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Nationals continue dominance over Braves with 8-5 win

June 9 - Keibert Ruiz hit a three-run homer to highlight a seven-run outburst in the fourth inning and spark the Washington Nationals to an 8-5 win over the visiting Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

Ruiz added a sacrifice fly and Washington won the final three games in the four-game weekend series. The Nationals lead the season series 6-2.

The Nationals ruined the major league debut of Hurston Waldrep, Atlanta's No. 1 draft pick in 2023. After he threw three scoreless frames, Washington got to Waldrep with a run-scoring single by Luis Garcia Jr. and a three-run shot by Ruiz, his fourth, into the team's bullpen in right field.