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Nationals beat Braves 2-1 to deal Chris Sale his 1st loss since April 13

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jake Irvin pitched six shutout innings and the Washington Nationals dealt Atlanta ace Chris Sale his first loss in nearly two months on Friday night with a 2-1 victory over the Braves.

Washington snapped a four-game losing streak and won for only the second time in eight games since taking three of four at Atlanta late last month.

Sale (8-2) allowed two runs in seven innings in his first loss since April 13. The left-hander had won seven consecutive starts before giving up eight runs to Oakland in his previous outing on June 1.