1. Pirates: Ripped the Rockies on Friday to improve to 49-48, their first time above .500 since they started the season 3-2.
2. Cubs: With a 6-1 record since the all-star break, they’re making their move and figure to add a reliever after acquiring lefty starter Jose Quintana.
3. Royals: An American League-best 28 comeback wins have the 2015 champions on the fringe of contending.