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Nationals 8, Brewers 3
Ryan Zimmerman and Cristian Guzman each hit homers in Sunday's game. (AP)
As they did the night before, the Nationals had their offense on display -- but this time, they had the starting pitching to back up the output. Homers by Cristian Guzman, Adam Dunn and Ryan Zimmerman gave Craig Stammen room to breathe as the right-hander delivered 6 1/3 strong innings.
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Series at a glance:
MIL
Milwaukee (60-63)
Lost 1
Washington 8, Milwaukee 3   WSH
Washington (44-80)
Won 1
August 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Milwaukee
0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0   3 6 2
Washington
3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 X   8 10 0
Standings thru 8/23/09  |  Recap: MIL | WSH  |  Gameday  |  Brewers stats  |  Nationals stats
Milwaukee AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Lopez, F, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .314
Counsell, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .282
Braun, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .313
  Bourgeois, LF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .273
Fielder, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .303
Cameron, CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .260
Catalanotto, RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .302
  Villanueva, Ca, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
  a-Iribarren, PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .250
  DiFelice, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Weathers, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-McGehee, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298
Rivera, Mi, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .241
Parra, M, P 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .135
  Gerut, RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .206
Escobar, A, SS 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 .321
Totals 33 3 6 3 2 3 12  

a-Doubled for Villanueva, Ca in the 7th. b-Popped out for Weathers in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Parra, M (2, Stammen), Iribarren (2, Stammen).
HR: Escobar, A (1, 5th inning off Stammen, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Braun; Gerut; Iribarren 2; Escobar, A 4; Parra, M 2; Lopez, F.
RBI: Lopez, F (42), Escobar, A (2), Gerut (20).
2-out RBI: Lopez, F.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rivera, Mi; Cameron.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Braun (12, 2nd base off Stammen/Bard).

FIELDING
E: Escobar, A (2, missed catch), Counsell (5, fielding).

 
Washington AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Morgan, CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .310
Guzman, C, SS 5 3 2 1 0 0 1 .307
Zimmerman, 3B 4 2 2 3 1 0 0 .301
Dunn, A, 1B 4 1 2 1 1 0 3 .288
  Gonzalez, Al, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
Willingham, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .296
  Burnett, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Padilla, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083
Belliard, 2B-1B 3 0 1 2 1 0 3 .241
Bard, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .234
Morse, RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .167
  Clippard, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Stammen, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 .207
  Harris, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221
Totals 34 8 10 8 3 2 18  

BATTING
2B: Morse (1, Parra, M).
HR: Guzman, C (6, 2nd inning off Parra, M, 0 on, 2 out), Dunn, A (33, 3rd inning off Parra, M, 0 on, 0 out), Zimmerman (26, 4th inning off Parra, M, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Dunn, A 5; Zimmerman 5; Belliard; Morgan; Guzman, C 5; Morse 2; Bard.
RBI: Zimmerman 3 (85), Belliard 2 (22), Morgan (39), Guzman, C (43), Dunn, A (89).
2-out RBI: Belliard 2; Guzman, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Stammen; Belliard.
SAC: Stammen; Morgan.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.

 
Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Parra, M (L, 8-10) 3.1 8 8 5 1 0 3 6.54
Villanueva, Ca 2.2 2 0 0 1 1 0 6.01
DiFelice 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.45
Weathers 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.65
 
Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Stammen (W, 4-6) 6.1 5 3 3 1 1 1 5.08
Burnett, S 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.04
Clippard 2.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.34

Game Scores: Parra, M 17, Stammen 51.
WP: Burnett, S.
HBP: Willingham (by Villanueva, Ca).
Pitches-strikes: Parra, M 72-44, Villanueva, Ca 56-29, DiFelice 12-9, Weathers 14-8, Stammen 97-60, Burnett, S 14-9, Clippard 29-18.
Groundouts-flyouts: Parra, M 6-2, Villanueva, Ca 1-3, DiFelice 0-1, Weathers 2-1, Stammen 9-5, Burnett, S 1-0, Clippard 0-2.
Batters faced: Parra, M 21, Villanueva, Ca 12, DiFelice 3, Weathers 4, Stammen 25, Burnett, S 3, Clippard 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Burnett, S 1-1.
Ejections: Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun ejected by 1B umpire Mike Muchlinski (6th)
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Mike Muchlinski. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 82 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 2:51.
Att: 21,460.
Venue: Nationals Park.
August 23, 2009
August 23, 2009

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