Braves hit three homers to extend Nationals' skid

AP photo by Patrick Semansky / Atlanta Braves third baseman Austin Riley gestures to his team's dugout as he rounds the bases after hitting a two-run homer in the first inning of Friday night's game against the Washington Nationals.

WASHINGTON - Orlando Arcia, Adam Duvall and Austin Riley homered as the Atlanta Braves won 8-4 Friday night to send the Washington Nationals to their eighth straight loss.

Atlanta improved to 9-2 against the Nationals this season and extended its winning streak in Washington to a franchise-record 13 games. The Braves have won six of their past eight games overall, while the Nationals lost for the 14th time in 15 games.

Left-hander Patrick Corbin (4-12) dropped his ninth consecutive start against Atlanta. Washington has the worst record in the majors at 30-62 and is 7-35 against National League East Division opponents this season.

Washington outfielder Juan Soto went 0-for-2 with three walks, ending a 16-game hitting streak that was the best of his MLB career.

Atlanta starter Ian Anderson (8-5) allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings and struck out five batters.