With a record of 79-52, the Reds are percentage points ahead of the Nationals for the best record in baseball. The team's 79 wins are the most in the majors.
This year's top seed will travel to the Wild Card team's ballpark for the first two games, but the final three games will be played in the No. 1 seed's stadium. Home-field advantage will allow the top seed to potentially close out the series at home.
Cincinnati's 42 wins at home are the most in the National League. While the Reds have a winning road record, the team plays much better at home.
The fans in Cincinnati are finally coming out to support the team, and Great American Ball Park has been an electric place to play this season.
Home-field advantage can be the difference between advancing deeper into October or going home early. The Reds need to go all out and finish with the best record in the NL to be in position to make a run in the postseason.
*Stats are from MLB.com