NL playoffs standings: Braves and Cardinals increase their leads

Billy Hamilton is about to slide in with tying run in the 9th - Justin K. Aller

Pirates lose first of six against the Reds, Braves reduce their magic number to 1

The Braves, Cardinals and Reds won in their last at bats, the Dodgers had their we just won the division lineup playing and lost falling a game back in the race for best record.

Here are quick recaps of Friday's relevant action.

Padres 2, Dodgers 0, Diamondbacks 6: Dodgers couldn't score with their we just used a lot of September call-ups lineup and fell another game back in their race to get home field for NLDS.

Cardinals 7, Brewers 6 (10 innings): Cardinals scored on a Carlos Beltran sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th to win.

Reds 6, Pirates 5 (10 innings):  The Pirates lost a 9th inning lead for the second time in 3 games as the Reds scored 3 in the 9th to tie and then won it on a Joe Votto home run.

Braves 9, Cubs 5:  With the game tied at 5 going into the 9th, the Braves scored 4 runs off Kevin Gregg to move closer to another NL East title.

Nationals 8, Marlins 0Jordan Zimmermann won his 19th game but the Nationals saw their elimination move down to 4 with 8 games to play.

Here is a look at relevant games on Friday:

  • 1:05 p.m. - Atlanta (Kris Medlen) at Chicago (Travis Wood)
  • 4:05 p.m. - Miami (Tom Koehler) at Washington (Stephen Strasburg)
  • 4:05 p.m. - Cincinnati (Homer Bailey) at Pittsburgh (A.J. Burnett)
  • 4:10 p.m. - St. Louis (Lance Lynn) at Milwaukee (Yovani Gallardo)
  • 5:40 p.m. - Los Angeles (Clayton Kershaw) at San Diego (Burch Smith)
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