Braves’ 13-game road winning streak ends with loss to Dodgers

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Braves pitcher Drew Smyly goes through his pitch selection and location after giving up four homers to Dodgers in 5-3 loss.

LOS ANGELES — The Braves’ 13-game road winning streak ended with Monday’s 5-3 loss to the Dodgers. It was the longest road winning streak in franchise history.

The streak was MLB’s longest such run since the Indians won 14 consecutive road games from Aug. 28-Sept. 21, 2017. The second-longest road streak this season was achieved by Tampa Bay, which won nine consecutive road contests.

Season so far

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.

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