On Friday night the Atlanta Braves celebrated their 10,000th franchise victory against the Washington Nationals. On Saturday night the mood is a little more somber in Atlanta as the Nationals celebrated the Braves 9,993rd franchise loss. The Nationals cooled off the Braves with a 5-2 victory at Turner Field.
In the top of the sixth inning with the Nationals clinging to a 3-2 lead, catcher Wilson Ramos delivered a two-run bomb over the left centerfield wall at least 10 rows up into the stands to give the Nats a 5-2 lead which they kept. Closer Drew Storen earned his 24th save of the season.
Starter John Lannan, coming off a start where he suffered a nasal contusion due to be hit in the face by a line drive, pitched well enough to earn his sixth win of the season. He ultimately went five innings giving up two runs on five hits, walking four and striking out four. It was impressive performance considering the injury and scare he sustained over a week ago.
With the victory the Nationals return to .500 with a record of 47-47.