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Nationals blank Braves

Miguel Batista tossed five scoreless innings to get the win in the Washington Nationals' 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

Washington cashed as -140 home favorites, while the game played UNDER the 6.5-run total listed by oddsmakers.

Ian Desmond was 2-for-3 with two runs batted in for the Nationals, as Matt Capps pitched the ninth inning to pick up the save for Washington.

Tommy Hanson was handed the loss after allowing one earned run over six innings for Atlanta, while Melky Cabrera went 2-for-3 for the Braves.