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Diamondbacks playoff chances surge to new season highs

Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Corbin Carroll (7) smiles after hitting his 25th home run against the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning at Chase Field in Phoenix on Sept. 20, 2023.
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Following a quick two-game sweep against the Giants, which increased their winning streak to five in a row, the Diamondbacks playoff chances have now surged to new-season highs.

Fangraphs currently give them an 84.2% chance of reaching the postseason, a remarkable 54% increase compared to last week.

Meanwhile, the Giants saw their odds plummet 45.6% to a mere 1.9% chance of being a Wild Card team.

If the Diamondbacks were to clinch a playoff berth, it would be their first time playing extended baseball in October since 2017.

As things stand on September 21st, the D-backs hold a 1.5-game lead over the Cubs for the second Wild Card spot.

However, nine games still remain, and each one will be just as crucial as the one before.

The Diamondbacks next six games will be on the road against the Yankees and White Sox, both teams have already been eliminated from the playoffs.

Meaning, Arizona still needs to pick up at least four wins before they head home for a three-game series against the Astros to wrap up the season.

A win tomorrow for the D-backs would tie their longest win streak of the season.

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