The Braves handled their business in a weekend series against Kansas City. Sunday’s 8-5 win at Turner Field capped a three game sweep of the Royals.
The win, combined with the Mets loss to the Yankees, extends the Braves lead in the N.L. East to two and a half games over New York. The Phillies also lost Sunday and the two time defending N.L. Champions are now 5 1/2 games behind Atlanta.
Atlanta will take tonight off and head to Chicago to continue interleague play with a series against the White Sox that begins Tuesday night. Tommy Hanson (7-3, 3.38) will be on the bump for the Braves tomorrow night. The Sox will send John Danks (6-5, 3.18) to the hill. First pitch is 8:10.