ATLANTA (AP) - Alberto Gonzalez drove in the winning run with a
two-out single in the 15th inning and the Washington Nationals
closed the season with a seven-game winning streak, beating the
Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Sunday.
Playing the longest game since the franchise moved to Washington
from Montreal before the 2005 season, the Nationals became the
first team in baseball history to close the season with seven
straight wins after losing the first seven. Still, they finished
59-103 - the worst record in baseball.
Atlanta, which got within two games of the wild-card lead with
six remaining, finished with a season-high six-game losing streak.
Logan Kensing (1-2) earned the win with two scoreless innings.