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Braves lose 10th consecutive game on Nationals' 10th-inning walk-off homer

WASHINGTON Until the ninth inning Friday it looked as if the Braves, mired in one of their worst stretches of baseball in nearly three decades, would be able to use big performances from their opening day starter and their best hitter to finally snap out of the funk for at least one night. Julio Teheran tossed six strong innings and big pitches when he needed them most, Freddie Freeman had three hits including two doubles, and Nick Swisher's pinch single in the eighth scored Freeman and gave the Braves a 2-1 lead. But when manager Fredi Gonzalez tried to get a two-inning save out of Arodys Vizcaino, the hard-throwing rookie closer gave up the tying run in the ninth, and Michael...

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