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MLB: Atlanta 9, Washington 0

April 14, 2013 at 4:47 PM

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Paul Maholm fired 7 2/3 shutout innings and Andrelton Simmons blasted a three-run homer Sunday in the Atlanta Braves' 9-0 series-sweeping rout of Washington.

Maholm (3-0), who hasn't allowed a run in 20 1/3 innings over three starts to begin the season, held the Nationals scoreless on four hits. The left-hander issued only one walk while striking out seven.

Simmons' clout in the third inning gave the Braves a seven-run lead and they cruised to their 11th win in 12 games beginning the 2013 campaign.

Justin Upton added a solo homer while Chris Johnson went 4-for-5 with a two-run single for Atlanta.

Nats stater Gio Gonzalez (1-1) was roughed up for seven runs on seven hits over five frames.

Kurt Suzuki had two singles for Washington.

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