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Ian Desmond

Nationals romp over Braves, 15-1

WASHINGTON The nadir in a season-turned-dismal for the Braves came Sunday with a 20-6 loss to the New York Yankees at Turner Field. Or maybe not. They seem capable of sinking further still. After being swept at home this week by the Miami Marlins, they then lost Thursday night to the Washington Nationals, 15-1, in the opener of a four-game series at Nationals Park, where the Braves thrived not too long ago. Rookie starter Matt Wisler was charged with seven runs and failed to make it out of the second inning, and the 14-run winning margin was the largest in Nationals history (since 2005). The Braves have a nine-game losing streak and a 10-game skid on the road, and have won just 12 of...

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