Nick Markakis with the early sliding grab to rob the Nationals of a hit. Markakis went 1-for-4 at the plate and scored the 1,000th run of his career.
After Markakis scored to put the Braves in front, Dansby Swanson gave Foltynewicz more than enough insurance with a three-run blast off of Stephen Strasburg.
Foltynewicz was the story in this one as he recorded a two-hit shutout while tying a career-high with 11 strikeouts. He needed just 106 pitches with 73 landing in the strike zone.
"The magnitude of the game doesn't change what we're trying to do."— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) June 2, 2018
Division rivalry game or not, Dansby Swanson and the @Braves want to be locked in every time out.#Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/beZHdFRTbO