Atlanta Tops Washington 9-8 - Recap
|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.