Playoff notes

The Phillies ended the regular season with an 8-7 loss to the Braves in Atlanta. The Phils will face the Reds in the best-of-5 NLDS, which begins Wednesday.

Best record in MLB

For the first time in the franchise’s 127-year history, the Phillies finished with the best record in Major League Baseball (97-65).

Injury concern

Carlos Ruiz left Sunday’s game with a left elbow injury after being hit by a pitch in the third inning. The Phillies starting catcher is hitting .302 this season. His status in unclear for the NLDS.

Reds come to Philly

The Phillies will face the NL?Central champion Reds in the NLDS. The Phils own a 5-2 record vs. Cincinnati this season, including a four-game sweep of the Reds in Philadelphia.
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