LEADING OFF: Braves streaking, Harper on paternity leave

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LEADING OFF: Braves streaking, Harper on paternity leave
LEADING OFF: Braves streaking, Harper on paternity leave

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: BREEZIN' Despite tying a major league record by striking out 26 times in a game, the Braves kept their winning streak going. The NL East leaders outlasted the Mets 2-1 in 14 innings Friday night for their sixth straight victory. Atlanta is 9-3 against the Mets this season and tries to boost that mark when lefty Max Fried (14-4, 3.84 ERA) starts at Citi Field. Zack Wheeler (9-7, 4.40) is set to pitch for New York. BRYCE'S BABY Philadelphia star Bryce Harper is on the paternity list while awaiting the birth of his first child. He traveled home to Las Vegas and could be out of action through the weekend. Harper is hitting .254 with 27 homers

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