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What MLB contenders must do to catch up to the front-runners

Lorenzo Cain and the Brewers need to take advantage of eight matchups with the Cubs to have a shot at winning the NL Central. Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports

With the trade deadline over, teams are pretty close to set with their rosters for the remainder of the season. Now they have to hope the moves they made were enough to make a difference.

While the division leaders and teams in wild-card position attempt to hold on, the underdogs will have to play better to catch the favorites. Here's what some of those underdogs need to do to make a move up the standings.