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Game 161 Recap: Nationals 6, Braves 4

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Hey look, no offense! Braves starter Jair Jurrjens had some early trouble, but cruised late in the game while pitching 8 innings of terific baseball. He allowed only 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 9 -- that should get him a win, but not this offensively-challenged Braves team.

The Braves tied the game in the sixth on a Brian McCann 2-run single. The Nats went ahead in the tenth inning when Peter Moylan got into some two-out trouble, but the Braves came back in the bottom half of the inning on two RBI pinch hits -- when was the last time that happened. Kelly Johnson had an RBI double and Greg Norton produced an RBI single.

Then Manny Acosta came on to pitch the eleventh and (of course) gave up a two-run homerun and sent the Braves to their fifth loss in a row.


Final - 10.3.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R
Washington Nationals 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6
Atlanta Braves 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4

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