Braves Take NL East For First Time In 2022, Cron Hits 504-Foot Blast

Jonathan Grant | September 10th, 2022

It has been a long, arduous climb for the Atlanta Braves to get to first place in the NL East this season. And there is a long way to go to clinch the division, but they took a huge step on Friday night when they took the mantle of leaders in the division for the first time in 2022. Having the New York Mets lose 6-3 to the Miami Marlins earlier in the night, the defending World Series champs won in Seattle by a 6-4 score line to not only hop to the top of the pile but also to take their eighth straight victory.

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The Braves had been trailing the Mets for five months and had gotten close once only to see their rivals stretch the lead over them once more. Now, they have taken control thanks to a 21-5 run over the last 26 games. Dansby Swanson hit a two-run homer in part of a four-homer outing for the Bravos while Charlie Morton got the win despite being far from his best on the mound. Elsewhere, CJ Cron took the lead for longest home run of the season as he smashed a 504-foot bomb over the left field wall at Coors Field in the Colorado Rockies’ 13-10 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. This comes two days after Christian Yelich had hit a 499-footer and it is the second-longest (behind a 505-er) since the Statcast era began.

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