NL Recaps – Nats Blow 9-0 Lead – Braves Win

Chipper Jones NewsWASHINGTON – Stephen Strasburg pitched well until the sixth inning when he gave up four runs to the Atlanta Braves.  The Nationals were leading 9-0 when the inning began.

Strasburg left the game with a five run lead. The Braves would add four more runs in the eighth inning and two more in the ninth take a 10-0 lead in the game.

After Ian Desmond struck out in the bottom of the ninth, Danny Espinoza launched a game tying  home run to left-center field.

The game stayed tied until the 11th when  Paul Janish hit a run-scoring bloop single to score Dan Uggla . Chad Durbin finished the bottom of the 11th for the Braves and the Braves beat the Nationals  11-10.

The two teams combined for 30 hits and 4  home runs.  Chipper Jones drove in two runs on a single to surpass George Brett for the most career RBI by players whose primary position was third base

Other National League Scores

St. Louis 4 – Chicago 1 

Cincinnati 3 – Milwaukee 1

Los Angeles 7 – New York 6

Pittsburgh 4 – Miami 3

San Francisco 7 – Philadelphia 2

San Diego 9- Colorado 5 

Arizona 13 – Houston 8

 

 

 


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