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FREEMAN MAKES HISTORY AS BRAVES FALL TO NATIONALS

Written by Matt Davis on April 20, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Washington Nationals 14-4 on Wednesday night in the middle outing of a three-game set at SunTrust Park, marking the Braves’ second straight loss to the Nats.

Bryce Harper led the charge for Washington with two home runs, including a grand slam in the top of the second inning.  Ryan Zimmerman added a grand slam of his own in the top of the eighth.

Freddie Freeman hit a solo home run in the bottom of the third, allowing him to make history as the first Atlanta Braves player to reach safely in 12 consecutive plate appearances.

Freeman also contributed an RBI single in the eighth.

Julio Teheran took the loss for Atlanta after giving up seven runs and seven hits, walking three and striking out three over four innings.  Joe Ross got the win for Washington.

The Braves will conclude their first-ever homestand at SunTrust Park with the series finale against the Nationals tonight at 7:35 pm.  The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410.  Air time is 6:20 pm.

In a minor league update, the Rome Braves lost to the Columbia Fireflies 3-2 on Wednesday in the finale of a three game set at State Mutual Stadium, allowing the Fireflies to take the series 2-1.  The Braves will be in Greenville, South Carolina tonight to face the Drive at 7:05 pm.

 

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