Chicago Cubs: Breaking down potential playoff opponents

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Oct 5, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Postseason base during game three of the 2014 ALDS baseball playoff game between the Detroit Tigers and the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

With playoff odds in the high-90s, the Chicago Cubs appear poised to break their postseason drought this season. With that in mind, we take a look at potential postseason match-ups.

After taking a Labor Day showdown with the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium, the Cubs will enter action Tuesday just two games out of the top wild card spot in the National League, with an outside shot at the division.

Just who the Cubs will face off against remains to be seen. The general consensus is Chicago and the Pittsburgh Pirates will be the two wild card teams in the National League, but with the Washington Nationals soaring and a heated battle in the East, a lot can change in the final month of the regular season.

Will we see Jake Arrieta and Gerrit Cole decide their respective club’s postseason fates or are there unforeseen changes coming to the National League playoff picture?

Either way, here are some potential playoff opponents for Joe Maddon‘s Chicago Cubs.

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