Nationals down Braves in opener

Nationals down Braves in opener

Pete Orr drove in the winning run to lead the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves in the opener of a four-game series at Turner Field Thursday night.

Washington won this game as +210 underdogs, while the teams played UNDER the posted over/under (8.5).

Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-4 at the plate with one RBI for the Nationals. Tyler Clippard improved to 4-2 with the win in relief.

Nate McClouth homered for the Braves. Rafael Soriano gave up the winning run in relief in the loss.