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MLB Standings: Braves Still Four Back Of Nationals In N.L. East

The Atlanta Braves enter Monday's series opener with the Marlins trailing the division leading Nationals by four games.

July 24, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward (22) connects for an RBI during the seventh against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
July 24, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward (22) connects for an RBI during the seventh against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Thanks to not one but two collapses by the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday the Atlanta Braves will enter Monday's series opener against Miami trailing the Washington Nationals by four games for the division lead. The Braves have won five straight games and are 57-44 on the season. Washington has been up to the challenge however with wins in eight of its last 10 games.


NL East Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Washington 61 40 .603 0 Won 2
Atlanta 57 44 .564 4 Won 5
New York 49 53 .480 12.5 Won 1
Miami 47 54 .465 14 Won 2
Philadelphia 45 57 .441 16.5 Lost 3

(updated 7.30.2012 at 8:16 AM EDT)


The Braves and Nationals have separated themselves from the rest of the division. The Mets have lost 8 of 10 to fall 12.5 games back of Washington. Miami is a little further back with Philadelphia holding down last place in the division.

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