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2012 MLB Standings: Braves Still Trail Nationals By 4 Games In N.L. East

The Braves begin a difficult stretch on Friday when they open a three-game set with the Los Angeles Dodgers in Atlanta. The Braves enter the night trailing the Washington Nationals by four games with whom they will open a series against on Monday.

Its going to be a difficult stretch for the Braves who will play two division leaders in the Dodgers and the Nationals along with the second place Giants over their next three series.

Here is a look at the full standings for the National League East:

NL East Standings

Washington 73 45 .618 0 Won 1
Atlanta 69 49 .584 4 Won 3
New York 56 62 .474 17 Won 1
Philadelphia 54 64 .457 19 Lost 2
Miami 53 66 .445 20.5 Lost 1

(updated 8.17.2012 at 7:45 AM EDT)

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