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Bryant: Reaching 100 RBIs 'tremendous' relief

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:25:54 EDT

The Cubs' Kris Bryant was relieved on Tuesday. After finishing last season with 99 RBIs, he got his 100th -- as well as No. 101 -- when he hit a two-run homer on Monday night against the Pirates.



Get set for October: Shop for Cubs postseason gear

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:41:13 EDT

The Cubs are back in the postseason as the National League Central champs. Celebrate now with gear from the MLB.com Shop.



Bryant brings unmatched value with versatility

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:05:52 EDT

The Cubs' run to the National League Central crown began on April 4, with Kris Bryant at third base. It concluded with Chicago's first division title in eight years on September 15, with Bryant at third base. In between, Bryant played more than 300 innings in left field, nearly 100 more in right, 43 at first base, and he sprinkled in cameos at shortstop and center field.



#AwardWorthy: Vote for your Cubs

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 15:08:07 EDT

Kris Bryant, Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lester and Addison Russell are vying for top honors in the 2016 Esurance MLB Awards. Vote to help the Cubs win big.



100 Grand! Slam seals century mark for Cubs

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:38:16 EDT

The Cubs won their 100th game of the season Monday night the same way they checked off the first 99 -- with dominant starting pitching and an overpowering offensive attack.



Bryant blasts 2-run HR, passes 100 RBIs

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:29:55 EDT

In Monday's 12-2 win over the Pirates, Kris Bryant reached the century mark, hitting his 39th home run, a two-run shot, to raise his season total to 101 RBIs with the Cubs.



Maddon impressed with Hendricks' confidence

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:13:33 EDT

After the fourth inning, Cubs manager Joe Maddon walked over to Kyle Hendricks in the dugout at PNC Park. Hendricks thought the manager might be peeved because the pitcher didn't score on Kris Bryant's single that inning. Instead, Maddon wanted to know what Dartmouth's mascot was.



Cubs leaning toward 11 pitchers in postseason

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:15:13 EDT

Among the discussions the Cubs have had regarding the postseason roster is whether to carry 11 or 12 pitchers. Manager Joe Maddon said they are leaning toward having 11 pitchers and 14 position players, which was the breakdown last year in the postseason.



Cubs' Top 30 Prospects list

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:17:46 EDT

Who do the Cubs have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Chicago's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Cubs, fans give Ross an epic send-off

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:27:49 EDT

Sunday was the Cubs' final home regular-season game, and Jon Lester wanted to make sure that his batterymate, who is retiring once they're done in the postseason, got a proper send-off. You couldn't script it any better. David Ross hit a solo homer, his 10th, to help the Cubs beat the Cardinals, 3-1, and notch their 99th win. And he was greeted by standing ovations before every at-bat.



Ross, Lester key Cubs' 99th win

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:53:12 EDT

David Ross and Jon Lester combined to lead the Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday night to set a franchise record in home wins at Wrigley Field at 57. It also was Chicago's 99th win overall, tops in the Major Leagues. St. Louis remained a half-game out of the NL Wild Card picture.



Soler, Chapman among Cubs rocked by Fernandez's death

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:44:08 EDT

Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler played with Jose Fernandez when they were 11-12 years old and growing up in Cuba. They stayed in touch when both became big leaguers, and saw each other in the offseason in Miami. On Sunday, Soler woke up to the news that his friend was killed in a boating accident in Miami.



Ross' homer adds style to final regular-season home game

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:54:16 EDT

Ross' homer adds style to final home game



Zastryzny to start Thursday's bullpen day

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:04:07 EDT

Cubs rookie Rob Zastryzny will make his first Major League start on Thursday in the club's series finale against the Pirates at PNC Park. The Cubs, who have clinched the No. 1 seed in the National League, want to give the rest of the rotation a breather heading into the postseason and had scheduled Thursday as a bullpen day. Zastryzny, 24, will get things started.



One outing won't determine postseason rotation

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:30:00 EDT

Hammel, who took the 10-4 loss on Saturday in an abbreviated start at Wrigley Field, may find himself as the odd man out when manager Joe Maddon sets the rotation for the National League Division Series. But the Cubs' manager said "the greater body of work" matters more than one poor start.



Rough start creates too deep a hole for Cubs

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:31:20 EDT

Just when the Cardinals needed a win to keep pace in the National League Wild Card race, it was Alex Reyes' turn to pitch. Stephen Piscotty smacked a solo home run and Yadier Molina drove in four runs to back Reyes and power the Cardinals to a 10-4 victory on Saturday at Wrigley Field over the Cubs and slow their drive for 100 wins.



Cubs secure home field for NLDS, NLCS

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:55:22 EDT

The Cubs have sat atop the National League standings for much of the season, and on Friday that status became official.



Arrieta spins gem; Cubs clinch NL's No. 1 seed

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:30:24 EDT

Jake Arrieta struck out 10 over seven innings in the Cubs' 5-0 victory over the Cardinals on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, dealing another blow to St. Louis' Wild-Card hopes while Chicago locked up home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs.



Paired with Montero, Arrieta finds his groove

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:55:00 EDT

Before Friday afternoon's contest at Wrigley Field, Miguel Montero asked Jake Arrieta to "pick up the tempo." Arrieta executed, striking out 10 over seven scoreless innings in the Cubs' 5-0 victory over the Cardinals.



'Grandpa Rossy' surprised with pregame tribute

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:10:00 EDT

David Ross is the ringleader on the Cubs, and he prides himself on knowing everything that's going on, but the veteran catcher was totally surprised on Friday when teammates honored him pregame as part of a year-long retirement ceremony.



Cubs start meetings to plan postseason roster

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:00:00 EDT

Manager Joe Maddon and the front office began preliminary meetings regarding the postseason roster, and the Cubs have created different scenarios depending on who they may play in the National League Division Series, which starts Oct. 7.



Jimenez, Clifton honored with Minor League Awards

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:40:00 EDT

Eloy Jimenez, the Cubs' organization's Minor League Player of the Year, and Trevor Clifton, 21, the Cubs' Minor League Pitcher of the Year, were honored pregame on Friday at Wrigley Field.



5 days in 2016 that set Cubs on their path

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:20:40 EDT

How did the Cubs win the National League Central? Good pitching, defense, having two NL Most Valuable Player Award candidates in Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant and some wizardry by manager Joe Maddon certainly helped. Here are five moments during the season that contributed to the Cubs' first division title since 2008.



Cubs win 97th, inch closer to NL's No. 1 seed

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:00:21 EDT

Led by Miguel Montero's three hits and three RBIs, a three-game series sweep came without much difficulty as the Cubs claimed their 97th victory -- 9-2 over the Reds on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.



Rogers: Cubs to go full tilt vs. Cardinals

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:08:46 EDT

Nothing personal. But the Cardinals should know that it doesn't matter that the Cubs clinched the National League Central title a week ago. There will be two teams trying their hardest to win games at Wrigley Field this weekend.



Lackey gearing for critical starts in October

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:40:21 EDT

Had it been a different situation, John Lackey would've trotted out to pitch the eighth inning of the Cubs' 9-2 win against the Reds on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.



Two Cubs aces up for Best Pitcher Award

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT

Some get it done with pure heat. Some dazzle with cartoonish curveballs. Some are so dialed in with command that they'd seemingly be able to paint the corners of the strike zone while blindfolded.



Vote: Bryant up for Esurance Best Hitter

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:50 EDT

Babe Ruth once said of hitting, "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it."



Lester picks World Series title over Cy Young

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:10:19 EDT

If Cubs left-hander Jon Lester had a vote for the National League Cy Young Award, he wouldn't cast it for himself. Lester, who leads the NL with 18 wins, said he'd vote for teammate Kyle Hendricks, who leads the Majors with a 2.06 ERA.



Cubs defeat Reds, clinch NLDS home field

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 03:14:27 EDT

The postseason is two weeks away, and even though the National League Central-champion Cubs are waiting for other teams to get in, pitcher Jon Lester's foot is nowhere close to lifting off the gas. Not only did Lester pitch seven robust innings to pick up his NL-high 18th win, he provided the game's first run with a rocket of an RBI double in a 6-1 victory over the Reds on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.



Statcast of the Day: Ross rumbles home

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 01:34:45 EDT

After starting pitcher Jon Lester drilled a line-drive double to right-center field in the second inning of the Cubs' 6-1 win Tuesday night against the Reds at Wrigley Field, catcher David Ross scored the game's first run from first base. As the 39-year-old catcher rounded third, he was beginning to slow down and breathe heavily.



Cubs to open 2016 postseason run at Wrigley

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:30:59 EDT

When the Cubs begin the 2016 postseason, they will do so within the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field.



Rogers: Lackey's slider a powerful tool

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:30:22 EDT

As hard as this might be to believe, the Cubs have a secret weapon on their side as they head toward the postseason. It's John Lackey. Specifically, Lackey's slider.