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The Daily Chop: Braves clinch NL East division title

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The Braves are heading to the postseason.

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

It was a triumphant night at Truist Park for the Atlanta Braves. They went into the evening with two wins over the Phillies, only needing this last win to secure the NL East division title, and they delivered.

The first run came in the bottom of the first inning, a monster home run of 465 feet from Jorge Soler. Austin Riley also homered, Dansby Swanson doubled, and Ozzie Albies tripled, all to help bring the final score to 5-3. Ian Anderson took some time to find his rhythm, but ultimately got there in the end, only earning two runs. Will Smith had a 1-2-3 ninth inning, being reliable right when we really needed him to be.

Just two short months ago in July, the Braves had a 6.1% chance of winning the division. With Ronald Acuña Jr. and Travis d’Arnaud out with injuries, the teams’ chances didn’t look great. But, with smart trade decisions and consistency, they were able to beat all odds against them and win their fourth consecutive NL East division title.

Today, Huascar Ynoa will kick off the first game of the three game series against the New York Mets.

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