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Atlanta beats Washington 3-1 for eighth straight victory
Major League Baseball
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Evan Gattis of the Atlanta Braves hits a two-run home run during a game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Saturday in Washington. - photo by The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Tim Hudson pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, Evan Gattis homered, and the Atlanta Braves beat Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 3-1 Saturday for their eighth straight victory.
Hudson (2-0) allowed one run, walked none and struck out three in improving his record against Washington to 15-5. He also singled twice off Washington ace Stephen Strasburg (1-2), who gave up two unearned runs and five hits in six innings.
Atlanta took the lead for good in the third inning, when Gattis homered after a two-out throwing error by third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. It was the fourth homer in eight games for Gattis, who made his major league debut on April 3.
Craig Kimbrel got three straight outs for his sixth save in six tries.

ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright (2-1) pitched a four-hitter for his fifth career shutout and drove in two runs with three hits, two in a seven-run sixth inning. St. Louis has thrown three consecutive shutouts.
Milwaukee ace Yovani Gallardo (0-1) allowed six runs — five earned — and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings. Gallardo dropped to 1-10 with a 6.83 ERA against the Cardinals; including a defeat in the 2011 NL division series, he’s 1-11 with a 6.86 ERA.
Milwaukee has gone scoreless in 25 innings and has just five home runs in 10 games. Minus injured sluggers Corey Hart and Aramis Ramirez, the Brewers are 1-8 since winning on opening day.

CHICAGO — Madison Bumgarner (3-0) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings on a 38-degree afternoon, and Marco Scutaro had three hits for San Francisco.
Pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro, batting right-handed, had a two-out, two-run homer off Bumgarner in the seventh. On Friday, the switch-hitter had a tying, pinch homer from the left side.
Chicago put two on with no outs in the eighth, and Alfonso Soriano grounded out and Welington Castillo hit into a double play against Santiago Casilla, who finished for his first save.
Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija (1-2) allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings.

MIAMI — Chris Coghlan hit a game-ending single against a draw-in infield with one out in the ninth inning Saturday night, giving the Miami Marlins a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies for just their second win.
Marlins 20-year old phenom Jose Fernandez pitched six scoreless innings to outduel Cole Hamels, and Miami (2-9), playing without slugger Giancarlo Stanton for the second straight day because of a bruised left shoulder, became baseball’s last team to win two games this year.
Fernandez gave Miami the lead in the fifth with an RBI single.