The Braves have gained stature by winning eight of their past nine series and splitting the other. They haven’t lost a series since June 4-6 in Pittsburgh. They have a 54-37 record and a six-game lead over the second-place (and resurgent) Washington Nationals in the NL East.
After a four-day break, the Braves resume play Friday night in San Diego, with Dallas Keuchel on the mound for the opener of a three-game series.
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