Washington Nationals (57-81, fifth in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (73-64, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Wednesday, 7:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Sean Nolin (0-2, 5.71 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, 16 strikeouts) Braves: Touki Toussaint (3-2, 4.19 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 40 strikeouts)
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Atlanta Braves haven't lost in nine games and the Baltimore Orioles haven't won in twice that many.
That doesn't mean their latest matchup was a foregone conclusion.
“We just take every win for what it is, and then on to the next one," Braves right-hander Touki Toussaint said.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Nola came within one out of a shutout, and the Philadelphia Phillies edged the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Sunday to earn a split of their four-game series.
Nola allowed four hits and struck out nine in 8 2/3 innings.
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman homered off Yu Darvish in the sixth inning, Touki Toussaint allowed one run and three hits in his season debut, and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Tuesday night.