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Julio Teheran pitched around trouble through six scoreless innings and a tired Atlanta bullpen held on as the Braves beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Sunday.
The Braves won two of three in the series and stretched their NL East lead over the second-place Nationals to 15 1/2 games.
Both teams exhausted their bullpens in the Nationals' 8-7 win in 15 innings on Saturday night.
Four Atlanta relievers made it through the final three innings, preserving the win for Teheran (10-6).
Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 39th save. After Denard Span reached on an infield hit, Kimbrel struck out Anthony Rendon and Bryce Harper to end the game.
Freddie Freeman and Chris Johnson hit RBI singles off Gio Gonzalez (7-6) in the first.
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It’s not often that the throw-in player of a trade ends up being just as important as the main piece that was acquired. Usually, the individual who is “thrown in” to a deal is typically used as a stopgap to fill a positional need while the team waits patiently for a prospect to develop.
For the Atlanta Braves, they needed a third baseman coming into the year due to future...
ATLANTA -- The Braves' domination of the Nationals continues.
With a starting lineup that included just three regulars -- Freddie Freeman, Chris Johnson and B.J. Upton -- and saw recent call-up Philip Gosselin get his first two hits, Atlanta improved to 12-4 against its National League East rival, extended the division lead to 15 12 games and made it seven consecutive series...
And so, Bryce Harper was called out on a check swing to end the game by third base umpire Marvin Hudson, and just like that the Nats drop 2 of 3 to the Braves. Meanwhile, there's nothing like an umpire sticking himself right into the mix when you have a match-up like Harper-Kimbrell with a game on the line in the 9th. Here's Harper on Hudson's call:
Although it might be joining a 6-man rotation, the Braves' Paul Maholm is closer to returning to the big league club. He threw a simulated game on Monday with no issues and next on the list is a minor league rehab assignment, which is scheduled to be will Class A Rome on Saturday.
Maholm will throw 6 innings/90 pitches Saturday in single-A Rome in a rehab outing
ATLANTA -- When it comes to the Washington Nationals, there's little that hasn't gone right for the Atlanta Braves this season. The runaway NL East leaders (and soon-to-be winners) have taken 12 of the two teams' 16 meetings thus far. Riding a streak of a seven-consecutive series wins, Atlanta holds onto a 14 12-game lead, the widest margin of any division in baseball...
The Washington Nationals have placed right-hander Taylor Jordan on the 15-day disabled list with a right lower back strain.
Saturday's move comes one day after the rookie did not allow an earned run in six innings in the Nationals' 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Braves. Jordan is 1-3 with a 3.65 ERA in nine starts with Washington.
The Nationals recalled outfielder Tyler Moore...
The Washington Nationals had intended to let Bryce Harper take the night off last night. He was hit twice on Friday and suffered a bruise on his his left forearm. The Atlanta Braves have hit Harper three of the four times he's been hit by a pitch this year. Davey Johnson's plans for a night off for Harper only lasted so long before the team needed to press him into...
Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg and manager Davey Johnson were ejected from Saturday night's game against the Braves after Strasburg threw back-to-back pitches behind Andrelton Simmons' back.
Both benches received warnings from home-plate umpire Marvin Hudson after Strasburg hit Justin Upton with a pitch in the first inning. Upton was hit one pitch after...
The Braves, seeking depth at second base, have signed infielder Tyler Greene to a minor league contract.
Greene, who was released by the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, was assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Braves second baseman Dan Uggla is on the 15-day disabled list while recovering from corrective eye surgery. His replacement, Tyler Pastornicky, tore the anterior cruciate ligament...
So...we went back to see the beloved Braves play again Saturday night. And much like the previous weekend, to say the game was bizarre would be a gross understatement.
Read about the Braves Jinx from last weekend RIGHT HERE
Yes, we caught a lot of grief for going to our first game of the year last weekend, which just happened to coincide with the Braves 14-game winning streak...
Adam LaRoche led off the 15th inning with a homer off Kris Medlen and the Washington Nationals recovered after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-7 on Saturday night.
LaRoche lifted a high fly ball into the right-field seats for this 18th homer. Medlen (10-11) was pressed into service after Atlanta exhausted its bullpen.
Washington starter Stephen...
Today the Washington Nationals acquired outfielder David De Jesus from the Chicago Cubs, requiring that the team made a roster move. That corresponding move was the release of outfielder Roger Bernadina. According to CSN's Jim Salisbury, the Phillies are showing some interest. Bernadina has struggled greatly this year, hitting just...
The Washington Nationals have acquired outfielder David DeJesus in a trade with the Chicago Cubs.
The deal bolsters Washington's bench as it tries to make an improbable late run for a playoff spot. Coming into the day, the Nationals trailed Cincinnati by 9 1/2 games for the NL's second wild-card slot.
The Cubs receive a player to be named. They also save about $2.5 million...
Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper is the type of player who lives for drama. He has a temper that has been well-documented and makes it obvious that he can’t stand losing. The 20-year-old outfielder also feeds off the hatred he receives from opposing fans, and he has been fed a lot of it by Atlanta […]
The Washington Nationals on Monday acquired outfielder David
DeJesus from the Cubs on Monday after claiming him on waivers,
according to a major-league source.