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Cubs' fast start helps magic number drop to 1

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:40:47 EDT

The Cubs are one step closer to repeating as National League Central champions after taking a 10-2 win over the Cardinals on Monday night at Busch Stadium.



Cards fan's nachos meet Cubs' Russell

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:14:01 EDT

Cards fan's nachos meet Cubs' Russell



Maddon, Heyward talk Cubs-Cards rivalry

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:20:50 EDT

In 2015, which was Joe Maddon's first year as the Cubs' manager, his team began the season 2-7 against the Cardinals but finished strong, taking two of the final three series. The Cardinals were the team to beat.



Cubs face Cards on cusp of NL Central clinch

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:30:03 EDT

It's pretty simple what the Cubs have to do.



Quintana's 3-hit shutout builds confidence

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:12:38 EDT

Jose Quintana has never pitched in the postseason, so he's not exactly sure how it feels. On Sunday, he tuned up perfectly for the playoffs.



Maddon respects right to self-expression

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:41:48 EDT

Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell chose to kneel during the national anthem on Saturday. Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Sunday he does not have a rule for his players and respects an individual's right to express themselves.



Q quiets Crew; Cubs cut Central number to 2

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:53:36 EDT

The defending National League Central champions took another step forward on the path to repeating as division champs as the Cubs took a 5-0 win over the Brewers on Sunday at Miller Park.



#AwardWorthy: Vote for Baez's glovework

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:06:09 EDT

Vote Javier Baez for Best Play, Defense, in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.



Davis falters, Cubs miss chance to trim number

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:56:05 EDT

For a third straight game, the Brewers and Cubs went to extra innings. But Milwaukee came out on top Saturday, rallying for a 4-3 win over the Cubs in 10 innings at Miller Park, with Travis Shaw's walk-off two-run homer the difference.



Cubs' Top 30 Prospects list

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:42:47 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.



Maddon: Davis not to be blamed for defeat

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:40:39 EDT

Do not blame Wade Davis, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said emphatically after the closer blew his first save in more than a year, which resulted in a loss on Saturday to the Brewers.



Jay impresses when down in the count

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:44:39 EDT

When Jon Jay fell behind, 0-2, against the Brewers' Brandon Woodruff to open the fifth inning on Friday, he wasn't fazed. The veteran outfielder took two pitches, then fouled off 10 in a row before he singled and eventually scored in the Cubs' 5-4, 10-inning win.



Baez's play-by-play skills are impressive

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:17:56 EDT

Baez's play-by-play skills are impressive



Edwards finishes strong night for Cubs' 'pen

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:45:43 EDT

Carl Edwards Jr. did his best impression of Cubs closer Wade Davis and got that World Series feeling all over again on Friday night.



Baez relieved to hear from family in PR

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:53:43 EDT

Cubs infielder Javier Baez was relieved on Friday when he finally had a chance to talk to his brother, Gadiel, in Puerto Rico. Communication with family and friends has been nearly impossible since Hurricane Maria pummeled the island.



Cubs blow off steam with in-game 'retreat'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:06:15 EDT

If you see the Cubs' players suddenly disappear from the dugout, don't worry. They're on a mini retreat. Anthony Rizzo apparently started it, but he didn't want to take credit.



Cubs nip Crew in 10, clip magic number to 5

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:01:52 EDT

Pinch-hitter Tommy La Stella worked a bases-loaded walk from Brewers All-Star closer Corey Knebel in the top of the 10th inning, and Carl Edwards Jr. finished a 5-4 Cubs win on Friday night at Miller Park in the teams' second straight extra-innings thriller.



Goodnight, Kris! Cubs great late vs. Crew

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:07:45 EDT

This was not the postseason, but it sure felt that way Thursday night at Miller Park as the Cubs and the Brewers traded late-inning blows in Milwaukee's most charged September ballgame in years. Javier Baez hit a tying two-out RBI single in the ninth, Wade Davis escaped a bases-loaded jam to force extra innings and Kris Bryant's two-run home run in the 10th sent Chicago to a 5-3 win in the opener of a four-game series that could decide the NL Central.



Arrieta looks, feels strong in return to mound

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:22:28 EDT

Cubs manager Joe Maddon admitted he did not know what to expect from Jake Arrieta.



Replay mania: 5 reviews in Cubs-Crew thriller

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:30:17 EDT

There were two plays at first base, one at third and one at home plate, plus a near home run to boot. The Cubs and Brewers kept Major League Baseball's replay center busy while they battled for the National League Central on Thursday night at Miller Park.



Rivera's family fine after Maria hits Puerto Rico

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:22:03 EDT

Communication with family and friends in Puerto Rico has been difficult since Hurricane Maria ripped through the island, but Cubs catcher Rene Rivera was able to talk briefly to his mother on Thursday to get an update.



Maddon: 'Unfamiliar' outing from Lester

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:15:43 EDT

Jon Lester says there's nothing physically wrong, but the Cubs left-hander wasn't sharp on Wednesday night and no one had an explanation for it.



Lester struggles as Cubs' Central push slowed

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:04:09 EDT

The Cubs' winning streak, Chicago's Interleague schedule and Joe Maddon's homecoming parade all ended on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.



Montgomery flashes no-hit stuff in fill-in start

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:24:07 EDT

Mike Montgomery is the super utility man of the Cubs' pitching staff.



Maddon honored by Rays in return to St. Pete

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:27:58 EDT

Joe Maddon returned to Tropicana Field on Tuesday night. The Rays' icon fashioned a Cubs uniform, bringing along his customary smile and ingratiating manner to the place where he helped produce magic as Tampa Bay's manager.



Cubs win 7th straight in Maddon's Trop return

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:15:24 EDT

It was a sweet homecoming for Cubs manager Joe Maddon.



Alfonso Soriano has been hitting the weights

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:22:29 EDT

Alfonso Soriano has been hitting the weights



Contreras, Russell being eased back in

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:06:43 EDT

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and shortstop Addison Russell played a full nine innings for the first time during Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field. Before the game, manager Joe Maddon said he's trying to ease both back and keep them healthy for possible postseason play.



Davis not concerned with save streak

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:32:41 EDT

Wade Davis was more concerned about his fantasy football team after he picked up his 31st save on Sunday. That pretty much sums up the Cubs closer, who would prefer to count his saves once the season is over, which he's hoping won't be until sometime in November.



Cubs' 6th straight win has Cards 6 back

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:50:12 EDT

Kyle Schwarber hit his 27th home run and Jason Heyward smacked a clutch tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the seventh inning to lift the Cubs to their sixth straight win, a 4-3 victory Sunday over the Cardinals.



Getting it Duensing! Lefty delivers

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:46:12 EDT

The Cardinals tested the Cubs' pitching all day on Sunday, but the biggest at-bat may have come in the eighth inning when Chicago manager Joe Maddon made it tough on reliever Brian Duensing.



Rogers: Cubs' success has been a team effort

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:14:08 EDT

Justin Verlander helped his team clinch a division title on Sunday, celebrating about 1,100 miles away from Wrigley Field. He was pitching for the Astros, not the Cubs, of course. One of the reasons why he's pitching for Houston: Theo Epstein wouldn't send any members of his core group of young Major Leaguers to the Tigers as part of a package to get Verlander.