The Atlanta Braves are one win away from clinching their fifth straight division title. The Braves completed a three-game sweep with a 5-3 win over the New York Mets Sunday night at Truist Park. Atlanta now has a two-game lead in the NL East and holds the tiebreaker in the season series over New York. That means the Braves just need to win one of their next three games in Miami to clinch a bye in the first round of the postseason.
Dansby Swanson and Matt Olson both homered while Travis d’Arnaud delivered a clutch two-run single in the third to put Atlanta ahead for good. The bullpen came up big again tossing 4 2⁄3 scoreless inning while Kenley Jansen picked up his 40th save of the season with a perfect ninth.
Home Runs: Dansby Swanson (25), Matt Olson (33), Daniel Vogelbach (18), Jeff McNeil (8)
WP — Dylan Lee (5-1): 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
LP — Chris Bassitt (15-9): 2.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 2 K
SV — Kenley Jansen (40): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
The Braves will head to Miami for the final three-game series of the regular season. Bryce Elder will get the start for Atlanta while Miami will go with left-hander Jesus Luzardo.