Zimmermann does it all to help Nationals win 2nd straight

 Jordan Zimmermann won for the first time in four starts and hit a three-run single to help the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 13-4 on Wednesday night.

Denard Span, who had five hits the previous night, added a three-run homer in the ninth. The Nationals banged out 15 hits again, giving them 30 hits and 26 runs scored over the last two games.

Zimmermann, who had just 12 RBIs in 264 career at-bats coming in, had a bases-loaded single in the four-run fourth inning to give Washington the lead for good. On the mound, Zimmermann (2-2) gave up eight hits, one walk and four runs – three earned – with seven strikeouts in seven innings.

Washington has won two straight after dropping six in a row. Atlanta has lost seven of nine.

Braves starter Alex Wood (1-1) allowed six hits and five runs, striking out eight in five innings.

AP

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