Nationals 9, Braves 3
WASHINGTON — Rick Ankiel kept up his sudden power surge, hitting a grand slam off Derek Lowe that sent Washington to its fourth straight win. Ankiel's third home run in two games highlighted a five-run burst in the fourth inning against Lowe that put the Nationals ahead 6-3. Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer in the fifth that finished Lowe. The Braves right-hander lost his third straight start.