Brewers ace Zack Greinke silenced concerns over his readiness to contribute to a contender by shutting down the Phillies over seven innings.
Teams that have the ability to hit quality pitching usually thrive in the postseason. That said, which lineups among serious playoff contenders are the best?
Factoring in depth, health, balance, experience and workload, Starting 9 ranks the bullpens of contending clubs.
With the Tigers, Indians, White Sox and Twins looking like contenders, the AL Central is shaping up to be baseball's toughest and deepest division.
Besides pitching, hitting and fielding, health is also part of the equation for postseason contenders.