MLB Standings 2012: Braves Hold 4-Game Lead For Wild Card, Trail Washington By 6 Games

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 22: Kris Medlen #54 of the Atlanta Braves throws a pitch against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 22, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Read on for complete NL East and NL Wild Card Standings.

The Atlanta Braves built on their lead in the NL Wild Card race when they beat the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night, winning 5-1. The Braves currently trail the NL East-leading Nationals, and Atlanta struggled to capitalize on the opportunity that was their three-game series against Washington. They dropped two of three, settling at six games out.

Complete National League East and National League Wild Card standings are below.


NL East Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Washington 77 47 .620 0 Lost 1
Atlanta 71 53 .572 6 Won 1
Philadelphia 57 67 .459 20 Lost 2
New York 57 67 .459 20 Lost 4
Miami 57 68 .456 20.5 Lost 1

(updated 8.22.2012 at 7:39 PM PDT)



National League Wild Card Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Atlanta 71 53 .572 0 Won 1
St. Louis 66 56 .540 4 Won 1
Pittsburgh 67 57 .540 4 Lost 3
Los Angeles 67 57 .540 4 Lost 2
Arizona 63 61 .508 8 Won 1
Milwaukee 57 66 .463 13.5 Won 3
Philadelphia 57 67 .459 14 Lost 2
New York 57 67 .459 14 Lost 4
Miami 57 68 .456 14.5 Lost 1
San Diego 56 70 .444 16 Won 4
Colorado 49 73 .401 21 Won 4
Chicago 47 76 .382 23.5 Lost 4
Houston 39 84 .317 31.5 Lost 5

(updated 8.22.2012 at 7:38 PM PDT)


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