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Nick Senzel homers for the 1st time since April 28 as Nationals handle Braves 7-3

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Senzel homered for the first time in nearly six weeks and drove in three runs, Eddie Rosario had three RBIs against his former team and the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-3 on Saturday.

Washington won consecutive games for the first time since May 29-30, when it also beat the Braves on back-to-back days. The Nationals are 5-2 against Atlanta this season.

Sean Murphy homered for the Braves, who have dropped three of four to fall a season-high nine games behind Philadelphia in the NL East standings.