Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The Atlanta Braves continued their dominance of the Washington Nationals earlier this month, including a win over ace Stephen Strasburg. With their fast start a distant memory, the Braves hope a return home for a four-game series with their NL East rival can get them untracked. Atlanta attempts to avoid its longest slide in 11 months and set a franchise record for its longest winning streak over the Nationals on Monday night. The Braves (15-9) outscored Washington 18-5 while winning all three games in the nation's capital from April 12-14, including a 3-1 win over Strasburg in the middle game of that set. That's part of their seven-game winning streak, matching the longest by either team in the all-time series. Atlanta did it May 20-July 5, 1997, when the Nationals were the Montreal Expos. The Braves' latest sweep of Washington (13-12) was part of a 12-1 start to the season, but they've cooled off significantly by losing eight of 11. They concluded a 3-7 road trip by falling 8-...
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