(AP) -- Despite being on the brink of their longest winning streak in 13 years, the Atlanta Braves are remaining level-headed.
The Kansas City Royals, meanwhile, are generating some excitement with their solid start.
Atlanta sends Kris Medlen to the mound as it seeks a 10th consecutive victory Tuesday night to begin a two-game set against visiting Kansas City.
The Braves (11-1) are getting it done both at the plate and on the mound, outscoring opponents 62-23 while posting a major league-best 1.82 ERA. They're off to their best start since beginning 13-1 in 1994 after beating Washington 9-0 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of the defending NL East champions.
Atlanta has swept three straight series for the first time since sweeping four in April 2000, which was part of a 15-game winning streak from April 16-May 2. It hasn't won 10 consecutive games since then.
"It's early," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "I don't think we're going to play .998 baseball the rest of the way,...