Daily update: Chase for NL East, Braves magic number down to 1

A breakdown of where things stand heading into play on Oct. 3 as the Braves try for their fifth straight National League East Division title.

Sunday’s score

Braves 5, Mets 3


Braves 100-59

Mets 98-61 2 games back

As it currently stands

*The Padres (87-72) hold a 1-game lead over the Phillies (86-73) for the second wild card.

*The Phillies hold a 2-game lead over the Brewers (84-75) for the final wild card.

*The Dodgers have locked up the No. 1 seed. The Dodgers and Braves would receive byes.

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

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


*The Dodgers have clinched the NL West Division and the best record in the NL. The Cardinals have clinched the NL Central and the No. 3 seed. The Braves, Mets and Padres have clinched playoff spots.

*The Braves have a magic number of 1 to clinch the NL East. The Phillies have a magic number of 1 to clinch the final playoff spot.

Remaining schedule

Braves (3 games):

Monday at Marlins

Tuesday at Marlins

Wednesday at Marlins

Mets (3):

Monday vs. Nationals

Tuesday vs. Nationals

Wednesday vs. Nationals