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MLB: Atlanta 2, Washington 1

Aug. 18, 2013 at 5:24 PM

ATLANTA, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Julio Teheran stymied the Nationals over six shutout innings Sunday and the National League East-leading Atlanta Braves edged Washington 2-1.

Teheran (10-6) scattered five hits, walked three and struck out five, tossing 66-of-105 pitches for strikes.

David Carpenter and Jordan Walden combined for 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief and Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth for his 39th save as the Braves improved to 76-48, the best mark in baseball.

Atlanta got both of its runs in the first inning on RBI singles from Freddie Freeman and Chris Johnson.

Washington's Gio Gonzalez (7-6) absorbed the loss, yielding a pair of runs on five hits over seven innings. He walked four and struck out nine.

Jayson Werth supplied the only RBI for the Nats, who dropped 2-of-3 to the Braves.

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