ATLANTA (AP) - Michael Morse had four hits, including the go-ahead homer in the eighth inning after Washington had blown a four-run lead, and the Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Friday night.
Andrelton Simmons' two-run homer off Ross Detwiler capped Atlanta's four-run seventh inning which erased the Nationals' 4-0 lead.
Morse had a quick answer by hitting right-hander Chad Durbin's first pitch over the wall in right field leading off the eighth.
The Nationals, who swept a three-game series in Atlanta on May 25-27, are 5-1 against the Braves this season. NL East-leading Washington is 4Â½ games ahead of Atlanta. The Nationals began the night 3Â½ games ahead of the Mets.
Jesus Flores homered and Ian Desmond had a two-run single for Washington.