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The Daily Chop: Win over Marlins, Hamels’ season ends, Wilson earns nod, and more

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The Braves got some tough news on Monday but also took care of the Marlins to extend their division lead.

Miami Marlins v Atlanta Braves Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

The Braves had an eventful Monday. First, they learned that Cole Hamels will not return for the remainder of the season. He was shut down and removed from the playoff roster pool. Then, the club went out and beat the second-place Marlins to extend their division lead and get one step closer to the postseason.

Braves News

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Huascar Ynoa allowed three runs in the top of the first, which only set the stage for the Braves offense, who scored four runs in the bottom of the first. The Atlanta bullpen too over in the fourth inning, still clinging to a one-run lead, and proceeded to fire six innings of one-run ball. The Braves offense went quiet after an early barrage, but the bullpen was good enough once again as Atlanta won 5-4.

Braves place Cole Hamels on 10-day IL with shoulder injury, ending his season

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MLB News

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