Posted: Friday, August 8th 2014 at 11:01pm
Braves hit 4 homers off Strasburg in 7-6 win
By The Associated Press
ATLANTA -- Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman hit two of Atlanta's four homers off Stephen Strasburg, and the Atlanta Braves snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 7-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.
Rain delayed the game by 1 hour, 11 minutes in the middle of the sixth inning.
Atlanta, which nearly blew a 7-0 lead, moved within 3 1/2 games of NL East-leading Washington. The Nationals, who had won two straight and four of six, have lost 21 of 30 against the Braves.
Strasburg (8-10) gave up two more homers than his previous career high. He allowed seven runs, seven hits and two walks with nine strikeouts in five innings, dropping to 1-3 with a 6.99 ERA in seven starts at Turner Field.
Ervin Santana (11-6) held the Nationals scoreless until the sixth.
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