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The Dodgers still face long odds to reach the postseason, but they improved them slightly on Wednesday.
The Padres coupled with a Cardinals loss. They moved back to within 3½ games of St. Louis, which is still daunting with seven games to play, but much better than the alternative of 4½ or 5½ games back.got exactly what they needed on Wednesday: a win over the
The Dodgers now need 10 of 13 outcomes to go their way just to force a tie with St. Louis, and that is without considering the performance of the Brewers. Here are the standings:
|National League Wild Card Standings|
Dodgers Tragic Number: 4
Here is a recap of the relevant Wednesday's game action:
: In a game that saw four home runs, Washington hit three of them, dropping Philadelphia's elimination number to two.
The earliest the Dodgers or Brewers could be eliminated is Saturday.
Here is Thursday's schedule:
- 9:35 a.m. - Milwaukee (Wily Peralta) at Cincinnati (Mat Latos)
- 12:45 p.m. - Arizona (Patrick Corbin) at San Francisco (Barry Zito)
- 4:05 p.m. - Washington (Gio Gonzalez) at Philadelphia (Tyler Cloyd)
- 7:05 p.m. - Los Angeles (Chris Capuano) at San Diego (Casey Kelly)
- St. Louis: off