VIERA, Fla. - Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer and Brett Carroll hit a bases-loaded triple and scored on a throwing error as a Washington Nationals split squad defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-3 Thursday.
Washington starter Edwin Jackson pitched six innings of two-hit ball after giving up 13 earned runs in his past three spring starts. One of those hits was to Atlanta's Jason Heyward, who homered over the 35-foot high center field fence.
Carroll, who appears to have made the Nationals roster as a reserve outfielder, hit his three-run triple off Atlanta reliever Cory Gearrin.
Mike Minor started for the Braves and gave up two hits through five innings before running into trouble in the sixth, when Washington scored six runs.
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