Washington 8, Atlanta 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 1, 2012 1:35 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 101°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim McClelland, First Base - Brian Runge, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Marvin Hudson,
Attendance - 18796

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 45-32 20-14 25-18 W1
Atlanta 41-37 18-20 23-17 L1

Recap


Nationals 8, Braves 4: Ryan Zimmerman homered and drove in four runs, and Gio Gonzalez won his 11th game as visiting Washington took the rubber game of the weekend series.

Zimmerman sparked a four-run first inning with a two-run double to center. He hit his sixth homer of the season in the fifth.

Gonzalez (11-3) went five-plus innings, allowing four runs on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts.

After Zimmerman’s double off Atlanta starter Tim Hudson (6-4) staked the Nationals to a 2-0 lead, an Adam LaRoche sacrifice fly and a Rick Ankiel single pushed Washington’s advantage to 4-0.

The Braves drew within 4-1 in the third, on Chipper Jones’ double to right that scored Jason Heyward.

Zimmerman’s homer gave Washington a 5-1 lead. Jhonatan Solano’s sixth-inning single gave the Nationals a five-run advantage, and the Braves drew within 6-4 in the sixth on Freddie Freeman’s 10th homer of the season, a three-run shot to center.

Hudson pitched six innings, giving up eight hits and six runs (five earned). Hudson walked two and struck out four.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Temperature at first pitch was 100 degrees. … Washington improved to 6-2 against the Braves this season. ... The Nationals now lead Atlanta by 4 1/2 games in the NL East.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   Atlanta
Gio Gonzalez Player Tim Hudson
Win W/L Loss
5.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 7
7.20 ERA 7.50
Hitting
Washington   Atlanta
Ryan Zimmerman Player Freddie Freeman
3 Hits 2
4 RBI 3
1 HR 1
7 TB 5
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 8 1 14 .229 10 9 7 4 1 0
Atlanta 8 1 13 .229 12 9 4 4 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Chi. Cubs. The Braves have a W/L % of .585 after a win and .459 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Nationals have a W/L % of .614 after a win and .545 after a loss.