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MLB Standings Update, NL East: Atlanta 4.5 Games Back Of Philadelphia

After splitting the first two games of its weekend series against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Atlanta Braves can further cut into the Phillies lead on Sunday when they wrap up the series with an epic Tim Hudson vs. Roy Halladay match up. Atlanta enters the day with a 22-19 record and having won six of their last ten games. They however remain 4.5 games behind Philadelphia for first place in the N.L. East and 2.5 games behind the surprising Florida Marlins.

NL East Standings

Philadelphia 25 13 .657 0 Lost 1
Florida 23 15 .605 2 Won 2
Atlanta 22 19 .536 4.5 Won 1
New York 18 21 .461 7.5 Lost 1
Washington 18 21 .461 7.5 Lost 3

(updated 5.15.2011 at 8:22 AM EDT)

At 25-13, Philadelphia has the best record in the National League and is two games up on Florida for the division lead. They have won six of their last ten games and they continue to plug along despite some injuries to key players like Chase Utley. The Marlins are 23-15 going into Sunday and have won two straight games to keep the pressure on Philadelphia.

The New York Mets have caught the Washington Nationals and both teams are now tied for fourth place in the division at 18-21, 7.5 games out of first place. The Mets have played better of late while the Nationals have lost three games in a row.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.