ATLANTA — Freddie Freeman hit his second career grand slam — and second of the series — leading the Atlanta Braves to a 10-3 win over Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals on Sunday.
Josh Tomlin (2-2) allowed one run in six innings as Atlanta split the four-game series. Marcell Ozuna drove in four runs with three hits, including a homer and a three-run triple. Tyler Flowers had a two-run double.
With Atlanta leading 3-1 in the sixth, Kyle Finnegan replaced Corbin and loaded the bases by walking Dansby Swanson. Freeman followed with his seventh homer of the season, a drive into the seats in left-center.
Corbin (2-4) has lost four straight decisions. The left-hander allowed five runs, matching his season high, and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out six and walked four.
Freeman hit his first career grand slam in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader to open the series.
Flowers hit his two-run double past a diving Adam Eaton in right field in the fourth. Flowers ran to third before the umpires huddled and ruled the hit, which bounced into a cardboard cutout of a fan near the right-field line, a ground-rule double.
Corbin faced eight batters in the fourth, leaving him at 80 pitches before giving up Ozuna’s high homer to the second deck in left field to open the fifth.
The Braves recalled right-hander Bryse Wilson, who gave up two runs in the ninth, including a run-scoring triple to Trea Turner. Right-hander Chad Sobotka was optioned back to the team’s alternate training site.
Nationals: Eaton (jammed knee) returned to the lineup after missing the first three games of the series. OF Juan Soto (sore left elbow) was held out for the fourth straight game. 2B Josh Harrison (bruised left forearm) entered the game as a defensive replacement for Luis Garcia in the sixth.
Braves: LHP Cole Hamels (triceps tendinitis) has been cleared to throw his first live batting practice. Hamels was held back in spring training with a sore shoulder before developing the tendinitis. It is not known if the left-hander has a chance to return and give the depleted rotation a needed boost.
Nationals: RHP Max Scherzer (3-2, 3.95 ERA) will start when Washington opens a home series against Tampa Bay on Monday night. Scherzer was 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA against the Rays in 2018.
Braves: Rookie RHP Ian Anderson (2—0, 2.25 ERA) will try for his third straight win when Atlanta opens a three-game series against Miami on Monday. Anderson has allowed a combined three runs in his first two starts.