Originally written on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 7/22/12

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 09: Washington Nationals Third Baseman Ryan Zimmerman makes a few remarks about people afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at a press conference to kick-off 'A Night At The Park' to benefit the ziMS Foundation hosted by Ryan Zimmerman at Nationals Park on August 9, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for ziMS Foundation)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ryan Zimmerman homered twice and drove in three runs, and Danny Espinosa and Roger Bernadina each had three hits and two RBIs as the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 9-2 to split a four-game series between the top two teams in the NL East. After Washington blew a 9-0 lead Friday night in an 11-10 loss, the teams split a Saturday doubleheader. The Nationals lead the division by 3 12 games -- as they did when the series began. Zimmerman's two-run homer and Danny Espinosa's double keyed a four-run first off Atlanta starter Jair Jurrjens (3-4). Zimmerman's solo shot and Espinosa's RBI double finished Jurrjens in the fourth. In his last two starts, Jurrjens has allowed 14 runs and 17 hits in six innings. Bernadina has reached base on six hits and a walk in his last seven plate appearances. Michael Morse had three hits and scored three runs for the Nationals, who had 18 hits. Ross Detwiler (5-3) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings to win hi...
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