Bryce Harper's monster game leads Washington Nationals past Atlanta Braves


Former Mariners star Ichiro, 43, hit a home run in the ninth inning of Miami's defeat on the road - his first homer since April 2012. The right-hander allowed six hits and three runs while striking out seven and walking one. "But it's a long season". The Nationals haven't announced where Turner will play, but manager Dusty Baker assured it will be a "warm" spot to lessen the chance of re-injuring the hamstring. But the hard-throwing Braves pitcher settled down after a two-run fifth inning and worked seven innings while allowing five hits, two runs and four walks with three strikeouts. The club doesn't provide in-game injury updates, so it's not yet clear what exactly Werth hurt on the swing.

Zimmerman's eighth-inning grand slam off Ian Krol had some Braves fans heading for the exits at new SunTrust Park. Gio Gonzalez tossed 7.1 innings, giving up 3 runs, 2 earned, on 5 hits with a pair of strikeouts.

Indians 11, Twins 4 • Jose Ramirez homered and drove in two runs and Josh Tomlin gave up three runs in six innings to lead visiting Cleveland past Minnesota. Atlanta LF Matt Kemp (hamstring) played a rehab game for Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday and is expected to return from the disabled list for the series finale against the Nationals on Thursday. Inciarte jammed his left wrist when he fell in the outfield during batting practice but remained in the lineup.

The Braves loaded the bases with one out in the ninth inning and Kurt Suzuki drew a walk against reliever Blake Treinen to bring in a run.

Shawn Kelley came in and retired Emilio Bonifacio on a fly to short right.

Freddie Freeman hit his sixth homer of the season in the third inning to set the Atlanta record of reaching base in 12 consecutive plate appearances. He's reached base in 10 consecutive plate appearances, the longest such streak for the Braves since Jason Heyward reached base in 10 straight in August 2010.

Freeman, who had walked his first time up, grounded out in the sixth to end the streak before delivering an RBI single in the eighth. Scherzer sacrificed Difo to second, and the runner scored on Adam Eaton's single up the middle. The Braves left the field, the Nationals were shaking hands, and the grounds crew had already wheeled out the equipment when officials said the game was not finished.

Umpire CB Bucknor faced some backlash on Tuesday night after making a horrendous call to give the Atlanta Braves a second chance against the Washington Nationals.

Sparked by the debut of their new suburban stadium, the Braves swept San Diego in a four-game series and came in having won five straight overall, getting back to.500 after a 1-6 start. Bucknor, who has been named the worst umpire in baseball multiple times in player surveys, was behind the plate for last night's 3-1 Nationals win over the Braves.

The struggling Toronto Blue Jays blanked the Boston Red Sox 3-0, the St Louis Cardinals edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1, the Chicago Cubs were too good for the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4, the Texas Rangers were humbled 9-1 by the Oakland Athletics, the New York Yankees topped the Chicago White Sox by the same scoreline and the Tampa Bay Rays overcame the Detroit Tigers 8-7.