March 6, 2007
VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Yunel Escobar and Ryan Langerhans hit consecutive homers in the fifth inning Tuesday as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Washington Nationals for the second straight day in Grapefuit League play.
Corky Miller also hit a two-run shot for the Braves, who beat the Nationals 10-to-6. Atlanta won 14 to 5 Monday.
Both starting pitchers struggled. Colby Lewis allowed six runs -- four earned -- in two innings for Washington (1-5). He gave up four straight hits to start the game.
For Atlanta (5-1), Kyle Davies gave up five hits and two runs in two innings of work. He struck out two and walked two.
Washington's Brian Schneider, who missed three games for the birth of his daughter, went 2-for-2 with a home run, double and four RBI's.
In the bottom of the first, Schneider hit a two-out double to left field, tying the score at 2. Schneider gave the Nationals a 6-to-4 lead in the bottom of the third when he hit a 1-Oh pitch from left-hander Macay McBride over the right-field wall.
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