Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  By CORY McCARTNEY  |  Last updated 8/25/13
This road trip couldn't end soon enough for the Braves. After losing four of six -- and their Gold Glove-winning outfielder for 4-6 weeks -- it's back to the friendly confines of Turner Field for the Braves, where they are an MLB-best 44-18 on the season. But they at least ended the run on a positive note as they brought an end to their three-game losing skid and return to Atlanta with the best record in the National League in hand. Here are three observations from Sunday's slump-busting 5-2 win over the Cardinals. 1. The Braves have made their statement against the NL's best From an immediate gratification standpoint, Atlanta badly needed a win Sunday, if for nothing else than to avoid their third four-game losing streak of the season as they continue their toughest stretch of the regular season. But this a victory came with another reward as the Braves got some bragging rights in the National League as they have won the season series against every team that's currently in ...
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