Braves open nine-game homestand beginning Tuesday

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Credit: Curtis Compton /

The Braves begin their longest remaining homestand of the season Tuesday. They’ll play three-game series against the Nationals, Marlins and Rockies, respectively.

The upcoming six games will be the final times in 2021 the Braves oppose divisional foes Washington and Miami. They’ve racked up wins against the Nationals with a 12-4 record, including a sweep in Washington during the team’s nine-game road winning streak. The Braves also swept the Marlins in Miami during that run. They’re 9-7 against the Marlins.

Season so far

It’s an important homestand for the Braves as they try adding to their National League East lead. After the homestand, they’ll embark on an 11-game western trip against the Giants, Diamondbacks and Padres. The series in San Diego will include the resumption of a suspended game July 21.

After the western trip, the Braves finish with a six-game homestand against the Phillies and Mets, the two teams chasing them in the division. The NL East is shaping up for a close finish.

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