Upton collected two career milestones with the line-drive homer. It was his 1,000th hit and gave him 500 career RBIs.
Denard Span's fifth-inning double to right field gave him a 14-game hitting streak. He also doubled in the seventh and has reached base in 36 consecutive games since June 28 — seven shy of the Nationals' record set by Ryan Zimmerman from April 8 to May 25, 2009.
RESPECT THE A
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he thought the fuss over Bryce Harper scuffing the "A'' in the dirt behind home plate with his cleat in Saturday night's game was "silly."
The Braves' official Twitter account posted during Saturday's game: #RespectTheA.
Harper crossed the "A'' on Saturday night by walking behind the umpire to the left-handed batter's box. On Sunday night, he took a more direct route to the box by walking in front of catcher Gerald Laird. Even so, Harper was booed by Braves fans before every at-bat. He was 0 for 4.
Nationals: Outfielder Steven Souza, who hurt his shoulder in a collision with the right-field wall Friday, was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Outfielder Michael Taylor was called up from Triple-A Syracuse. ... Werth started in right field after missing two straight starts with a sore right shoulder.
Braves: Gonzalez said shortstop Andrelton Simmons (sprained left ankle) may play Tuesday, take Wednesday off, and then be ready for regular work.
Nationals: Washington is off Monday and right-hander Doug Fister will start in Tuesday night's game at the Mets. Fister will try to extend his successful record — 5-0, 1.80 ERA — when pitching with at least an extra day of rest.
Braves: Right-hander Julio Teheran will face Kevin Correia as the Braves open a four-game series against the Dodgers on Monday night. Teheran took the loss despite allowing only two runs in eight innings at the Dodgers on July 31.
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