The Seattle Mariners handed Atlanta its eighth straight loss, with Dustin Ackley and Logan Morrison hitting home runs in the third inning that sent the Mariners to a 7-3 win Wednesday.
Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer and Ervin Santana won his second straight start for Atlanta as the Braves beat the Marlins 6-1.
Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs, Andrelton Simmons had two RBIs, and the Braves won their third straight game with a 6-4 victory over the Phillies on Friday.
Ian Desmond led off the seventh inning with a home run — the only run of the game scored on a hit — and the Nationals and their makeshift lineup avoided a sweep Sunday with a 2-1 win over the Braves.
The Atlanta Braves have signed general manager Frank Wren and manger Fredi Gonzalez to contract extensions.
I gotta give Joe Simpson some major kudos. The man showed a hearty dose of self discipline Monday night during the telecast of the AL wild card tiebreaker between Texas and Tampa Bay.