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Fister outduels Teheran with 8 scoreless innings, Nationals top Braves 3-0

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WASHINGTON - Doug Fister pitched eight shutout innings, and Anthony Rendon had three hits and two RBI for the Washington Nationals, who beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 victory on Saturday night.

Washington took a half-game lead over Atlanta in the NL East after dropping the first two games in the series. Ryan Zimmerman also drove in a run for the Nationals.

Coming off his second loss of the season, Fister (6-2) allowed five hits — three over his final seven innings — with three strikeouts and one walk. Rafael Soriano pitched the ninth for his 16th save.

Rendon's RBI single in the third gave Washington its first lead of the series and his run-scoring double in the seventh made it 3-0.

Braves starter Julio Teheran (6-5) struck out a season-high 10 batters. He allowed three runs and seven hits in seven innings.

Atlanta had won five straight against the Nationals, seven of eight this season, and was 20-7 since the start of the 2013 campaign.

Braves catcher Evan Gattis extended his major-league leading hitting streak to 20 games with a sixth-inning single.

Fister and Teheran lived up to the hype and locked up in a pitchers' duel.

Fister, who has won six of seven starts, has allowed two runs or fewer in seven of nine starts this season.

Atlanta had back-to-back one-out singles in the first inning, but Fister fought back. He got out of the jam and started a streak of nine straight batters retired. He didn't allow another hit until the fifth inning in front of a sellout crowd.

Teheran, who frequently stepped off the mound during his outing, struck out the side in the fifth inning. After walking Adam LaRoche in the sixth, and with a 1-0 count on Zimmerman, Teheran again shuffled around on the mound, and was called for a balk.

Two pitches later, Zimmerman's single drove home LaRoche.

NOTES: Justin Upton went 0 for 3 in his return to Atlanta's starting lineup. The left fielder missed three games due to dizziness caused by "a real bad case of allergies," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ... Zimmerman entered Saturday batting .197 since returning from the disabled list on June 3. ... RHP Ervin Santana (5-4, 4.12) will pitch the series finale for Atlanta on Sunday against RHP Tanner Roark (6-4, 2.85).

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