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Braves Vs. Nationals Recap: Washington Salvages Series With 9-2 Win

The Washington Nationals were able to salvage a series split with the Atlanta Braves after a 9-2 win on Sunday with an offensive onslaught that included 18 hits.

Led by a two home run performance from Ryan Zimmerman and a solid start from Ross Detwiler, the Nationals were able to retain their position as best team in the National League. Detwiler went seven innings, allowing one earned run while striking out three.

The Nationals got to Braves starter Jair Jurrjens, scoring four runs in the first inning and two in the third. Jurrjens was knocked out after just 2.1 innings, allowing six runs on nine hits.

The offensive show included great performances from Zimmerman and Michael Morse who both went 3-for-5 on the afternoon, while Roger Bernadina and Danny Espinosa went 3-for-4. Every Nationals starter had at least one hit on the day.

For all things Nationals, check out Federal Baseball. For the Atlanta Braves perspective, head over to Talking Chop. Stay tuned to this StoryStream for updates throughout the series.