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Albies, Duvall go deep in Braves’ 8-5 win over Nationals

Atlanta Braves' Ozzie Albies (1) tries to avoid a tag as Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob...
Atlanta Braves' Ozzie Albies (1) tries to avoid a tag as Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings pursues him in a rundown along the third base line during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in Atlanta. The Braves won 5-1. (AP Photo/John Amis)(AP)
Published: Sep. 7, 2021 at 10:56 PM EDT
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ATLANTA (AP) — Ozzie Albies hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer off Ryne Harper in the seventh inning, Adam Duvall took Paolo Espino deep with an early three-run shot, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 8-5.

Albies, who had four RBIs and went deep for the fourth straight game, put the Braves up 5-1 in the fourth with a sacrifice fly, but the Nationals scratched back to score four runs in the top of the seventh against Tyler Matzek on Juan Soto’s RBI single and Yadiel Hernandez’s eighth homer, a three-run shot. Albies’ 28th homer, which sailed into the seats in left-center, made it 7-5. Duvall, the NL RBIs leader with 97, gave the Braves a 3-1 lead in the first inning with his 32nd homer.

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