In June, the Atlanta Braves were 23-27. They are already 11-0 so far this month. The most recent triumph was a 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday at Truist Park. The Braves’ 11-game winning streak is one of the longest in franchise history. We’ll get there in a moment.
In the second, William Contreras and Adam Duvall scored back-to-back goals.
Kyle Wright pitched well on Sunday before the bullpen combination of Will Smith, A.J. Minter, and Kenley Jansen shut the door. The Braves were aggressive offensively. Three solo drives and a two-run homer accounted for their five runs.
Duvall’s second homer of the game was the two-run job in the fourth, and Matt Olson added insurance in the eighth with a solo shot.
This Braves team is, of course, the defending World Series champ. They were 10 1/2 games out of first place when the winning streak started and got it trimmed to 5 1/2 games before Sunday’s action. The Braves have won the NL East four straight seasons.
There have previously been six streaks of at least 11 wins in Braves franchise history, with the most recent being a 14-game winning streak in 2013. The record is 15, which happened April 16 through May 2 in 2000. That Braves team was the defending NL champion and went on to win 95 games.
They now take the 11-game winning streak on the road against two subpar opponents. Atlanta will play the Washington Nationals three times in D.C. starting Monday before playing the Chicago Cubs three times in Wrigley Field Friday through Sunday. The franchise record winning streak is within their sights.
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