7. Chicago Cubs (87-68, plus-107, LT: 7)

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With Jon Lester struggling and nerves still a little jangled over Jake Arrieta’s recent hamstring injury, the Cubs needed a jolt from another member of their rotation to inspire confidence and give Joe Maddon more options in the playoffs.

On Sunday, Jose Quintana answered the call...in the process all but salting away the Cubs’ second straight division title.