sunny.png
Monday October 18th, 2021 10:09AM

Vogt homers twice as Braves beat Nats in 10

By George Henry AP Sports Writer
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

ATLANTA — Joc Pederson hit a tiebreaking single with two out in the 10th inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 7-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

Ozzie Albies opened the 10th on second and advanced to third on a flyout. He scampered home on Pederson's bases-loaded single against Wander Suero (2-3).

Stephen Vogt hit two solo homers for Atlanta, which took of three in the series. Freddie Freeman, Adam Duvall and Jorge Soler also connected.

The NL East-leading Braves moved 3 1/2 games ahead of second-place Philadelphia, which lost 4-3 to Colorado.

Jacob Webb (3-2) retired the side in order in the 10th to earn the win.

There was no drama from the mound after Washington’s Juan Soto was hit by a pitch on Tuesday and Atlanta’s Freeman was plunked on Wednesday. Austin Riley was hit by Suero in the 10th, but there was no reaction from either bench.

Instead, the teams played a back-and-forth game that included five solo homers by the Braves.

Soler hit a tiebreaking drive off Erick Fedde in the sixth, and both of Vogt's homers came against Fedde. Freeman and Duvall connected against Mason Thompson in the eighth, powering Atlanta to a 6-5 lead.

Lane Thomas led off the ninth with a triple off Braves closer Will Smith and scored on Josh Bell’s grounder to make it 6-all. The Braves missed a chance to turn a double play and end the game when second baseman Albies threw errantly to first.

Washington took a 5-4 lead on Luis García’s fourth homer in the eighth, a drive to center off Richard Rodríguez.

WHO’S LEADING

Braves manager Brian Snitker can’t help glancing at the out-of-town scoreboard during games to see what’s the latest with the Phillies and New York Mets.

“I don’t look early (in the season),” he said. “I’m looking a lot now. They’re out there. They’re right in front of us, and I think probably everybody is.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Braves: Vogt left in the top of the seventh after fielding a ball in front of the plate and throwing to third. He was clinging his right side, but the Braves didn’t announce an immediate diagnosis.

UP NEXT

The Nationals have yet to decide on a starter for Friday’s game at Pittsburgh. Braves RHP Ian Anderson (6-5, 3.61 ERA) will pitch opposite Marlins LHP Trevor Rogers (7-6, 2.52) as Atlanta and Miami begin a three-game series. Anderson is 0-1 with an 8.59 ERA in two starts against the Marlins this year.

  • Associated Categories: Sports
  • Associated Tags: Atlanta Braves
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Vogt homers twice as Braves beat Nats in 10
Pederson hit a tiebreaking single with two out in the 10th inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 7-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night...
12:01AM ( 3 minutes ago )
Softball: Branch wins; East Hall, Jefferson fall in key 8-4A matchups
Flowery Branch scored two runs in the sixth and held off two potential rallies to beat Jefferson in a key Region 8-4A showdown on Thursday...
11:25PM ( 39 minutes ago )
Volleyball: Chestatee sweeps tri-match
Chestatee swept a tri-match with Habersham Central and Lumpkin County on Thursday in girls volleyball action...
11:02PM ( 1 hour ago )
Sports
Soto's go-ahead homer sends Nationals past Braves
Juan Soto crushed a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning and the Washington Nationals relied on their bullpen after Sean Nolin’s first-inning ejection to take a 4-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night...
By Charles Odum AP Sports Writer
11:08PM ( 1 day ago )
Webb, Giants shut out Braves
Logan Webb threw seven strong innings to win his seventh consecutive decision, Tommy La Stella and Mike Yastrzemski each homered and drove in two runs, and the Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Saturday night to even the series between NL division leaders...
By Charles Odum AP Sports Writer
11:49PM ( 1 week ago )
Yankees snap Braves' streak, continue their own in 5-1 win
Giancarlo Stanton homered and drove in three runs to carry the New York Yankees to their 10th straight victory, cooling off the streaking Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Monday night...
By Paul Newberry AP Sports Writer
11:28PM ( 2 weeks ago )
Braves’ Soroka starts from scratch after re-tearing Achilles
Mike Soroka already went through nine grueling months of rehab after blowing out his right Achilles tendon. Now he’s doing it all again...
By Paul Newberry AP Sports Writer
8:31PM ( 2 weeks ago )
Surging Braves run win streak to 8 straight
Austin Riley put Atlanta ahead for good with a homer in the fifth inning, and the Braves stretched their winning streak to eight games by beating Baltimore 5-4 Saturday night, the Orioles' 17th consecutive defeat...
By David Ginsburg AP writer
11:44PM ( 2 weeks ago )