Arizona still has some issues to work out, but there is hope as they battle for a wild card spot in the second half.
Brian Snyder, Arizona Republic

The MLB All-Star break is over and the Arizona Diamondbacks are making a run in the NL Wild Card race.

Entering the All-Star break, the Diamondbacks were 1.5 games our of the final Wild Card berth in the National League. Entering Thursday’s games, they are just a half-game out.

Take a look at where Arizona and other MLB teams stand in the playoff picture (through July 17, 2019):

MLB playoff picture: Where teams stand

National League

Division leaders:

NL West: Los Angeles Dodgers (64-34)

NL East: Atlanta Braves (58-39)

NL Central: Chicago Cubs (52-44)

Wild Card teams:

Wild Card No. 1: Washington Nationals (50-44)

Wild Card No. 2: Milwaukee Brewers (50-47) – 1.5 games back

In the hunt:

St. Louis Cardinals (48-46) – 0.5 games out

Arizona Diamondbacks (49-47) – 0.5 games out

Philadelphia Phillies (49-47) – 0.5 games out

San Francisco Giants (47-49) – 2.5 games out

San Diego Padres (46-49) – 3 games out

Colorado Rockies (46-50) – 3.5 games out

Pittsburgh Pirates (45-50) – 4 games out

New York Mets (44-51) – 5 games out

Cincinnati Reds (43-50) – 5 games out

NL postseason matchups if playoffs began today:

Wild Card game winner vs. Dodgers

Cubs vs. Braves

MORE: MLB playoff odds: Diamondbacks’ postseason chances on the rise

American League

Division leaders:

AL West: Houston Astros (60-37)

AL East: New York Yankees (60-33)

AL Central: Minnesota Twins (58-36)

Wild Card teams:

Wild Card No. 1: Tampa Bay Rays (56-41)

Wild Card No. 2: Cleveland Indians (54-40), Oakland Athletics (55-41) – 0.5 games back

In the hunt:

Boston Red Sox (52-44) – 3 games out

Texas Rangers (50-46) – 5 games out

Los Angeles Angels (50-47) – 5.5 games out

AL postseason matchups if playoffs began today:

Wild Card game winner vs. Yankees

Astros vs. Twins

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