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Braves wake up vs Nats
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Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, left, is ejected by home plate umpire CB Bucknor during the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, on Wednesday in Washington. Bucknor called a pitch a ball with the bases loaded and a full count. - photo by Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Justin Upton and Dan Uggla each homered in a three-run sixth inning, and the Atlanta Braves rallied past the Washington Nationals for a 5-2 victory Wednesday night, lowering their magic number for clinching the NL East title to two games. Brian McCann and Jordan Schafer also drove in runs as the Braves snapped a three-game skid. Atlanta has not won the division since 2005, the last of 11 straight titles.