Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - The collapse is complete as Atlanta lost, 4-3, in 13 innings to Philadelphia on the final day of the season to miss the playoffs.
The Braves (89-73) had a 10 1/2-game lead in the National League wild card race on August 25, but went 10-20 down the stretch and lost their final five games of the season as the Cardinals snuck into the playoffs by beating Houston on Wednesday.
The Phillies (102-60), meanwhile, set a franchise record for most wins in a season and manager Charlie Manuel also set a franchise record for most wins for a Phillies skipper with his 646th victory.
Philadelphia, which will have home field advantage throughout the playoffs, will host St. Louis on Saturday for Game 1 of the National League Division Series.
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