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Braves look for measure of revenge vs. Nationals

June 6 - National League East rivals looking to move on from debacles meet on Thursday when the Atlanta Braves open a four-game series at the Washington Nationals.

Atlanta was shut out 9-0 by the Red Sox in Boston on Wednesday while the Nationals were routed 9-1 as the New York Mets completed a three-game sweep.

The Nationals took three of four from the Braves last week in Atlanta. Atlanta will look for better fortune this time around.

Braves right-hander Reynaldo Lopez (3-2, 1.73 ERA) opposes left-hander Mitchell Parker (4-3, 3.60) in the opener.

Lopez has emerged as a solid addition to the rotation for the Braves, making the transition back to starter after starting just one game in 129 appearances out of the bullpen the last two seasons.