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Kris Medlen Tagged With Loss in Braves-Nationals Match

Jason Heyward swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 3 runs but it wasn't enough as Nationals defeated Atlantan 8-7 at Turner Field.

Washington won as a +110 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 6.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Craig Stammen earned the victory for the Nationals, throwing 3 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 1, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Jayson Werth in the win.

Atlanta's starting pitcher Mike Minor worked 1 2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Brian McCann in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Washington as they had 17 hits, while Atlanta only had 9.

Dan Haren pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.