A look at where the Los Angeles Dodgers stack up in both the National League West and, if applicable, the National League wild card races.

Cards lead Braves for top spot with one day left


Heading into the season's final day of the regular season, the third through fifth seeds are known in the National League playoffs, with the Cardinals and Braves fighting for the No. 1 seed.

Cards win NL Central, Pirates nearing home game


All three National League division winners win by shutout on Friday night. The Dodgers could know their NLDS opponent as early as Saturday.

Cardinals, Braves deadlock atop NL standings


The Dodgers first-round opponent is still up in the air as the Atlanta Braves moved into a tie with the St. Louis Cardinals for the best record in the National League. Los Angeles is nearly locked...

Cardinals assume top spot in NL


The Dodgers will likely begin the NLDS on the road. Whether they face the Braves or Cardinals will be determined in the final four days of the regular season.

Dodgers, Cardinals, Braves all win


Four of the five National League playoff teams won on Tuesday, including the Dodgers, with Cincinnati suffering the only loss.

NL playoff teams are set, excluding seeding


The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates officially clinched playoff berths on Monday, eliminating the Washington Nationals.

Dodgers gain on Cardinals, but are still in third

After defeating the Padres on Sunday, the Dodgers are a game back of the Cardinals for second place in the NL and two and a half back of Atlanta for first.

Cardinals gain on Braves, Pirates even up series


Cardinals, Pirates and Dodgers win, Braves loss means their magic number is still 1 as Nationals/Marlins game is postponed until today

Dodgers lose, Braves, Cardinals and Reds win


Pirates lose first of six against the Reds, Braves reduce their magic number to 1

Dodgers are in playoffs, their seed is yet unknown


Dodgers nab the first ticket to the postseason, Cardinals lose, Pirates win


No. 3 seed in NL looks like future for Dodgers


The Dodgers hold a tiebreaker advantage over the Cardinals and Pirates, but not with the Braves and Reds.

Dodgers inch closer, Nats won't die, Cards lead


The Dodgers reduce their magic number for the NL West title on Tuesday to two, while the Cardinals took sole possession of first place in the NL Central. Meanwhile, the Nationals hot streak...

Standings: Dodgers, Cardinals, Pirates all lose


The Dodgers lost their fourth straight, and remain one full game behind the Cardinals and Pirates for second place in the National League.

Dodgers one game back of No. 2 seed in NL


Los Angeles dropped a game back of Pittsburgh and St. Louis for the number 2 seed in the NL. Los Angeles is now three games behind Atlanta.

Dodgers, Pirates, Cardinals all tied for NL No. 2


The Dodgers hold the tiebreaker over both the Pirates (Dodgers won five of seven head-to-head contests) and Cardinals (won four of seven).

D-Backs loss lowers Dodgers' magic number to 4


In order to clinch the National League West at home the Dodgers need two wins over the Giants and two Rockies wins over the Diamondbacks in two days this weekend.

Pirates tie Cardinals in Central, No. 3 NL seed


The Dodgers are two games behind the NL East-leading Braves and one game ahead of the two teams atop the NL Central.

Cardinals tie Dodgers for No. 2 seed in NL


Three games separate the top four teams in the National League heading into play on Wednesday, while the division-leading Dodgers and Cardinals are tied for the second-best record, just two games...

NL standings: Top 4 NL teams all win


The Dodgers and Braves inched closer to clinching their respective divisions on Tuesday night with wins.

Giants, Rockies eliminated from NL West


The Dodgers lowered their magic number to eight on Monday. Two National League West foes were eliminated from divisional competition on Monday, and another could be eliminated as early as Tuesday.

NL playoff teams fighting for seeding, home field


With three weeks remaining in the season the Dodgers are clinging to the No. 2 seed in the National League, which would mean home field advantage in the NLDS. But the NL teams are so bunched up...

Dodgers move into first place in NL West


Turns out the Dodgers aren't dead after all. The club is atop the National League West for the first time since April 2.

Dodgers vs. D-Backs starting lineups

Carl Crawford starts his second consecutive game for the Dodgers, who send Josh Beckett to the mound against Arizona on Monday.

Dodgers-Padres pregame notes

Puig, who homered as a pinch hitter for Kemp on Sunday, will follow him in center field on Tuesday in Peoria.

Red-hot Dodgers still need help for wild card


The Dodgers need to win two games to stay alive, but that's only half the battle.

Dodgers remain 2 games back, now with 3 games left


The Dodgers won again on Sunday, but so did the Cardinals. There are only two teams left alive in the race for the second wild card, and it soon will be one.

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