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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:04:47 EDTEarly in his career, Ben Zobrist was what he calls the "designated yo-yo," bouncing from the Majors to the Minors as he tried to win a spot on the Rays. If it weren't for an offseason phone call from manager Joe Maddon telling him to show up at Spring Training with six different gloves, Zobrist might be sitting on the couch watching the Cubs in the National League Championship Series.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:44:40 EDTAlready the oft-overlooked member of the Cubs' stellar starting staff, Kyle Hendricks will head into the biggest start of his career with the spotlight shining brightly on someone else.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:40:59 EDTThe Cubs are back in the National League Championship Series. Celebrate now with official postseason gear from MLBShop.com.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:55:00 EDTMajor League Baseball has announced the start times for the World Series, scheduled to begin Tuesday in Cleveland, where the Indians will play host to the winner of the National League Championship Series between the Cubs and Dodgers.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:30:27 EDTThe Cubs are one win away from their first World Series appearance since 1945 after their 8-4 win over the Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium. Chicago leads the best-of-seven series, three games to two, with Game 6 scheduled for Saturday at Wrigley Field.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:08:52 EDTJoe Maddon made the right moves in Game 5 of the NLCS and has the Cubs on the verge of advancing to the World Series. But lurking in the shadows is "the best there ever was," Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 01:42:52 EDTKris Bryant, Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lester, Addison Russell and Anthony Rizzo are vying for top honors in the 2016 Esurance MLB Awards. Vote to help the Cubs win big.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:59:27 EDTBill Murray appeared at White House in Cubs gear
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:54:19 EDTIf you're going to end a World Series drought, you might as well do it against a distinguished opponent. That's the chance that the Cubs have given themselves. They'll face Clayton Kershaw on Saturday night, with the Dodgers backed against the wall.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:38:36 EDTThe Dodgers danced on the basepaths behind him, feigned bunts in front of him, but, in the middle of it all, Jon Lester dismissed the distraction and promptly stared down the Dodgers to pitch the Cubs to within one win of the World Series.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:05:04 EDTAs an old Cubs fan (before a pitstop with the Big Red Machine after the family moved to Cincinnati during the late 1960s) we've been here before.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 19:28:51 EDTWho 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.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:33:25 EDTAddison Russell, who belted a two-run homer to break out of a 1-for-25 slump in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday, connected for another two-run shot in Game 5 on Thursday, this one putting the Cubs ahead of the Dodgers, 3-1, in the sixth inning.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:45:16 EDTJavier Baez seemed to be a star in the making early on this postseason, helping the Cubs dispatch the Giants with multiple game-winning hits and several defensive gems. Now, he is playing like a star already made.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:37:06 EDTSzczur's bat, underwear key to Cubs' offense
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:04:58 EDTFollowing back-to-back shutout losses, the Cubs rolled to their second straight win, 8-4, on Thursday night in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:37:28 EDTWhen Adrian Gonzalez tried to jump-start a Dodgers rally late in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series on Thursday, Javier Baez -- who else? -- was there to quash it. The Cubs' young second baseman came up with yet another postseason defensive gem in the Cubs' 8-4 win at Dodger Stadium.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:15:19 EDTKiké Hernandez danced off first base in the first inning. He jumped, he bobbed, he shimmied, and he generally dared Cubs starter Jon Lester to do what everyone at Dodger Stadium knew Lester cannot consistently do. The left-hander's troubles throwing to the bases are so widely known that Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was comfortable telling a room full of reporters before his team's 8-4 loss in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series that the plan against Lester was to bunt and take huge leads on the basepaths in an effort to "get in his psyche a little bit."
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:00:18 EDTA postgame interview with the Cubs' Jon Lester, Javier Baez and Addison Russell.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:02:37 EDTA postgame interview with Cubs manager Joe Maddon.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:37:07 EDTBaez showed off all his exciting tools in Game 5
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:49:02 EDTClayton Kershaw vs. Kyle Hendricks went the Dodgers' way in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, but the Cubs will get another crack at it Saturday at Wrigley Field.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:39:47 EDTLester threw a bounce-pass to first base
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:38:49 EDTMatt Szczur may run out of bats, and he's not even on the Cubs' postseason roster. Anthony Rizzo borrowed one of Szczur's bats on Wednesday after striking out in his first two at-bats, and then hit a home run in the Cubs' 10-2 romp over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:50:01 EDTWith Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell among the Cubs wearing the biggest smiles after a 10-2 victory Wednesday in Game 4, the Dodgers' dream of a short series is gone.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:19:36 EDTRizzo's apology warmly accepted by HP ump
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:20:32 EDTWith Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill out of the way temporarily, the Cubs went back to being the Cubs on Wednesday night. Slumping Addison Russell and Anthony Rizzo homered in a 10-2 blowout win over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium to deadlock the best-of-seven National League Championship Series at two games apiece.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:38:31 EDTCubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr., whose Game 4 appearance ended prematurely due to left hamstring tightness, said after the Cubs' 10-2 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday night that he does not expect the issue to affect his availability for the rest of this National League Championship Series.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:02:47 EDTWith a bunt, a bloop and a blast in a four-run fourth, the Cubs snapped a 21-inning scoreless streak en route to a 10-2 victory over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:25:12 EDTWith a 10-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, the Cubs evened the best-of-seven series at two wins apiece.