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Tanner Roark won his fourth straight start, Denard Span had an RBI double and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 Sunday for a split of the four-game series between NL East rivals.
At least it took 13 innings for the Washington Nationals to lose to the Atlanta Braves, instead of the usual nine.
For a while, Jordan Zimmermann appeared to be cruising toward his third straight complete game — and his second consecutive loss.
The diehard Atlanta Braves fan gets a special thrill from the team’s third baseman, Chris Johnson, using his song, “Chillin’ It,” as walk-up music.
“It’s tough because you play other teams, you feel good about other teams, and then all of a sudden nothing works when you play one particular team,” Matt Williams said, when asked why the Nats cannot beat the Braves.
Ian Desmond led off the seventh inning with a home run — the only run of the game scored on a hit — and the Washington Nationals and their makeshift lineup avoided a sweep Sunday with a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Bryce Harper is slumping. Stephen Strasburg couldn’t get out of the fifth inning. Ryan Zimmerman couldn’t finish the game because of a sore shoulder.
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