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Atlanta Braves Travel to DC, Look to Continue Winning Streak Against Washington Nationals

August 5th, 2013 at 5:48 PM
By Cody Fields

The Atlanta Braves are by far the hottest team in Major League Baseball. They take their 10-game winning streak to the nation's capital Monday for a three-game set with the Washington Nationals.

The Nationals have been one of MLB's most disappointing teams this season, and the Braves currently possess a 12 1/2-game lead over them in the National League East.

Who's chopping:

Chris Johnson has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games, hitting .451 in the process.

Since his return from the disabled list, B.J. Upton has gone 3-for-9 with a double in two games.

In his last 30 appearances, Craig Kimbrel has allowed one earned run and struck out 46.

Who's flopping:

The Nationals haven't been able to figure out how to hit this year; they rank 14th in the National League in runs scored.

Monday, 7:05 on SportSouth: Braves LH Mike Minor (11-5, 2.75 ERA) vs RH Stephen Strasburg (5-9, 3.04 ERA)

Tuesday, 7:05 on SportSouth: RH Julio Teheran (8-5, 3.02 ERA) vs LH Gio Gonzalez (7-4, 3.57 ERA)

Wednesday, 7:05 on SportSouth: RH Kris Medlen (8-10, 3.85 ERA) vs RH Jordan Zimmerman (13-6, 3.06 ERA)

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Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Chris Johnson, Julio Teheran, Mike Minor, MLB, Washington Nationals

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