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NL Wild Card race update: Giants open big series against Diamondbacks

Sep 19, 2023, 9:55 AM

Casey Schmitt #6 of the San Francisco Giants looks to throw to first base after getting the out at ...

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 03: Casey Schmitt #6 of the San Francisco Giants looks to throw to first base after getting the out at second on Lourdes Gurriel Jr. #12 of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the top of the ninth inning at Oracle Park on August 03, 2023 in San Francisco, California. The Giants won the game 1-0. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Even though the San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs rested Monday, the NL Wild Card race showed that the Cincinnati Reds and Miami Marlins are going to keep things interesting through the end of September.

The Reds and Marlins swapped spots after Cincinnati beat the Minnesota Twins and Miami lost to the New York Mets. Both, however, are still outside the top three Wild Card spots.

Tonight, the Cubs, Giants and Diamondbacks return to action, with San Francisco and Arizona facing off in an important two-game series. Currently, the Giants are two games out of the Wild Card race and 2.5 games behind the D-Backs for the second spot. Philadelphia leads all teams in the NL Wild Card and Chicago rounds out the top three.

If the Giants are able to sweep Arizona, they’ll be in a good spot with less than two weeks to go in the regular season.

San Francisco Giants and the NL Wild Card race

San Francisco Giants and the NL Wild Card race standings

San Francisco Giants and the NL Wild Card race standings (courtesy MLB.com)

Listed as probable to take the mound for the 76-74 Giants in the series are Alex Cobb and Logan Webb. Zach Gallen and Merrill Kelly are likely to take the mound for 79-72 Arizona Diamondbacks.

Upcoming San Francisco Giants Schedule

  • Tuesday, September 19th-Wednesday, September 20th – @ Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Thursday, September 21st-Sunday, September 24th – @ Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Monday, September 25th-Wednesday, September 27th – vs. San Diego Padres

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