(WASHINGTON) — The Atlanta Braves are refusing to lose.
Justin Upton homered and drove in three runs, and the Braves dispatched the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Wednesday night for their 13th-straight victory.
“We came in here and we let ’em know,” first baseman Freddie Freeman said. “We’re here to stay.”
Upton broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning by launching a solo home run into the seats, his 5th blast in the past seven games.
Kris Medlen (9-10) started the game for the Braves, giving up three runs in seven innings. Craig Kimbrel shut the door in the ninth for his 36th save.
The Braves now lead the National League East by 15 1/2 games.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN