Huascar Ynoa hits slam, pitches Braves past Nationals

Huascar Ynoa hits slam, pitches Braves past Nationals

Huascar Ynoa hit a grand slam and pitched seven strong innings to lead the visiting Atlanta Braves over the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Tuesday night, ending Washington’s four-game winning streak.Ynoa (3-1) allowed one unearned run on four hits. He struck out four and walked two.Ynoa, who has homered in his past two starts, has allowed one unearned run in 12 innings against the Nationals this season.Ronald Acuna, Jr. had two hits, including his 10th home run, and Dansby Swanson added two hits for Atlanta, which had lost four straight.Washington starter Joe Ross (2-2) went 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits. He struck out three and walked two.Acuna, who singled in the first, came up with two outs in the fifth inning of a scoreless game and homered to right-center field off a 1-2 fastball to make it 1-0.In the sixth, Ozzie Albies reached on an infield hit, going to second on Trea Turner’s throwing error. Tanner Rainey replaced Ross and, with two outs, Swanson was walked intentionally, but William Contreras lined a run-scoring single to center giving Atlanta a 2-0 lead.

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