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MLB: Washington 3, Atlanta 1

May 2, 2013 at 9:57 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, May 2 (UPI) -- Dan Haren allowed four hits through eight innings Thursday while carrying Washington to a 3-1 victory over Atlanta.

Haren (3-3) won his second straight start after losing three of his first four. He gave up a solo homer to Dan Uggla in the seventh and struck out four while throwing just 91 pitches.

Rafael Soriano came on in the ninth to pick up his ninth save.

Stephen Lombardozzi singled in Washington's first run in the opening inning and the Nationals then capitalized on an Atlanta error to produce two more in the second.

With runners on second and third, Denard Span hit a grounder to third baseman Chris Johnson that was misplayed for an error that allowed Anthony Rendon and Wilson Ramos to score.

Kris Medlen (1-4) took the loss, giving up all three runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts over seven innings.

The teams split a four-game series with the Nationals winning the last two.

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