2:20 PM ET, September 22, 2013
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
CHICAGO -- The title was right there, across the front of the soaked gray T-shirts that each of the Atlanta Braves wore."WE OWN THE EAST," it read. The Braves wrapped up the NL East crown, and then rode two homers by Andrelton Simmons to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs that touched off a wild party in the cramped visitors' clubhouse at Wrigley Field.
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Members of the Braves celebrate the team's first NL East title since 2005 on Sunday.
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CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 22: Freddie Freeman #5 of the Atlanta Braves is greeted by Jason Heyward #22 after hitting...(Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|1st||F Freeman homered to right (420 feet), J Heyward scored.||2||0|
|1st||D Navarro singled to right, A Rizzo scored.||2||1|
|4th||A Simmons homered to left (372 feet).||3||1|
|8th||A Simmons homered to center (411 feet), B McCann scored.||5||1|
|8th||S Castro grounded into fielder's choice to second, D Barney scored, R Sweeney out at second.||5||2|
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|Stadium||Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL|
|Attendance||30,515 (74.4% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||63 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Gary Darling, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - Paul Emmel, Third Base - Chris Conroy|
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