The Atlanta Braves have won eight of their last 10 games but are still trailing the Washington Nationals by three games in the National League's Eastern Division.
NL East Standings
|New York||53||56||.486||12.5||Lost 1|
(updated 8.5.2012 at 9:45 PM EDT)
Atlanta took two of three from the Houston Astros over the weekend and will open a three-game series in Philadelphia on Monday. The Nationals took three of four from the Marlins over the weekend and head to Houston for a three-game set with the Astros. The Braves and the Nationals don't meet again until August 20 in Washington.
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