ATLANTA, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Justin Maxwell
slammed a two-run home run in the 11th inning Saturday to lead the Washington Nationals to a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Nearing the end of a dismal season, the Nationals continued a six-game winning streak in the third game of the four-game series.
Cristian Guzman had two RBI for the National, while Ian Desmond hit a solo home run and Ryan Zimmerman scored a run and drove in one.
Brian McCann drove in two and Greg Norton and Kelly Johnson had a pinch-hit RBI each for the Braves, who have dropped five straight.
With the score tied 2-2, Guzman doubled to right in the 10th, scoring Zimmerman and Adam Dunn.
Atlanta answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning. Pinch-hitter Kelly Johnson doubled to center, scoring Adam LaRoche, and Greg Norton, also pinch-hitting, singled to center, scoring Johnson.
Maxwell's two-out, two-run homer to right came in the top of the 11th off losing pitcher Manny Acosta (1-1).
Zack Segovia (1-0) gave up a walk, then shut down the Braves in the 11th to get the win.
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