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Atlanta Braves Rally Late, Beat Washington Nationals for 13th Straight Win

August 7th, 2013 at 11:26 PM
By Cody Fields

That's a clown sweep, bro. The Atlanta Braves, fueled by clutch hits by Jason Heyward and Justin Upton, finished off a sweep of the Washington Nationals, beating them 6-3 on Wednesday to extend their winning streak to 13 games.

The Nationals had tied the game in the seventh on Ian Desmond's fielder's choice, but the Braves put together a rally in the eighth to take the lead right back. Andrelton Simmons started the rally by doubling off Ryan Mattheus with two outs, and Joey Terdoslavich followed with a walk.

That set up Heyward to produce an RBI-single off Ian Krol, which Justin Upton followed with a two-run double to clinch the Braves' fourth straight sweep.

Kris Medlen picked up the win while throwing better than his seven innings and three runs indicate. He was perfect in five of those innings and had just 34 pitches through three innings.

Medlen lost the perfect game in the fourth inning with a walk to Bryce Harper. Jayson Werth then broke up the no-no with a two-run homer, tying the game early. Werth would later score the game-tying run again in the eighth after a single.

Upton was clutch in the seventh when he hit a solo homer, his fifth in his last 30 at-bats, to give the Braves a 3-2 lead.

B.J. Upton also continued his surge since coming off the disabled list with a four-hit night.

The Braves upped their National League East lead to 15 1/2 games.

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Tags: Andrelton Simmons, Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Bryce Harper, Jason Heyward, Jayson Werth, Joey Terdoslavich, Justin Upton, Kris Medlen, MLB, Washington Nationals

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One Response to “Atlanta Braves Rally Late, Beat Washington Nationals for 13th Straight Win”

  1.  Roy Hobbs says:

    Unreal! They have all of the tools to go all the way this year!

    The Braves are unstoppable! See you in October! #2013WorldSeries— Dave Batson (@DaveBatson101) August 8, 2013

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