Magic Number = 4

Determined to stay on top, the Phils are playing their best baseball at the right time.

Pat Burrell hit a three-run homer in the eighth and the NL East-leading Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 Monday night for their 10th win in 11 games.

The Phillies reduced their magic number for clinching their second straight division title to four after the New York Mets lost 9-5 to the Cubs to fall 2½ games back. Philadelphia’s magic number for clinching a playoff berth is three.

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    The Cubs fell behind early in the game when Jason Marquis loaded the bases and allowed three runs to score in the first inning. The Cubs just weren’t able to battle back out of the three run hole as they ended up losing the game 6-2.