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@ Min
W 12-6
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vs. Atl
L 0-5
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Atl 10 - 1 Was
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vs. Atl
10:38 AM PT11:38 AM MT12:38 PM CT1:38 PM ET13:38 ET17:38 GMT1:38 10:38 AM MST12:38 PM EST1:08 PM VEN21:38 UAE12:38 PM CT
@ StL
4:45 PM PT5:45 PM MT6:45 PM CT7:45 PM ET19:45 ET23:45 GMT7:45 4:45 PM MST6:45 PM EST7:15 PM VEN3:45 UAE (+1)6:45 PM CT

Braves clinch playoff spot behind Acuña Jr.

WASHINGTON (AP) The Atlanta Braves celebrated another playoff berth with heavy hearts.

Ronald Acuna Jr. ignited the decisive four-run rally with the go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning, as the NL East leading Braves wrapped up a playoff berth with a 10-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. The victory also eliminated the Phillies from winning the NL East.

But there was no celebrating in the postgame clubhouse, as the team remained concerned about utility man Charlie Culberson, who was struck directly on the right cheekbone by a 91 mph fastball in the seventh on the first pitch by Nationals reliever Fernando Rodney.

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Leaders
AVG: A. Rendon.332
HR: J. Soto34
RBI: A. Rendon117
SB: T. Turner32
W: S. Strasburg17
ERA: M. Scherzer2.65
Saves: S. Doolittle28
K: S. Strasburg229
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .263 (7)
Runs: 783 (8)
Hits: 1312 (10)
Home Runs: 212 (14)
Stolen Bases: 103 (5)
OBP: .339 (5)
SLG: .455 (7)
Total Bases: 2269 (9)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.36 (13)
Runs Allowed: 666 (9)
Saves: 34 (19)
Strikeouts: 1359 (9)
OpBA: .247 (9)
OBP: .318 (11)
SLG: .416 (9)
Run Support: 5.43 (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/8 T. Barrera Purchased From Minors
9/8 S. Kieboom Called Up from Minors
9/8 S. Kieboom Placed on 60-Day IL (Right elbow inflammation)
9/4 A. Barrett Purchased From Minors
9/4 A. Williams Transferred to 60-Day IL (Sprained AC joint, right shoulder)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/8 S. Kieboom Right elbow inflammation (on 60-day IL)
9/6 J. Ross Right forearm discomfort (day-to-day)
9/6 A. Sanchez Stomach virus (day-to-day)
8/18 S. Doolittle Right knee tendinitis (10-day IL)
8/12 J. Soto Sprained right ankle (day-to-day)
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