Nationals-Braves canceled because of rain

The game between the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals

scheduled for Monday night was canceled because of rain.

The game would have been the Braves’ last in Florida before

heading to Atlanta to play the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night and

Wednesday. The Braves were 16-12-4 this spring.

They open the regular season on Thursday in Washington, with

Derek Lowe facing the Nationals’ Livan Hernandez.

The Nationals are scheduled to play the New York Mets in Port

St. Lucie on Tuesday to conclude their spring schedule.

Tommy Hanson and Tim Hudson, the Braves’ Nos. 2 and 3 starters,

worked out indoors against minor league hitters.