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A night of firsts for Ramirez
Reds 4, Nationals 2
Elizardo Ramirez gave up six hits and walked one. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Called up to take Eric Milton's place, Elizardo Ramirez turned in a top-notch performance, limiting the Nationals to two runs on six hits, and at one point retiring 12 straight. And not only did he get his first Major League win, he rapped out his first big-league hit.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 24, 2006
CIN
Cincinnati (13-7)
Won 2
Cincinnati 4, Washington 2   WSH
Washington (7-12)
Lost 2
April 24, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cincinnati
3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 9 1
Washington
1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   2 6 1
Standings thru 4/24/06  |  Gameday  |  Reds Stats  |  Nationals Stats
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Freel, CF3110102.298
Lopez, SS4121011.288
Dunn, LF4001012.242
Kearns, RF4110020.303
Hatteberg, 1B4000001.283
Encarnacion, 3B4011000.266
Weathers, P0000000.000
Phillips, 2B4010001.362
Valentin, C4120001.261
Ramirez, P3010002.333
Shackelford, P0000000.000
Coffey, P0000000.000
a-Aurilia, PH-3B1000001.263
Totals354931411 

a-Flied out for Coffey in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Lopez (5, Hernandez), Encarnacion (8, Hernandez).
3B: Valentin (1, Hernandez).
TB: Freel; Lopez 3; Kearns; Encarnacion 2; Phillips; Valentin 4; Ramirez.
RBI: Dunn (15), Encarnacion (18), Lopez (9).
2-out RBI: Encarnacion.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Phillips; Aurilia.
GIDP: Dunn.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Phillips (1, 2nd base off Rauch/Schneider).

FIELDING
E: Encarnacion (8, throw).

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF4120000.338
Vidro, 2B4110002.361
Johnson, 1B2011100.388
Guillen, RF4011013.291
Zimmerman, 3B4000005.219
Church, CF3000102.281
Clayton, SS4010021.258
Schneider, C4000012.180
Hernandez, P2000011.333
a-Anderson, PH1000000.118
Eischen, P0000000.000
Rauch, P0000000.000
b-Ward, PH1000001.308
Totals332622517 

a-Flied out for Hernandez in the 7th. b-Flied out for Rauch in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Clayton (3, Ramirez).
TB: Soriano 2; Vidro; Johnson; Guillen; Clayton 2.
RBI: Johnson (11), Guillen (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hernandez; Church 2; Zimmerman; Ward.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Guillen (1, fielding).
DP: (Vidro-Clayton-Johnson).

 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ramirez (W, 1-0)7.06221402.57
Shackelford (H, 1)0.10000000.00
Coffey (H, 5)0.20000000.90
Weathers (S, 5)1.00001103.12
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (L, 1-3)7.08441306.68
Eischen 1.000001012.86
Rauch 1.01000001.46

Ramirez pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

HBP: Johnson (by Shackelford).
Pitches-strikes: Ramirez 94-63, Shackelford 5-4, Coffey 4-3, Weathers 16-7, Hernandez 118-66, Eischen 10-7, Rauch 21-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Ramirez 8-9, Shackelford 0-1, Coffey 1-1, Weathers 1-1, Hernandez 8-10, Eischen 1-1, Rauch 0-3.
Batters faced: Ramirez 28, Shackelford 2, Coffey 2, Weathers 4, Hernandez 29, Eischen 3, Rauch 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Shackelford 1-0, Coffey 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna. 1B: James Hoye. 2B: Ron Kulpa. 3B: Dale Scott.
Weather: 71 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 2:38.
Att: 19,263.

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