Atlanta Braves News
Nick Markakis had two hits in his return from the injured list while Mike Soroka turned in a masterful performance on the mound in a 5-0 win by the Braves over the Nationals. Atlanta increases its division lead to 9.5 games over Washington and reduces its magic number to clinch the division to six.
As expected, Nick Markakis was activated from the injured list prior to Friday’s game. Markakis missed 43 games with a fractured wrist. The Braves got some bad news on the injury front as well when it was announced that Johan Camargo had been placed on the injured list with a fracture in his right shin.