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Hernandez goes to 4-1, Nationals top Braves 6-3

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) - Livan Hernandez had his season-low in innings
and his season-high in pitches, yet he still managed to keep his
ERA below 1.00 as he pitched the Washington Nationals to a 6-3
victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

The 35-year-old right-hander allowed two runs - one earned -
while throwing 123 pitches over 5 1-3 innings for the Nationals,
who moved back to two games above .500 (14-12) and are making a run for first place in May, rare territory for the franchise in recent
years.

Hernandez (4-1) walked five, and the earned run he allowed - a
homer by rookie Jason Heyward - raised his ERA from 0.87 all the
way to 0.99. Matt Capps earned his majors-leading 11th save in 11
tries.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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