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McCann's RBI single in 10th lifts Braves over Nats

May 13, 2011 - 3:23 AM Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Brian McCann's RBI single in the 10th inning lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 6-5 win over the Washington Nationals in the finale of a three-game series.

In the 10th with Doug Slaten (0-1) on the mound, Martin Prado led off with a walk and moved to second on Nate McLouth's sacrifice bunt. After Chipper Jones was intentionally walked, McCann roped a single to right to win the game.

Prado hit a grand slam in the seventh that tied the game while Jones added a solo shot for the Braves, who had dropped the first two games of the set. Craig Kimbrel (1-1) got the win for striking out the side in the 10th.

"They were winning by four -- they didn't want to lose with walks," Prado said of his grand slam. "I got the pitch right down the middle and hit it solid."

Danny Espinosa hit a two-run home run while Ivan Rodriguez added a solo shot for the Nationals, who had won four of five coming into the matchup.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Derek Lowe pitched six innings for Atlanta and gave up five runs on five hits with three walks and six strikeouts over six innings while Jordan Zimmermann went 6 1/3 innings for Washington and was touched for three runs on five hits with two walks and a season-high 11 strikeouts.

The Nationals jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the second when Adam LaRoche led off with a walk and Espinosa followed with his fourth home run of the year.

The Braves got one back in the third on a solo shot to right by Jones, but Washington scored twice in the fourth for a three-run lead.

Laynce Nix led off the inning with a double and LaRoche scored him with a single. After Espinosa was hit by a pitch, Rodriguez hit a fielder's choice that saw LaRoche score on a throwing error from Dan Uggla for a 4-1 lead.

Rodriguez made it a 5-1 game in the sixth on his second homer of the year, but Atlanta tied the game in the seventh.

With one out, Freddie Freeman walked and Alex Gonzalez followed with a single, After Sean Burnett took the hill, Brooks Conrad walked to load the bases for Prado, who smacked a high fastball over the left-center field wall to tie the game.

"I kept making pitches. I made one mistake tonight and it cost us four runs," Burnett said. "It makes me sick to think that I blew a four-run lead."

Game Notes

McCann extended his hitting streak to 12 games with the game-winner...Both teams have won three times in the series this season...The Braves welcome the Phillies for a three-game set starting on Friday...Washington hosts Florida for three games beginning on Friday.