The Atlanta Braves extended Major League Baseball’s longest winning streak of the 2022 season to 13 straight games with a 10-4 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night in the middle outing of a three-game NL East set at Nationals Park in Washington DC.
Just like on Monday night, the Braves racked up a total of five home runs in the victory. Those included a solo shot by Dansby Swanson in the top of the first inning and back-to-back jacks from Travis d’Arnaud and Marcell Ozuna in Atlanta’s five-run third.
Orlando Arcia (filling in for Ozzie Albies) and Michael Harris II had back-to-back home runs during the top of the sixth.
Max Fried picked up his seventh win of the season for Atlanta after giving up four runs and six hits, walking one, and striking out six through five and two-third innings of work. Jackson Stephens was credited with the save. Jackson Tetreault took the loss for Washington.
The Braves improved to 36-27. They are still in second place of the National League East, still five games back from the division-leading New York Mets. The Nationals remain in last place at 23-41.
The Braves will wrap up their series in DC versus the Nationals this evening. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm. Listen on WLAQ 1410 AM or 96.9 FM; air time is 5:50 pm.
In a minor league update, the Rome Braves were clobbered by the Asheville Tourists 19-7 on Tuesday night in game one of a six-game series in Asheville, North Carolina. Game two is slated for tonight at 6:35 pm.