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CBS Chicago Sep 12, 2017
Kris Bryant Homers As Cubs Beat Mets 8-3

Kris Bryant Homers As Cubs Beat Mets 8-3

St. Louis and Milwaukee also won Tuesday night, so the Cubs remained two games ahead of the Cardinals and 2 1/2 games better than the third-place Brewers.
CBS NY Sep 12, 2017
Jose Quintana Throws 7 Solid Innings, Bryant Homers As Cubs Top Mets

Jose Quintana Throws 7 Solid Innings, Bryant Homers As Cubs Top Mets

Quintana (10-11) also helped himself at the plate with a pair of sacrifices, including a perfectly placed safety squeeze that drove in Kyle Schwarber in the fourth.
Amazin Avenue Sep 12, 2017
Mets vs Cubs Recap: Belly Itching

Mets vs Cubs Recap: Belly Itching

Met pitchers got knocked around tonight The Mets and the Cubs played three and a half innings of a back and forth pitchers’ duel before the wheels fell off for the Mets, dropping the game 8-3 at Wrigley Field. After walking a tightrope for the first few innings, Robert Gsellman faltered in the fourth, allowing the Cubs to go out in front and never look back. In the first inning, Gsellman gave up a lead off double to Ben Zobrist, and then walked two of the next three batters. A double-play ground ball off the bat of Ian Happ got Gsellman out of that jam. The Cubs would...
MLB Sep 12, 2017

First-place Cubs send out Lester vs. Harvey

As the first-place Cubs look to solidify their standing in the NL Central, they'll need to take advantage of an unknown quantity Wednesday night in Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey. Left-hander Jon Lester will take the mound for Chicago.
MLB Sep 12, 2017

Bryant's HR, 4 RBIs send Cubs past Mets

If the Cubs are going to repeat as National League Central champs, they need Kris Bryant, and he hit his first home run of September, a three-run shot in the fourth inning, and 26th of the season to spark an 8-3 victory over the Mets on Tuesday night.
Amazin Avenue Sep 12, 2017
Final Score: Cubs 8, Mets 3—Chicago Blues

Final Score: Cubs 8, Mets 3—Chicago Blues

Mets pitchers were throwing meatballs in hot dog country The Cubs defeated the Mets tonight in the first game of their three-game set at Wrigley Field, 8-3. Robert Gsellman started for the Mets and struggled with his control, but kept the Cubs off the board until the fourth inning, when Gsellman could no longer walk the tighrope, giving up four runs, including a three-run home run by Kris Bryant. Juan Lagares led off the fourth inning with a double, and he eventually scored after advancing on a pair of ground balls. The Mets added their second run in the fifth on a Travis d’Arnaud...
Mets 360 Sep 12, 2017

Gut Reaction: Cubs 8, Mets 3

Robert Gsellman‘s struggles on the mound continued, as the righty lasted just four innings, coughing up four runs to put the Mets in an early hole. The Mets’ bullpen didn’t help matters, allowing the Cubs to tack on four additional…Read more →
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 12, 2017
Cubs: It ain’t easy being champs; glad to be in 1st after win vs. Mets

Cubs: It ain’t easy being champs; glad to be in 1st after win vs. Mets

The Cubs are trying to join the 2009 Phillies as one of only two teams in the last 15 years to follow a World Series title with a division title.
Cubs Insider Sep 12, 2017

Watch: Kris Bryant Blasts Three Run Home Run

It felt like the Cubs were destined to break through against Mets starter Robert Gsellman, after leaving plenty of chances on the bases early. And sure enough, Kris Bryant came through in the bottom of the 4th inning with his 26th homer of the season. Kris Bryant smashed a 3-run homer to give the @Cubs … The post Watch: Kris Bryant Blasts Three Run Home Run appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Chicago Tribune Sep 12, 2017

Cubs vs. Mets

Photos from the Cubs-Mets game at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 12, 2017
Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets preview, Tuesday 9/12, 7:05 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets preview, Tuesday 9/12, 7:05 CT

The Cubs look to break their three-game losing streak. Here’s a big thank-you to the Pittsburgh Pirates, who made the Milwaukee Brewers look bad in a 7-0 win Monday night, which pushed the Brewers to 2½ games behind the Cubs. Tonight, Pirates ace Gerrit Cole will face Brent Suter of the Brewers at Miller Park. I wanted to say a few words about this Paul Sullivan article, in which he tries to make the Cubs/Mets rivalry like it was in 1969. And those words are: Give it up, Paul. The Cubs and Mets haven’t really had a rivalry since the two teams were placed in different divisions in...
Chicago Tribune Sep 12, 2017

Watch Cubs starter Jake Arrieta play catch

Cubs starter Jake Arrieta plays catch before the Cubs played the Mets at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune Sep 12, 2017

Willson Contreras, Kyle Schwarber return to Cubs' lineup

Willson Contreras will make his first start for the Chicago Cubs Tuesday night since suffering a moderate strain of his right hamstring on Aug. 9. Contreras will bat cleanup as the Cubs try to snap a three-game losing streak at Wrigley Field against the New York Mets. Contreras, who had only six...
Mets 101 Sep 12, 2017
Schwei’s Mets Notes: Attempting To Finish A Lost Season Strong

Schwei’s Mets Notes: Attempting To Finish A Lost Season Strong

The Mets, who open a three-game set in Chicago against the world champion Cubs on Tuesday, have won back-to-back series for first time since the beginning of July.
Amazin Avenue Sep 12, 2017
The Cubs are getting desperate just as the Mets come to town

The Cubs are getting desperate just as the Mets come to town

Wrigley Field will be on edge as Chicago just saw its division lead shrink over the weekend. When the Mets make their annual pilgrimage to Wrigley Field this week, they’ll face a Cubs team that is still fighting tooth-and-nail for a postseason berth despite being considered a lock for October back in spring training. It shouldn’t be surprising that baseball has once again found a way to defy expectations, but Chicago was such a juggernaut last year that it would still be jarring to see it surpassed by a low-profile team like Milwaukee. The Cubs had a chance to bury their Wisconsin-based...
Cubs Insider Sep 12, 2017

Cubs vs Mets – Series Preview (September 12-14): TV and Game Info, Pitching Matchups, Insights

Going into the weekend versus the Brewers, the Cubs seemed to be pretty comfortable with a five-game lead in the NL Central. Well, now things don’t feel so comfortable after the Beermakers swept the Cubs fairly easily. Lowlighting the series was the 15-2 drubbing that was the worst loss the Cubs have endured this year. … The post Cubs vs Mets – Series Preview (September 12-14): TV and Game Info, Pitching Matchups, Insights appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 12, 2017
Cub Tracks gets some exorcise

Cub Tracks gets some exorcise

ground-rule homer, baseball happened, allergic to exercise, and other bullets CUBS didn’t play. Series against the Mets starts today. Previously, Cub Tracks saw stars. This episode, we’re edging away from the ledge as the doomsayers’ chorus waxes in volume, apparently having taken the lemon pledge. Steve Greenberg leads off our roster of links with an article about this recurring syndrome — sort of expected after the three-game debacle against the Brewers, but still nasty and brutish. Let’s hope the Cubs can win tonight against the hated Metropolitans and make that line of...
The Cub Reporter Sep 12, 2017
Mets @ Cubs: Gsellman vs Quintana (Game 144)

Mets @ Cubs: Gsellman vs Quintana (Game 144)

NYM (63-80): RHP Robert Gsellman (6-6, 5.44) CHC (77-66): LHP José Quintana (9-11, 4.32) First pitch: 7:05pmCST Quintana went 6 innings of scoreless baseball on Wednesday in Pittsburgh, but he ended up with a no-decision because he didn’t also hit a two-run homer. Tags: 2017 Season Game Thread

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