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Nationals Vs. Braves: Atlanta's Kris Medlen Has 11 Strikeouts Through Six Innings

In a matchup of the top two teams in the National League East, the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals are putting on a pitching clinic.

Braves starter Kris Medlen has struck out 11 Nationals through the first five innings at Turner Field. Medlen has allowed a run on just four hits and one walk. He has been excellent since making his first start of the season on July 31. Medlen is 7-0 as a starter and has seen his season ERA drop to 1.64. Medlen hasn't allowed more than two runs in any start.

Washington's Ross Detwiler is having a fine game, too. Through six innings, Detwiler has allowed one run on seven hits and one walk. He has struck out four.

Freddie Freeman has the lone Atlanta run so far, scoring on an Andrelton Simmons sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. Bryce Harper homered to tie the game in the sixth.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.