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Brewers make the playoffs for first time since 1982

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- CC Sabathia and Ryan Braun put the Milwaukee Brewers on the verge of their first playoff appearance since 1982.

Making his third consecutive start on three days' rest, Sabathia pitched a four-hitter and Braun hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning to lift the Brewers over the Chicago Cubs 3-1 Sunday.

Milwaukee and the New York Mets began the final day of the regular season tied for the NL wild-card spot. As Sabathia (11-2) got Derrek Lee to ground into a game-ending double play, the Mets were losing in the late innings to Florida.  The Marlins beat the Mets 4-2.

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