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Braves Daily News Digest: 9/24

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Braves blow a lead against Pittsburgh, and more!

Kevin C. Cox

Braves News:

Another Painful Loss, Why Not?

While the talks of changes in the front office may be the talk of the town, but there are still games needing to be played (and lost, apparently). Atlanta jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but just for the sake of redundancy, they chose to blow the game, allowing the Pirates to clinch a playoff spot, something many believed the Braves would be doing this season. But, here we are, just counting down the days until this miserable season can wind to an end.

Breaking Down the Braves Way

Since Monday's press conference, the "Braves Way" has been the topic of conversation for Braves fans and media alike. What exactly is the "Braves Way" and better yet, is it the right way? Our own Andrew Sisson broke it down on Tuesday afternoon.

Potential Wren Replacements: John Hart

Now that the Frank Wren era is officially over in Atlanta, it's time to look towards the future, including a new General Manager. As Jeff Passan reports, current Braves front office member John Hart has been offered the official title of General Manager. Hart has worked with the Indians, Rangers, and now the Braves, so exprieience certainly isn't a problem.

MLB News:

Dodgers' Magic Number Down to One

With the playoffs so painfully close, Magic Number Season is in full swing, and the Dodgers are among the many teams trying to clinch a division title. Well, a 4-3 win over the division rival (and the other contender fighting for the NL West crown) San Francisco Giants should do the trick. Two Justin Turner bombs along with a dinger from Kemp gave Zack Greinke all the support he needed to get the job done.

Detroit Keeps One-Game Lead in AL Central

Continuing with the Magic Number and playoff hunt coverage, we take a look over at the AL Central, where the Tigers and Royals are locked in a heated battle for the division title. On Tuesday, it was a 4-3 walkoff win by the Tigers to maintain their one game lead. They can thank Miguel Cabrera's single in the bottom of the ninth agains the White Sox to keep their title hopes alive and well.