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Braves clinch playoffs for fifth straight year

(COBB COUNTY, Ga) — With their 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night, the Atlanta Braves clinched a playoff berth for the fifth consecutive season.

As of Wednesday morning, the Braves remain just one game behind the New York Mets for the National League East division title. The Mets have won six games in a row, while the Braves have won five games in a row.

If the season ended today, the Braves would host the San Diego Padres in the best of three wild card series at Truist Park, with the winner of that series set to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the next round.

Following their World Series championship last season, the team certainly has its eyes set on repeating as World Series champions again in 2022.

The team has been on track to hit three million fans in one season, a new record for Truist Park. It would also be a milestone that they haven’t reached since 2000. They plan to honor the lucky 3,000,000th fan with streamers and balloons at the gate.

In addition, the person will be gifted a custom jersey, opening day tickets for next season, and a number of other goodies. Today’s first pitch against the Nats is at 12:20PM EDT.

The playoffs will begin October 7.

Reporter Sabrina Cupit contributed to reporting for this story.

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