Bryce Harper returned from an ankle injury to single and score as a pinch-hitter, and Roger Bernadina had a tiebreaking hit in the seventh inning as the Washington Nationals earned a split of the day-night doubleheader with a 5-2 victory Saturday night.
Harper injured his ankle in the opener and was lifted after the second inning. The Braves won the first game 4-0 behind Ben Sheets' strong performance.
Bernadina started in center field in place of Harper in the second game and had five hits.
Harper entered as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. He singled, stole second and scored.
John Lannan (1-0) pitched seven innings for the win. Braves reliever Cristhian Martinez (4-2) was the loser.
Washington snapped a three-game losing streak and lead Atlanta in the NL East by 2 1/2 games.
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