Culberson walks Braves off again
Former Jacket hits 2nd game-winning homer of week
clubhouse. “It’s special to be a part of.”
The Nationals went up 2-1 in the third when Wilmer Difo reached on Swanson’s throwing error and Trea Turner went deep for the seventh time.
Turner’s homer was the 89th allowed by Braves starter Anibal Sanchez since the start of 2015, but he gave up only two other baserunners — a double and a walk to Taylor. Sanchez struck out five in seven innings.
First baseman Reynolds’ throwing error in the first caused starter Jeremy Hellickson to leave the game after one out. Hellickson, who dropped the ball as he covered the bag on Ozzie Albies’ grounder, immediately clutched the back top of his leg and walked slowly off the field with an apparent right hamstring strain.
( Atlanta’s Charlie Culberson celebrates as he comes to home plate after hitting his two-run walk-off homer on Sunday. ( Culberson (right) is dowsed with powerade by teammate Peter Moylan during the postgame celebration.