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.

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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.

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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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