Atlanta 9, Washington 0

Date - Sunday, April 14, 2013 1:35 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 61°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bill Welke, First Base - Brian O'Nora, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Fieldin Culbreth,
Attendance - 39389

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Atlanta 3 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 12 0
Washington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 11-1 5-1 6-0 W9
Washington 7-5 6-3 1-2 L3

Recap


Braves 9, Nationals 0:
Andrelton Simmons hit a three-run homer and Paul Maholm tossed 7 2/3 shutout innings as visiting Atlanta completed a three-game sweep of Washington to stretch its winning streak to nine.

Chris Johnson went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and Justin Upton hit his major league-leading seventh homer as the Braves improved to 11-1, the franchise’s best start since winning 13 of 14 games to begin the 1994 season.

Maholm (3-0) struck out seven and allowed four hits with one walk in his third consecutive strong outing. The left-hander has not allowed a run in 20 1/3 innings this season.

Atlanta struck three times off Washington’s Gio Gonzalez (1-1) in the first inning with Evan Gattis doubling home one and Johnson delivering a two-run single. Upton hit a solo homer to right-center field in the third and Simmons hit his three-run blast to left later in the inning to make it 7-0.

Gonzalez left after allowing seven runs and seven hits in five innings. The Braves’ onslaught continued in the sixth as Jason Heyward added a run-scoring double and Gattis hit a sacrifice fly to boost the lead to nine.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Washington placed C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) on the disabled list and recalled C Jhonatan Solano from Triple-A Syracuse. … Maholm was only 1-6 against the Nationals before shutting them down in the series finale. … Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa left Sunday’s game after the fourth inning with a sore right hand two innings after being hit by Maholm’s pitch.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   Washington
Paul Maholm Player Gio Gonzalez
Win W/L Loss
7.2 IP 5.0
7 Strikeouts 3
4 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 12.60
Hitting
Atlanta   Washington
Chris Johnson Player Kurt Suzuki
4 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
.800 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 12 2 22 .316 18 4 9 6 0 0
Washington 4 0 4 .129 13 7 0 2 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Nationals have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Braves have a W/L % of .909 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.