Washington 8, San Diego 5

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Monday, May 14, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 67°
Umpires - Home Plate - Larry Vanover, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Alan Porter,
Attendance - 19434

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
San Diego 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 5 7 2
Washington 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 2 8 11 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Diego 12-24 9-14 3-10 L2
Washington 22-13 13-4 9-9 W1


Nationals 8, Padres 5: Rookie Bryce Harper belted his first career homer and Ian Desmond collected three hits - including a two-run double in the sixth inning - as host Washington posted its fourth win in five outings.
Playing in his 15th career game, Harper launched a 2-1 breaking ball from Tim Stauffer over the wall in straightaway center field in the third inning. Harper, who raced around the bases before settling into the dugout, was summoned for a curtain call to commemorate the milestone.
The 19-year-old Harper is the youngest player to belt a home run in the majors since 1988, when Adrian Beltre recorded seven prior to turning 19 1/2 years of age.
Chad Tracy blasted a pinch-hit homer, Xavier Nady also went deep and Desmond scored twice as the Nationals improved to 13-4 at home.
With San Diego clinging to a 5-4 lead, Desmond deposited an offering from Miles Mikolas (0-1) off the wall in right center to plate Rick Ankiel and Jesus Flores.
Craig Stammen (3-0) struck out three in two scoreless innings in pick up the win in relief of starter Ross Detwiler. Sean Burnett induced a double play to end the threat in the ninth for his first save of the season.
Orlando Hudson had a two-run single, Chase Headley delivered a run-scoring single and Yonder Alonso scored twice for the Padres, who fell to 3-10 on the road.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Making his first start, Washington catcher Sandy Leon exited the contest after a collision with Chase Headley at the plate in the top of the fourth inning. Leon, who suffered a right ankle sprain, was replaced by Flores. ... Stauffer, who was activated from the disabled list prior to the game, was making his season debut after being sidelined with a strained right elbow. He allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
San Diego   Washington
Tim Stauffer Player Ross Detwiler
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 5.0
5 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 7
5.40 ERA 7.20
San Diego   Washington
Yonder Alonso Player Ian Desmond
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
3 TB 4
.500 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
San Diego 7 0 10 .212 14 7 4 4 1 2
Washington 11 3 21 .333 17 7 7 5 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against San Diego. The Nationals have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • San Diego will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Padres have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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