Tempers cooled Wednesday night but the Braves – and Justin Upton - never did.

The Braves and Nationals got through the night without any more benches-clearing brush-ups. They just played another good highly-contested game until the Braves broke it open with a three-run eighth for a 6-3 win and their 13th win in a row.

Upton went 3-for-4 with three RBIs on a double and his fifth home run in seven games this month. His brother B.J. Upton went 4-for-5 for his first four-hit game since last August 12 with the Tampa Bay Rays.

“This is exactly what we’ve been waiting for for our offense to click like this and the pitching to just be consistent” said Kris Medlen who won his third start in a row with arguably his best work of the season.

The Braves finished out a perfect 6-0 road trip with 15 hits from their offense and their fifth quality start in six games.

The Braves are two wins shy of the Atlanta-record streak of 15 straight in 2000. They’ve swept the past four teams they’ve played starting with the Cardinals and Rockies at home and the Phillies and Nationals on the road.

They’ll catch their breath with an off-day Thursday before opening a nine-game homestand Friday.

The Braves have won all six games at Nationals Park this season and 10 of 13 overall against the Nationals this season. The Braves left Washington with a 15 ½ game lead in the NL East their largest lead since finishing 19 games ahead of the Montreal Expos in 2002.

“We came in here and we let them know” said Freddie Freeman who went 2-for-4 with an RBI. “We’re here to stay.”

Despite the theatrics between Bryce Harper and Julio Teheran that led to the benches clearing Tuesday night the only bad taste in Braves’ mouths as they left town? A peanut butter protein shake manager Fredi Gonzalez drank for the 13th straight day.

“Tastes awful” Gonzalez said. “Not that we’re superstitious.”

Medlen allowing only three hits and three runs in seven innings with one walk and six strikeouts. The Braves bullpen pitched two scoreless innings giving the Braves 32 relief innings without allowing a run to the Nationals this season. Craig Kimbrel loaded the bases in a 36-pitch ninth inning but escaped the jam for his league-high 36th save.

Medlen didn’t give up a hit until he had two outs in the fourth inning but it tied the game 2-2 as Jayson Werth hit a two-run home run to right center field. Medlen had retired the first 11 batters he faced before walking Harper two pitches before Werth’s home run. Otherwise he gave up only a pair of singles in the seventh.

“It’s probably the best I’ve felt all year” said Medlen now 9-10 with a 3.85 ERA. “I felt like I was throwing my curveball for strikes and for chase. Any time I have that third pitch it’s really going to help me. My fastball location was there too.”