The Braves gave up just three runs in three games, with today's matchup headlined by seven scoreless innings from Kris Medlen. Medlen, after starting the year 4-10, has now improved his record to 11-12 with a 3.58 ERA. Craig Kimbrel closed it out with a scoreless ninth innings for his 43rd save this year.
All of the Braves' offense came on a three-run blast by Brian McCann in the third inning off Ubaldo Jiminez, his 19th.
The Braves' offense hasn't been earth-shattering, as they did score just eight runs in the series themselves - but it was enough. They did get a scare in the fifth inning when Justin Upton was hit on the left hand with a pitch. Upton left the game and will sit out Friday's opener against the Miami Marlins. With Jason Heyward already out until at least the last week of the regular season, the Braves may have caught a break when x-rays on Upton came up negative.
The Braves still enjoy a 13-game lead in the NL East over Washington. Their magic number to clinch the division is 17.