Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/29/12
The Arizona Diamondbacks were eliminated from the NL wild-card chase Friday, almost before they had any say in the matter. Down six games with six to play, it was almost an impossible task to begin with. St. Louis eliminated Arizona with a 12-2 victory over Washington, scoring nine runs in the first two innings to take all the suspense out of it two time zones to the east. The Cardinals' magic number for clinching the second wild card is three. The D-backs, down by eight runs by the time they took the field, were officially ousted in the last of the fifth inning, just before Aaron Hill doubled in a run and Justin Upton homered to lift Ian Kennedy to his 15th win in an 8-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field. "When it is all said and done, the best teams are going to go to the playoffs. I have no problem saying that," manager Kirk Gibson said. "We weren't good enough to be one of those teams this year. It wasn't from a lack of effort. You can dissect it a million dif...
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