Streaking slugger Bryce Harper doubled, singled and drove in another run — but didn’t homer — as the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 Sunday for a sweep of the three-game series.
Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa each hit 2 HR to power the Washington Nationals past the Atlanta Braves 9-2 on Friday night.
Jordan Zimmermann won for the first time in four starts and hit a three-run single to help the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 13-4 on Wednesday night.
Dan Uggla drove in five runs, three on a homer in the ninth inning, to help the Washington Nationals rally from the franchise’s biggest deficit to beat the Atlanta Braves 13-12 on Tuesday night and snap a seven-game losing streak.
3B Yunel Escobar suffered an injury, tensions flared in an 8-4 loss to the Braves that left Washington with a 6-game losing streak.
Moving to fill an outfield void after the trade of Jason Heyward, the Atlanta Braves agreed Wednesday to a four-year contract with free agent Nick Markakis.
Even in a loss, the Washington Nationals found more good news.
Umpire Tim Welke heard a foul-mouthed fan heckling Bryce Harper and decided it was time for the man to go.
The Washington Nationals celebrated like a team that expected to be in this position a year ago.
Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 on Monday night to move to the verge of the NL East title.