Meneses’ 8th-inning HR snaps Braves’ 5-game winning streak
ATLANTA (AP) — Joey Meneses hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Jesse Chavez in the seventh inning, and the Washington Nationals stopped the Atlanta Braves’ five-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory.
Ronald Acuña Jr. drove in an early run and scored another for playoff-bound Atlanta, which clinched its fifth straight postseason appearance a night earlier.
Atlanta began the day one game behind the NL East-leading New York Mets, who played at Milwaukee.
Atlanta had won 10 straight home games, outscoring opponents 47-16.
The Braves are 52-26 at Truist Park, with only one remaining three-game series against the Mets from Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
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