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Stammen lifts Nationals past Braves 7-2

ATLANTA (AP) - Craig Stammen, called up from the minors earlier in the day, pitched 7 1-3 strong innings to lead the Washington Nationals past the Atlanta Braves 7-2 on Tuesday night.

Josh Willingham hit a two-run homer, Ryan Zimmerman had a two-run double and Alberto Gonzalez had four hits as the Nationals snapped a five-game losing streak. Stammen was sent to the minors with a 5.43 ERA on June 6 to clear room for rookie Stephen Strasburg, who lost to the Braves 5-0 on Monday night.

Stammen (2-2) ended streaks of nine straight starts without a win this year and 10 straight road starts without a win. The right-hander's last road win came on July 11, 2009, at Houston.

Derek Lowe (9-6) gave up eight hits and four runs in 5 2-3 innings.

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