED ALBERTO GONZALEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 6, WASHINGTON 4
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: E BONIFACIO (.211, 1-FOR-3)

    Reds 6, Nationals 4  Bot 6, 0 OutsAug 2 9:00 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE BY PAUL BAKO SCORED COREY PATTERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 6
    WASHINGTON 2 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J FOGG (.133, 0-FOR-0, BB, SAC)

    Reds 6, Nationals 2  Top 6, 0 OutsAug 2 8:49 PM
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    Reds 5, Nationals 2  Bot 3, 0 OutsAug 2 8:10 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JAY BRUCE (9) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF JASON BERGMANN SCORED JOEY VOTTO.
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 5, WASHINGTON 2
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: B PHILLIPS (.278, 1-FOR-1)

    Reds 5, Nationals 2  Top 2, 0 OutsAug 2 7:49 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JOEY VOTTO SCORED EDWIN ENCARNACION, PAUL BAKO
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    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J VOTTO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 3
    WASHINGTON 2 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J BRUCE (.270, 1-FOR-1)

    Reds 3, Nationals 2  Top 2, 0 OutsAug 2 7:47 PM


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    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JESUS FLORES SCORED LASTINGS MILLEDGE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J FLORES ON FIRST, A KEARNS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 0
    WASHINGTON 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: K CASTO (.198, 1 HR, 9 RBI)

    Reds 0, Nationals 2  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 2 7:30 PM


  • NL
    AT WASHINGTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY AUSTIN KEARNS SCORED EMILIO BONIFACIO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A KEARNS ON FIRST, L MILLEDGE ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CINCINNATI 0
    WASHINGTON 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: J FLORES (.281, 7 HR, 47 RBI)

    Reds 0, Nationals 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 2 7:29 PM