MLB Standings 2012: Braves 3 Games Back Of Nationals For N.L. East Lead

ATLANTA, GA - JULY 15: Ben Sheets #30 of the Atlanta Braves pitches to the New York Mets at Turner Field on July 15, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Braves are only three games back of the Nationals for the N.L. East lead.

The Atlanta Braves were able to make up one game on division-leading Washington Nationals this week, but still remain three games back. At the All-Star break the Braves were four games behind of the Nationals, but after a sweep of the Mets, and the Nationals going 2-1 against the Marlins the Braves are now three games back of first place.

The Mets were making the N.L. East race interesting but being swept by the Braves dropped them to 6.5 games back of the Nationals.

The Braves have a chance to make up ground with the Nationals as they begin a four-game series on Friday as they travel on the road to take on the Nationals.

NL East Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Washington 51 35 .593 0 Won 1
Atlanta 49 39 .556 3 Won 7
New York 46 43 .516 6.5 Lost 4
Miami 42 46 .477 10 Lost 1
Philadelphia 39 51 .433 14 Won 2

The next series for the Braves is a three-game home stand against the Giants.

For more on the Braves visit Talking Chop, and visit Baseball Nation for more news and notes around the Major Leagues.

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