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Floyd injures elbow in Braves' 3-0 win over Nats
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Gavin Floyd throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) - photo by Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Gavin Floyd, recently returned from Tommy John surgery, pitched six scoreless innings Thursday night before leaving with an elbow injury, the latest setback for an injury-riddled Atlanta Braves' rotation and one that tempered a 3-0 victory over the Washington Nationals. Floyd flexed his pitching arm awkwardly after giving up a long foul ball to Jayson Werth on the first pitch of the seventh inning. The Braves trainer went to the mound, examined Floyd's elbow and then he left the game for reliever Anthony Varvaro.