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Zimmerman Hits 3 HRs, Powers Nationals Over Braves

11:52 PM, Mar 27, 2013   |    comments
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VIERA, Fla. (AP) - 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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