Diaz's RBI single in 10th halts Braves road skid

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) - Matt Diaz hit a tiebreaking single in the 10th
inning Wednesday night, helping the Atlanta Braves snap an
eight-game road losing skid with a 7-6 victory over the Washington
Nationals.

Troy Glaus started the decisive rally in the 10th with a leadoff
single off Matt Capps (0-1). Melky Cabrera's sacrifice sent
pinch-runner Brandon Hicks to second before Diaz, who was hitting
.185, looped an opposite-field single to short right.

Hicks scored easily when Roger Bernadina double-clutched and his
throw home was late.

Kris Medlen (1-1) pitched a scoreless inning for the win. Billy
Wagner got three outs for his third save in four tries.

Atlanta's road losing streak was its longest since a 10-game
skid from Aug. 31-Sept. 14, 1996.

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