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Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals Pick & Prediction APR 7TH 2021

FinishedTV: MASN | Bally Sports NetworkNationals Park Washington

979Atlanta Braves
980Washington Nationals

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6.5o -125
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Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals Recap APR 7TH 2021

Adam Duvall and Ozzie Albies each cracked a two-run homer in the sixth inning to help the visiting Atlanta Braves notch another come-from-behind victory and beat the Washington Nationals 8-4 on Sunday.

The home runs came off Washington ace Max Scherzer (4-3) with one out. Duvall's homer, his 14th, traveled 433 feet over the wall in center field. After Austin Riley singled, Albies lined his third homer to center.

Duvall also saved a run in the eighth with his glove. He made a leaping catch near the left field wall to take an extra-base hit away from Josh Harrison.

Atlanta won three of four games in the series and won the season series 6-4.

The support benefited Atlanta starter Kyle Wright (1-4), who earned his first career victory. Wright pitched six innings and allowed four runs, three earned, on eight hits, two walks and four strikeouts in six innings.

Scherzer was tagged for six runs on nine hits, two walks and 10 strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. It was his 98th career double-digit strikeout game, moving him past Sandy Koufax and into fifth place on the all-time list.

Atlanta took a 1-0 lead in the first on Travis d'Arnaud's double, but Washington evened the score in the second on Asdrubal Cabrera's sixth home run, a solo shot to right.

The Braves regained the lead in the fourth on an RBI double by Nick Markakis, the 511th of his career, tied for 55th all-time.

Washington got the run back in the bottom of the fourth. Juan Soto doubled, went to third on a fly ball and scored on Kurt Suzuki's infield grounder to second base. Soto took off on contact and beat the throw of Albies to the plate.

The Nationals took a 4-2 lead in the fifth when Trea Turner grounded into what should have been a double play. But Albies made a poor relay that went off the glove of first baseman Freddie Freeman to allow a second run to score.

The Braves (28-19) travel to Baltimore to start a three-game series on Monday. The Nationals (17-28) take Monday off before starting a two-game series at Tampa Bay.

--Field Level Media

Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run pinch-hit homer in the top of the seventh inning and the visiting Atlanta Braves defeated the Washington Nationals 2-0 to sweep a doubleheader on Wednesday.

Sandoval hit a 3-2 fastball from Tanner Rainey (0-1) to center for his second homer of the season after Dansby Swanson had singled with two outs.

Ronald Acuna Jr. had three hits and scored twice to lead the Braves to a 7-6 win in the first game.

Luke Jackson (1-0) pitched a scoreless sixth inning, and Sean Newcomb struck out the side in the seventh for his first save as Atlanta won the final two games of the three-game series.

Washington's Stephen Strasburg pitched six shutout innings in his 2021 debut. The right-hander allowed one hit, while striking out eight and walking two on 85 pitches. He retired the last 10 batters he faced.

In 2020, Strasburg pitched just five innings before his season ended and he ultimately underwent surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome.

Atlanta starter Huascar Ynoa went five innings, allowing no runs on two hits, with five strikeouts and a walk.

Victor Robles led off the Washington sixth with a walk, stole second, and went to third on a fly out. Juan Soto was walked intentionally, but Starlin Castro grounded out.

In the opener, Travis d'Arnaud added a two-run double for Atlanta, which rallied from a 4-1 deficit.

Trea Turner hit his second home run of the season for Washington, and Castro had three hits and drove in three runs.

The Nationals remain without starting pitchers Patrick Corbin and Jon Lester, reliever Brad Hand, catchers Yan Gomes and Alex Avila, infielders Josh Bell, Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer, and outfielder

Kyle Schwarber, each of whom was placed on the injured list to start the season following a COVID-19 outbreak last week.

--Field Level Media

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Last Meetings

  • Braves @ Nationals 2-0
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  • Braves @ Nationals 5-6
  • Braves @ Nationals 0-0
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American League

American League CentralWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Kansas City Royals96 .6000.04.24.2 7-42-26-0-4
Cleveland Indians87 .5331.03.83.5 4-14-66-0-4
Chicago White Sox89 .4712.04.84.1 3-35-65-0-5
Minnesota Twins68 .4292.54.84.4 2-54-33-0-7
Detroit Tigers610 .3753.53.45.2 3-33-73-0-7
American League EastWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Boston Red Sox116 .6470.05.64.0 5-56-17-0-3
Tampa Bay Rays98 .5292.04.24.8 3-46-46-0-4
Baltimore Orioles79 .4383.54.04.3 1-66-33-0-7
Toronto Blue Jays79 .4383.54.13.6 3-34-64-0-6
New York Yankees510 .3335.03.74.3 3-62-42-0-8
American League WestWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Seattle Mariners116 .6470.04.44.5 6-45-28-0-2
Oakland Athletics97 .5631.54.35.0 5-64-19-0-1
Los Angeles Angels86 .5711.55.45.3 5-33-35-0-5
Texas Rangers89 .4713.03.84.4 3-65-35-0-5
Houston Astros78 .4673.04.84.4 1-56-33-0-7

National League

National League CentralWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Milwaukee Brewers97 .5630.04.33.3 4-55-26-0-4
Cincinnati Reds87 .5330.56.14.5 6-32-44-0-6
St. Louis Cardinals88 .5001.05.25.2 2-46-44-0-6
Pittsburgh Pirates79 .4382.04.15.1 4-33-66-0-4
Chicago Cubs69 .4002.53.44.9 4-52-43-0-7
National League EastWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Philadelphia Phillies88 .5000.03.63.8 7-31-53-0-7
New York Mets74 .636-1.53.43.4 4-13-36-0-3
Miami Marlins78 .4670.54.44.2 3-64-26-0-3
Atlanta Braves79 .4381.05.15.2 3-44-55-0-5
Washington Nationals59 .3572.03.65.2 3-52-44-0-6
National League WestWL PCTGBRFRA HOMEAWAY L10
Los Angeles Dodgers134 .7650.05.53.3 6-07-48-0-2
San Francisco Giants106 .6252.53.22.9 5-15-57-0-3
San Diego Padres108 .5563.53.93.3 5-65-25-0-5
Arizona Diamondbacks610 .3756.54.65.2 2-34-74-0-6
Colorado Rockies412 .2508.54.14.8 4-60-62-0-8

Last Injuries

Washington Nationals

  • Wander Suero

    Oblique
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Suero has been shifted to the 10-day injured list due to a left oblique strain, and it is unclear how long he will be debilitated.

  • Stephen Strasburg

    Shoulder
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Strasburg has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.

  • Juan Soto

    Shoulder
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Soto is on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder strain, and he will miss an undetermined length of time.

  • Luis Avilan

    Elbow
    out for season | 10-day IL

    Avilan has been added to the 10-day injured list after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left elbow, and he will miss the reminder of the 2021 season.

  • Josh Harrison

    Back
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Harrison missed the last contest due to back stiffness, and it remains to be seen if he will be in the lineup Sunday versus the Diamondbacks.

  • Alex Avila

    Illness
    Late April | COVID-19 IL

    Avila has been assigned to the COVID-19 injured list, and he is not expected to make his season debut until the end of April.

  • Josh Harrison

    Illness
    Late April | COVID-19 IL

    Harrison has been designated for the COVID-19 injured list, and he is not projected to be available until the latter part of April.

  • Kyle Schwarber

    Illness
    Late April | COVID-19 IL

    Schwarber has been posted to the COVID-19 injured list, and he is not expected to suit up until the latter part of April.

Atlanta Braves

  • Ender Inciarte

    Hamstring
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Inciarte has been posted to the 10-day injured list with a hamstring injury, and it remains to be seen if he will return to action.

  • Ronald Acuna Jr.

    Abdominal
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Acuna Jr. was held out of the last contest with a lower-abdominal strain, and it is unknown if he will take on the Yankees on Wednesday.

  • Drew Smyly

    Forearm
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Smyly has been shifted to the 10-day injured list with left forearm inflammation, and it is unclear when he will return to the lineup.

  • Ozzie Albies

    Calf
    Prob Tues | probable

    Albies has been held out of the previous two games with a right calf injury, but it is anticipated that he will be available Tuesday versus the Yankees.

  • Max Fried

    Hamstring
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Fried has been designated for the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain, and it is undetermined when he will return.

  • Cristian Pache

    Groin
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Pache has been added to the 10-day injured list with a left groin strain, and his status for return has yet to be determined.

  • Chris Martin

    Finger
    Late April | 10-day IL

    Martin has been posted to the 10-day injured list due to numbness in his fingers, and he is not expected to return until the latter part of April.

  • Max Fried

    Calf
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Fried exited his last start with a right calf injury, and it remains to be seen if he will make his next scheduled start Wednesday against the Marlins.