Atlanta 5, Washington 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, September 1, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 91°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mark Carlson, First Base - Tim Timmons, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Eric Cooper,
Attendance - 18794

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Washington 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 7 0
Atlanta 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 5 8 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 63-72 37-28 26-44 L2
Atlanta 81-55 43-26 38-29 W2

Recap

Chipper Jones and Brian McCann belted solo home runs as the Atlanta Braves posted a 5-2 home win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday.

McCann hit his 23rd homer of the season in the first inning and Jones followed with his 15th in the second off Washington starter Chien-Ming Wang (2-3).

Wang allowed seven hits in 5 2/3 innings and lost to Atlanta for the second time this season.

Tim Hudson (14-8) allowed one run on five hits and struck out five in six innings of work. It was his sixth win in seven starts.

Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the the ninth inning to earn his 42nd save, extending his own rookie record.

Jayson Werth hit his 17th home run for the Nationals.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   Atlanta
Chien-Ming Wang Player Tim Hudson
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 6.0
0 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 5
6.35 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Washington   Atlanta
Jayson Werth Player Jason Heyward
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 4
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 7 1 12 .212 20 11 2 4 1 0
Atlanta 8 2 17 .267 13 2 5 5 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against LA Dodgers. The Braves have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .607 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Nationals have a W/L % of .476 after a win and .458 after a loss.
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