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Belliard doing it all for the Nationals

Jun 14, 2008 - 2:02 PM Washington (27-42) at Seattle (24-43) 10:10 pm EDT

SEATTLE (Ticker) -- Ronnie Belliard is fully recovered from a stint on the 15-day disabled list and is doing everything possible to help the Washington Nationals win games.

Belliard and the Nationals try to win back-to-back contests for the first time in nearly a month when they continue a three-game interleague series against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.

Belliard drove in two runs during a six-run second inning of a 7-6 victory on Friday, just Washington's second win in its last eight games. The Nationals have not been able to string together consecutive wins since May 18-19.

The 33-year-old Belliard is 5-for-13 (.384) with two home runs and five RBI in four games since returning from a left calf injury and has also contributed in the field.

After playing second base for a majority of his 10-year career, Belliard has started at third base in place of injured Ryan Zimmerman in three of four games since his return.

Filling in for injured players appears to be a common theme for Washington as Saturday's starter Tyler Clippard (0-1, 6.23 ERA) was recalled from Class AAA Columbus following Friday's win to replace lefthander Odalis Perez, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder tendinitis.

Erik Bedard (4-4, 4.26) counters for Seattle, which is trying to avoid losing six straight home games for the first time since the 2006 season.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    WASHINGTON 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 5 13 0
    SEATTLE 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: WAS - TYLER CLIPPARD, SAUL RIVERA (7TH), LUIS AYALA (8TH), JON RAUCH
    (9TH) AND JESUS FLORES
    SEA - ERIK BEDARD, MIGUEL BATISTA (7TH), ARTHUR RHODES
    (8TH), SEAN GREE

    Jun 15 12:59 AM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RONNIE BELLIARD SCORED LASTINGS MILLEDGE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R BELLIARD ON SECOND, J FLORES ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 5
    SEATTLE 2 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: F LOPEZ (.244, 2-FOR-4, RBI)

    Nationals 5, Mariners 2  Top 9, 0 OutsJun 15 12:51 AM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JESUS FLORES (4) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF MIGUEL BATISTA SCORED LASTINGS MILLEDGE.
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 4, SEATTLE 2
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: R BELLIARD (.226, 1-FOR-3)

    Nationals 4, Mariners 2  Top 7, 0 OutsJun 15 12:05 AM
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    Nationals 2, Mariners 2  Top 6, 0 OutsJun 14 11:47 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ADRIAN BELTRE (14) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 4TH OFF TYLER CLIPPARD.
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 2, SEATTLE 2
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: R SEXSON (.216, 0-FOR-1)

    Nationals 2, Mariners 2  Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 14 11:17 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOSE VIDRO (5) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    4TH OFF TYLER CLIPPARD.
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 2, SEATTLE 1
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: R IBANEZ (.262, 0-FOR-1)

    Nationals 2, Mariners 1  Bot 4, 0 OutsJun 14 11:13 PM


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    AT SEATTLE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY FELIPE LOPEZ SCORED RONNIE BELLIARD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, F LOPEZ ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 2
    SEATTLE 0 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: W PENA (.200, 0-FOR-1)

    Nationals 2, Mariners 0  Top 4, 0 OutsJun 14 11:04 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    WASHINGTON 1 1 3 0
    SEATTLE 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: WAS - TYLER CLIPPARD
    SEA - ERIK BEDARD

    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: I SUZUKI (.293, 3 HR, 17 RBI)
    J LOPEZ (.296, 5 HR, 33 RBI)
    J VIDRO (.222, 4 HR, 33 RBI)

    Nationals 1, Mariners 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 14 10:17 PM