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Nationals avoid sweep by Braves

Nationals avoid sweep by Braves

Willie Harris launched a two-run homer and the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-2 Thursday, avoiding a three-game sweep at Turner Field.

The Nationals won the game as +190 underdogs, while the eight runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.

Michael Morse also went deep for the Nationals, while John Lannan scattered seven hits and two earned runs over 5 1-3 innings in the win.

Derek Lowe suffered the loss on the hill for the Braves, giving up six hits and four runs over his seven innings.