The D-Backs and Cardinals meet starting tonight in a three-game in St. Louis. The Cardinals, who have already clinched the NL Central crown, are three games behind the D-Backs, who have yet to clinch a darn thing-well, does a tie for the wild card count? They are currently tied 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth in a Rick Helling-Jamey Wright pitchers' duel-swear to God. The D-Backs have lost three straight and now lead the Giants by only 4.5.
Should St. Louis sweep the series and finish ahead or tied with Arizona at the end of the year, they would take the second seed based on a 4-2 head-to-head record. That would give them home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.