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Atlanta Tops Washington 9-8 - Recap

Washington dropped a 9-8 decision at Turner Field on Sunday as Atlanta legged out a win behind winning pitcher Craig Kimbrel.

Atlanta was favored by -164 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Atlanta got 5 innings from Jair Jurrjens, who gave up 6 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 6. Craig Kimbrel earned the victory, while the Braves got 3 RBIs from Brian McCann in the win.

Washington's starting pitcher Tom Gorzelanny worked 2 innings, giving up 1 hit and 2 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Danny Espinosa in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Washington as they had 11 hits, while Atlanta only had 7.

Atlanta heads into a battle against Colorado. Washington, meanwhile, will have their next action against Houston.