The Cubs never wanted Starlin Castro to be a hero and try to play a meaningless game in late September.
Can Kansas City end its 29-year playoff drought? Will Oakland avoid an ignominious collapse and still make it to October?
The Cubs kicked off last week with a three-game sweep over their divisional foes in the Cincinnati Reds, and concluded by dropping three of four to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
As the Cubs work to finalize their starting rotation for the final week of the regular season, they will trot rookie Kyle Hendricks out two more times.
As we get down to only two weeks remaining in the MLB season, the wild card races look up for grabs in each league.