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MLB standings 2014: Dodgers headed for likely No. 2 seed, Giants clinch wild card spot

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Thursday saw the five-team National League playoff quintet finalized with the second-place Giants clinching a wild card spot. None of the five seeds have been clinched just yet, but the Dodgers appear destined for the No. 2 seed.

Thursday results

Reds 5, Brewers 3: The Reds delivered the final blow to Milwaukee's playoff hopes, eliminating them from the postseason in the afternoon game in Cincinnati. The Brewers' elimination clinched a wild card spot for the Giants before San Francisco's night game.

Mets 7, Nationals 4 (Game 1); Nationals 3, Mets 0 (Game 2): Gio Gonzalez struck out 12 in seven scoreless innings in the nightcap, giving the Nationals a split. Washington's magic number to clinch the No. 1 seed over the Dodgers is down to just one, so unless the Nationals lose all four remaining games and the Dodgers win all three Washington will be the top seed in the NL.

Pirates 10, Braves 1: Pittsburgh got home runs from Travis Snider and Neil Walker, and three RBI from Andrew McCutchen in a rout of Atlanta, pulling to within a game of the Cardinals for the NL Central crown with just three games to play.

Giants 9, Padres 8: A back-and-forth game saw San Diego score five runs in the top of the seventh inning to take an 8-6 lead in a game they once trailed 6-0. But playoff-bound San Francisco responded with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for the win, to remain within one game of the Pirates, fighting for home field advantage in the Wild Card Game

Friday's relevant action (all times PT)

10:05 a.m. - Marlins (Jarred Cosart) at Nationals (Doug Fister)

4:05 p.m. - Marlins (Andrew Heaney) at Nationals (Taylor Hill)

4:10 p.m. - Pirates (Vance Worley) at Reds (Mike Leake)

6:40 p.m. - Cardinals (Michael Wacha) at Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill)

7:10 p.m. - Rockies (Jordan Lyles) at Dodgers (Roberto Hernandez)

7:15 p.m. - Padres (Ian Kennedy) at Giants (Ryan Vogelsong)