MLB.com Updated Sep 29 (yesterday)
Missing the final 17 games did not cost Giancarlo Stanton a chance to become the first player in Marlins history to win the National League home run crown. Stanton's 37 home runs held up by a sizable margin, as he ended up pacing the league. Anthony Riz…Upvote Share Tweet
Anthony Rizzo hit his 32nd home run, a two-run blast in the first, and scored on Arismendy Alcantara's tie-breaking two-run double in the sixth to lift the Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Brewers in the season finale on Sunday in front of 33,837 at Mille…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Sep 27 (3 days ago)Jonathan Lucroy's run-scoring two-bagger snapped a fifth-inning tie with the Cubs on Saturday and gave Lucroy 53 doubles this season, tying the Brewers' record, including 46 doubles this season while playing catcher, breaking the Major League mark he'd …Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Sep 27 (4 days ago)Chris Coghlan hit a leadoff homer in the first and Javier Baez had his second career three-hit game, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Baez, Soler push Cubs past BrewersMLB.com Sep 26 (4 days ago)Javier Baez, who had four hits in his last 10 games, collected three hits and two RBIs, Jorge Soler drove in two runs and Chris Coghlan smacked a leadoff home run to spark the Cubs to a 6-4 victory on Friday night over the Brewers at Miller Park.Upvote Share Tweet
Rondon has locked down Cubs' closer jobMLB.com Sep 25 (5 days ago)After struggling through much of his rookie season, right-hander Hector Rondon has established himself as a reliable stopper at the back end of the Cubs' bullpen.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Sep 25 (5 days ago)The Nationals were rained out Wednesday night, but that didn't prevent them from making any progress with their playoff positioning. The Cardinals' loss to the Cubs in Chicago secured home-field advantage for Washington in the National League Division S…Upvote Share TweetJake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings to outduel St. Louis' John Lackey and lead the Cubs to a 3-1 victory.Upvote Share Tweet
Cards' Jay out 1 game for personal matterESPN.com Sep 24 (6 days ago)Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay left the team due to a personal matter and will miss Wednesday's series finale with the Chicago Cubs, according to Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.Upvote Share Tweet
Poised Hendricks pitching beyond his yearsMLB.com Sep 24 (7 days ago)Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks has proven to be anything but the normal rookie. He lacks the velocity that has become commonplace and may actually be better off without it, as he has learned how to get hitters to beat his sinkers into the ground and pitch …Upvote Share Tweet
Baseball's Best Fansdeadspin.com Sep 24 (7 days ago)The Cubs topped St. Louis tonight on a walk-off, leaving at least one Cards fan to tarnish some otherwise friendly confines.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Castillo's HR in 10th Lifts Cubs Over Cards 4-3nytimes.com Sep 23 (7 days ago)Welington Castillo homered and drove in the winning run with a 10th-inning single, giving the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that tightened the NL Central race Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Holliday at 20-homer plateau for ninth straight seasonMatt Holiday is a 20-home run hitter for the ninth straight season. Holliday reached the milestone with a game-tying, two-run shot into the left-center bleachers at Wrigley Field in the Cardinals' 4-3 loss to the Cubs in 10 innings on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Renteria: 'Difficult' for Starlin to return this seasonCubs shortstop Starlin Castro continues to rehab his left ankle, injured Sept. 2 in an awkward slide at home plate, but his season is likely over, manager Rick Renteria said Tuesday. Castro was hoping to play before the regular season ends Sunday, but h…Upvote Share Tweet
Cubs to immediately begin Wrigley renovationThe Cubs will begin work this weekend on the Wrigley Field renovation plan, which starts with the expansion of the bleachers and installation of a video scoreboard in left field.Upvote Share TweetBuoyed by an awakening offense against the Cubs, Adam Wainwright captured win No. 20 with seven dominant innings and the Cardinals cruised to an 8-0 victory, lowering their magic number to clinch the NL Central title to four.Upvote Share Tweet
Highly rated prospect Russell takes in WrigleyMLB.com Sep 22It's been a crazy season for Addison Russell, who was at Wrigley Field on Monday to get a look at his future home ballpark. Russell, 20, was one of three players the Cubs acquired on July 4 from the Athletics in a blockbuster deal.Upvote Share Tweet
All-bullpen game plan sends LA home happyMLB.com Sep 21The postseason-bound Dodgers deployed six bullpen pitchers and rode a big game from Matt Kemp to fend off the Cubs, 8-5, on Sunday at Wrigley Field. Los Angeles' magic number to clinch the NL West is at three, with a three-game set against the Giants on…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Sep 21Matt Kemp homered and had four RBIs, Yasiel Puig scored a career-high four times and the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers used six pitchers to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-5 on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Nats pad lead for top NL mark with comeback winOf all the days to enjoy a comeback win, the Nationals chose a good one. With the Dodgers losing to the Cubs earlier in the day, Washington had a chance to be 2 1/2 games over Los Angeles for the best record in the National League if the Nats beat the M…Upvote Share TweetTwo home runs from Adrian Gonzalez, a dynamic diving catch by Yasiel Puig and a five-run lead in the seventh inning weren't enough, as the Cubs battered the bullpen late in an 8-7 Dodgers loss.Upvote Share Tweet
Flying Puig fully extends for run-saving catchDodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig put his immense athletic skills on display again Saturday with a spectacular diving catch in the Dodgers' game with the Cubs at Wrigley Field.Upvote Share Tweet
Lingering soreness keeps Uribe out of lineupThird baseman Juan Uribe was out of Saturday's starting lineup against the Cubs at Wrigley Field after feeling a twinge in his lower abdomen or groin, but manager Don Mattingly said Uribe is expected to play in Sunday's series finale.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Sep 20Chris Coghlan hit two homers, including the go-ahead two-run drive off Brian Wilson in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-7 on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
Arrieta Pitches Cubs Past CardinalsSep 24Jake Arrieta picked up his 10th victory of the season, striking out 10 in the Cubs' 3-1 win over the Cardinals.
Cubs Top Cards On Walk-Off In 10thSep 23Welington Castillo's RBI single in the 10th lifted the Cubs to a 4-3 win over the Cardinals.
Wainwright, Cardinals Blank CubsSep 22Adam Wainwright struck out eight batters over seven scoreless innings to lead the Cardinals past the Cubs 8-0.
Puig's Flying CatchSep 20Yasiel Puig covers major ground and makes a spectacular diving catch, getting Jorge Soler out in the Dodgers' 8-7 loss to the Cubs.
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