Ross Detwiler coughed up a 4-run lead, but Michael Morse responded with a clutch home run to lead the Nationals to a 5-4 win in Atlanta.
The Nats used 15 hits, including Michael Morse's go-ahead homer in the eighth, to squeak past the Braves.
Drew Storen, who threw 40 pitches to live hitters today, is targeting the Nationals' July 13 second-half opener for his return from the DL.
In the latest Nationals Q&A, CSN producer Doug McKinney talks with Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLBtraderumors.com.
Ross Detwiler looks to build off his strong return to the rotation and pitch the Nationals to victory in the opener of their NL East showdown with the Braves. Follow along with Mark Zuckerman at 7:35 with the live game thread.