MLB Standings: Giants Clinch Division But D-backs Remain Alive In Wild Card Hunt

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 23: Jason Kubel #13 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates a run scored with teammates in the ninth inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on September 23, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 10-7. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

The Diamondbacks have been on a nice run lately but will still need some help if they're to make it to the playoffs for the second consecutive year.

The San Francisco Giants may have officially clinched the division on Saturday, but with Arizona winning six of their last seven the Diamondbacks still have a slight hope in the battle for the last NL Wild Card.

The Arizona Diamondbacks (77-75) are currently sitting 4½ games behind the St. Louis Cardinals (82-71) for the final entry into this year's postseason dance. Also standing in between the D-backs and the Cards are the surging Milwaukee Brewers (79-73) and the consistently inconsistent Los Angeles Dodgers (78-74).

Arizona will be looking to finish off the four-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies Monday evening before venturing to San Francisco to take on the Giants for three games.

The D-backs could conceivably finish on a nice run with their final six games after being against the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies at home, but they'll need Cardinals to begin dropping games soon. St. Louis has won six of their last seven as well and close with the Astros in Houston before coming back home for a duo three game series against playoff teams (the Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds).

For more information on Diamondbacks baseball, head on over to AZ Snake Pit.

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