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ATLANTA -- Jace Peterson didnt know if hed be able stay in the game after catching a ball and slamming into the center-field wall in the third inning.Cheap Red Sox Jerseys Authentic .Instead, he toughed it out, moved to second base in the ninth and used his bat to win the game one inning later.I got a little bit of a bruise on the face, Peterson said. But other than that, everything feels good.Peterson hit a tiebreaking homer in the 10th inning off Shawn Kelley and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of five Washington errors to beat the Nationals 7-6 on Sunday.Rain delayed the game 1 hour, 4 minutes in the bottom of the eighth.Kelley (1-2) hung his head and walked toward the dugout as soon as Peterson made contact with his seventh homer. Kelley gave up one hit and one run in two-thirds of an inning.We played a sloppy game, Washington manager Dusty Baker said. Wed have been lucky to win that game with five errors.Jose Ramirez (1-0) faced four batters in the 10th to earn the win.Four Nationals errors led to runs for the Braves.Nick Markakis cut the lead to 4-2 in the third with a two-run double and took third on shortstop Danny Espinosas errant relay throw. Markakis made it 4-3 when center fielder Trea Turner caught a popup and was charged with a throwing error after dropping the ball as he transferred it to his right hand.Anthony Recker scored from third in the sixth to cut the lead to 6-4 when second baseman Daniel Murphy threw errantly to first.In the eighth, Matt Kemps 25th homer cut the lead to 6-5. Reliever Yusmeiro Petit had a throwing miscue that advanced Jeff Francoeur to third. Francoeur made it 6-6 on a double-play grounder.The Nationals went ahead 4-0 in third on Murphys RBI forceout and Bryce Harpers 22nd homer, a three-run shot deep into the right-field seats. Chris Heisey put Washington up 6-3 in the sixth with his eighth homer, a two-run shot.Peterson, making his first career start in center field, slammed his face and shoulder into the wall after making a twisting catch of Heiseys liner to end the third.He fell to the warning track, stayed down for a couple of minutes and was escorted by a trainer to the dugout.I got the wind knocked out of me, Peterson said. I couldnt breathe. That was really it.Kelley hung a slider that Peterson hit into the right-field seats.I was totally confident walking him when (the count) got to 3-2, so I wasnt going to give him anything good to hit, Kelley said. But I left slider right there in the middle of the plate.Washington starter Gio Gonzalez allowed six hits, three walks and four runs -- three earned -- in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out eight.Braves starter Joel De La Cruz allowed seven hits, six runs, two walks and four strikeouts in his 5 2/3 innings.Washington is 25-7 against Atlanta since the start of 2015. The Braves are 19-44 at home. They had lost seven straight overall.DANSBY WATCHIn his fourth career game, Braves SS Dansby Swanson, the No. 1 overall draft pick of 2015, went 0 for 4 with one walk and one run scored while hitting in the leadoff spot for the first time. Swanson went 4 for 12 in the No. 8 spot.THAT HURTSBraves 1B Freddie Freeman had a cortisone shot in the middle finger of his right hand after Saturdays game and didnt play. The finger has been bothering him since spring training. Freeman had cortisone shot during the All-Star break, too, and said hell try to be in the lineup Monday at Arizona. ... Espinosa was hit by a pitch to load the bases in the third. Hes the Nationals career leader in getting hit by a pitch and has been hit 19 times this year, second-most in the NL.ROSTER MOVESBraves RHP Tyrell Jenkins was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett. The rookie, acquired in the Nov. 2014 trade involving Jason Heyward and Shelby Miller, is 2/3 with a 6.30 ERA in eight starts. ... RHP John Gant was called up from Gwinnett.UP NEXTNationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg (15-4) is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two career starts against Baltimore.Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (6-5) is 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA in three career starts against Arizona. Cheap Red Sox Jerseys . Blackwood, 28, has played the last three seasons in the San Diego Padres system, including the past two summers with Class AA San Antonio of the Texas League. Cheap Red Sox Jerseys China .  Breaking three of his own world records on his way to winning in Paris, Chan silenced the critics and left the audiences standing in appreciation and awe. . General manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch on Friday that he wants to see Gaboriks contributions go beyond the scoresheet before considering a long-term deal for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent. RIO DE JANEIRO -- When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league.Ricky Rubio heard his name floated in the constant trade rumor mill, never more than after the Wolves selected Providences Kris Dunn, another point guard, with the fifth overall pick in the June draft.Rubio remained quiet throughout the summer, putting all of his focus into grieving the loss of his mother and then joining his national team to prepare for the Olympics. Now that the Rio Games have concluded and Rubio has earned a bronze medal with Spain, he said he is looking forward to returning to Minnesota to work with Dunn and reiterated his desire to remain with the Timberwolves and help turn them into a winner.Really its a challenge. When a young guy like him who has a lot of potential comes, I think we can really play together, Rubio told The Associated Press. But if we dont (share the floor often), I can really help him.Rubio said he was pleased by Thibodeaus hiring and believes the new coaching staff will make a big difference on a young, impressionable roster.I think weve got all the pieces together to make something happen, he said. Im really excited about the new coach and the new staff. They have a lot of years in their backpack and really can teach us how to reach the next level. I think we have the tools. We just have to put all them together.Thibodeau has said he can see Dunn and Rubio playing together in certain lineups, and indications within the organization are that there are no current efforts to trade the veteran starter. One of the teams biggest weaknesses last season was the lack of a solid backup to Rubio at point guard, a setup that caused the Wolves to try to move Zach LaVine from his mmore natural shooting guard spot. Wholesale Red Sox Jerseys. .With Dunn in the mix, the Wolves have more depth now. And Rubios presence assures the team doesnt have to force a rookie into a starting spot at one of the games most important positions.The 25-year-old Rubio is entering his sixth season and has yet to see the playoffs. He said that concerns him far more than his team investing a high lottery pick on a player at his position. Rubio believes he can serve as a mentor to Dunn and hopes the two can push each other to new heights.Its something that Ive said since Day One. Rubio said. I dont want to be in the newspaper. I just want to win. Thats my goal. If I have to sacrifice something, I will to make this team a winning team.That is the mentality he took on over the summer with Spain, a team filled with proud veterans who take lesser roles when they get together in the summer to compete in the Olympics.All we do (with Spain) when we click is put all the egos apart and really click as a team, Rubio said. The guy who really knows how to (play) defense, put him in on defense. The guy who is exceptional on offense, give him credit and give him the ball. Put everything apart and the team first.Rubio has had several conversations with Thibodeau since he was hired. But they havent had the time to really dig into the situation. Thibodeau was an assistant on Team USA in Rio, so now that the Olympics are over, the two expect to have more in-depth conversations.In my five years Ive been there, definitely its the best group, Rubio said. Players, coaches, you put it all together and its the best weve ever had. The excitement is real. We have really young talent that can really take us to the next level with veterans that can help. And the coach I think is going to be the key and the difference. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '



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