Nationals Edge Braves, 5-4

Atlanta's Glavine leaves in first inning with injury
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2008 7:47 PM CDT
Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox, right, watches starting pitcher Tom Glavine, left, depart the game with a strained right hamstring in the first inning against the Washington Nationals today.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) – Atlanta starter Tom Glavine left with an injury before recording an out, and the Washington Nationals ended their nine-game losing streak by holding on to edge the Braves 5-4 today. Glavine (0-1), who was replaced by Jeff Bennett,  matched the shortest start of his 22-season, 303-win career, departing with a strained right hamstring after letting all four batters he faced reach base.

In the second inning, Bennett issued four walks in a row—two with the bases loaded that forced in runs. Bennett helped along Washington's struggling offense again in the third by hitting Paul Lo Duca, who came around to score on Aaron Boone's RBI single. Tim Redding (2-1), who gave up three runs in five-plus innings, got the win for the Nationals.