Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Martin Prado knocked in two runs, Kris Medlen tossed seven scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals, 5-1, to avoid a three-game sweep.
Medlen (5-1) allowed seven hits while striking out seven and walking one for the Braves, who snapped a four-game skid. Atlanta has won the last 16 games that Medlen has started, dating to May 2010. The streak is the longest in franchise history.
David Ross and Michael Bourn had an RBI apiece in the ninth for Atlanta.
Michael Morse drove in the lone run for the National League East-leading Nationals, who hold a six-game lead over the Braves in the division.
Ross Detwiler (7-6) gave up two runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings to take the loss. He fell to 6-2 at home this season.
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