The Pittsburgh Pirates are coming off a nice week where they went 5-1 against the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The big victory came when they took two out of three against the Dodgers, which probably wasn't expected. As a result, the Pirates saw their chances of making the playoffs increase in all of the projection systems. They're still on the outside looking in, but the gap between the Pirates and the projected second wild card team is now slim.

Each week we will break down the playoff odds and projections from the top three projection sites: Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs and ClayDavenport.com. Here are the latest projections.

Baseball Prospectus: 84.9 wins, 43.0% chance to make playoffs

The Baseball Prospectus odds went up by two wins this week, and the chance...

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