Upton’s HR in 10th lifts Braves past Nationals 3-2

Justin Upton hit a home run with one out in the 10th inning to

power Atlanta to a 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday

night as the Braves continued their domination of the season


Upton’s 23rd homer to left-center came on a 2-2 pitch from Ian

Krol (1-1).

Scott Downs (2-0) pitched a scoreless 10th for Atlanta.

Washington’s Bryce Harper was hit by pitches in the fourth and

eighth innings. Home plate umpire Marty Foster warned both benches

after Luis Avilan hit Harper on his shoulder in the eighth.

Washington’s players rose to the top of the dugout but didn’t

come onto the field.

The Braves, who swept a three-game series at Washington on Aug.

5-7, lead the season series 11-3, including six straight wins.