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Why are Cubs only 100-win team in year of tanking?

With bad teams at the bottom of the National League, this was supposed to be the year of gaudy, inflated records. Here's why that hasn't been the case.

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Your guide to baseball's final-week madness

No need to wait for October -- this last stretch of September is going to be a classic. Can't keep all the wild-card excitement straight? Here's what to watch and when.

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Gordon on postgame tribute: 'We just hung out with him one last time' (1:43)
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This Is SportsCenter: Jorge Posada & David Ortiz (0:30)
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Buster believes Fernandez will win Cy Young (1:02)
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Emotional Marlins defeat Mets (0:55)
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Happ or Kluber more deserving of Cy Young award? (1:34)
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With homer, Gordon tells Fernandez, 'I'll always miss you' (0:53)
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Vin Scully calls Bo Jackson's All-Star home run (0:29)
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Trout mashes solo shot against Athletics (0:24)
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Vin Scully calls Gibson's heroic home run (0:33)
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Vin Scully shares his most embarrassing story to Le Batard (2:01)
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Fake tag on Harper ignites tempers of Nats and Pirates (1:04)

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Pomeranz won't pitch Thursday, as scheduled, but "he's not shut down," according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. If/when he pitches again, it'll be out of bullpen. Pomeranz has exceeded career-high in innings, experienced soreness after five-inning start last weekend at Tampa Bay. Henry Owens will start in his place.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Aledmy Diaz returned to the Cardinals' lineup for the first time since the death of his former neighbor Jose Fernandez. He discussed returning to Florida to spend time with Fernandez's family at an awful moment:

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Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Joaquin Benoit since joining the Jays: 1 run allowed in 25 appearances. 23 2/3 innings. 93 batters faced, 17 hits.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant talk about following through by giving "all the money" in his wallet to Chris Coghlan after Coghlan scored the run which was Bryant's coveted 100th RBI.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

BREAKING: Source tells ESPN that Steven Matz imminently will have surgery to remove the bone spur in his pitching elbow. No shoulder surgery will be required, although the impingement remains an issue. The Mets have estimated a three-month recovery time for the elbow surgery. Matz has not pitched since Aug. 14.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

There are no specifics yet, but it appears Steven Matz is done for the season. We're waiting for more information on whether he will simply have the bone spur in his pitching out now, or if the shoulder impingement that recently hindered him needs to be addressed as well.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Wilmer Flores has been shut down for the next couple of days. He again tried to swing a bat Monday and felt discomfort in his right wrist. Flores originally suffered the injury in Atlanta on Sept. 10.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

A day later, Terry Collins reflects on Monday's emotional night at Marlins Park.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets are all signing the Jose Fernandez jersey that was hanging in their dugout the past two days. They plan to present it to the Marlins.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Mets lineup for Tuesday's 7:10 p.m. ET game at Marlins Park: Reyes 3B, Cabrera SS, Cespedes LF, Granderson CF, Bruce RF, TJ Rivera 2B, Duda 1B, R Rivera C, Syndergaard RHP

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro is back in the Yankee lineup after being out more than a week with a hamstring injury. The Yankees will try to avoid being eliminated tonight against the Red Sox.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Huge blow for the Nationals: Wilson Ramos has torn ACL. Here's Dusty Baker announcing.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers will flip-flop their starters for the first two games of their series at San Diego. Kenta Maeda will now start Tuesday night and Jose De Leon will pitch Wednesday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon continues to rotate his starters in and out of the lineup as Kris Bryant won't start one day after collecting his 100th RBI. Addison Russell is also off as Munenori Kawasaki, Tommy La Stella, Javier Baez, Chris Coghlan and Miguel Montero are all starting against the Pirates on Tuesday.