Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Trailing by nine runs with Washington ace Stephen Strasburg on the hill, hope was bleak for the Atlanta Braves.
But after 11 innings, 21 runs, two blown saves and one very costly error, Atlanta somehow came out on top, 11-10, in the opener of a four-game series against first-place Washington.
Brian McCann, Martin Prado, Chipper Jones and Michael Bourn all knocked in two runs for the Braves, who have won two in a row.
On his 24th birthday, Strasburg received a no-decision after another rough outing against the Braves. He gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings. In six career starts against Atlanta, Strasburg is 3-3 with a 4.77 earned run average.
Michael Morse and Ryan Zimmerman knocked in three runs apiece while Steve Lombardozzi drove in a pair for the Nats, who have lost three of their last five.
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