Braves sweep Nationals for 10th consecutive road win

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 4:48 PM
Last updated 7:36 PM
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WASHINGTON – The Atlanta Braves scored three in the top of the 10th inning Sunday, keeping up their late-season surge and completing a sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 6-3 victory.

Brian McCann drove in a run with a groundout, and pinch hitter Omar Infante followed with a two-run single as the Braves ran their winning streak to six. They've also won 10 in a row on the road – their longest such streak in more than five years – and are a season-high 15 games over .500 entering the final week of the season.

Mike Gonzalez (5-4) picked up the win in relief for the Braves, who began the day 2½ games behind Colorado in the race for the NL wild card. Rafael Soriano pitched the 10th for his 27th save.

Mike MacDougal (1-1) got the loss.

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