MLB

more stats

National League Game Summary - Washington at Atlanta



(Friday, April 11th)

Final Score: Atlanta 7, Washington 6 (10 innings)

Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Upton finished 3-for-3 with a home run and the game-winning bloop single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 7-6 win over the Washington Nationals in the opener of a three-game set from Turner Field.

Chris Johnson singled with two outs in the bottom of the 10th off Jerry Blevins (1-1) and was replaced on first base by Jordan Schafer. With the count full, Schafer took off on Blevins' delivery to Upton and was nearly rounding third by the time Upton's hit landed. Bryce Harper fumbled the ball in right field, and Schafer scored without a throw.

Luis Avilan (2-1) pitched a scoreless 10th to take the win.

"When you play a team that's as good as yours or pretty equal, a mistake can cost you," said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez. "It didn't cost us today. ... There's going to be more games like this than not."

Johnson also had three hits for Atlanta, which has won three of four meetings with Washington this season. Starter Julio Teheran scattered 10 hits and five runs -- two earned -- over six innings.

The Nationals got just 4 2/3 innings from starter Tanner Roark, who surrendered five runs on five hits. Ryan Zimmerman smacked his second homer of the year in the setback.

"It's important to win games, and both teams want to win," said Nationals manager Matt Williams. "It's good, it makes for good baseball, it makes for exciting games. One swing of the bat either way can make the difference, and tonight it was their turn."

Roark ran into trouble in the second inning, allowing a leadoff single to Upton and hitting Dan Uggla to put two on with no outs. Evan Gattis singled to center to plate Upton and Ramiro Pena crushed a belt-high fastball over the wall in right for a 4-0 lead.

Washington got a run back in the fourth on Ian Desmond's RBI single to left, but it left the bases loaded when Teheran struck out Jose Lobaton and got Roark to ground to first.

Teheran retired the first two batters of the fifth, but Jayson Werth singled and Adam LaRoche reached on Uggla's throwing error. Zimmerman guided the Nats back with one swing of the bat, taking a 3-2 fastball out to left to plate three runs and tie the score.

Johnson's RBI single in the home half of the fifth briefly restored Atlanta's lead, but Kevin Frandsen delivered a pinch-hit single in the top of the sixth, plating Lobaton.

After a scoreless seventh, Washington manufactured a run in the top of the eighth. Harper got things started with a bunt single, and Nate McLouth reached on an infield single with two outs. Denard Span's single brought Harper around.

Upton tied it with his home run in the bottom of the frame off Nats reliever Tyler Clippard.

Craig Kimbrel and Drew Storen both struck out the side in the ninth to force extras.

Game Notes

The Nationals had their four-game winning streak come to an end ... Harper had three hits for the Nats, while LaRoche and Lobaton had two each ... Washington had 14 hits while Atlanta had nine.

04/12 01:12:47 ET

  • NCAA: Gonzaga vs. UCLA

    Tonight at 7:00 on WRAL-TV

  • NCAA: Duke v. Utah

    Tonight at 9:40 on WRAL-TV

  • NCAA: Division II Championship: Indiana (Pa.) vs. Florida Southern

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NCAAT: Teams TBD

    Sunday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NCAAT: Gonzaga vs. UCLA

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NCAAT: NC State vs. Louisville

    Tonight at 7:37 on WRAL-FM

  • NCAAT: Oklahoma vs. Michigan St.

    Tonight at 9:30 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NCAAT: Duke vs. Utah

    Tonight at 9:30 on Buzz Sports Radio

Scoreboard
Local
7:00pm Tonight
WAS
CHA
7:37pm Tonight
LOU
NCSU
9:45pm Tonight
DUKE
UTAH
Final
ATL 4
BOS 2
Final
STL 5
NYM 4
Final
PHI 0
NYY 10
Final
MIN 2
PIT 4
Final
WAS 1
STL 1
4th
BAL 0
TAM 0
 
Final
TOR 4
DET 1
8th
CHC 6
CWS 2
 
7th
OAK 2
TEX 2
 
6th
ANA 1
ARI 5
 
7th
ARI 1
CLE 0
 
6:05pm Tonight
HOU 0
MIA 0
 
9:05pm Tonight
KAN
SEA
 
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
10:05pm Tonight
CIN
MIL
 
10:05pm Tonight
LOS
SFG
 
7:00pm Tonight
WAS
CHA
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
DET
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
LAC
7:30pm Tonight
NYK
BOS
7:30pm Tonight
BRK
CLE
7:30pm Tonight
TOR
LAL
7:30pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
GSW
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
MIN
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
SAC
8:30pm Tonight
SAN
DAL
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
UTA
10:00pm Tonight
PHO
POR
7:15pm Tonight
GONZ
UCLA
7:37pm Tonight
LOU
NCSU
9:45pm Tonight
DUKE
UTAH
10:00pm Tonight
NARZ
KSU
10:07pm Tonight
OKLA
MSU
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
CAL
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
CLB
9:30pm Tonight
EDM
DAL