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Zimmerman hits 3 HRs, powers Nationals over Braves

POSTED: March 27, 2013 7:12 p.m.

VIERA, Fla. — Ryan Zimmerman hit three home runs and Wilson Ramos hit two more as a split squad of Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 11-2 Wednesday.

Tyler Moore also homered for the Nationals, giving them six for the afternoon. Zimmerman and Ramos each had four RBIs.

Zimmerman opened the fourth inning with a home run off Daniel Rodriguez, then started the fifth with a drive against off Christian Martinez. Zimmerman hit a two-run homer off Dusty Hughes in the seventh.

Atlanta's Evan Gattis and Gerald Laird hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth against Ross Detwiler.

Rodriguez was tagged for eight runs and gave up four homers in two-plus innings.


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