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Braves top Nats, inch closer to NL East titleUpdated Sep 18 Share Tweet
Justin Upton and Dan Uggla each homered in a three-run sixth inning, and the Atlanta Braves rallied past the Washington Nationals for a 5-2 victory Wednesday night, lowering their magic number for clinching the NL East title to two games.
Share TweetThe longest hitting streak in the Major Leagues reached 29 games Wednesday night, when Denard Span singled in the seventh inning against the Braves. If he gets a hit Thursday, Span will match the longest hitting streak in Nationals history, set by Ryan …Source: MLB.com
How the changeup has changed the gameUpdated Sep 18 Share TweetIt's not as popular as the fastball or as trendy as the cutter but the changeup is the pitch that is changing the game.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetThe Nationals may have the edge if you look at a position-by-position breakdown, the Braves have the pitching and the defense, and -- despite dropping both games of Tuesday's doubleheader -- a sizeable lead in NL East as they close in on the division cr…Source: MLB.com
The GM's Office: Manager RelationshipSep 18Jim Bowden takes a look at the relationship between a GM and a manager.
Braves Rally To WinSep 18The Braves topped the Nationals 5-2 to inch closer to the NL East title.