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Washington Nationals Defeat Atlanta Braves 4-3: Good, Bad, and Ugly

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

THE RESULT: Adam Dunn homered, Shairon Martis pitched six strong innings, and Atlanta's defense vanished for a period, as the Washington Nationals (3-10) defeated the Braves for the second straight day, 4-3.

Martis (2-0, 4.11) went six innings, allowing three runs—two earned—on six hits and four walks, striking out two. He had a rough first inning, walking two with two outs, then surrendered an RBI-double to Casey Kotchman and had another run score on an Alberto Gonzalez throwing error. But he settled down after that, and did not allow another run.

Jesus Flores delivered an RBI double, narrowly missing a home run, in the second inning. The Nats' big inning, though, was the sixth. Dunn homered to lead off, h...

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