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The Braves extended their lead in the National League East on Sunday.Atlanta (76-60) was tied with the Pirates through eight innings in the rubber match of their three-game series. But, the Braves scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a lead and reliever Brad Brach threw a scorele s ninth to secure a 5-1 win at SunTrust Park.Nothing like a little 8th inning magic.#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/jZMvNS9YtQ Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 2, 2018Meanwhile, the Cubs scored four runs in 5 2/3 innings off Phillies ace Aaron Nola and Corey Dickerson Jersey added four more offreliever Luis Garcia in the eighth to cruise to an 8-1 win at Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia (72-64) has now dropped four of its last six games.Javi Gras#MVP pic.twitter.com/NkqfqvwX5d Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 2, 2018With the lo s, Philadelphia fell four games behind the Braves in the division race.The Phillies, however, will have a chance to gain ground this week as they begina three-game series with the lowly Marlins (54-83) on Monday. They'll then play the fourth-place Mets (61-75) in a weekend series at Citi Field.The Braves, on the other hand, will open the week with three games against the Red Sox (94-44), MLB's best team, before opening a long road trip with a four-game series against the Diamondbacks (74-63).Studsof the nightNoah Syndergaard threw a complete game two-hitter in the Mets' 4-1 win over the Giants.He's going the distanceHe's going for speed pic.twitter.com/kXr8992qnS New York Mets (@Mets) September 2, 2018Christian Yelich lifted the Brewers to a 9 Matt Duffy Jersey -4 win over the Nationals with his first career grand slam in the fifth inning.Duds of the nightRed Sox starter Brian Johnson surrendered seven hits and four runs in 1 1/3 innings against the White Sox. Boston fell 8-0.Yankees reliever Stephen Tarpley allowed three runs in one inning on the mound. New York fell 11-7 and remains 7 1/2games behind the Red Sox for first in the AL East.HighlightMatt Kemp delivered the Dodgers a walk-off win over the Diamondbacks with a double in https://www.raysedge.com/tampa-bay-rays/evan-longoria-jersey the ninth. The win moved Los Angeles into first place in the National League West..@TheRealMattKemp AGAIN. #Walkoff #SeptemberBaseball pic.twitter.com/oK4XblGQyH MLB (@MLB) September 2, 2018What's nextCubs (81-55) at Brewers (77-61) 2:10 p.m. ET The Brewers will have an opportunity to close the gap in the National League Central when they face the Cubs in a three-game series. Milwaukee enters play trailing Chicago by five games for the division lead. Cole Hamels (4-0, 0.69 ERA) will take the mound for the Cubs while Zach Davies (2-5, 5.23 ERA) is set to start for the Brewers.

MLB wrap: Phillies fall 4 games behind Braves in NL East race, will look to gain ground this week

The Braves extended their lead in the National League East on Sunday.Atlanta (76-60) was tied with the Pirates through eight innings in the rubber match of their three-game series. But, the Braves scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a lead and reliever Brad Brach threw a scorele s ninth to secure a 5-1 win at SunTrust Park.Nothing like a little 8th inning magic.#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/jZMvNS9YtQ Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 2, 2018Meanwhile, the Cubs scored four runs in 5 2/3 innings off Phillies ace Aaron Nola and Corey Dickerson Jersey added four more offreliever Luis Garcia in the eighth to cruise to an 8-1 win at Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia (72-64) has now dropped four of its last six games.Javi Gras#MVP pic.twitter.com/NkqfqvwX5d Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 2, 2018With the lo s, Philadelphia fell four games behind the Braves in the division race.The Phillies, however, will have a chance to gain ground this week as they begina three-game series with the lowly Marlins (54-83) on Monday. They’ll then play the fourth-place Mets (61-75) in a weekend series at Citi Field.The Braves, on the other hand, will open the week with three games against the Red Sox (94-44), MLB’s best team, before opening a long road trip with a four-game series against the Diamondbacks (74-63).Studsof the nightNoah Syndergaard threw a complete game two-hitter in the Mets’ 4-1 win over the Giants.He’s going the distanceHe’s going for speed pic.twitter.com/kXr8992qnS New York Mets (@Mets) September 2, 2018Christian Yelich lifted the Brewers to a 9 Matt Duffy Jersey -4 win over the Nationals with his first career grand slam in the fifth inning.Duds of the nightRed Sox starter Brian Johnson surrendered seven hits and four runs in 1 1/3 innings against the White Sox. Boston fell 8-0.Yankees reliever Stephen Tarpley allowed three runs in one inning on the mound. New York fell 11-7 and remains 7 1/2games behind the Red Sox for first in the AL East.HighlightMatt Kemp delivered the Dodgers a walk-off win over the Diamondbacks with a double in https://www.raysedge.com/tampa-bay-rays/evan-longoria-jersey the ninth. The win moved Los Angeles into first place in the National League West..@TheRealMattKemp AGAIN. #Walkoff #SeptemberBaseball pic.twitter.com/oK4XblGQyH MLB (@MLB) September 2, 2018What’s nextCubs (81-55) at Brewers (77-61) 2:10 p.m. ET The Brewers will have an opportunity to close the gap in the National League Central when they face the Cubs in a three-game series. Milwaukee enters play trailing Chicago by five games for the division lead. Cole Hamels (4-0, 0.69 ERA) will take the mound for the Cubs while Zach Davies (2-5, 5.23 ERA) is set to start for the Brewers.

The Braves extended their lead in the National League East on Sunday.Atlanta (76-60) was tied with the Pirates through eight innings in the rubber match of their three-game series. But, the Braves scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a lead and reliever Brad Brach threw a scorele s ninth to secure a 5-1 win at SunTrust Park.Nothing like a little 8th inning magic.#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/jZMvNS9YtQ Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 2, 2018Meanwhile, the Cubs scored four runs in 5 2/3 innings off Phillies ace Aaron Nola and Corey Dickerson Jersey added four more offreliever Luis Garcia in the eighth to cruise to an 8-1 win at Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia (72-64) has now dropped four of its last six games.Javi Gras#MVP pic.twitter.com/NkqfqvwX5d Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 2, 2018With the lo s, Philadelphia fell four games behind the Braves in the division race.The Phillies, however, will have a chance to gain ground this week as they begina three-game series with the lowly Marlins (54-83) on Monday. They'll then play the fourth-place Mets (61-75) in a weekend series at Citi Field.The Braves, on the other hand, will open the week with three games against the Red Sox (94-44), MLB's best team, before opening a long road trip with a four-game series against the Diamondbacks (74-63).Studsof the nightNoah Syndergaard threw a complete game two-hitter in the Mets' 4-1 win over the Giants.He's going the distanceHe's going for speed pic.twitter.com/kXr8992qnS New York Mets (@Mets) September 2, 2018Christian Yelich lifted the Brewers to a 9 Matt Duffy Jersey -4 win over the Nationals with his first career grand slam in the fifth inning.Duds of the nightRed Sox starter Brian Johnson surrendered seven hits and four runs in 1 1/3 innings against the White Sox. Boston fell 8-0.Yankees reliever Stephen Tarpley allowed three runs in one inning on the mound. New York fell 11-7 and remains 7 1/2games behind the Red Sox for first in the AL East.HighlightMatt Kemp delivered the Dodgers a walk-off win over the Diamondbacks with a double in https://www.raysedge.com/tampa-bay-rays/evan-longoria-jersey the ninth. The win moved Los Angeles into first place in the National League West..@TheRealMattKemp AGAIN. #Walkoff #SeptemberBaseball pic.twitter.com/oK4XblGQyH MLB (@MLB) September 2, 2018What's nextCubs (81-55) at Brewers (77-61) 2:10 p.m. ET The Brewers will have an opportunity to close the gap in the National League Central when they face the Cubs in a three-game series. Milwaukee enters play trailing Chicago by five games for the division lead. Cole Hamels (4-0, 0.69 ERA) will take the mound for the Cubs while Zach Davies (2-5, 5.23 ERA) is set to start for the Brewers.

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