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Washington (48-60) «2011002107130
Arizona (40-68)100000010290

Nationals 7, Diamondbacks 2

CBSSports.com wire reports

PHOENIX -- Adam Dunn was happy to be back in Arizona.

He hit a pair of towering homers and drove in four runs, powering the Washington Nationals past Arizona 7-2 on Wednesday night before the smallest home crowd in Diamondbacks' history.

The crowd at Chase Field was announced at 15,670. Arizona started playing in the National League in 1998.

Dunn, who played 44 games for Arizona in 2008, hit a two-run shot in the first inning. He hit his 28th home run in the fourth, a solo drive. He added an RBI single in the seventh.

"Honestly, I didn't like hitting here before I got traded over here," Dunn said. "I think it's one of those things where the more you play in a ballpark, the more familiar you get with it, and now I feel really comfortable with it."

Adam Kennedy drove in a pair of runs with a single in the third and a seventh-inning double in support of Craig Stammen (4-4).

"He had me on the top step [of the dugout] a couple of times. There was two runners on just about every inning," Nationals manager Jim Riggleman said of Stammen. "That's a tough way to pitch."

Ian Kennedy (6-9) struck out the first two batters of the game, then gave up a double to Ryan Zimmerman and Dunn's first home run.

Mike Morse hit a solo home run in the eighth for the Nationals. Adam LaRoche hit his 17th home run in the eighth for Arizona.

Mark Reynolds returned to the Arizona lineup after being hit in the helmet by a pitch and leaving Tuesday night's game. But after striking out three times, he was replaced at third base in the seventh inning for precautionary measures when he said he wasn't feeling well.

"I looked at him and it was obvious something was wrong," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "He was just struggling. It has something to do with him being hit last night and we had to get him out of there for sure."

New Diamondbacks outfielder Ryan Church, acquired from Pittsburgh in a trade July 31, doubled in the second inning in his first at-bat with his new team.

The Diamondbacks scored in the first on a leadoff walk to Chris Young, Kelly Johnson's single and a sacrifice fly by Justin Upton. But Stammen scattered five more hits over a total of 5 1/3 innings.


The Diamondbacks optioned infielder Tony Abreu, who had been with the major league club all season, to Triple-A Reno and called up reliever Rafael Rodriguez. General manager Jerry DiPoto said the team wanted to get more at-bats for Abreu, who had 131 in 60 games. ... Arizona pitcher Juan Gutierrez, placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with right shoulder inflammation, will be shut down for four or five days before throwing again, DiPoto said. ... Nationals OF Nyjer Morgan got Wednesday off because of a nagging hip injury, but was available to pinch-hit. He said before the game he felt a sharp pain in his hip when jogging.

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Players of the Game

A. Dunn
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 2

A. LaRoche
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1

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Washington Nationals
Roger Bernadina, CF4220110 .274
Adam Kennedy, 2B-1B5122011 .261
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B3120201 .299
Adam Dunn, 1B5234002 .277
    Tyler Clippard, P0000000 .500
Josh Willingham, LF4000011 .269
    Joel Peralta, P0000000 .000
    Sean Burnett, P0000000 .000
    Ian Desmond, SS0000000 .257
Michael Morse, RF3121100 .343
    Justin Maxwell, RF0000000 .105
Ivan Rodriguez, C4010011 .265
Alberto Gonzalez, SS-2B4010001 .299
Craig Stammen, P2000002 .250
    Doug Slaten, P0000000 .000
   a- Willie Harris, PH-LF2000010 .185
a-grounded out for Slaten in the 7th
2B - Adam Kennedy (9, Carrasco), Ryan Zimmerman (24, Kennedy)
HR - Adam Dunn 2 (28, Kennedy, Kennedy), Michael Morse (7, Vasquez)
RBI - Adam Kennedy 2 (20), Adam Dunn 4 (71), Michael Morse (19)
2-OUT RBI - Adam Dunn 2 (16)
SB - Roger Bernadina (8, 2nd base off Kennedy/Montero)
CS - Michael Morse (1, 2nd base by Kennedy/Montero)
Team LOB - 6
DP - Kennedy-Gonzalez-Dunn, Stammen-Gonzalez-Dunn, Gonzalez-Desmond-Kennedy
Washington Nationals
Craig Stammen (W,4-4) 5.1611460 5.06
Doug Slaten (H,3) 0.2000020 3.33
Joel Peralta 1.2211111 2.25
Sean Burnett 0.1000010 2.79
Tyler Clippard 1100010 3.39
Pitches-Strikes - Craig Stammen 100-59, Doug Slaten 9-6, Joel Peralta 35-24, Sean Burnett 4-3, Tyler Clippard 14-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Craig Stammen 6-2, Joel Peralta 1-3, Tyler Clippard 1-0
Batters Faced - Craig Stammen 24, Doug Slaten 2, Joel Peralta 8, Sean Burnett 1, Tyler Clippard 3
Arizona Diamondbacks
Chris Young, CF4110104 .265
Kelly Johnson, 2B5030011 .286
Justin Upton, RF2001101 .277
Adam LaRoche, 1B4121001 .262
Miguel Montero, C4010012 .309
Mark Reynolds, 3B3000031 .220
    Rusty Ryal, 3B1000000 .293
Stephen Drew, SS3010121 .268
Ryan Church, LF3010122 .185
Ian Kennedy, P0000100 .111
   a- Bobby Crosby, PH1000012 .222
    Jordan Norberto, P0000000 .000
    D.J. Carrasco, P0000000 .000
    Blaine Boyer, P0000000 .000
   b- Augie Ojeda, PH1000000 .169
    Esmerling Vasquez, P0000000 .000
    Aaron Heilman, P0000000 .000
   c- John Hester, PH1000010 .212
a-struck out for Kennedy in the 4th
b-flied out for Boyer in the 7th
c-struck out for Heilman in the 9th
2B - Ryan Church (12, Stammen)
HR - Adam LaRoche (17, Peralta)
SF - Justin Upton (3)
RBI - Justin Upton (53), Adam LaRoche (71)
SB - Kelly Johnson (11, 2nd base off Stammen/Rodriguez)
Team LOB - 9
DP - Johnson-Drew-LaRoche, Johnson-Drew-LaRoche, Drew-Johnson-LaRoche
Arizona Diamondbacks
Ian Kennedy (L,6-9) 4844022 4.40
Jordan Norberto 1100100 9.35
D.J. Carrasco 1.1222210 4.37
Blaine Boyer 0.2100000 4.66
Esmerling Vasquez 1111021 4.62
Aaron Heilman 1000100 3.31
WP - Ian Kennedy (11), D.J. Carrasco (5)
Pitches-Strikes - Ian Kennedy 69-46, Jordan Norberto 22-12, D.J. Carrasco 34-19, Blaine Boyer 4-4, Esmerling Vasquez 13-9, Aaron Heilman 14-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ian Kennedy 6-2, Jordan Norberto 1-1, D.J. Carrasco 1-2, Blaine Boyer 1-0, Aaron Heilman 2-1
Batters Faced - Ian Kennedy 18, Jordan Norberto 4, D.J. Carrasco 8, Blaine Boyer 2, Esmerling Vasquez 4, Aaron Heilman 4
Game Information
Attendance - 15670
Game Time - 3:16
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Rob Drake, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Dan Bellino