As we have previously noted, the Braves hold the tiebreaker of head-to-head matchups over both the Dodgers and Orioles. The Braves just need to win three of their final six games to clinch both, regardless of what the Dodgers and Orioles do.
The Braves, with a bye into the NL Division Series, will likely play the winner of a Wild Card series at the Phillies. The Brewers have a magic number of 1 to clinch the NL Central and the No. 3 seed. The Phillies hold a 4-1/2 game lead over the Diamondbacks for the top wild card spot and the No. 4 seed, which will host one of the best-of-three series. The Cubs, who hold a one-game lead over the Marlins for the final wild card spot, start a series at the Braves on Tuesday.
The Braves, Dodgers and Orioles are off Monday. Here are the remaining schedules for all three teams in the final week of the regular season:
vs. Cubs: Tuesday-Thursday
vs. Nationals: Friday- Sunday
at Rockies: Tuesday (2)-Thursday
at Giants: Friday-Sunday
vs. Nationals: Tuesday-Wednesday
vs. Red Sox: Thursday-Sunday
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