Nationals Score 13 Runs Again in Beating Atlanta 13-4
ATLANTA (AP) – Jordan Zimmermann won for the first time in four starts and hit a three-run single to help the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 13-4 on Wednesday night.
Denard Span, who had five hits the previous night, added a three-run homer in the ninth. The Nationals banged out 15 hits again, giving them 30 hits and 26 runs scored over the last two games. They beat Atlanta 13-12 on Tuesday night.
Zimmermann, who had just 12 RBIs in 264 career at-bats coming in, had a bases-loaded single in the four-run fourth inning to give Washington the lead for good. On the mound, Zimmermann (2-2) gave up eight hits, one walk and four runs – three earned – with seven strikeouts in seven innings.
Washington has won two straight after dropping six in a row. Atlanta has lost seven of nine.
Braves starter Alex Wood (1-1) allowed six hits and five runs, striking out eight in five innings.
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