The Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 7-6 in 10 innings to close out a three-game set between rivals in the National League East on Thursday evening at Truist Park, which allowed the division-leading Braves to take the series 2-1.
Joc Pederson secured the victory on a walk-off single with two out in the bottom of the 10th.
Atlanta notched a total of five home runs, including two from Stephen Vogt and one each from Jorge Soler, Freddie Freeman, and Adam Duvall.
Jacob Webb was credited as the winning pitcher for the Braves, while Wander Suero took the loss for the Nationals.
Atlanta improved to 74-65 on the ’21 season and now hold a three and a half game lead in the NL East over the Philadelphia Phillies (who lost for the third straight night on Thursday). Washington holds lone possession of last place in that division at 58-82.
The Braves will host the Miami Marlins in a three-game division series over the weekend. First pitch of tonight’s opener is slated for 7:20 pm. That game will not air on WLAQ 1410 AM/96.9 FM due to our broadcast of high school football. WLAQ will, however, have coverage from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network of the remainder of the series on Saturday night and Sunday.