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Lucky number 1
Braves a win away from clinching NL East title
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The Atlanta Braves celebrate their 9-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday in Chicago. - photo by Associated Press
CHICAGO — Teams usually can't wait to get out of the cramped quarters of the visiting clubhouse at Wrigley Field. Not so the Atlanta Braves, who were delighted to put in some overtime in the less-than-friendly confines Friday night. The Braves' 9-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs reduced their magic number to one and ensured them of at least a tie in the NL East.