The Cubs and Astros are probably the top two stories in the MLB pennant race this season, but with five weeks still to play, neither has a stranglehold on a playoff spot.
Trayce Thompson salvaged what looked to be an ugly night for the White Sox on Tuesday.
The White Sox want their base runners to maintain an aggressive mindset and not be timid, which means they tow a fine line.
Entering Monday, eight teams were within six games of the American League's final wild card spot.
The Toronto Blue Jays were winners at the trade deadline, but that won't guarantee them an American League East pennant.