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Braves closing in on Mets division lead

By Justin Gray

The Atlanta Braves started the week four games back of the New York Mets in the National League East. By Wednesday they cut it to one and a half games, and here’s how they did it.

They headed to play one of the worst teams in the league, the Pittsburgh Pirates and they did what every winning team is supposed to do, dominate.

Game one had one great moment and that was rookie Michael Harris II’s two-run home run to win the game 2-1.

Game two was a nice and easy win behind Max Fried’s terrific eight innings of one earned run and seven strikeouts. The offense continued their hot streak by giving Fried six runs to work with.

Game three was a steamroll as the Braves scored 14 runs en route to a 14-2 win. They then headed to St. Lous to face the first place Cardinals who are just as hot, if not hotter than the Braves.

Game one the Braves walked through the Cardinals winning 11-4. Game two was all Braves until a horrific ninth inning, where the Cardinals walked it off.

Game three was a back and forth affair after the Braves took the lead 3-2 in the seventh. In the eighth inning, the Cardinals stormed back scoring four on the way to a 6-3 victory defeating the Braves.

The Braves play in Atlanta this week against the Colorado Rockies and Miami Marlins hoping to take the division back.

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