ATLANTA (AP) -- Ryan Zimmerman homered and drove in four runs and
Gio Gonzalez scuffled for his sixth straight road victory to help
the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 Sunday in
The temperature rose four degrees from the first pitch to 105 by
the middle of the eighth inning. The National Weather Service
reported that Atlanta broke an all-time recorded high at 106 on
Gonzalez (11-3) capped his second All-Star selection despite
allowing five hits, four runs and four walks in five-plus innings.
He struck out four and threw strikes in 64 of 114 pitches.
Washington, which has won four of five, took a 4-0 lead in the
first off Tim Hudson (6-4). The NL-leading Nationals are 10-2-1 in
their last 13 series matchups against the Braves.