Soto’s go-ahead homer sends Nationals past Braves, 4-2

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ATLANTA (AP) — 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.

Soto’s 462-foot drive off Richard Rodriguez landed about halfway up the seats in right-center and snapped a 2-all tie.

The Braves began the night 2 1/2 games ahead of second-place Philadelphia in the NL East.

Nolin was ejected after only eight pitches.

The left-hander threw a pitch behind Freddie Freeman before hitting Freeman with the next delivery.

Braves closer Will Smith hit Soto with a pitch on Tuesday night.

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