The Braves' 2013 batting practice caps (MLB.com)
Viera, FL (Sports Network) - Adam LaRoche hit a two-run homer and drove in three, helping Washington take a rain-shortened 9-3 decision over Atlanta in Grapefruit League play.
Danny Espinosa added a three-run shot and Kurt Suzuki drove in a run for the Nationals, while starter Jordan Zimmermann allowed six hits and three runs -- one earned -- with four strikeouts in six innings.
Dan Uggla, Ben Francisco and Taylor Pastornicky knocked in a run each for the Braves.
Kris Medlen was punctured in defeat for eight hits and six runs in five full frames.
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