• Braves right-handed reliever Cory Gearrin celebrated his 27th birthday on Sunday. Gearrin shares a birthday with former Braves greats Greg Maddux (47), Steve Avery (43) and David Justice (47).
• With Saturday's win over the Nationals, the Braves notched their fourth winning streak of at least eight games dating back to 2000. The other streaks were recorded in 2000 (15 games), '03 (eight games) and '10 (nine games).
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.