Found September 06, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
For all the angst surrounding the St. Louis Cardinals' inability to further cement their position in the wild-card race, consider that their 74-63 record after Thursday's off day is one game better than last year when, on this same weekend, they trailed the Atlanta Braves, who hadn't yet faded, by 7 1/2 games for a wild-card spot. This year, the Braves again lead the wild-card derby with the Cardinals second, but there are two wild-card berths available. And the Cardinals not only have a 1 1/2-game lead over Pittsburgh and Los Angeles -- they also have something of a schedule advantage. The Cardinals have to play four games next weekend in Los Angeles but, overall, they have 12 games at home and 13 on the road compared to 12 and 14, respectively, for Pittsburgh and a 10-14 split for Los Angeles. Both the Cardinals and Dodgers have six games remaining with the top two teams in the league, Washington and Cincinnati, but the Cardinals have all of theirs at home and th...
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