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'Tough guy' Lannan, Nationals beat Braves, 5-2

John Lannan, yes the pitcher, drives in a run in the Nats 5-2 victory over the Braves Saturday night. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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ATLANTA (AP) - John Lannan gave up two runs in 5 2-3 innings and had his first two hits of the season to lead the Washington Nationals to a 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

Lannan (6-6) also drove in two runs and earned the win eight days after he escaped with only a small cartilage break in his nose when he was hit by a line drive.

Drew Storen pitched the ninth for his 24th save.

Wilson Ramos hit a two-run homer and run-scoring double for the Nationals. Alex Gonzalez hit a two-run homer for Atlanta.

Michael Morse's leadoff double sparked the Nationals' three-run second inning off Tommy Hanson (10-5). Morse scored on another double by Ramos before Lannan's bases-loaded single drove in two runs.

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