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Murphy’s 4 RBIs leads Nationals past Braves 7-6

By BENJAMIN STANDIGAugust 14, 2016
Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth, right, leaps to slide into home to score off a single hit by teammate Danny Espinosa as Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski, left, waits for the throw during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth, right, leaps to slide into home to score off a single hit by teammate Danny Espinosa as Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski, left, waits for the throw during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Production from the top of the order and rookie pitcher Reynaldo Lopez fueled an early lead for the Washington Nationals. Then a relay throw saved the day for the NL contenders.

Daniel Murphy hit a two-run homer and drove in four runs, Lopez pitched seven innings for his first major league win and the Washington Nationals held off the Atlanta Braves 7-6 on Saturday night.

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