Washington Downed 5-4 By Atlanta - Ryan Mattheus Takes Loss
Atlanta got a 5-4 victory over Washington on Saturday, with Eric O'Flaherty earning the victory and helping Braves moneyline bettors cash out.
Bettors who backed the Braves were rewarded as -119 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.5.
Atlanta got 5 innings from Tommy Hanson, who gave up 2 earned runs on 4 hits, while striking out 7. Eric O'Flaherty earned the victory, while the Braves got 2 RBIs from Jason Heyward in the win.
Washington got a 5 1/3-inning outing from Edwin Jackson in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 1 walk and 4 hits in his time on the mound, while Jayson Werth had 2 hits in the loss for the Nationals.
The battle of the bats favored Washington as they had 7 hits, while Atlanta only had 6.
The game was closed out by Craig Kimbrel who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 3 batters to earn the save.