The Cubs have played some of their best baseball here in crunch time, a stretch that has taken a big bite out of the Diamondbacks' playoff chances.
The Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals will open with their surprise 2018 aces as they begin an important three-game series for both teams on Monday night.
There will be no need for scoreboard watching when the National League West leaders meet Monday at Dodger Stadium, at least not the out-of-town scoreboard anyway.
With key races heating up, we preview the biggest matchups and size up what's on the line this week.
While the Rockies, Dodgers and Cardinals battle for two playoff spots, we have a new team at the top of the heap.
As we enter the final two weeks of the season, one team that has long seemed ticketed to hit the century mark has fallen off the pace. Who is still on track to reach 100 wins (or losses)?