Duvall helps Braves beat Nats 8-4, move closer in NL East


Atlanta Braves’ Adam Duvall follows through on a two-run base hit inn the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Duvall drove in three runs with two hits and the Atlanta Braves turned a catcher’s interference call into a three-run rally to beat the Washington Nationals 8-4 for their fourth consecutive win.

The Braves matched their longest winning streak of the season and are one game behind NL East-leading Philadelphia. Atlanta is a half-game behind the second-place New York Mets.

Dansby Swanson beat out an infield single to drive in the go-ahead run in Atlanta’s three-run fifth. Austin Riley had two hits and drove in a run. Freddie Freeman had two hits and scored two runs.

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