The Atlanta Braves still maintain their slim hope of nabbing the second National League wild-card spot, but they are running out of time even after snapping their five-game losing streak Wednesday night.
Shortstop Ian Desmond hit a long two-run homer and right-hander Tanner Roark pitched seven scoreless innings to pace the Washington Nationals to a 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves and clinch the National League East championship.
The new Atlanta Braves' home in Cobb County was officially named Tuesday in an announcement by the club and SunTrust
The Washington Nationals reduced their National League East magic number to two with a victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday
The Texas Rangers finished off a sweep of the sliding Atlanta Braves on Sunday
On Saturday, the Texas Rangers did something they had not managed to do since late June: win consecutive home games.
Atlanta lost a tough one-run game to the Rangers, who are trying to avoid a 100-loss season
tlanta starter Aaron Harang said his team would have headed to Texas with a “sour feeling” had the Braves been swept by the first-place Washington Nationals.
A casualty of opening on the road against the Marlins is the annual Future Stars Game matching the team’s top prospects against the present players.
Adam LaRoche had two early RBI singles and Jayson Werth had an RBI and two runs scored Tuesday as the Washington Nationals built an early five-run lead and held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 for the second straight win in the series.
Washington scored a big series-opening victory over the rival Braves on Monday night
Braves have been shut out in four of last seven games
Atlanta, which entered the day tied with Milwaukee for the second wild-card spot, has dropped four of its last five games.
Evan Gattis hit a 10th-inning solo home run that at first was ruled a triple but ultimately gave the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night at Marlins Park.
Marlins roll to 11-3 win over the visiting Braves
The Atlanta Braves’ struggling offense badly needed a boost and rookie catcher Christian Bethancourt supplied it.