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Braves sweep Mets, extend winning streak to eight games

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The Braves are starting to run away with the NL East. They beat the Mets 2-1 on Sunday afternoon, completing a three-game series sweep and extending their winning streak to eight consecutive games.

Dallas Keuchel got the start, hurling seven shutout frames. He allowed four hits and three walks while striking out seven. Josh Donaldson provided the Braves’ only offense, hitting two solo homers: one off of Steven Matz in the second inning, and another off of Paul Sewald in the seventh. The Mets’ lone run came across in the bottom of the ninth when Todd Frazier knocked in Pete Alonso with a ground out.

The Braves’ hot streak is a tough pill to swallow for the second-place Nationals, who are also on a run of their own. Entering Sunday, they had won four in a row and 11 of their last 13. Despite that, the Nationals haven’t gained any ground on the Braves. The third-place Phillies lost to the Marlins on Sunday and are now 11.5 games out of first place. The fourth-place Mets are 12 games back.

Jim Edmonds being tested for coronavirus

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Longtime Angels and Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds shared on his Instagram story that he is being tested for coronavirus.

The four-time All-Star, who now works as a broadcaster for Fox Sports Midwest, has not posted an update on the results of his test.

If you want to learn more about COVID-19 or think you might need to be tested, give the CDC’s site about the virus a read. Informing yourself is the most important step. Washing your hands and staying home, if possible, is the best way to protect yourself.

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