Recap: Washington vs. Atlanta

The Sports NetworkJune 20, 2014 

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Doug Fister tossed eight innings of scoreless ball to help the Washington Nationals to a 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves in the third tilt of a four-game set.

Fister (6-2) was efficient through eight innings, allowing five hits -- all singles -- and a walk with three strikeouts to bounce back from a loss against St. Louis in his last start. He has now won six of his last seven starts.

Anthony Rendon went 3-for-4 with two RBI and Jose Lobaton scored a pair of runs for the Nationals, who dropped the opening two games of this series.

Atlanta starter Julio Teheran (6-5) was reached for three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out a season-high 10 batters.

The lone bright spot for Atlanta was Evan Gattis, who extended his hitting streak to 20 games with a single in the sixth inning.

Lobaton singled to begin the third inning, moved over to second on a sacrifice bunt from Fister and scored on Rendon's two-out single to center that gave the Nationals a 1-0 lead.

Washington added another run in the sixth on a Ryan Zimmerman single. Adam LaRoche walked with one out and moved up to second on a balk by Teheran. Zimmerman then poked a single into center to make it a two-run game.

Lobaton started the seventh much like he did the third, with a walk, and later scored on a scorching double to center from Rendon. Fister moved Lobaton to second with a bunt.

Rafael Soriano came on to pitch the ninth and recorded his 16th save of the season.

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