ATLANTA, May 26 (UPI) -- Chad Tracy and Rick Ankiel each delivered a pinch-hit, run-scoring hits in the sixth inning Saturday, helping the Washington Nationals beat Atlanta 8-4.
With the score tied 4-4, Ian Desmond led off the sixth with a double off Kris Medlen (1-1) and scored the go-ahead run one out later when Tracy, batting for Tyler Moore, sliced a 1-0 pitch into the left-center field gap.
Danny Espinoza belted a three-run homer for National League East-leading Washington, which logged its fifth win in six games.
Strasburg surrendered four runs on six hits over five frames, allowing four walks while striking out six.
Dan Uggla socked a two-run homer for the third-place Braves, who fell three games behind the Nationals in the NL East.