Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Ryan Zimmerman broke the game open with a
three-run double in the seventh inning and Washington beat Atlanta, 7-4, in a
battle between the top two teams in the National League East.
Ian Desmond had a two-run single and Rick Ankiel smacked a two-run triple,
both in the first inning, for the division-leading Nationals, who won for the
fourth time in five contests. All of Washington's runs came with two outs.
Ross Detwiler allowed five hits and three runs while fanning five and
walking four over 4 1/3 innings in the start. Chien-Ming Wang (1-0), who made
his season debut after been reinstated from the disabled list on Tuesday,
pitched three innings to get the win.
Tim Hudson (3-2) was shelled for eight hits and seven runs over 6 2/3 innings
for the Braves, who suffered their season-high fifth straight loss.
Jason Heyward homered and Matt Diaz drove in three runs in a losing effort.
Martin Prado had a pair of doubles and a triple, and scored twice.
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