MLB NL WILDCARD: Braves, Cardinals tied heading into final day
Published 09/28/2011, AP Sports Writer
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Atlanta took sole possession of the NL wild-card lead on June 20, according to STATS LLC, and held it until Tuesday's 7-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. Just three weeks ago, the margin was a comfortable 8½ games. While the Braves slumped, St. Louis got hot and won 21 of 29, the latest a 13-6 triumph at Houston after spotting the last-place Astros an early five-run lead.