Was 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 5
Atl 0 0 2 0 5 1 1 0 0 9
Date of game: 2/26/2013

Recap: Atlanta vs. Washington

Lake Buena Vista, FL (Sports Network) - Jordan Parraz hit a solo home run and the Braves had 15 hits as Atlanta slugged its way past the Washington Nationals, 9-5, in a spring training clash on Tuesday.

Juan Francisco and Ramiro Pena each had two hits and an RBI apiece, while Freddie Freeman, B.J. Upton and Blake DeWitt each drove in a run for the Braves in the victory.

Mike Minor made the start for Atlanta. He surrendered a pair of first inning runs but struck out four batters over two frames.

Ross Detwiler and Ryan Perry were both shelled for the Nationals, as Detwiler made the start and gave up two runs on five hits over 2 2/3 innings. Perry struggled even more, surrendering five runs on six hits over just 1 2/3 innings in relief of the Washington starter.

Ian Desmond went 2-for-3 and drove in a pair of runs for the Nationals, who also got an RBI apiece from Tyler Moore, Anthony Rendon and Sandy Leon. Bryce Harper went 3-for-3 and scored two runs.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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