Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/17/12
With a string of games against sub-.500 teams coming up, the Arizona Diamondbacks would appear to have a good chance to make a postseason push. The Diamondbacks begin that promising stretch Friday night with a visit to the major league-worst Houston Astros. Time is drawing short for Arizona (59-59) to make its move toward a second straight postseason berth, but the Diamondbacks have 10 straight matchups against teams with losing records: Houston (39-80), Miami and San Diego. Arizona could use some success in those games as it's currently 5 1/2 back in the NL West and six games behind the NL wild-card leaders. The Diamondbacks helped themselves Thursday when they avoided a three-game sweep in St. Louis with a 2-1 victory. Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Young hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning for their team's fourth victory in 12 contests. "It's been a slow go for us, and we were getting shut out again," manager Kirk Gibson said. "We had good life tonight. Guys were upbe...
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