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Cubs can't contain LA, see season end in NLCS

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:40:02 EDT

Enrique Hernandez smacked three home runs, including a grand slam in the third inning, and had seven RBIs to back Clayton Kershaw and power the Dodgers to an 11-1 victory in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series presented by Camping World and eliminate the defending World Series champion Cubs.



Cubs proud of season as repeat quest ends

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:44:54 EDT

During the National League Championship Series games at Wrigley Field, Cubs manager Joe Maddon glanced at the center-field scoreboard. For the third straight year, the Cubs were one of the final four teams still playing.



Despite NLCS loss, Cubs still set for future

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:27:36 EDT

The Cubs aren't going to repeat as World Series champions, but manager Joe Maddon is quick to remind fans that getting to the National League Championship Series three years in a row is quite an accomplishment and that the future is bright.



Cubs shouldn't hang their heads

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:42:17 EDT

Maybe you could have seen this coming, but the Cubs didn't. When they ran onto the field to face Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on a gorgeous Thursday night, center fielder Albert Almora Jr. and left fielder Kyle Schwarber bathed in the enthusiasm of Wrigley Field's bleacherites.



Cubs salute Dodgers after falling in NLCS

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:34:53 EDT

The reigning World Series champion Cubs saw their season end with a loss to the Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World. Chicago only scored eight runs in the series.



#AwardWorthy: Vote for Baez, Russell

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:06:09 EDT

Vote for Javier Baez (Best Play, Defense) and Addison Russell (Best Player-Fan Interaction) in the Esurance MLB Awards.



NLCS Game 5: Maddon postgame interview

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:32:54 EDT

Manager Joe Maddon discusses the Cubs' 11-1 loss to the Dodgers in NLCS Game 5.



Dodgers-Cubs NLCS Game 5: In Real Life

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:52:07 EDT

The Dodgers beat the Cubs, 11-1, on Thursday to win the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World. We were at the scene in and around Wrigley Field. Los Angeles took the best-of-seven series, 4-1.



Maddon lauds Wolf for admitting wrong call

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:50:41 EDT

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he appreciated umpire Jim Wolf admitting he made the wrong call in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night vs. the Dodgers. Maddon had argued the call and was ejected for the second time in the series.



DYK: Facts, figures about NLCS Game 5

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:50:47 EDT

Enrique Hernandez and a relentless offense backed up a stellar Clayton Kershaw on Thursday night at Wrigley Field, as the Dodgers defeated the Cubs, 11-1, in Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by Camping World.



NLCS Game 4 makes history with 5 solo HRs

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:51:01 EDT

Not only did the Cubs give fans a glimmer of hope against the Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World, but they also made some history in the process.



Arrieta excels in possible Cubs swan song

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:49:00 EDT

If Wednesday was Jake Arrieta's last outing for the Cubs, he wanted to savor it. "I took a little bit of extra time between pitches just to look around, foul pole to foul pole, behind home plate, just to relish it and take it in," Arrieta said after helping the Cubs avoid elimination and beat the Dodgers, 3-2, to extend their season.



Baez breaks out of funk in dramatic fashion

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:49:11 EDT

Javier Baez's swing looped from the bottom of the strike zone to the top of it, his right hand leaving his bat as it whooshed above his shoulder. Baez watched his first home run of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series fly into the night on Wednesday, as aware as anyone of its personal significance.



Cubs dig deep, avoid NLCS sweep

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:48:38 EDT

Manager Joe Maddon likes to talk about the heartbeat, and how important it is to a team's success. Facing elimination, the Cubs collectively tapped their hearts and got just enough hits to keep their season alive.



Maddon ejected; criticism, zany visual follow

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:48:25 EDT

In the end, Cubs closer Wade Davis threw just one additional pitch. But oh, the drama that preceded that pitch.



Cubs refuse to go away quietly

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:49:27 EDT

While the Cubs gained only one thing by beating the Dodgers, 3-2, on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, it was the most essential of things -- the right to play a Game 5.



Contreras hits HR off scoreboard to ignite Cubs

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:48:11 EDT

Willson Contreras took aim at his own likeness in the second inning of NLCS Game 4, drilling a home run a projected 491 feet -- the longest Statcast has ever tracked in the postseason.



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.



Davis has great at-bat using Bryant's bat

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:16:54 EDT

Davis has great at-bat using Bryant's bat



DYK? Facts from Wednesday's LCS action

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:50:36 EDT

It was a good night for the home teams Wednesday as the Yankees continued to dominate at Yankee Stadium and the Cubs kept their hopes of a repeat alive by avoiding an National League Championship Series sweep at Wrigley Field.



Baez blows a bubble on his second home run

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:39:28 EDT

Baez blows a bubble on his second home run



Game 4: Maddon postgame interview

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:52:35 EDT

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses his club's 3-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night.



Willson's homer precedes a worthy bat drop

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:11:32 EDT

Willson's homer precedes a worthy bat drop



Game 4: Baez, Contreras postgame interview

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:05:44 EDT

Second baseman Javier Baez and catcher Willson Contreras talk about the Cubs' 3-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night.



Dodgers-Cubs NLCS Game 4: In Real Life

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:35:00 EDT

The Cubs beat the Dodgers, 3-2, in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World. Los Angeles leads the series, 3-1. We were on the scene in and around Wrigley Field.



Maddon hopes coaching staff returns in 2018

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:47:19 EDT

After getting to the postseason in three consecutive years, Cubs manager Joe Maddon would like his coaching staff to return for 2018.



Cubs face must-win after Game 3 loss

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:46:53 EDT

Chris Taylor and Andre Ethier homered to back a gem from Yu Darvish Tuesday night at Wrigley Field as the Dodgers rolled to a 6-1 victory over the Cubs to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series presented by Camping World.



Davis a finalist for NL's top reliever

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:58:07 EDT

The Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award and the Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year Award, both presented by The Hartford, are scheduled to be presented Oct. 28 at Game 4 of the 113th World Series.



Puig can't avoid Baez's tag, and both laugh

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:07:51 EDT

Puig can't avoid Baez's tag, and both laugh



Cubs' Bote named AFL Player of the Week

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:55:44 EDT

On Tuesday, Mesa Solar Sox second baseman David Bote earned Arizona Fall League Player of the Week honors after leading the circuit in average, hits, home runs, total bases and slugging percentage over the first week of the season.



Schwarber homers, drops bat as 'pen dances

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:51:57 EDT

Schwarber homers, drops bat as 'pen dances



Cubs' hopes for rally fade after 'weird' 6th

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:12:31 EDT

The initial wave of murmurs rippled across Wrigley Field when Carl Edwards Jr. threw a third consecutive ball to opposing pitcher Yu Darvish. That Dodgers manager Dave Roberts left Darvish in to hit in the sixth inning of National League Championship Series Game 3 seemed a gift to the Cubs, who were desperate to stay within two runs of the lead. Few considered the possibility that Edwards would not throw a strike.



Short starts, ineffective bullpen derail Cubs

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:00:27 EDT

One of the reasons the Cubs are down 3-0 in the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World is the inability of their starters to work deep into games. The Cubs have yet to have a starter record an out in the sixth inning in the first three games.



Schwarber a bright spot with dinger, defense

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:26:07 EDT

In each of the past three games, the Cubs have taken the lead on a home run. And for the third straight game, the Cubs lost the game.



Cubs fan Brett Eldredge shares fun video

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:01:34 EDT

Cubs fan Brett Eldredge shares fun video



DYK? Facts, figures from Tuesday's LCS action

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:06:45 EDT

The Yankees' championship hopes are alive and well, but the Cubs' plans for a repeat seem to be fading.



Dodgers-Cubs NLCS Game 3: In Real Life

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:53:57 EDT

The Dodgers beat the Cubs, 6-1, in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World. Los Angeles now holds a 3-0 series lead. We were on the scene in and around Wrigley Field.



Heyward's dive into first probably didn't cost Cubs

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:42:01 EDT

Jason Heyward came a fraction of a second from beating out a grounder to first base in the fifth inning of Game 2 of the NLCS, and he did it while diving into first base. Would it have been faster to run through?



Fire ravages Cossins' California community

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:00:23 EDT

Tim Cossins was supposed to be in the Dominican Republic this week to start the Cubs' Instructional League. Instead, he's trying to save his home in Northern California from burning.