Harper's slam could be prelude to wild NL playoff race

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Harper's slam could be prelude to wild NL playoff race
Harper's slam could be prelude to wild NL playoff race

Bryce Harper's game-ending grand slam and sprint around the bases gave a jolt to the Philadelphia Phillies and could be the prelude to a fascinating National League playoff scramble. As thrilling as the win was for the Phillies , the 7-5 final Thursday night was a kick in the gut for the Chicago Cubs, since both teams are in a tenuous playoff position. The drama is becoming a daily occurrence for many of the NL hopefuls. It's mid-August and the only sure bet to make the postseason is the Los Angeles Dodgers, who continue to barrel through their schedule with an 82-44 record and 18 1/2-game lead over second-place San Francisco. Atlanta's still in a good spot at 74-52, but a rash of injuries makes

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