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2012 MLB Standings: Braves Still 2.5 Back Of Nationals

The Braves look to keep the pressure on the Nationals when they open a three-game set against the last place Astros Friday night at Turner Field.

July 30, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward (22) watches the ball after hitting a solo home run in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE
July 30, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward (22) watches the ball after hitting a solo home run in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

The Atlanta Braves took three ouf of four from the Miami Marlins and have pulled to within 2.5 games of first place Washington in the N.L. East division race. The Braves open a three-game set with the Houston Astros Friday night at Turner Field.

Here is a look at the complete N.L. East standings:


NL East Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Washington 62 42 .596 0 Won 1
Atlanta 60 45 .571 2.5 Won 1
New York 52 54 .490 11 Won 2
Miami 48 57 .457 14.5 Lost 1
Philadelphia 47 58 .447 15.5 Lost 1

(updated 8.3.2012 at 6:50 AM EDT)


After winning the series against the Marlins, the Braves will become their biggest fans this weekend when Miami opens a four-game set with the Nationals on Friday with a day-night doubleheader.

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