Ian Desmond's throwing error in the ninth inning allowed the Braves to escape with a 2-1 win in the kind of tense ballgame the Nationals should expect down the stretch.
Braves pitcher Kris Medlen throws a gem and beats Ross Detwiler in a pitcher's duel as the Nats can't find their bats in Atlanta.
Nationals left fielder Michael Morse, hampered by a left hand injury, won't play this weekend in Atlanta.
The Nats head to Atlanta for a three-game series that could put the NL East out of reach for the Braves. Join the conversation!