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ATLANTA -- Rookie Reynaldo Lopez beat the Atlanta Braves five days ago, so he knew they would likely struggle against his fastball again. Mohamed Sanu Jersey .At the beginning I felt like a caged animal, he said. I just wanted to get out there and be very aggressive.Lopez struck out 11, Jayson Werth reached safely in his 46th straight game and the Washington Nationals pulled away from the Braves 8-2 on Thursday night.Werth hit an RBI double in the fifth inning to tie Rusty Staub on the Nationals-Expos franchise list for the longest streak of reaching base. Werth went 2 for 4 and has 43 hits and 32 walks during his string, the best in the majors this season.After rain delayed the start for 1 hour, 16 minutes, Lopez (2-1) struck out eight of the first nine batters. He had 10 whiffs through his first 4 2/3 innings.Lopez set a career high for strikeouts and allowed one earned run and four hits in seven innings. He added some maturity by laboring in the seventh and getting out of a jam.Sometimes youve got to let them grow up, Washington manager Dusty Baker said. You cant always recuse them. But hes a calm young man. He made the pitches when he had to and hes getting better and better.The Nationals broke it open with five runs in the eighth. They are 30-10 against the Braves since June 21, 2014.Rob Whalen (1-2) allowed three hits and one earned run in a career-best six innings.Washington took a 2-0 lead in the first on a two-base error by left fielder Matt Kemp, who dropped Anthony Rendons fly ball on the warning track to let two runs in.I just dropped the ball. Unacceptable, Kemp said. It changed the mode of the game right there. Robbie pitched a great game. I didnt help him out by dropping that ball.The Braves made it 2-1 in the fourth on Nick Markakis sacrifice fly. Kemps RBI groundout cut the lead to 3-2 in the sixth.Atlanta has been outscored 54-25 in its last seven games.Werths streak is the longest in the majors since Cincinnatis Joey Votto reached safely in 48 straight games last year.SECOND NIGHT IN THE SHOWAtlanta SS Dansby Swanson went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in his second major league game. Swanson, the No. 1 overall draft pick of 2015, went 2 for 4 in Tuesdays 10-3 loss to Minnesota.HAPPY AND HEALTHYBraves ace Julio Teheran is ready to return from the 15-day DL and start Friday. Hes been sidelined since July 31 with strained lat, but is in good spirits after his son Jordan was born Tuesday.Ive got another motivation to play, the two-time All-Star said. They just got home today before I got here. Its good.ROSTER MOVESNationals: Recalled RHP A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse to work from the bullpen. OF Brian Goodwin was optioned to the same affiliate.Braves: RHP Arodys Vizcaino, activated from the DL after missing 30 games with a right oblique strain, faced four batters to begin the eighth. He gave up one hit, four runs and walked two. Interim manager Brian Snitker said before the game that Vizcaino wont immediately reclaim the closers role. Jim Johnson has the job for now. ... RHP Jason Hursh was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.ROUGH PATCHAtlantas bullpen had an NL-best 2.49 ERA in August before allowing 15 earned runs in its last 8 1/3 innings. Braves relievers began the night with a 4.69 ERA, second-worst in the majors.TRAINERS ROOMBaker said theres a good chance that 1B Ryan Zimmerman (bruised left wrist) and backup C Jose Lobaton (left elbow tendinitis) will be activated from the DL Friday.UP NEXTNationals: Tanner Roark (13-6) is 5-1 with a 1.73 ERA in nine career starts and five relief appearances against Atlanta.Braves: Teheran (3-9) is 3-3 with a 3.91 ERA in 13 career starts against Washington. Steve Bartkowski Jersey . Each of Houstons starters scored in double figures as the Rockets improved to 2-0 against the Spurs this season, with both victories coming on the road. They also moved within 3 1/2 games of San Antonio (22-7) for the lead the Southwest Division. Dontari Poe Jersey . Francis told several hundred members of the European Olympic Committees that when sport "is considered only in economic terms and consequently for victory at every cost . http:///...t-alford-jersey.html . It was the kind of score that might make everyone else wonder which course he was playing. Except that Graeme McDowell saw the whole thing. Crouched behind the 10th green at Sheshan International, McDowell looked over at the powerful American and said, "Ive probably seen 18 of the best drives Ive seen all year in the last two days. MIAMI -- Gardnar Mulloy, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame who won 129 U.S. national titles and played competitively into his 90s, has died at age 102.The longtime Miami resident died Monday night, said his wife, Jackie.Mulloy won five Grand Slam doubles titles, was ranked No. 1 in the United States in 1952 and started the University of Miami tennis program. He swept United States Tennis Association grand slams in three age groups: 45s, 70s and 80s.Mulloy had plenty of personality, too. Outspoken, opinionated and occasionally ill-mannered, he was tennis ugly American before John McEnroe was even born -- and endlessly entertaining.Gardnar was a real treasure to our sport, said Stan Smith, president of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. His personality was as charismatic off the court as he was fiery on it. He was always great fun to be around, and he will be missed.Mulloy, who served in the Navy during World War II, was 31 when the war ended, and his tennis career had barely begun. At age 43, he won the Wimbledon doubles title with Budge Patty and helped the U.S. Davis Cup team reach the final.He would have turned 103 on Nov. 22.I was older than most of the players of my era, and usually I was in better shape than them, he said in a 1997 interview. I won almost all of my five-set matches. I didnt drink or smoke, and I watched my diet.In his 80s, Mulloy was tennis director emeritus on posh Fisher Island. He gave hhalf a dozen lessons a week, charging $30 for 30 minutes, and his hitting partners then included Boris Becker and Jim Courier. Courtney Upshaw Jersey. In his prime, Mulloy took defeat badly, feuded with the USTA and Wimbledon, and became known as the Miami Mouthpiece.Gardnar Mulloy, wrote one London columnist, should throw his racquet over a cliff and forget to let go.Mulloy grew up near the Miami River and lived in the same neighborhood most of his life. He began playing tennis at age 8 on a court in his backyard and quickly took to the game.I went out for the team my freshman year in high school, and in about 20 minutes I was No. 1, he said.Also an accomplished boxer, diver and quarterback, Mulloy attended the University of Miami on a football scholarship but played little.I finally went to the president of the university and said: `Im too skinny, Im getting beat up and my father doesnt like it. Why dont you have a tennis team?He said, `Why dont you start one up? So I did. I got Bobby Riggs and Jack Kramer to come out for the team. The football players used to call us all sissies.Mulloy graduated with a law degree in 1938 and cracked the U.S. top-10 rankings before World War II took him off the tournament circuit. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy and in 2015 received the French Legion of Honour for his service. NFL Jerseys ChinaNFL Jerseys WholesaleChina NFL JerseysStitched JerseysChina JerseysDiscount NFL JerseysWholesale Jerseys China ' ' '

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