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Detwiler gets in some much-needed work before WBC; big 5th inning carries Braves past Nats 9-5

  • Washington Nationals pitcher Ross Detwiler throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The Associated Press

  • Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Minor throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The Associated Press

  • Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond hits an RBI-single driving in Bryce Harper during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The Associated Press

  • Washington Nationals first baseman Tyler Moore drops an infield pop fly hit by Atlanta Braves' B.J. Upton during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Kissimmee, Fla. Moore was charged with an error on the play. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The Associated Press

  • Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton gestures to the Washington Nationals dugout before an exhibition spring training baseball game Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Kissimmee, Fla. The game was delayed by rain. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The Associated Press

Washington's Ross Detwiler got in some much-needed work before the World Baseball Classic, while the Atlanta Braves scored five runs in the fifth on the way to a 9-5 win over their division rival Tuesday.

Detwiler pitched two scoreless innings before failing to get out of the third, allowing two runs. The left-hander gave up five hits and walked two in a game delayed an hour by rain.

The Braves erased a 3-2 deficit against loser Ryan Perry, who allowed Jordan Parraz's homer and run-scoring singles to Ernesto Mejia and Juan Francisco. Brandon Mann walked Ramiro Pena with the bases loaded before Joey Terdoslavich closed the big inning with a sacrifice fly.

Atlanta starter Mike Minor gave up two runs in two innings. David Carpenter claimed the win.