The Braves moved closer to the postseason Wednesday with a 5-1 win over the Marlins. The win keeps them a game and a half ahead of San Diego for the National League wild card. The Padres also won Wednesday, 3-0 over the Cubs.
The Braves magic number to clinch a postseason berth is three.
Atlanta is off tonight and will close out the regular season this weekend with a home series against the N.L. East champion Phillies. San Diego will wrap up its series with the Cubs tonight before closing the season with a series at N.L. West leading San Francisco.