The Braves entered the weekend farther from the Nationals than the Nationals are from the Marlins. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
Jason Heyward helped the Braves tie the Nationals in the ninth inning with a home run, but it took six more innings to decide a winner. The Braves lost to Nationals 8-7 in 15 innings and caused the team to adjust their rotation the next day.
Los Angeles Dodgers (72-51)
It's not quite Atlanta's lead, but the Dodgers have opened up a sizable division lead. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
The Dodgers lost to the Phillies over the weekend 3-2 ending their 10-game win streak.
Boston Red Sox (73-53)
Somehow Koji Uehara's season hasn't been discussed enough.. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Red Sox backup catcher David Ross returned to the roster after two months off after suffering from his second concussion of the season.
Pittsburgh Pirates (72-51)
It's mid-August and the Pirates are still in first place. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Francisco Liriano struck out 13 batters and Pedro Alvarez hit his league leading 31st home run against the Padres as the Pirates win 3-1.
Detroit Tigers (73-51)
Detroit remains division favorites, but it is fun for these games against Kansas City to mean something. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Max Scherzer is having a Cy Young year, earning his 18th win of the season when he pitched eight innings against the Royals giving up 2 runs in the Tigers 6-3 win.