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Cubs, Brewers, Mets & Phillies win in fight for second NL wild-card spot

No one was giving up any ground in the National League wild-card race as the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies all won in MLB action.

Thursday's victories mean the quartet are now separated by just two games in the race for the second NL wild-card spot.

The Cubs defeated the San Diego Padres 4-1, the Brewers edged the Miami Marlins 3-2, the Mets crushed the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-1 and the Phillies were too good for the Atlanta Braves 9-5.

With 16 games remaining in the regular season, the Brewers and Cubs have the leg up in the race, but Milwaukee clearly have an advantage over Chicago down the stretch.