published Friday, April 11th, 2014

Upton lifts Braves past Nats 7-6 in 10 innings

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    Atlanta Braves' Justin Upton hits a single to score the winning run in the tenth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Atlanta.
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ATLANTA — Jordan Schafer scored from first base on Justin Upton's bloop single to right field with two outs in the 10th inning, giving the Atlanta Braves a 7-6 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.

Chris Johnson singled with two outs off left-hander Jerry Blevins (1-1), and Schafer pinch ran. With a 2-2 count, Schafer ran on the pitch and Upton dropped a single in front of Bryce Harper.

Schafer already was rounding third when Schafer bobbled the ball. No error was charged.

Luis Avilan (2-1) pitched around two walks, one intentional, in the 10th.

Upton hit a solo home run in the eighth off Tyler Clippard that tied the score 6-all, his third homer in two games. Atlanta's Ramiro Pena and Washington's Ryan Zimmerman hit three-run drives — Zimmerman following a throwing error by Dan Uggla on a routine grounder to second.

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