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@ Atl
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L 5-6
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ChC 3 - 5 Atl
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Braves clinch home-field throughout playoffs with sweep of slumping Cubs

ATLANTA (AP) Max Olson hit his major league-leading 54th homer, and the Atlanta Braves clinched home-field advantage throughout the postseason with a 5-3 win over the slumping Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.

Austin Riley had three hits and scored two runs as the Braves (103-56) won for the sixth time in seven games. The NL East champions can match the franchise record for wins with a season-ending sweep of the Nationals.

“(Truist Park) is one of the best atmospheres in baseball,” Olson said of clinching home-field advantage. “A bunch of fans who come out and support, understand the game. It's the best place to play.”

AVG: C. Bellinger.310
HR: C. Bellinger26
RBI: C. Bellinger96
SB: N. Hoerner43
W: J. Steele16
ERA: J. Steele3.06
Saves: A. Alzolay22
K: J. Steele176
NL Central
X-Milwaukee 9069.566-
Chi Cubs 8277.5168
Cincinnati 8178.5099
Pittsburgh 7584.47215
St. Louis 6990.43421
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .255 (10)
Runs: 803 (6)
Hits: 1369 (11)
Home Runs: 191 (14)
Stolen Bases: 137 (7)
OBP: .331 (5)
SLG: .421 (11)
Total Bases: 2260 (11)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.08 (15)
Runs Allowed: 704 (15)
Saves: 34 (24)
Strikeouts: 1337 (20)
OpBA: .244 (14)
OBP: .313 (12)
SLG: .398 (11)
Run Support: 5.16 (6)
Date Player Transactions
9/27 J. Candelario Removed From 10-Day IL (Strained lower back)
9/27 J. Young Sent to Minors
9/23 B. Boxberger Placed on 15-Day IL (Right forearm strain)
9/23 K. Thompson Called Up from Minors
9/19 N. Madrigal Placed on 10-Day IL (Strained right hamstring)
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Date Player Status
9/22 B. Boxberger Right forearm strain (on 15-day IL)
9/17 N. Madrigal Strained right hamstring (on 10-day IL)
9/16 M. Fulmer Strained right forearm (on 15-day IL)
9/11 J. Candelario Strained lower back (10-day IL)
9/10 A. Alzolay Strained right forearm (on 15-day IL)
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