Maxwell, Nationals slam Braves 4-2

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ATLANTA (AP) - Light-hitting Justin Maxwell's grand slam off
rookie Mike Minor in the second inning powered the last-place
Washington Nationals over Atlanta 4-2 Wednesday and sent the Braves
to only their second home series loss this season.

John Lannan (8-7) gave up two runs, eight hits and three walks
in six innings for the Nationals, who have won eight of 15 meetings
with the Braves this season.

Joel Peralta, Sean Burnett and Drew Storen combined for two-hit
relief, with Storen pitching a 1-2-3 ninth for his fourth save in
five chances.

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