The Atlanta Braves are close to wrapping up a playoff berth in the National League, as they hold a six-game lead on the St. Louis Cardinals for the first wild card spot. The Braves also hold a nine-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers for the second wild card spot, with just nine games left to play.
This means that the Braves will clinch a wild card spot with either their next win, or with losses by Milwaukee and Los Angeles.
National League Wild Card Standings
|St. Louis||82||71||.535||6||Won 2|
|Los Angeles||79||74||.516||9||Won 1|
|San Diego||73||80||.477||15||Won 1|
|New York||69||83||.453||18.5||Won 3|
(updated 9.24.2012 at 7:16 PM EDT)
While the Braves have a wild card all but sewn up, the NL East is still up for grabs -- just barely. The Braves trail the Nationals by five full games, and it's highly improbable that the Braves will catch the Nationals, but crazier things have happened.
NL East Standings
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