Atlanta Downed 8-4 By Washington - Tim Hudson Takes Loss
Washington got an 8-4 victory over Atlanta on Sunday, with Gio Gonzalez earning the victory and helping Nationals moneyline bettors cash out.
Bettors who backed the Nationals were rewarded as +103 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.
Gio Gonzalez earned the victory for the Nationals, throwing 5 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 4, and allowing 5 hits and 4 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Ryan Zimmerman in the win.
Atlanta's starting pitcher Tim Hudson worked 6 innings, giving up 8 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jason Heyward in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Washington as they had 9 hits, while Atlanta only had 8.
Next game, Washington takes its act home to face San Francisco looking for another win. For Atlanta, they head home to face Chicago.