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Atlanta Braves Offense Does Something it Hasn't Done in Nearly 70 Years in Monday Victory

The Atlanta Braves ripped the New York Yankees on Monday night by a score of 11-3, continuing a streak the franchise hasn't seen since 1957.

The Atlanta Braves beat the New York Yankees on Monday night by a score of 11-3. Atlanta scored three runs in the second and four runs in the fourth to get out to an early lead they never looked back from.

The Braves have won four of their last five games, putting up unreal offensive numbers over that stretch..

Per ESPN Stats & Info:

Over their last five games, the Braves have outscored the Mets and Yankees by a total of 51-13. 

That +38 run differential is their best in a 5-game span since August 1957. 

The 1957 Braves, who played in Milwaukee, would go on to win the World Series.

As for the World Series, the Braves are on a short list of favorites to win it this season. Armed with the best power in the league, they have the best record in baseball at 76-42. They got home runs from Austin Riley and Eddie Rosario in the Monday win.

Also encouraging for the Braves was the pitching performance of ace lefty Max Fried. Having been injured most of the year, Fried is healthy again and tossed six innings while allowing just two runs.

The loss was critical for the Yankees, who are just a game over .500 at 60-59. They have fallen back to 5.5 games out of the third and final wild card spot in the American League.

The two teams will play each other again on Tuesday night in Atlanta. First pitch is set for 7:20 p.m. ET.

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