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Date Player
10/5/2015 Jacob deGrom, NYM, P
DeGrom struck out seven in four scoreless innings during his final tuneup ahead of the postseason on Sunday.

Analysis: He didn't allow a hit and walked two while throwing 72 pitches.
10/5/2015 Curtis Granderson, NYM, RF
Granderson had three of a combined seven hits between the Mets and Washington on Sunday, including the game-winning home run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Analysis: The homer was the 26th on the year for Granderson, who enters the postseason hitting .370 with three home runs, three doubles and six RBIs in his last seven games.
10/5/2015 Clayton Kershaw, LAD, P
Kershaw threw 3 2-3 scoreless innings Sunday in his final tuneup ahead of the postseason.

Analysis: He gave up two hits while striking out seven. Kershaw has a 1.22 ERA over his last 18 starts.
10/5/2015 Joc Pederson, LAD, CF
Pederson hit his 26th home run on the final day of the regular season Sunday.

Analysis: It was his first home run since Sept. 12.
10/5/2015 Corey Seager, LAD, SS
Seager closed the regular season with a 3-for-3 day on Sunday.

Analysis: The rookie hit his fourth home run since his promotion in early September, a sixth-inning solo shot.
10/5/2015 Dan Haren, ChC, P
Haren likely pitched the final regular season game of his career Sunday, allowing one run in six innings to earn his 11th win against Milwaukee.

Analysis: Haren reiterated that he will not pitch in 2016, but if called upon, he wouldn't mind throwing in the playoffs. ''Just thankful to be part of it,'' he said.
10/5/2015 Anthony Rizzo, ChC, 1B
Rizzo recorded RBI Nos. 100 and 101 on Sunday.

Analysis: Rizzo hit triple digits in RBIs for the first time in his career with a two-run single in the first inning. He enters the postseason on a five-game hitting streak.
10/5/2015 Matt Cain, SF, P
Cain threw five scoreless innings in his final start Sunday against Colorado.

Analysis: Cain spent most of the season on the disabled list. After two relief outings, Sunday was his first start since Aug. 25. He gave up two hits while walking one and striking out one.
10/5/2015 Pedro Alvarez, Pit, 1B
Alvarez hit his 27th home run on Sunday.

Analysis: The homer snapped an 0-for-9 skid. Alvarez enters the postseason with RBIs in two straight games.
10/5/2015 David Buchanan, Phi, P
Buchanan didn't earn the win Sunday despite allowing just two runs, one earned, in 6 2-3 innings against Miami.

Analysis: He gave up six hits but had two of his own at the plate. Buchanan walked one and struck out seven.
10/5/2015 Aaron Altherr, Phi, LF
Altherr closed the season with a double and a triple in a 2-for-5 showing on Sunday.

Analysis: He was 0 for 11 in his previous three games before ending the season on a high note.
10/5/2015 Dee Gordon, Mia, 2B
Gordon had three hits on the final day of the season to win the NL batting title.

Analysis: He went 7 for 13 in Miami's last three games to finish with a batting average of .333. One of his three hits Sunday was a solo home run.
10/5/2015 Matt Wisler, Atl, P
Wisler couldn't finish off a complete game in the final game of the season but picked up a win by holding St. Louis scoreless over 8 2-3 innings on Sunday.

Analysis: He allowed just four hits while walking one and striking out three. After going 0-7 with a 8.08 ERA in his nine previous starts, Wisler won his final three with a 1.19 ERA.
10/5/2015 Andrelton Simmons, Atl, SS
Simmons went 2 for 3 with a two-run home run in the opener of Sunday's doubleheader.

Analysis: He didn't play in the second game and closed the season with hits in his final 10 games. He hit .351 during the stretch.
10/5/2015 Paul Goldschmidt, Ari, 1B
Goldschmidt went 2 for 3 with his 33rd home run in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Astros. The Diamondbacks played the spoiler role, but Houston got into the playoffs anyway when the Angels lost.

Analysis: Goldschmidt was third in the NL with a .321 average, fifth in homers and second in RBIs with 110.
10/5/2015 Adonis Garcia, Atl, 3B
Garcia closed the season with two home runs in Sunday's first game of a doubleheader against St. Louis and an RBI single in the nightcap.

Analysis: He finished the season on a four-game hitting streak during which he hit .375.
10/5/2015 A.J. Pollock, Ari, CF
Pollock wrapped up a fine season by going 3 for 5 with a home run in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Astros.

Analysis: Pollock enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2015, finishing with a .315 average, 20 home runs and 76 RBIs - all career highs.
10/5/2015 CC Sabathia, NYY, P
Sabathia is checking into an alcohol rehab center and will miss the postseason, a setback to the Yankees pitching staff the day before the team's opening playoff game.

Analysis: The team issued a statement from the pitcher Monday, with New York awaiting the Houston Astros on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium in the AL wild-card game. Sabathia, the 2007 AL Cy Young Award winner, said he took the step to receive the care he needs and become the kind of person ''I can be proud of.''
10/5/2015 Adam Wainwright, StL, P
Wainwright made his third appearance in his return from a torn left Achilles, walking one in a scoreless eighth inning against Atlanta in Sunday's season finale.

Analysis: The Cardinals' former ace looks poised to contribute in the NLDS after missing most of the year.
10/5/2015 Shelby Miller, Atl, P
Miller snapped his 24-start winless streak in his final start of the season Sunday.

Analysis: He held St. Louis scoreless over eight innings, allowing three hits and walking three while striking out seven. Miller was 0-16 with a 3.83 ERA during his skid, and he had lost his previous eight starts.
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