Braves stop Nats - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Braves stop Nats

ATLANTA (AP) - Mike Minor won for just the second time in 12 starts and the Atlanta Braves overcame 104-degree heat to beat Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 7-5 on Saturday.

Strasburg (9-3) left after just three innings because of weather-related issues. He didn't return to begin the fourth, tying for the shortest outing of his 33-start career.

Braves officials reported no major health problems among the announced crowd of 26,491. The team credited eight free water stations at Turner Field with helping fans cool off.

Strasburg allowed two hits, three runs and four walks. Throwing 36 of his 67 pitches for strikes, Strasburg struck out four to reach 122, most in the majors. 

Strasburg took extra time between pitches and walked slowly between innings. He left trailing 3-2 after the Braves' three-run third.

  • Local SportsSPORTSMore>>

  • SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 6

    SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 6

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:30:29 GMT

    So, the battle of unbeatens— Marion County and Manchester is our Sports Overtime Game of the Week.

    More >>

    So, the battle of unbeatens— Marion County and Manchester is our Sports Overtime Game of the Week.

    More >>
  • All Access: Marion County

    All Access: Marion County

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-09-21 23:49:20 GMT
    (Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)(Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)

    We go All-Access with Marion County Coach Kirksey as he prepares for a clash with a tough region foe.

    More >>

    We go All-Access with Marion County Coach Kirksey as he prepares for a clash with a tough region foe.

    More >>
  • Inside the Huddle: Manchester's extra inspiration on the sidelines

    Inside the Huddle: Manchester's extra inspiration on the sidelines

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:43 PM EDT2017-09-21 00:43:10 GMT
    (Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)(Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)

    Manchester is off to a 4-0 start— one of the best in the area. The Blue Devils are certainly playing inspired football and it’s one of their teammates on the sidelines that’s bringing them that inspiration. 

    More >>

    Manchester is off to a 4-0 start— one of the best in the area. The Blue Devils are certainly playing inspired football and it’s one of their teammates on the sidelines that’s bringing them that inspiration. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly