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Atlanta Braves (67-82)


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vs. NYM
L 1-5
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vs. Was
L 2-4
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Was 7 - 3 Atl
Final
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vs. Was
4:35 PM PT5:35 PM MT6:35 PM CT7:35 PM ET19:35 ET23:35 GMT7:35 4:35 PM MST6:35 PM EST7:05 PM VEN3:35 UAE (+1)6:35 PM CT
vs. Phi
4:35 PM PT5:35 PM MT6:35 PM CT7:35 PM ET19:35 ET23:35 GMT7:35 4:35 PM MST6:35 PM EST7:05 PM VEN3:35 UAE (+1)6:35 PM CT

Big eighth inning helps Nationals beat Braves

(TSX / STATS) -- ATLANTA -- Thanks to a meltdown by the Atlanta bullpen, Washington Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez got a rare victory over the Braves Wednesday night.

The Nationals took advantage of four straight walks to score six runs in the eighth inning to get Gonzalez off the hook for a potential hard-luck loss, and Washington defeated the Braves 7-3.

"The key is those pitches weren't close enough to get tempted to swing," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. "They lost command of the strike zone and helped us out there."

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Leaders
AVG: F. Freeman.317
HR: F. Freeman27
RBI: F. Freeman69
SB: E. Inciarte22
W: J. Teheran11
ERA: R. Dickey4.41
Saves: J. Johnson22
K: M. Foltynewicz143
NL East
TeamWLPctGB
X-Washington 9259.609-
Miami 7280.47420.5
Atlanta 6783.44724.5
NY Mets 6587.42827.5
Philadelphia 6191.40131.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .264 (5)
Runs: 684 (21)
Hits: 1360 (8)
Home Runs: 152 (28)
Stolen Bases: 69 (20)
OBP: .327 (14)
SLG: .414 (23)
Total Bases: 2134 (24)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.78 (25)
Runs Allowed: 762 (24)
Saves: 33 (20)
Strikeouts: 1150 (22)
OpBA: .263 (20)
OBP: .339 (24)
SLG: .441 (20)
Run Support: 4.63 (20)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/15 J. Motte Removed From 10-Day DL (Right oblique strain)
9/14 T. Sánchez Outrighted to Minors
9/14 D. Santana Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/8 T. Flowers Removed From 10-Day DL (Left wrist contusion)
9/5 J. Camargo Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/13 J. Johnson Heel (day-to-day)
9/1 J. Motte off 10-day DL
8/29 T. Flowers off 10-day DL
8/19 L. Jackson off 10-day DL
8/18 D. Santana Left quadriceps strain (on 60-day DL)
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