Former Brave Dan Uggla Has 5 RBI’s in Nationals 13-12 Win Over Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) – Dan Uggla drove in five runs, three on a homer in the ninth inning, to help the Washington Nationals rally from the franchise’s biggest deficit to beat the Atlanta Braves 13-12 on Tuesday night and snap a seven-game losing streak.
The Nationals twice trailed by eight runs but chipped away at the lead as Jose Lobaton hit a three-run homer in a four-run fifth, Denard Span hit a solo homer in the sixth and Uggla had a two-run triple and Reed Johnson a pinch-hit RBI single in the seventh.
Washington’s previous biggest comeback was on June 17, 2006, when it trailed the New York Yankees by seven runs.
It marked the first time the Nationals have won a game in which they allowed 11 runs.
A.J. Pierzynski went 4 for 4 with four RBIs and Freddie Freeman went 4 for 6 for the Braves.
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