WASHINGTON (AP) — Doug Fister pitched eight shutout innings, and Anthony Rendon had three hits and two RBI for the Washington Nationals, who beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 victory on Saturday night.
Washington took a half-game lead over Atlanta in the NL East after dropping the first two games in the series. Ryan Zimmerman also drove in a run for the Nationals.
Coming off his second loss of the season, Fister (6-2) allowed five hits — three over his final seven innings — with three strikeouts and one walk. Rafael Soriano pitched the ninth for his 16th save.
Rendon’s RBI single in the third gave Washington its first lead of the series and his run-scoring double in the seventh made it 3-0.
Braves starter Julio Teheran (6-5) struck out a season-high 10 batters. He allowed three runs and seven hits in seven innings.
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