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Pierzynski, Uribe go back-to-back; Braves snap losing streak to Nats with 4-1 win

A.J. Pierzynski and Juan Uribe hit back-to-back homers to break Washington's nine-game winning streak against the Braves.

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It feels good to finally beat the Nats again.

The Braves had their own four-run inning, and Matt Wisler earned his second win of the year in helping break Washington's nine-game winning streak over the Braves with one-hit ball over 5.1 innings, leading the Braves to a 4-1 win.

Wisler looked much better this time around against the Nationals, allowing only Danny Espinosa's infield hit in the third inning. He issued five walks, but had two double plays turned behind him to limit the threat. Wisler struck out six.

The game was scoreless into the fourth inning until Cameron Maybin started the inning with an infield single and then with one out, A.J. Pierzynski golfed Doug Fister's offering for a two-run homer. The next batter, Juan Uribe, on a 3-0 count mashed a solo shot to center. Kelly Johnson's well-placed infield hit prolonged the inning; Eury Perez was intentionally walked with two outs, but that proved costly for Fister as Wisler helped himself with an RBI hit, the first hit and RBI of his career.

Nick Masset allowed a run on two hits in the seventh; Jason Grilli finished off the win with a perfect ninth for his 22nd save.

The Braves try to win the series Thursday.

Wisler: 5.1 IP, 1 hit, 0 ER, 5 BB, 6 K (W)
Fister: 6 IP, 7 hits, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (L)

Win Expectancy

Source: FanGraphs

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