Washington 4, Atlanta 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 24, 2011 1:05 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Tschida, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Jeff Nelson,
Attendance - 33986

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 89-69 47-31 42-38 L1
Washington 77-80 43-36 34-44 W1

Recap

Chien-Ming Wang pitched six strong innings as the Washington Nationals recorded a 4-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday at Nationals Park.

The Braves saw their wild-card lead shrink to two games over the St. Louis Cardinals, who rallied for a 2-1 victory on Saturday.

Wang (4-3) allowed four hits and struck out four to defeat the Braves for the first time in his career. He was 0-3 against the Braves in four previous starts.

Drew Storen pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 41st save of the season.

Atlanta's Brandon Beachy (7-3) struck out nine in six innings, but was victimized by a three-run outburst in the fourth that was highlighted by Danny Espinosa's two-run single.

Atlanta received its only run on rookie Freddie Freeman's 21st homer in the fifth.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   Washington
Brandon Beachy Player Chien-Ming Wang
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.0
9 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 4
6.00 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Atlanta   Washington
Dan Uggla Player Ryan Zimmerman
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 2
.333 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 6 1 9 .194 12 7 1 2 0 0
Washington 6 0 6 .214 10 11 4 4 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Nationals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .481 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Braves have a W/L % of .551 after a win and .580 after a loss.
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