Watch: Stats say Braves are better than Phillies

Comparing the Braves and the Phillies Wins -- Braves 84, Phillies 78 Winning percentage -- Braves .553, Phillies .517 Batting average -- Braves .259, Phillies .237 Home runs -- Braves 171, Phillies 179 Runs scored -- Braves 719, Phillies 650 Runs allowed -- Braves 627, Phillies 657 ERA -- Braves 3.80, Phillies 3.96 Saves/chances -- Braves 37 of 57, Phillies 42 of 61 Errors made -- Braves 78, Phillies 113

The Braves and the Phillies begin a four-game series Thursday night at SunTrust Park. The teams play again in a three-game series in Philadelphia Sept. 28-30.

The seven games will help decide which is the best team in the NL East Division this season.

Right now, the standings say the Braves are, by 5 ½ games.

The stats say it too. The Braves are better than the Phillies in almost every key hitting, pitching and fielding category.

Watch the video above to see how the teams stack up.