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Also-rans ready to cause serious trouble

Updated: September 9, 2010, 2:04 AM ET
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN

There is nothing better than being in a pennant race. For those teams that aren't in the chase, there is nothing better than ruining a team's stretch run. They are the spoilers, and they are everywhere.

In spring training, the Cubs thought they would make the playoffs in 2010. They will not, but they will have a lot to say about which teams do. The Cubs have six games left with the Cardinals, three with the Giants and four with the Padres. That's 13 games against teams fighting ...

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