The Atlanta Braves just squandered a great chance to move closer to the top of the NL East, but they're still in a good spot.
The Miami Marlins, meanwhile, haven't been in a worse position all season.
Atlanta goes for a fourth straight victory at Miami on Monday night when the Marlins try to avoid a season high-tying sixth straight defeat.
After back-to-back wins over Washington moved them within 1 1/2 games of the division lead, the Braves (52-43) left the nation's capital Sunday in the same place they arrived - 3 1/2 behind the East-leading Nationals.
"We're right back where we started," Chipper Jones said following a 9-1 defeat. "Now it's time to hopefully make up ground while we're playing in separate cities.''
Atlanta, percentage points behind Pittsburgh for the wild-card lead, now takes its major league-best 28-19 road record to Miami, where it has won 10 of 12 following a three-game sweep June 5-7.
Monday's scheduled st...