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Tim Hudson pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, Evan Gattis homered, and the Atlanta Braves beat Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 3-1 Saturday for their eighth straight victory.
Hudson (2-0) allowed one run, walked none and struck out three in improving his lifetime record against Washington to 15-5. Not only did the right-hander outpitch Strasburg, but he also got two singles off Washington's hard-throwing ace.
Strasburg (1-2) gave up two unearned runs and five hits in six innings. He struck out seven, walked one and hit a batter.
Atlanta took the lead for good in the third inning, when Gattis homered after a two-out throwing error by Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. It was the fourth homer in eight games for Gattis, who made his major league debut on April 3.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Atlanta Braves rolled through their last two series with relative ease, as the team swept both the Florida Marlins and the Washington Nationals in their three games between the teams, leaving Atlanta with an 11-1 record, the best in all of baseball. Although there were certainly some close games mixed in between the latest six, overall Atlanta dominated their NL East foes, outscoring...
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''I knew it was a possibility, for sure...
Pitching is still the Braves strength
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Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 9-0 road rout of the Nationals on Sunday, clinching the series sweep for Atlanta.
1. The Braves offense, to borrow a phrase from NFL Films, had all the subtlety of a punch in the face
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After watching a four-run lead slip away in an extra-innings loss to the Atlanta Braves on Friday night, the Washington Nationals were anxious to come back and shut the Braves down on Saturday afternoon. But Tim Hudson, Evan Gattis and an untimely error proved to be too much for the Nationals to rally against in the 3-1 loss.
What we learned today:
Zim isn’t invincible...
Bonus notes from our MLB on Fox broadcast of the Braves-Nationals game on Saturday . . .
Before each of the first two games of this series, Braves rookie catcher Evan Gattis sat quietly at his locker, wearing headphones, staring at his iPad and studying opposing pitchers.
"I look at all the pitchers getting hit," Gattis said, laughing. "I don't want to see ...
FOX Sports South: The Braves swept the Cubs and swept the Marlins but its the Nationals that are their real measuring stick. What do you expect to see this weekend?
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