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MLB Standings: Braves Continue To Lead Wild Card Chase, Creep Closer In NL East

The Atlanta Braves continue to pace the National League Wild Card race.

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After a strong showing against the National League East-leading Washington Nationals, the Atlanta Braves continue to pace the NL Wild Card race, as they closed the gap between themselves and the Nationals to just 5.5 games with 15 games to play.

The Braves are also well up on the St. Louis Cardinals, who currently hold the second Wild Card slot in the National League. The Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates all chase the two teams, looking to get that new fifth berth into Major League Baseball's postseason.

Here are the NL East standings:


NL East Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Washington 89 57 .609 0 Lost 3
Atlanta 84 63 .571 5.5 Won 3
Philadelphia 73 74 .496 16.5 Lost 2
New York 66 80 .452 23 Lost 2
Miami 65 82 .442 24.5 Lost 1

(updated 9.17.2012 at 8:24 AM EDT)


And the NL Wild Card race:


National League Wild Card Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Atlanta 84 63 .571 0 Won 3
St. Louis 77 70 .523 7 Won 1
Los Angeles 76 71 .517 8 Lost 1
Milwaukee 74 72 .506 9.5 Won 2
Pittsburgh 73 72 .503 10 Lost 1
Philadelphia 73 74 .496 11 Lost 2
Arizona 72 74 .493 11.5 Won 1
San Diego 71 76 .482 13 Won 2
New York 66 80 .452 17.5 Lost 2
Miami 65 82 .442 19 Lost 1
Colorado 58 87 .400 25 Lost 2
Chicago 58 88 .397 25.5 Won 1
Houston 48 99 .326 36 Won 2

(updated 9.17.2012 at 8:25 AM EDT)


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