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Braves hit 4 homers off Strasburg in 7-6 win
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Atlanta Braves pitcher Ervin Santana delivers to the Washington Nationals during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)
August 8, 2014, 11:41 pm

ATLANTA (AP) Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman hit two of Atlanta's four homers off Stephen Strasburg, and the Atlanta Braves snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 7-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.

Rain delayed the game by 1 hour, 11 minutes in the middle of the sixth inning.

Atlanta, which nearly blew a 7-0 lead, moved within 3 1/2 games of NL East-leading Washington. The Nationals, who had won two straight and four of six, have lost 21 of 30 against the Braves.

Strasburg (8-10) gave up two more homers than his previous career high. He allowed seven runs, seven hits and two walks with nine strikeouts in five innings, dropping to 1-3 with a 6.99 ERA in seven starts at Turner Field.

Ervin Santana (11-6) held the Nationals scoreless until the sixth.

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