Atlanta secures first place in National League East Division for 6 consecutive years

The Atlanta Braves of the Major League Baseball (MLB) are the first team to secure first place in the division this season and begin preparations for the postseason.

Atlanta won 4-1 against the Philadelphia Phillies held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on the 14th (Korean time), securing first place in the National League’s Eastern Division regardless of the remaining schedule.

Atlanta, which won 96-50 and had only 16 games left in the regular season, widened the gap with second-place Philadelphia (79-67) to 17 games with this victory.메이저사이트

Atlanta, which failed to participate in the postseason for four consecutive years from 2014 to 2017 and went through a ‘rebuilding’ period, has ranked first in the district for six consecutive years from 2018 to this year and is showing off its appearance as a strong team.

Atlanta, which lifted its fourth championship trophy by winning the 2021 World Series, will attempt to conquer the summit for the first time in two years this year.

Slugger Matt Olson is serving as the team’s solution with 51 home runs and 128 RBIs, and Ronald Acuña Jr. is attempting an unprecedented 40 home runs and 70 stolen bases with a batting average of 0.335, 37 home runs, and 66 stolen bases. highlighted, “Atlanta, which has two MVP candidates, is having an overwhelming season despite injuries to its pitching staff.”

If Atlanta, which currently ranks first in the National League’s overall winning percentage (0.658), maintains its position until the end of the regular season, it will enter the National League Division Series (NLDS) against the winner of the 4th and 5th place wild card teams on the 8th of next month.

There is a wide gap with the Los Angeles Dodgers (88 wins, 56 losses, 0.611 winning percentage), who are second in winning percentage in the National League, so they are likely to be the No. 1 overall seed.

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