Swanson stays hot with 2-run HR as Braves top Nationals 5-0

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Atlanta Braves’ Dansby Swanson, right, and Ozzie Albies sit in the dugout after the Braves lost 13-1 to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of their National League Division Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)


By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) – Dansby Swanson continued his power surge by hitting a two-run homer in Atlanta’s four-run sixth inning and the Braves beat Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals 5-1. Braves left-hander Tucker Davidson, recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett for his second start of the season, allowed only one hit in 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He walked five batters with five strikeouts. Swanson extended his hitting streak to a career-best 12 games. He has five homers in the streak, including in back-to-back games against Washington. The homer landed about halfway up the left-field seats. Ozzie Albies drove in two runs with three hits.

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