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The Daily Chop: Magic number down to 7, Jesse Chavez starts Sunday and more

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Atlanta is coming off perhaps one of the most thrilling wins of the season.

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It certainly wasn’t pretty, but the Atlanta Braves did what they had to do to pull out a crucial win Saturday night. A two-out single by Eddie Rosario in the ninth off of Mark Melancon tied the game and sent it to extra innings. Jorge Soler and Ozzie Albies came through in the 10th and the Braves escaped with a 10-8 victory lowering their magic number to clinch the NL East to seven. The loss was significant for the Padres as well as it eliminated them from the wild card race thus ending their postseason hopes.

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  • Following Saturday’s big win, the Brian Snitker confirmed that Jesse Chavez will start the series finale Sunday in what will be a bullpen game. Expect to see Drew Smyly in the mix as well.

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