Medlen was pulled after 7 1/3 innings with a runner on first for Scott Downs to come in and give up two hits, including an RBI-double to Anthony Rizzo to tie the game. David Carpenter came in and surrendered the go-ahead run on a Dioner Navarro RBI-single.
That spoiled an otherwise terrific outing for Medlen, who gave up six hits and struck out six, only giving up a run when Downs allowed his inherited runner to score.
The Braves offense was stifled by Travis Wood's own strong outing. They only scored thanks to a fielding error by Nate Schierholtz on an Evan Gattis single in the fourth that allowed a run to score.
Other than Gattis' single, only three other Braves recorded hits, including two by Chris Johnson.
The Braves' magic number stands at one, meaning a Washington Nationals loss to the Miami Marlins would clinch their first division title since 2005.
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