Washington, DC (Sports Network) - The Atlanta Braves just keep on winning as
the team won their 13th straight game and capped a three-game sweep of the
Washington Nationals on Wednesday thanks to a 6-3 victory.
Thanks to this sweep, its second straight of the Nationals in Washington,
Atlanta has all but assured its first division title since 2005 as the team
now sits a comfortable 15 1/2 games ahead of Washington for first place in the
Atlanta has swept its past four series and 11 total this season, and is now
16-4 since the All-Star break.
Jason Heyward broke a tie in the eighth with an RBI single and Justin Upton
followed with a two-run double to cap a 3-for-4 game that saw him hit a solo
home run for the Braves, who also got four hits from B.J. Upton.
Kris Medlen (9-10) won his third straight start as he gave up three runs on
three hits with a walk and six strikeouts over seven innings. He also drove in
Jayson Werth hit a two-run home run and scored twice, while Ian Desmond also
had an RBI for the Nationals, who have lost four straight and six of eight.
Jordan Zimmerman went just four innings and gave up two runs on seven hits.
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