Charlie Culberson delivered another walk-off home run for the Atlanta Braves as they defeat the Washington Nationals 4-2. Atlanta takes three of four from the Nationals and will head out on a west coast trip with a 1.5 game lead in the NL East.
Freddie Freeman finished 1-for-3 on the afternoon extending his hitting streak to 16-straight games.
Dansby Swanson went 2-for-3 at the plate including his fifth home run of the season which tied the game up in the seventh.
Atlanta also came out on the right side of a replay challenge as Swanson stretched a single into a double in the ninth. Swanson was initially called out but replay showed that he beat the tag at second.
That set the stage for Culberson who apparently has a flare for the dramatic with four of his eight career home runs being walk-offs.
Today, @cculberson16 became the first player in Atlanta-era history with two pinch-hit game-ending home runs in the same season. In fact, only player, Brian Hunter, had two such homers over his career.#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/GYmOzDIKZ6— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 3, 2018
"No idea (what's going through my mind). Just get a good hit to pitch."— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) June 3, 2018
-- Charlie Culberson with a walk-off home run and a celebration that fries the @FOXSportsSouth mic. @Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/fDlkiwNwNu
“They answered a lot of questions, I think. It’s not a mistake. We’re a good ball club.”— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) June 3, 2018
— Brian Snitker on @Braves’ latest walk-off win and taking the series vs. D.C. #Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/umbzSFwQmR