Nationals defeat Braves 4-2

Behind a solid performance from Livan Hernandez, some shaky work from the Braves’ bullpen and a two-run single from Ian Desmond in the seventh inning, the Nationals topped the Braves 4-2 at Nationals Park this afternoon.

They won two of three in the series, and have won five of six overall. The Nationals also win the season series against Atlanta 10-8, and deal yet another blow to the Braves’ wild-card hopes.

Danny Espinosa had two hits and a walk for the Nationals. I’ll have more from the clubhouse in a little bit.