Royals: Stunning late-season collapse probably ends chance of repeat for world champs.
Tigers: Two Cy Young candidates, Rick Porcello and Max Scherzer, are former Tigers.
Twins: En route to 100-loss season. Can Cubs’ Jason McLeod come in and turn things around?
Blue Jays: If he can’t get past first round with this bunch, John Gibbons should just resign.
Orioles: Chris Davis passes 200 strikeouts, closes in on Mark Reynolds’ record (223).
Rays: Chris Archer can’t buy a break. Fourth in majors in strikeouts (221) but first in losses (18).
Red Sox: Could become fourth team since 1938 with three players with 200 hits or more.
Yankees: Desperate pickup of clubhouse-killer Billy Butler should end wild-card hopes.
Angels: Owner Arte Moreno could write a book on how to run a successful franchise into the ground.
Astros: Rookie Alex Bregman started 1-for-34, wound up hitting .260 before hamstring injury.
Athletics: Dump Billy Butler with $10 million left on deal. Is Billy Beane still a genius?
Mariners: Hope for the future: Minor-league affiliates post .590 winning percentage, tops in game.
Rangers: Texas hold-em: Best in majors with .767 winning percentage (33-10) in one-run games.
Cubs: Early clinching gives fans plenty of time to advise Joe Maddon on playoff rotation.
Brewers: Strikeout percentage (25.3) worst in majors, though walk percentage (10.1) second-best.
Cardinals: Defense may be their death knell: worst fielding percentage (.953) in MLB.
Pirates: Andrew McCutchen ranks 115th in batting average (.252), a 40-point drop from 2015.
Reds: Joey Votto hasn’t cashed it in: He leads baseball with .417 second-half average and .502 OBP.
Braves: With end of Turner Field, cockroaches wondering where they’ll get their next meal.
Marlins: Ichiro Suzuki becomes 15th player to record 900 career multihit games.
Mets: More bad news on pitching front: Jacob deGrom out for season, likely facing surgery to repair ulnar nerve.
Nationals: Trea Turner — yes, Trea Turner — has .402 BABIP overall and 1.004 OPS in September.
Phillies: Despite sharp drop-off, Ryan Howard deserves ovations in final days in Philly.
Diamondbacks: Seems like odd time for grandstanding Tony La Russa to rip Colin Kaepernick.
Dodgers: Corey and Kyle Seager have combined for 54 HRs, seven shy of Giambi brothers’ record.
Giants: Could boot Cardinals from wild-card race after weekend showdown at AT&T Park.
Padres: A.J. Preller’s reputation on life support thanks to GM’s shady dealings with medical data.
Rockies: DJ LeMahieu neck and neck Daniel Murphy for NL batting crown.