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MLB Standings: Braves On Cusp Of Playoff Berth

The Atlanta Braves will clinch a playoff berth with their next win, or with losses by both the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers.

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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

W L PCT GB STRK
Atlanta 88 65 .575 0 Won 2
St. Louis 82 71 .535 6 Won 2
Milwaukee 79 74 .516 9 Lost 1
Los Angeles 79 74 .516 9 Won 1
Arizona 77 75 .506 10.5 Won 3
Philadelphia 77 76 .503 11 Lost 2
Pittsburgh 75 77 .493 12.5 Won 1
San Diego 73 80 .477 15 Won 1
New York 69 83 .453 18.5 Won 3
Miami 66 87 .431 22 Lost 4
Chicago 59 94 .385 29 Lost 2
Colorado 58 94 .381 29.5 Lost 9
Houston 50 103 .326 38 Lost 1

(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

W L PCT GB STRK
Washington 93 60 .607 0 Won 1
Atlanta 88 65 .575 5 Won 2
Philadelphia 77 76 .503 16 Lost 2
New York 69 83 .453 23.5 Won 3
Miami 66 87 .431 27 Lost 4

(updated 9.24.2012 at 7:20 PM EDT)

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