The Braves’ streak began July 29 in New York, when the team took the finale of a five-game series against the Mets. The Braves then swept the Cardinals, Nationals, Marlins and Orioles on the road. The latter three sweeps came on a nine-game road trip.
Monday’s loss also cut the Braves’ National League East lead over the second-place Phillies to 3-1/2 games. It’s the Braves’ smallest divisional lead since Aug. 18. They’ve had sole possession of first place since Aug. 15.