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5 Braves streaks to start the season

The Atlanta Braves return home after a seven-game road swing through Ohio and still within range of the division lead. Here are five streaks that have stood out in the first 24 games:

Max Fried 

Max Fried has allowed four runs in his 26 innings this season to lead the league with a 1.38 ERA. 

Fried gone at least 6 innings in each of his four starts this season. The Braves have just eight starts of at least 6 innings as a staff. 

He makes his next start tonight at home against the Rockies. He faced them in Denver earlier this month, allowing one unearned run in six innings.

Freddie Freeman 

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has reached base safely in every game to start the season. His 23-game run is the longest season-opening on-base streak for Freeman, whose previous best was a nine-game run last season. The franchise record in 37, set by Eddie Mathews in 1961. The Atlanta era record is 27 games, set by J.D. Drew in 2004.

Dansby Swanson 

With a double and a triple Wednesday in Cincinnati, Dansby Swanson collected his 10th extra-base hits this season. He is now two extra-base hits shy of the franchise record for most by a shortstop prior to the end of April, first set by Jeff Blauser in 1997.

Nick Markakis 

Since joining the Braves in 2015, Markakis leads the National League with 164 two base hits. He also ranks eighth in the majors with 715 hits and tied for second with 657 games played.

Pitching 

The Braves pitching staff leads the majors with 116 base on balls. They are one of three teams — Milwaukee and Kansas City are the others — in triple digits for walks this season.

The franchise record for most walks by the end of April — set last season — is 136. 

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