ATLANTA — One bad inning was enough to spoil Doug Fister's night and end the Nationals' long streak of dominance over the Braves.
Fister gave up two homers in Atlanta's four-run fourth and Washington couldn't recover against rookie Matt Wisler in a 4-1 loss to Atlanta on Wednesday night.
"I'm pretty sure I left it over the plate," Fister said. "He was pretty much sitting on it I think and he got it."
Uribe then hit a 3-0 pitch over the wall in center.
"It was kind of a challenge and he was up to the challenge," Fister said.
The loss ended a streak of nine straight wins for Washington in the season series with the Braves.
Other than the fourth inning, Fister was sharp as he allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings.
"He kept us in the game," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. "We were able to extend him into the sixth inning, so that's good. We just didn't have enough offense tonight to help him out."
The start of the game was delayed 2 hours, 9 minutes by rain.
Wisler (2-1) issued five walks but allowed one hit in 5 1-3 scoreless innings. He lost to Fister and the Nationals last week in Washington.
Wisler had a run-scoring single in the big fourth inning, his first career hit.
Wisler and five relievers combined to allow only four hits. Jason Grilli had two strikeouts in a perfect ninth for his 22nd save.
The Braves beat Washington for the first time since the opening game of the season series on April 27 — also against Fister.
"It felt good," Wisler said. "I think we've struggled against these guys for a while so to get a good win, hopefully our confidence rolls into tomorrow and we can get some winning going."
The Nationals took only their second loss in their last 11 games, a span that included sweeps of the Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Nationals had runners on first and third with one out in the third and sixth innings. Each time the inning ended with a double-play grounder — from Yunel Escobar in the third and Wilson Ramos in the sixth.
HUSTLE FOR HARPER
Williams said before the game he spoke with OF Bryce Harper about not running hard to first base on a fly ball in Tuesday night's win.
"I spoke to him today," Williams said. "It's important for him to be passionate about the way he plays. In every aspect. ... He'll be out there again today and I guarantee if he hits one in the gap he'll go hard."
Nationals: 1B Ryan Zimmerman (left foot plantar fasciitis) hit and fielded grounders but still has some soreness and wasn't ready to run the bases as he continued his rehab with Class A Potomac. "He's progressing. It's still there," Williams said.
Braves: 1B Freddie Freeman (bruised right wrist) is scheduled for more treatment on Thursday. Freeman is eligible to come off the 15-day DL on Friday but is expected to need more recovery time.
Nationals: RHP Max Scherzer will face the Braves for the first time since joining the Nationals. Scherzer was 1-2 in six games, including four starts, against the Braves while pitching for Arizona and Detroit.
Braves: Banuelos, a former Yankees prospect, was 6-2 with a 2.29 ERA at Gwinnett. He came to Atlanta in the offseason deal that sent RHP David Carpenter and LHP Chasen Shreve to the Yankees.