Sellout crowds for October baseball are in PNC Park's future. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

The Pirates won four out of five games from the St. Louis Cardinals and two out of three from the Colorado Rockies last week. That is, hold on while I get my dictionary...

A good thing. Good. Hmm, that's a new word.

Anyway, Pittsburgh sat just under 98 percent playoff odds one week ago and now are just over 98 percent. There is less than a two percent chance the Pirates miss the postseason. However you put it, things seem pretty good for the Bucs

First let's look at the National League Central picture:

Pittsburgh: 67-44 (98.4% odds)
St. Louis: 65-45 (1.5 games back, 98.2%)
Cincinnati: 61-51 (6.5 games back, 87.1%)

And the Wild Card picture:

St. Louis (5.0 games ahead)

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