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Braves Clinch Second Straight NL East Title

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September 21, 2019

The Atlanta Braves (95-60) clinched their second straight NL East title as Ronald Acuna Jr. hit his 41st homer in a 6-0 win over San Francisco.

The Braves win ensured it will finish ahead of second-place Washington and will start the NL Division Series at home on Oct. 3, most likely against the NL Central champion.

After bathing in champagne to celebrate clinching the NL East a group of Braves players ventured out to the waterfall to continue a tradition started a year ago, when the city of Atlanta was treated with the first of what is now two consecutive division titles.

“We weren’t supposed to do it this year,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “I think when we were talking in March, most people were picking us to finish fourth. I think we said back then, ‘That’s why we play the game.'”

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