Nationals 6, Braves 1

How the game was won: Washington took the lead two batters into the game after Denard Span's leadoff single and Danny Espinosa's double. Four batters later, Clint Robinson rocked a two-run homer over the right field wall to cap off a four-run first inning.

Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmerman dominated Braves bats for the second start in a row, shutting out Atlanta on six hits and six strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings.

Shelby Miller saw his ERA finally jump above two (2.20 ERA) after allowing four earned runs in the first inning. He also gave up an unearned run in the third. Miller allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits and three walks over five innings. He also recorded 10 of his 15 outs via strikeout.

Juan Uribe hit a leadoff home run in the ninth.

Number: 3. The number of hits Miller had allowed in first innings this season. He gave up four hits and four runs in the first inning tonight.

What's next: Matt Wisler (1-1, 3.75 ERA) starts tomorrow for the Braves against the Nationals' Doug Fister (3-3, 4.15 ERA). Washington torched Wisler for six runs (four earned) in four innings last week while Fister tossed seven scoreless innings.