If you haven't noticed, the Atlanta Braves are simply on a roll. Their 9-0 win over the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Sunday extended their winning streak to nine games and improved their Major League-best record to 11-1, completing a three-game sweep of their division rivals on the road.
Most impressively, Paul Maholm threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings, scattering just four hits over his outing. He hasn't given up a run during the 20 1/3 innings he's thrown in his three starts this season.
B.J. Upton also showed signs of a turnaround by driving the first pitch of the game from Gio Gonzalez for a double. He would add another double and single later on after entering the game with a .105 average.
Chris Johnson produced a two-run single to finish off a three-run first inning on Gonzalez. Johnson went on to have a four-hit day while the Braves pounded Gonzalez for seven runs in five innings.
Braves fans can also be encouraged by Jason Heyward's RBI-double in the sixth. He entered the game mired in a 1-for-28 slump.
The Braves have an off-day Monday before returnning to Turner Field on Tuesday to host the Kansas City Royals for two games.Tags: Andrelton Simmons, Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, B.J. Upton, Chris Johnson, Justin Upton, MLB, Paul Maholm, Washington Nationals