ATLANTA (AP) Rookie Reynaldo Lopez struck out eleven, Jayson Werth reached safely in his forty sixth straight recreation and the Washington Nationals pulled away from the Atlanta Braves eight-2 on Thursday night time.
Werth hit an RBI double within the fifth inning to tie Rusty Staub on the Nationals-Expos franchise listing for the longest streak of reaching base. Werth went 2 for four and has forty three hits and 32 walks throughout his string, the most effective within the majors this season.
After rain delayed the beginning for 1 hour, sixteen minutes, Lopez (2-1) struck out eight of the primary 9 batters. He had 10 whiffs via his first four 2-three innings.
Lopez set a profession excessive for strikeouts and allowed one earned run and 4 hits in seven innings.
The Nationals broke it open with 5 runs within the eighth. They’re 30-10 towards the Braves since June 21, 2014.
Rob Whalen (1-2) allowed three hits and one earned run in a profession-greatest six innings.
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