Washington 7, Atlanta 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 27, 2012 8:05 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 85°
Umpires - Home Plate - Kerwin Danley, First Base - Paul Nauert, Second Base - Doug Eddings, Third Base - Dana DeMuth,
Attendance - 38543

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 29-18 15-8 14-10 W3
Atlanta 26-23 10-10 16-13 L7

Recap


Nationals 7, Braves 2: Jesus Flores had three hits and drove in the tie-breaking run as Washington completed a sweep of host Atlanta.

The Nationals rallied from an early 2-0 deficit, winning for the sixth time in seven games. The Braves lost their seventh straight contest.

Flores singled to left to score Adam LaRoche in the fourth to bring Washington within 2-1. Eventual winning pitcher Gio Gonzalez followed with a sacrifice fly to tie the game 2-2.

Gonzalez (7-1) gave up just one hit in seven innings, striking out 10.

In the sixth, Flores singled to center to score Danny Espinosa with the go-ahead run. Steve Lombardozzi doubled to right to plate two, and Ryan Zimmerman followed with a single to score Lombardozzi and give Washington a 6-2 advantage.

Bryce Harper added a solo homer in the top of the eighth for the Nationals.

Atlanta starter Brandon Beachy (5-3) surrendered three runs and walked four in five innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: LaRoche went 2-for-3, raising his average to .295. ... Atlanta’s Juan Francisco lined a single in the eighth for just Atlanta’s second hit.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   Atlanta
Gio Gonzalez Player Brandon Beachy
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 5.0
10 Strikeouts 7
1 Hits 3
2.57 ERA 1.80
Hitting
Washington   Atlanta
Jesus Flores Player Juan Francisco
3 Hits 1
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 1
.750 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 9 1 14 .257 16 11 7 5 0 0
Atlanta 3 0 6 .107 8 13 2 3 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Braves have a W/L % of .577 after a win and .478 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Nationals have a W/L % of .679 after a win and .526 after a loss.