Daily update: Chase for NL East, magic numbers

A breakdown of where things stand heading into play on Sept. 24 as the Braves try for their fifth straight National League East Division title.

Friday’s scores

Phillies 9, Braves 1

Mets 9, A’s 2


Mets 96-56

Braves 93-58 2½ game back

As it currently stands

*The Braves hold an 10-game lead in the National League for the first wild card.

*The Phillies (83-67) hold a ½-game lead over the Padres (83-68) for the second wild card.

*The Padres hold a 2-game lead over the Brewers (81-70) for the final wild card.

*The Dodgers (104-47) have a firm hold on the No. 1 seed. The Dodgers and No. 2 Mets would receive byes.

*The No. 4 Braves would host the No. 5 Phillies and the No. 3 Cardinals (89-63) would host the No. 6 Padres for all games in the best-of-three wild-card round starting Oct. 7.

*The Braves/Phillies winner would play the Dodgers and the Cardinals/Padres winner would play the Mets in a best-of-five divisional round starting Oct. 11.


*The Dodgers have clinched the NL West Division and a first-round bye. The Braves and Mets have clinched playoff spots.

*The Mets have a magic number of 9 to clinch the NL East.

*The Cardinals have a magic number of 4 to clinch the NL Central and a playoff spot.

Remaining schedule

Braves (11 games):

Sept. 24 at Phillies

Sept 25 at Phillies

Sept. 26 at Nationals

Sept. 27 at Nationals

Sept. 28 at Nationals

Sept. 30 vs. Mets

Oct. 1 vs. Mets

Oct. 2 vs. Mets

Oct. 3 at Marlins

Oct. 4 at Marlins

Oct. 5 at Marlins

Mets (10):

Sept. 24 at A’s

Sept. 25 at A’s

Sept. 27 vs. Marlins

Sept. 28 vs. Marlins

Sept. 30 at Braves

Oct. 1 at Braves

Oct. 2 at Braves

Oct. 3 vs. Nationals

Oct. 4 vs. Nationals

Oct. 5 vs. Nationals