While they've already wrapped up a spot in the postseason, the Atlanta Braves are still holding out hope for a bigger prize.
The Braves will try to bolster their faint NL East title hopes Monday night by taking advantage of a visit to the stumbling Pittsburgh Pirates.
Atlanta (93-66) is rolling into its second postseason appearance in three years having won 12 of 15, but will likely have to settle for being the NL's top wild card. The Braves are three games behind Washington in the division with three to play and the Nationals can clinch Monday with a home win against Philadelphia or an Atlanta loss.
The Braves kept Washington from celebrating Sunday with a 6-2 win over the New York Mets in Chipper Jones' final regular-season game at Turner Field.
Atlanta will try to stay alive in the race by sending Pittsburgh (77-82) to its 19th loss in 24 games. The Pirates, who were tied for first in the NL Central on July 18 and were 13 games above .500 on Aug. 17, guaranteed themselves a 2...