ATLANTA (AP) — Jason Marquis earned his 100th career win, backed by a pair of three-run homers from Laynce Nix and Jayson Werth, and the Washington Nationals held off the error-plagued Atlanta Braves 7-6 Tuesday night.
The Braves scored five runs in the eighth to nearly wipe out a 7-1 deficit, capped by Dan Uggla’s three-run homer. But Drew Storen got the final three out for his eighth save in eight chances.
Atlanta’s Tim Hudson lasted only five innings, his shortest stint of the season, after tossing a one-hit shutout against Milwaukee in his previous start.
Marquis (4-1) pitched into the eighth, giving up seven hits and three runs to improve his career mark to 100-93. The 32-year-old beat his original team, picking up his first 14 wins with the Braves from 2000-03.
Marquis won 42 games with the St. Louis Cardinals from 2004-2006.
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