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MLB Standings Update: Giants Trail D'Backs in NL West, For Now

With a three game set down in Houston, the San Francisco Giants are looking to make up some ground in the NL West. At the same time, the Arizona Diamondbacks head to Atlanta to take on the Braves, trying to separate themselves from the defending champs. These two teams are on a unstoppable collision course to decide the NL West, a place the Giants are familiar with after chasing down the Padres in 2010.

The Giants have one of the easiest schedules (on paper) in the league from here on in, with the only team above .500 left to play is, of course, the D'backs. They will play six times before the end of the regular season, with a playoff berth essentially hanging in the balance between the two three game series. September will be a month of all intra-divisional matchups for both teams, as the Dodgers, Padres, and Rockies all look to finish with a high note to their rather disappointing seasons.


NL West Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Arizona 69 55 .556 0 Lost 2
San Francisco 67 58 .536 2.5 Lost 1
Colorado 58 67 .464 11.5 Won 1
Los Angeles 56 67 .455 12.5 Won 1
San Diego 56 70 .444 14 Won 1

(updated 8.19.2011 at 11:13 AM PDT)


As for the Wild Card, the Braves have a pretty good strangle hold on it at this point, but a quick losing streak can turn that around and in a hurry.


National League Wild Card Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Atlanta 73 52 .584 0 Won 1
San Francisco 67 58 .536 6 Lost 1
St. Louis 66 58 .532 6.5 Won 1
New York 60 63 .487 12 Won 1
Cincinnati 60 64 .483 12.5 Lost 1
Washington 59 63 .483 12.5 Won 1
Pittsburgh 58 64 .475 13.5 Lost 1
Colorado 58 67 .464 15 Won 1
Florida 57 67 .459 15.5 Lost 2
Los Angeles 56 67 .455 16 Won 1
San Diego 56 70 .444 17.5 Won 1
Chicago 54 70 .435 18.5 Lost 2
Houston 40 84 .322 32.5 Won 2

(updated 8.19.2011 at 11:13 AM PDT)


It's going to be a dogfight from here on in, so get comfortable, get your popcorn ready, and get glued to your favorite television screen.