The Braves got a much needed win last night against division rival Washington. This could not have come at a better time after being swept by the Tigers in Detroit. Maybe the Braves were just home sick. Yesterday’s game was their first at home in nearly two weeks. During the road trip the Braves went a disappointing 3-7 that included two shutouts. The win last night added to their still-undefeated divisional record, which now sits at 7-0.
Craig Kimbrel earned his ninth save of the year. Julio Teheran allowed both Nationals’ runs in his 5.1 innings pitched. Jordan Walden got the win for his relief efforts. Andrelton Simmons, Justin Upton and Gerald Laird each contributed one RBI to win the game, 3-2.