6. The Braves have 16 games left. The Phillies have 17.
7. The Braves begin a 3-game home series against the Nationals Friday at SunTrust Park. Game times are 7:35 p.m. Friday, 1:05 Saturday and 1:35 Sunday. Braves starters are Kevin Gausman (Friday), Julio Teheran (Saturday) and Sean Newcomb (Sunday). (The team is offering free tickets to Hurricane Florence evacuees.)
8. The Phillies start a 3-game home series against the Marlins Friday. Game times are 7:05 p.m. Friday, 7:05 Saturday and 1:35 Sunday.
9. The NL playoffs begin with the NL wild-card game on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The division series begin on Thursday, Oct. 4.