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Washington Nationals news & notes: Jake Irvin out in 3rd; Braves beat Nats 10-3 in D.C.

Jake Irvin tossed four scoreless, working around one hit and three walks on the road in Milwaukee last week, but the 26-year-old starter didn’t make it out of the fifth.

A leadoff walk, two-out walk, and back-to-back home runs brought his outing to an end after he threw 102 pitches in 4 23 innings pitched.

“The walks and home runs,” manager Davey Martinez said of what led to Irvin’s outing ending when it did.

“That’s what got him in trouble. But he competed, got out of some jams early.

“We were hoping to get him through the fifth inning.