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October could be dicey for Braves

Despite solid regular season, Atlanta may run into some problems in playoffs

Originally Published: September 10, 2013
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The Atlanta Braves have laid waste to the National League East and turned what was supposed to be one of baseball's most compelling races into a formality and a walkover. They have the NL's best record at 86-57, the best team ERA (3.20) in the game and the fourth-best run differential at plus-133.

Closer Craig Kimbrel has been crushing spirits and blowing away hitters with his fastball since June. Third baseman Chris Johnson is contending for the batting title. First baseman Freddie Freeman ...

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