Reaching the postseason is largely out of their control, but the Arizona Diamondbacks have a good chance to move above .500 for the first time in nearly a month with a sweep of their pesky division rival.
The Diamondbacks will go for their fourth straight win Thursday night and hand the Padres' Clayton Richard his first loss against them.
Arizona has won eight of 12, but is still 4 12 games behind St. Louis for the second NL wild card with four other teams also in the mix.
The chances of the defending NL West champs jumping over those clubs may be slim, but the Diamondbacks (74-74) are trying to do their part while looking to win four straight for the first time since Aug. 16-19.
Arizona, which last had a winning record Aug. 25, won 6-2 Wednesday. Adam Eaton tripled to spark a three-run fifth inning and starter Trevor Cahill went six innings.
"We were seeing good pitches and not missing," Justin Upton, who had a pair of doubles and scored twice, said. "That's how the offense ge...