The Braves ran their winning streak to five last night with a 9-8 win at Washington.The big hit came off the bat of Brooks Conrad who had been promoted from Triple “A” before the game to replace the injured Kelly Johnson. Conrad pinch-hit in the seventh and cracked a go ahead three run homer.
Audio: Brooks Conrad on homer :17
That homer broke a 5-5 tie.
The Braves led 9-6 in the ninth before the Nationals scored twice off Rafael Soriano who eventually retired the side to pick up his 8th save.
Starter Kenshin Kawakami didn’t make it through the fifth inning after giving up five runs and forcing Bobby Cox to go to his bullpen.
Audio: Bobby Cox on Kawakami’s outing :19
Boone Logan, the first of four releivers used by Cox, earned the win.
The Braves are back to within a game of .500 and remain two games back of the Phillies in the National League East.