Chicago Cubs are swept out of Atlanta with a 5-3 loss to the Braves, leaving them with slim wild-card hopes
The Chicago Cubs faced a critical series against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park.
The Cubs couldn't afford a three-game sweep but suffered losses and underperformance.
The Braves completed the sweep, complicating the Cubs' path to the NL wild-card.
Cubs fell behind the Miami Marlins for the third NL wild-card spot.
They must win against the Milwaukee Brewers to have a playoff chance.
The Cubs' postseason odds have dramatically dropped in recent weeks..
Pitcher Marcus Stroman expressed frustration but hopes for a turnaround in Milwaukee.