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Washington Tops Atlanta 9-2 - Recap

Ryan Zimmerman swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 3 runs as his Nationals defeated Atlanta 9-2 at Nationals Park.

Washington won as a -146 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Ross Detwiler earned the victory for the Nationals, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 1, and allowing 7 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Ryan Zimmerman in the win.

Atlanta got a 2 1/3-inning outing from Jair Jurrjens in the loss. He gave up 6 earned runs, 0 walks and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Martin Prado had 2 hits in the loss for the Braves.

Washington outhit their counterparts 18-8 in the game.

Washington looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against New York. Atlanta will aim to get back on the winning track at Miami.