I held off on doing a playoff odds update last week because I was waiting to see how things might change with Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker likely heading to the disabled list. And then neither player went on the DL. McCutchen eventually was placed on the DL, although that happened this week. It doesn't look like Walker is going to be placed on the DL at all.

Meanwhile, the Pirates have found a way to continue winning, going 7-6 so far in the month of August. They've got a tough schedule coming up, with games on the road against the Nationals and Brewers, and games at home against the Braves and Cardinals.

The playoff odds and projections come from the top three projection sites: Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs and ClayDavenport.com. Here are the latest projections.

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