WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 20: Starting pitcher Tim Hudson #15 of the Atlanta Braves throws to a Washington Nationals batter during the fourth inning at Nationals Park on August 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
The Braves continue to lead the National League Wild Card race and are within 4.5 of the Washington Nationals in the NL East.
After salvaging a series split with the San Francisco Giants, the Atlanta Braves continue to lead the National League Wild Card chase — holding a 2.5-game advantage on the St. Louis Cardinals and a 4 game advantage over the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are the first team out of a Wild Card spot.
The Washington Nationals' four-game losing streak has also allowed the Braves to move back into the conversation in the National League East standings, and they are now just 4.5 games back of Washington.
NL East Standings
National League Wild Card Standings
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