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Folty exits early, Albies homers in loss

Folty exits early, Albies homers in loss

After the Nationals dropped the first two games of the series, manager Dusty Baker decided to give many of his regular position players a day off in order to recharge. So Baker turned to a lineup filled with his team’s young talent, which provided a spark in the Nationals’ 5-2 victory on Thursday night against the Braves at Nationals Park.

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Newcomb looks to shut down Mets in opener

Newcomb looks to shut down Mets in opener

Two young pitchers looking to solidify their 2018 standing will square off Friday when the Mets and Braves open a three-game series at SunTrust Park. Mets righty Rafael Montero opposes Braves lefty Sean Newcomb in the opener.

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Switch-hitter Albies making progress vs. RHP

Switch-hitter Albies making progress vs. RHP

Over the first six weeks as a Major Leaguer, Ozzie Albies has quieted those critics who deemed him to be either too small or unprepared to make the necessary adjustments to be consistently successful from the left side of the plate.

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Gohara leaves nerves, walks behind for 1st W

Gohara leaves nerves, walks behind for 1st W

Luiz Gohara admits that nerves may have gotten the best of him when he made his big league debut last week against the Rangers. But in Wednesday’s 8-2 win over the Nationals, the 21-year-old lefty showed the Braves exactly why many think he has promising upside.

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Kemp slams Nats after Braves chase Max

Kemp slams Nats after Braves chase Max

In just his second career start, Braves left-hander Luiz Gohara went toe-to-toe with Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer, the favorite to win his second consecutive National League Cy Young Award. Then, Atlanta broke out for six runs in the seventh — highlighted by a grand slam by Matt Kemp — to cruise to an 8-2 victory Wednesday night at Nationals Park.

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Folty, Braves seek sweep at Nationals Park

Folty, Braves seek sweep at Nationals Park

The Braves may be looking up at the Nationals in the division, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t made their mark at the NL East champions’ home turf. After going a combined 1-19 in its previous two seasons at Nationals Park, Atlanta is 6-3 in the nation’s capital in 2017, and have a chance to go for the three-game sweep Thursday night.

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Big game icing on cake for Freeman's birthday

Big game icing on cake for Freeman's birthday

It would be difficult to dream up a better birthday than the one Freddie Freeman had against the Nationals on Tuesday. Going against his favorite foe, the Braves’ first baseman went 3-for-5, including a mammoth three-run home run to center field, in Tuesday’s 8-0 win at Nationals Park.

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