10:03 PM EDT, Mon September 25, 2017
MLB 1 hour ago
Maddon, Heyward talk Cubs-Cards rivalry

Maddon, Heyward talk Cubs-Cards rivalry

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.
Chicago Tribune 2 hours ago

Joe Maddon on Cubs playoff chase: 'You never want it to drag out'

Manager Joe Maddon discusses the Cubs playoff chase before playing the Cardinals on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune 6 hours ago

Cubs try to clinch tie for NL Central title at St. Louis

The Chicago Cubs will try to clinch a tie for the National League Central title Monday night against the rival St. Louis Cardinals at steamy Busch Stadium. The Cubs (87-68) need a victory to assure themselves of a tie. The Brewers (82-74), currently in second place, are idle before opening a three-game...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 11 hours ago

A look at the race for the National League’s second wild card

With the Cubs near a division clinching, here’s the one N.L. race that’s still close. The Cubs can clinch the N.L. Central Tuesday, if they win both Monday and Tuesday against the Cardinals in St. Louis. They pretty much took care of the Brewers over the weekend. Both the Brewers and Cardinals,...
Chicago Tribune 4 mins ago
Jason Heyward believes Cubs, Indians share second-half similarities

Jason Heyward believes Cubs, Indians share second-half similarities

Jason Heyward believes it's more than a coincidence that the Cubs and 2016 World Series foe Indians have the best records in their leagues in the second half. "Something could be said about how long and hard it was to go through what we went through, win or lose a World Series, come back for spring...
Chicago Tribune 2 hours ago

Jason Heyward: Cubs on 'roller coaster'

Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward discusses the team's playoff chase on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Bleed Cubbie Blue 4 hours ago
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals preview, Monday 9/25, 7:15 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals preview, Monday 9/25, 7:15 CT

The Cubs can eliminate the Cardinals from the division race tonight. One more look back at Sunday’s magnificent performance by Jose Quintana: Jose Quintana: First pitcher to throw a shutout with 10+ K's, after a midseason trade to the #Cubs, since Rick Sutcliffe threw 2 in 1984!— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) September 25, 2017 Also, Ben Zobrist weighs in on the possibility of clinching the division title in St. Louis: Zo on STL: “We intend to clinch there &I think for a lot of guys that have been around here for a long time it’s going 2-b very satisfying.”— Gordon Wittenmyer...
Sports Mockery 1 hour ago

Cardinals Set Off Fireworks After Kris Bryant Hit A Home Run At Busch Stadium

This was so damn hilarious. So the Chicago Cubs are about to eliminate the St. Louis Cardinals from the division race, Tommy Pham is mad at Ben Zobrist and on Monday night someone at Busch Stadium set off fireworks after a home run. Problem is, it was after  a KRIS BRYANT HOME RUN! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! THEY […]

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Chicago Tribune 2 hours ago

Ben Zobrist on Cubs playoff position

Ben Zobrist says the Cubs are  "excited" as the team inches toward a playoff spot on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune 6 hours ago

Second-half parallels between Cubs, Indians

Reader Ron Raedeke points out a very interesting parallel between thge 2016 World Series entrants Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. Despite a terrible first half, the Cubs - not the Los Angeles Dodgers - have posted the best record in the second half in the National League at 44-23.  The Indians,...
Shannon Ryan / Chicago Tribune 11 hours ago

Cubs Q&A: Jon Lester's fielding issues, playoff roster and more

The Tribune’s Mark Gonzales answers readers’ questions about Jon Lester’s fielding problems, their starting pitching options this offseason besides Shohei Otanai, Jake Arrieta’s pitch count and more. Jon Lester has no business being considered for postseason work. I really wonder about the decision...
MLB 23 hours ago

Finals week: Wild tests facing NL Central

The Cubs will have champagne on ice this week in St. Louis, ready to celebrate a second straight National League Central title. The Brewers and Cardinals have the NL Wild Card in their sights. And the Reds have a chance to play spoiler along the way.
Chicago Tribune Sep 24, 2017

Cubs seek consistency from Jon Lester as they consider playoff rotation

The Cubs seek some clarity as they move closer to clinching a playoff berth and facing the Nationals in the first round of the National League Division Series. They're hopeful that left-hander Jon Lester can regain the consistency he's provided throughout most of his career and distance himself...
Chicago Tribune Sep 24, 2017

"Gym rat" Jon Jay could provide spark for Cubs in postseason

With the playoffs approaching, Jon Jay continues to lurk as a strong candidate to perform the leadoff duties for the Chicago Cubs. Jay has hit safely in his last five games, hitting .500 over that span with six runs and three RBIs. Jay hit a single in the fourth and scored on a double by Kris Bryant...
Chicago Tribune Sep 24, 2017

Cubs' Willson Contreras helped by healed hamstring

Catcher Willson Contreras wasn’t thinking about the right hamstring strain he suffered about six weeks ago as he sprinted to first base on a slow grounder to third in the seventh inning. “I knew that I was going to be safe, that’s why I ran hard,” Contreras said. “I took a chance with a 1-0 (lead)....
Chicago Tribune Sep 24, 2017

Joe Maddon on Jose Quintana's shutout at Brewers: 'That's pretty awesome'

Cubs manager Joe Maddon reacts after Jose Quintana's complete-game shutout in the 5-0 win over the Brewers on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune Sep 24, 2017

Willson Contreras on Cubs' win over Brewers, upcoming series at Cardinals

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras reacts after the 5-0 win over the Brewers and the upcoming series at the Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 24, 2017
Playoff rotation order in flux as Jon Lester makes key start Monday

Playoff rotation order in flux as Jon Lester makes key start Monday

Lester's recent struggles have put his position in the Cubs' playoff rotation in question.
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 24, 2017
Cubs beat Brewers, swagger into St. Louis: ‘We intend to clinch there’

Cubs beat Brewers, swagger into St. Louis: ‘We intend to clinch there’

October has come early for the Cubs, who say they have a playoff mindset right now. They've won 10 of 12 to reach the brink of the division title.
Chicago Tribune Sep 24, 2017

Anthony Rizzo on Cubs' 5-0 win over Brewers, upcoming series at Cardinals

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo reacts after the 5-0 win over the Brewers and looks ahead to the series against the Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

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    Cubs seek consistency from Jon Lester as they consider playoff rotation

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    Cardinals Set Off Fireworks After Kris Bryant Hit A Home Run At Busch Stadium

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    Cubs v Cardinals Lineups, Game Thread, September 25

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