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Giants stay out of the way as Braves clinch NL East with ease

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves arrived at SunTrust Park on Friday with the expectation there would be a postgame party.

The San Francisco Giants appeared to do everything in their power to ensure the celebration would go on.

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Braves players had ski goggles tucked away in lockers and clubhouse attendants had champagne on ice. All Atlanta needed to do was beat the Giants to clinch the National League East.

The Giants didn’t exactly make things challenging.

Braves center fielder Ronald Acuña, Jr. started the festivities in the first inning and didn’t ease up as Atlanta blanked San Francisco 6-0 to secure its second consecutive division title.