Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos reacts as manager Dusty Baker takes him out of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo doubles off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez in the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game, Sunday, March 24, 2013, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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With the Houston Astros having moved to the American League, sixth place is no longer an option for the Cubs or anybody else in the National League Central. But fifth place is, and the Cubs face enough challenges this year to make that a likely destination.