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
National League Wild Card Standings
|St. Louis||66||56||.540||4||Won 1|
|Los Angeles||67||57||.540||4||Lost 2|
|New York||57||67||.459||14||Lost 4|
|San Diego||56||70||.444||16||Won 4|
(updated 8.22.2012 at 7:38 PM PDT)
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