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Atlanta wraps up NL East division

Atlanta wrapped up the division crown, and then rode two homers by Andrelton Simmons to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs that touched off a wild party for the victorious Braves.

Sunday’s game was in the sixth inning when Washington lost 4-2 to Miami, giving the Braves their first NL East championship in eight years. There were a few high-fives in Atlanta’s dugout when the Marlins won, and a couple of Braves fans did the tomahawk chop in the stands.

Simmons hit a solo drive in the fourth and a two-run shot in the eighth, giving him 17 homers on the year. It was more than enough run support for Julio Teheran (13-8), who struck out seven over six innings of one-run ball. AP
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