Major League Baseball
Atlanta 5, Washington 2
When: 7:20 PM ET, Monday, September 19, 2022
Where: Truist Park, Cumberland, Georgia
Temperature: 80°
Umpires: Home - Marvin Hudson, 1B - Ryan Blakney, 2B - Nick Mahrley, 3B - John Tumpane
Attendance: 33443

Kyle Wright earned his major-league-leading 19th victory and the Atlanta Braves won their ninth straight home game, a 5-2 decision over the Washington Nationals on Monday.

The Braves (92-55) improved to 11-3 against Washington (51-96) this year. The home winning streak is the team's longest of the season and the longest since the club's modern-era record of 13 in 2019.

Wright (19-5) pitched six innings and allowed two runs on eight hits and one walk while recording seven strikeouts. It was the sixth straight win for the right-hander, who is trying to become the first Atlanta pitcher to win 20 games since Russ Ortiz won 21 in 2003. The Braves are 22-6 in games started by Wright, who improved to 3-0 against the Nationals this season.

The Atlanta bullpen finished with three scoreless innings, one each from Jesse Chavez, Raisel Iglesias and Kenley Jansen, who earned his National League-leading 35th save.

The losing pitcher was Cory Abbott (0-3), who pitched four innings and gave up four runs on six hits and two walks without a strikeout.

The Braves scored in the first inning on Austin Riley's 37th homer, which just made it over the fence in left-center.

Atlanta upped the lead to 4-0 by scoring three times in the fourth. Travis d'Arnaud and Michael Harris II had RBI singles and William Contreras added a sacrifice fly.

The Nationals made it 4-2 with a pair of runs in the fifth. Victor Robles had a sacrifice fly and Alex Call doubled home a run.

Atlanta tacked on a run in the seventh. Eddie Rosario thought he had drawn a walk, but the pitch had been called a strike. Three pitches later he swatted a solo homer, his fifth, to right-center field.

Washington's Joey Meneses went 4-for-4, the second four-hit game of his career, and stole the first base of his career. Meneses, a 30-year-old rookie, entered the game in a 1-for-13 slump.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Washington   Atlanta
Cory Abbott Player Kyle Wright
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 6.0
0 Strikeouts 7
6 Hits 8
9.00 ERA 3.00
Washington   Atlanta
Joey Meneses Player Eddie Rosario
4 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
4 TB 5
1.000 Avg .500
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 9 0 11 .265 16 12 2 1 1 1
Atlanta 10 2 18 .333 13 3 5 3 1 0