Comeback kids: Braves win NL East division for 5th straight season

MIAMI — The Atlanta Braves have been chasing the New York Mets the entire season, but finally caught up in the division. The weekend sweep guaranteed the tiebreaker would go to Atlanta if the season ended in a tie.

The tiebreaker scenario is no longer needed.

The Braves won the NL East division for the fifth straight season after they defeated the Marlins 2-1 in Miami.

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Atlanta will now await the winner of the Cardinals-Phillies Wild Card Series, which begins on Friday. The Mets will finish as division runner-up and face the Padres.

Game 1 of the National League Division Series will begin at Truist Park on Oct. 11.

Tickets for the playoff series already went on sale in September but some may still be available. Any tickets purchased for a game not played at Truist Park will be automatically refunded to the card used for purchase.

The Braves said there is a limit of four tickets for each series.

Here is the National League Division Series schedule.

Tuesday, Oct. 11: NLDS Game 1 in Atlanta

Wednesday, Oct. 12: NLDS Game 2 in Atlanta

Friday, Oct. 14: NLDS Game 3, at St. Louis or Philadelphia

Saturday, Oct. 15: NLDS Game 4 (if necessary), at St. Louis or Philadelphia

Sunday, Oct. 16: NLDS Game 5 (if necessary), in Atlanta