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Aurilia steps up
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Giants 6, Nationals 4
Aaron Rowand drove in a run during Wednesday's two-run first. (Dino Vournas/AP)
Rich Aurilia delivered a two-run double and scored as the Giants took the lead in the eighth, and Brian Wilson shut the door in the ninth for his 27th save. Bengie Molina paced the offense early with three hits and two RBIs, and Omar Vizquel added three hits of his own.
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Series at a glance:
WSH
Washington (38-63)
Lost 2
San Francisco 6, Washington 4   SF
San Francisco (42-58)
Won 2
July 23, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Washington
0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0   4 14 0
San Francisco
2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 X   6 10 2
Standings thru 7/23/08  |  Recap: WSH | SF  |  Gameday  |  Nationals stats  |  Giants stats
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Harris, CF5020002.257
Guzman, SS5010013.306
Zimmerman, 3B5030011.266
Kearns, RF5110014.220
Flores, C4112002.286
Lo Duca, 1B4020000.248
  Ayala, P0000000.000
  c-Casto, PH1000012.200
Lopez, 2B4010002.243
Langerhans, LF3220101.286
Balester, P1000011.333
  a-Estrada, PH1011000.180
  1-Orr, PR0000000.190
  Shell, P0000000.000
  Manning, P0000000.000
  Rivera, P0000000.000
  b-Belliard, PH-1B1000002.230
Totals3941431520 

a-Singled for Balester in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Rivera in the 8th. c-Struck out for Ayala in the 9th.
1-Ran for Estrada in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Langerhans (3, Correia).
HR: Flores (6, 6th inning off Correia, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Harris 2; Guzman; Zimmerman 3; Kearns; Flores 4; Lo Duca 2; Lopez; Langerhans 3; Estrada.
RBI: Flores 2 (42), Estrada (4).
2-out RBI: Estrada.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Flores; Balester; Kearns; Zimmerman; Guzman; Harris 2; Casto.
S: Balester.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
CS: Harris (3, 2nd base by Correia/Molina), Lopez (5, 2nd base by Correia/Molina).
PO: Harris (1st base by Correia).

 
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lewis, LF4100112.271
Velez, 2B3000002.208
  b-Castillo, PH-2B-3B1000010.260
Winn, RF4110011.279
Molina, C4132010.288
  1-Burriss, PR-2B0100000.291
Rowand, CF4011002.289
Bowker, 1B2100210.267
  Holm, C0000000.214
Aurilia, 3B-1B4122012.275
Vizquel, SS4031001.183
Correia, P1000001.083
  Hinshaw, P0000000.000
  a-Ochoa, PH1000001.286
  Matos, O, P0000000.000
  Espineli, P0000000.000
  c-Roberts, PH1000001.111
  Wilson, P0000000.000
Totals3361063613 

a-Flied out for Hinshaw in the 6th. b-Struck out for Velez in the 7th. c-Flied out for Espineli in the 8th.
1-Ran for Molina in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Molina 2 (23, Balester, Balester), Rowand (30, Balester), Aurilia (16, Ayala), Vizquel (6, Ayala).
TB: Winn; Molina 5; Rowand 2; Aurilia 3; Vizquel 4.
RBI: Molina 2 (61), Rowand (53), Aurilia 2 (37), Vizquel (12).
2-out RBI: Molina 2; Rowand.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aurilia; Velez; Correia; Rowand; Lewis.
S: Correia.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Burriss (8, 2nd base off Ayala/Flores).

FIELDING
E: Correia (1, throw), Bowker (4, fielding).
Pickoffs: Correia (Harris at 1st base).

 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Balester 5.06332205.75
Shell (H, 1)1.01000102.00
Manning (H, 3)0.10000004.43
Rivera (H, 11)0.20000203.39
Ayala (BS, 4)(L, 1-6)1.03331105.77
 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Correia 5.212430315.71
Hinshaw 0.10000002.63
Matos, O 1.11000002.45
Espineli (W, 1-0)0.20001000.00
Wilson (S, 27)1.01000204.69

HBP: Flores (by Wilson).
Pitches-strikes: Balester 74-44, Shell 14-10, Manning 9-6, Rivera 10-6, Ayala 27-17, Correia 84-60, Hinshaw 2-2, Matos, O 16-10, Espineli 15-8, Wilson 18-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Balester 10-3, Shell 0-2, Manning 1-0, Rivera 0-0, Ayala 0-2, Correia 7-5, Hinshaw 1-0, Matos, O 1-3, Espineli 1-1, Wilson 0-1.
Batters faced: Balester 23, Shell 4, Manning 1, Rivera 2, Ayala 7, Correia 28, Hinshaw 1, Matos, O 5, Espineli 3, Wilson 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Hinshaw 2-0, Espineli 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Angel Campos. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 63 degrees, clear.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:47.
Att: 35,539.
July 23, 2008

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