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Box > Washington 5, Arizona 3
D.C.'s home debut a winner
Starter Javier Vazquez struck out eight, but yielded three runs in the fourth and two more in the sixth. Chad Tracy hit a three-run home run in the ninth, but it wasn't enough for Arizona.
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After throwing out the first pitch on Thursday, President George W. Bush shakes hands with Nationals catcher Brian Schneider. (Lawrence Jackson/AP)
Livan Hernandez pitched 8 1/3 strong innings and Vinny Castilla finished a single shy of the cycle to spark the Nationals in their home opener.
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Arizona (6-4)
Lost 1
Washington 5, Arizona 3   WSH
Washington (6-4)
Won 3
April 14, 2005
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3   3 4 0
0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 X   5 9 0
Standings through 4/14/05  |  Gameday  |  Diamondbacks Stats  |  Nationals Stats
Counsell, 2B4000010.300
Clayton, SS4000010.206
Gonzalez, L, LF2110200.353
Glaus, 3B2000212.263
Green, RF3110113.294
Tracy, 1B3113101.355
Snyder, C4000013.318
McCracken, CF4010000.263
Vazquez, P2000000.250
Choate, P0000000.000
a-Cintron, PH1000000.125
Cormier, P0000000.000
b-Clark, PH1000001.500

a-Popped out for Choate in the 8th. b-Flied out for Cormier in the 9th.

HR: Tracy (2, 9th inning off Hernandez, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Gonzalez, L; Green; Tracy 4; McCracken.
RBI: Tracy 3 (7).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Snyder 2.
GIDP: Tracy.
Team LOB: 6.

DP: 2 (Counsell-Clayton-Tracy, Clayton-Counsell-Tracy).

Wilkerson, LF4000010.333
Johnson, 1B4010020.281
Vidro, 2B2110210.297
Guillen, RF3100013.333
Sledge, RF0000000.273
Church, CF4120002.238
Castilla, 3B3234000.393
Schneider, C3011003.258
Guzman, SS4010022.128
Hernandez, P3000012.167
Cordero, C, P0000000.000

2B: Castilla (3, Vazquez), Vidro (4, Vazquez).
3B: Castilla (1, Vazquez).
HR: Castilla (2, 6th inning off Vazquez, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Johnson; Vidro 2; Church 2; Castilla 9; Schneider; Guzman.
RBI: Castilla 4 (7), Schneider (3).
2-out RBI: Castilla 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guzman 2; Hernandez.
SF: Schneider.
GIDP: Guillen; Schneider.
Team LOB: 6.

DP: (Guzman-Vidro-Johnson).

Vazquez (L, 0-2)6.085518111.77
Choate 1.00001003.00
Cormier 1.01000000.00
Hernandez (W, 1-1)8.13336514.50
Cordero, C (S, 2)0.21000001.23

IBB: Tracy (by Hernandez).
HBP: Guillen (by Vazquez), Castilla (by Cormier).
Pitches-strikes: Vazquez 94-66, Choate 20-11, Cormier 11-6, Hernandez 121-71, Cordero, C 12-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Vazquez 2-8, Choate 3-0, Cormier 2-1, Hernandez 13-7, Cordero, C 1-1.
Batters faced: Vazquez 27, Choate 4, Cormier 4, Hernandez 33, Cordero, C 3.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 62 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 2:33.
Att: 45,596.

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