tlanta starter Aaron Harang said his team would have headed to Texas with a “sour feeling” had the Braves been swept by the first-place Washington Nationals.
A casualty of opening on the road against the Marlins is the annual Future Stars Game matching the team’s top prospects against the present players.
Adam LaRoche had two early RBI singles and Jayson Werth had an RBI and two runs scored Tuesday as the Washington Nationals built an early five-run lead and held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 for the second straight win in the series.
Washington scored a big series-opening victory over the rival Braves on Monday night
Braves have been shut out in four of last seven games
Atlanta, which entered the day tied with Milwaukee for the second wild-card spot, has dropped four of its last five games.
Evan Gattis hit a 10th-inning solo home run that at first was ruled a triple but ultimately gave the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night at Marlins Park.
Marlins roll to 11-3 win over the visiting Braves
The Atlanta Braves’ struggling offense badly needed a boost and rookie catcher Christian Bethancourt supplied it.
Brookwood grad Lucas Sims experienced some growing pains this season, but showed late why he is a top Braves prospect
Philadelphia right-hander Kyle Kendrick won his third straight start Tuesday, holding the Atlanta Braves scoreless over seven innings in a 4-0 win at Turner Field.
South Gwinnett grad Kyle Tait, the voice of the Mississippi Braves, has been named Southern League Broadcaster of the Year
Cole Hamels combined with three relievers to blank the Braves on Sunday
Right-hander Jarred Cosart pitched seven scoreless innings to win his third straight start and lift the Miami Marlins to a 4-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
Justin Upton drove in three runs and hit his 26th homer Friday night in a win over the Marlins
Mike Minor carried a shutout into the eighth inning and Emilio Bonifacio collected four hits as visiting Atlanta won the rubber match of a three-game series, keeping pace in the National League wild-card race.