Washington Drops Atlanta 4-1 - Match Report
Washington got $Innings innings of work from Tanner Roark en route to a 4-1 victory over Atlanta on Sunday at Nationals Park.
Bettors who backed the Nationals were rewarded as -120 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.
Tanner Roark earned the victory for the Nationals, throwing 5 1/3 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 3, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBIs from Ryan Zimmerman in the win.
Atlanta got a 6-inning outing from Ervin Santana in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 1 walks and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Freddie Freeman had 2 hits in the loss for the Braves.
The battle of the bats favored Washington as they had 9 hits, while Atlanta only had 4.
The game was closed out by R Soriano who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 3 batters to earn the save.
Next game, Washington takes its act on the road to face Milwaukee looking for another win. For Atlanta, they head on the road to face Houston.