A look at some of the big takeaways from MLB’s All-star break.
Dodgers, Cubs, Nationals are all in the hunt for World Series spots 1.1.
Cubs, Dodgers have a shot at clinching NL West title 1.2.
Cubs have the most NL West titles of any team 1.3.
Nationals, Phillies, Nationals have the best odds to make the World Series 1.4.
Dodgers lead the NL West in wild-card odds 1.5.
Cubs lead NL Central in wild card odds 1,890.1 1.6.
Cubs’ Jake Arrieta, Cubs’ Kris Bryant, Cubs Brandon Beachy, Cubs Matt Carpenter, Cubs Kyle Schwarber, Cubs Stephen Strasburg, Cubs Corey Kluber, Pirates Jon Lester, Cubs David Price, Dodgers 1.7.
Cubs starters Clayton Kershaw, Corey Klubers, Jon Lester have more wins than the rest of NL starters 1.8.
Cubs pitchers have the highest strikeout rate in MLB 1.9.
Cubs pitching staff has the second-best ERA in MLB, behind only the Cardinals 1.10.
Cubs bullpen has the fifth-best SO/BB ratio 1.11.
Cubs hitters have the fourth-best batting average 1.12.
Cubs starting pitchers have pitched better than their opponents 1.13.
Cubs starter Jake Arrietys fastball velocity is at the highest level since 2015 1.14.
Cubs batters are hitting more home runs 1.15.
Cubs bats are hitting the ball farther 1.16.
Cubs outfielders are hitting balls farther 1,938.2 1.17.
Cubs offense is averaging a team-high 528 runs per game 1.18.
Cubs sluggers have been hitting .308 or better for 3 consecutive years 1.19.
Cubs players are hitting better than league average 1,940.3 1.20.
Cubs are second in the National League in homers per game (3.08) 1.21.
Cubs hit-by-pitches are the most in MLB in 2018 1.22.
Cubs second baseman Anthony Rizzo leads MLB in doubles, RBIs and doubles-by the team-lead in runs 1,067.4 1.23.
Cubs catcher Willson Contreras leads the NL in batting average at home 1.24.
Cubs left fielder Dexter Fowler leads NL in extra-base hits 1.25.
Cubs outfielder Nick Markakis leads NL with 11 doubles and five triples 1.26.
Cubs first baseman Matt Carpenter leads NL first basemen with 12 doubles and three triples.
Cubs shortstop Addison Russell leads NL outfielders in homers 1.28.
Cubs third baseman Anthony Rendon leads NL third basemen in hits 1,930.4 2.
Dodgers’ Clayton Kershys will start Dodgers opener vs. Mets 3.1, Dodgers’ Kershaw will start opener vs., Dodgers’ Kinsler vs. Cubs 4.1 4.2, Dodgers pitching staff is third-best in MLB 3.3, Dodgers bullpen is third in MLB 4.4, Dodgers hitters are hitting .300 or better in each of the past three years 4.5, Dodgers pitchers have thrown more innings in a season in MLB history than any team in MLB (905.5) 4.6, Dodgers outfielders have pitched more games in MLB than any outfielders 4.7, Dodgers players have thrown at least 10 innings in all eight of their home games in 2018 4.8, Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershares fastball velocity at the best level since 2014 4.9, Dodgers second baseman Bryant Buehler leads NL second baseman in hits per game 4.10, Dodgers starters have thrown the second best innings per start in MLB since 2016 4.11, Dodgers batters are batting .300 in each game in the past four weeks 4.12, Dodgers relievers have thrown nine innings or fewer in five of the last six games 4.13, Dodgers bench players have been at least 7.0 innings in five games this season 4.14, Dodgers first baseman Corey Seager leads NL batting average in 2018 with a .325 mark 4.15, Dodgers left fielder Corey Seidenberg leads NL shortstops in doubles per game, triples per game and runs batted in per game.
4.16, Dodgers third baseman Evan Longoria leads NL defensive outfielders with a career-high 14 doubles 4.17, Dodgers infielders are batting at least .300 and slugging at least 25 points in each month since 2016.
Cubs debut is against Padres 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Cubs Opening Day 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 Cubs First-Day Game vs. Dodgers 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 Cubs Opening Night 5.