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Stanton wins first NL homer crown in Marlins history

Stanton wins first NL homer crown in Marlins history

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…
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  • Cubs top Crew in finale for strong finish to season

    Cubs top Crew in finale for strong finish to season

    MLB.com nytimes.com Sep 28 (yesterday)
    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…
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  • Lucroy sets season mark for doubles as catcher

    Lucroy sets season mark for doubles as catcher

    MLB.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 …
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  • Coghlan Helps Cubs to 6-4 Win Over Brewers

    Coghlan Helps Cubs to 6-4 Win Over Brewers

    nytimes.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.
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  • Baez, Soler push Cubs past Brewers

    Baez, Soler push Cubs past Brewers

    MLB.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.
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  • Rondon has locked down Cubs' closer job

    Rondon has locked down Cubs' closer job

    MLB.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.
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  • Nats assured of home-field advantage in NLDS

    Nats assured of home-field advantage in NLDS

    MLB.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…
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  • Arrieta outduels Lackey as Cubs edge Cards

    Arrieta outduels Lackey as Cubs edge Cards

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Sep 24 (6 days ago)
    Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings to outduel St. Louis' John Lackey and lead the Cubs to a 3-1 victory.
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  • Cards' Jay out 1 game for personal matter

    Cards' Jay out 1 game for personal matter

    ESPN.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.
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  • Poised Hendricks pitching beyond his years

    Poised Hendricks pitching beyond his years

    MLB.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 …
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  • Baseball's Best Fans

    Baseball's Best Fans

    deadspin.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...
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  • Castillo's HR in 10th Lifts Cubs Over Cards 4-3

    Castillo's HR in 10th Lifts Cubs Over Cards 4-3

    nytimes.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.
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  • Holliday at 20-homer plateau for ninth straight season

    Holliday at 20-homer plateau for ninth straight season

    MLB.com Sep 23 (7 days ago)
    Matt 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.
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  • Renteria: 'Difficult' for Starlin to return this season

    Renteria: 'Difficult' for Starlin to return this season

    MLB.com Sep 23 (7 days ago)
    Cubs 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…
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  • Cubs to immediately begin Wrigley renovation

    Cubs to immediately begin Wrigley renovation

    MLB.com Sep 23 (7 days ago)
    The 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.
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  • Wainwright carves up Cubs for win No. 20

    Wainwright carves up Cubs for win No. 20

    Buoyed 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.
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  • Highly rated prospect Russell takes in Wrigley

    Highly rated prospect Russell takes in Wrigley

    MLB.com Sep 22
    It'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.
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  • All-bullpen game plan sends LA home happy

    All-bullpen game plan sends LA home happy

    MLB.com Sep 21
    The 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…
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  • Kemp, Dodgers Beat Cubs 8-5

    Kemp, Dodgers Beat Cubs 8-5

    nytimes.com Sep 21
    Matt 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.
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  • Nats pad lead for top NL mark with comeback win

    Nats pad lead for top NL mark with comeback win

    MLB.com Sep 20
    Of 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…
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  • Adrian's two homers squandered as 'pen crumbles

    Adrian's two homers squandered as 'pen crumbles

    MLB.com Sep 20
    Two 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.
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  • Flying Puig fully extends for run-saving catch

    Flying Puig fully extends for run-saving catch

    MLB.com Sep 20
    Dodgers 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.
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  • Lingering soreness keeps Uribe out of lineup

    Lingering soreness keeps Uribe out of lineup

    MLB.com Sep 20
    Third 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.
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  • Coghlan HR Leads Cubs Over Dodgers, 8-7

    Coghlan HR Leads Cubs Over Dodgers, 8-7

    nytimes.com Sep 20
    Chris 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.
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  • Video - Arrieta Pitches Cubs Past Cardinals 00:49

    Arrieta Pitches Cubs Past Cardinals

    Sep 24
    Jake Arrieta picked up his 10th victory of the season, striking out 10 in the Cubs' 3-1 win over the Cardinals.
  • Video - Cubs Top Cards On Walk-Off In 10th 00:35

    Cubs Top Cards On Walk-Off In 10th

    Sep 23
    Welington Castillo's RBI single in the 10th lifted the Cubs to a 4-3 win over the Cardinals.
  • Video - Wainwright, Cardinals Blank Cubs 00:58

    Wainwright, Cardinals Blank Cubs

    Sep 22
    Adam Wainwright struck out eight batters over seven scoreless innings to lead the Cardinals past the Cubs 8-0.
  • Video - Puig's Flying Catch 00:17

    Puig's Flying Catch

    Sep 20
    Yasiel 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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