Atlanta capitalizing on the long ball

Updated: June 9, 2003, 8:11 AM ET
By Jim Baker
The Braves are bombing the world and could well be on their way to setting the all-time team record for home runs in a season, writes Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sunday's four-homer barrage against Pittsburgh (including the second-straight two-homer game by Javy Lopez) kept them on pace to set the National League record and kept the overall record within striking distance.

They are gunning for the record set by the following teams:

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