Rookie Wisler, Braves end drought against Nationals, 4-1

By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) - A.J. Pierzynski and Juan Uribe hit back-to-back homers in a four-run fourth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Wednesday night to end a streak of nine straight losses in the season series.

Rookie Matt Wisler allowed one hit in 5 1-3 scoreless innings to make up for a loss to the Nationals in his last start. Wisler had a run-scoring single in the big fourth inning, his first career hit.

Wisler (2-1) overcame five walks in his rematch against Nationals' right-hander Doug Fister (3-4), who allowed four runs in six innings.

Pierzynski hit a two-run homer to right field off Fister before Uribe followed with his shot over the wall in center.

The start of the game was delayed 2 hours, 9 minutes by rain.

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