• Braves, Dodgers sitting pretty; others face tasks

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Aug 20, 2013
    The Braves have all but punched their postseason playoff ticket, and the Dodgers are close to doing the same. But the Braves knew plenty about the guy they were getting. Boy did they ever. While the expected push from the Nationals never materialized, the Braves continued to sprint, and their 16-game lead is baseball's largest by miles. That's a risky thing to predict considering how large leads occasionally have vaporized the past couple of years, but those two teams have been so good for such a long stretch of play that it's difficult to imagine either of them blinking in the final six weeks.
    Source: MLB.com
    • Johnson finally hitting his stride with Braves

      The Atlanta Braves had no idea they were getting a guy who might win a batting championship. After all, Chris Johnson began the season with a .276 career average. But the Braves knew plenty about the guy they were getting. Boy did they ever.
      Source: MLB.com

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