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Just how eager are Chicago Cubs fans to break the 108-year World Series drought? Eager enough that one fan has already etched “World Series Champions” and “Curse Broken” onto his body in tattoo form. The Cubs, of course, won’t play their first playoff g…Share Tweet
The Cardinals Lost Their 76th Gamedeadspin.com 7 hours agoThe St. Louis Cardinals squandered a perfect chance to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday as they lost to the Cincinnati Reds, 2-1.Read more...Share TweetEpstein helped the Boston Red Sox end an 86-year World Series title drought. Expectations are high he can duplicate the feat with the playoff-bound Chicago Cubs.Share Tweet
Cardinals normally good with runners in scoring position, but falter at key timeESPN.com 16 hours agoCardinals normally good with runners in scoring position, but falter at key timeShare Tweetyahoo.com 16 hours agoWelcome to The Walk Off, the nightly MLB recap from Big League Stew. Here we’ll look at the top performers of the night, show you a must-see highlight and rundown the scoreboard. First, we start with a game you need to know about. The circumstances the …Share TweetMLB.com 16 hours agoAfter the Reds held off a late Cardinals rally Wednesday night, the Giants were in prime position to extend their lead on St. Louis in the National League Wild Card standings. But Tyler Chatwood had other plans.Share Tweet
Rangers rally in 8th, extend lead for top seedMLB.com 18 hours agoCarlos Gomez hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth inning as the Rangers rallied for an 8-5 win over the Brewers on Wednesday night in the rubber game at Globe Life Park.Share TweetPirates first baseman John Jaso hit his way to PNC Park history on Wednesday night, completing the first cycle in the history of Pittsburgh's ballpark along the Allegheny River in the Bucs' 8-4 win over the Cubs. Jaso went 4-for-4 with five RBIs.Share TweetClosers need nerves of steel. Raisel Iglesias is showing he has what it takes.Share Tweetnytimes.com 19 hours agoBruce, who had mostly struggled since arriving from the Reds in an Aug. 1 trade, hit his third home run in five games, and the Mets stayed ahead of the Giants and the Cardinals.Share Tweet
Coghlan sustains mild left ankle sprainMLB.com 20 hours agoCubs outfielder Chris Coghlan had to leave Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the Pirates in the fifth inning with a mild left ankle sprain suffered when he crashed into the left-field wall.Share Tweetyahoo.com 23 hours agoSt. Louis Cardinals prospect John Kilichowski will forever be the answer to a trivia question no one thought would exist even two months ago. During Wednesday’s instructional league game against the New York Mets, he was the pitcher who allowed a home r…Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 28 (yesterday)With the National League wild card race as tight as can be, the St. Louis Cardinals’ playoff hopes may depend solely on the arm of Mike Leake. If the 28-year-old hopes to keep the Cardinals in the hunt, he’ll have to do so against his former team, the C…Share Tweet
Essay: A Father and Son’s Shared Passion: Hating the Cubsnytimes.com Sep 28 (yesterday)What a Cubs World Series title would mean to a family of lifelong White Sox fans.Share Tweetyahoo.com Sep 28 (yesterday)If you were hoping the NL wild-card race would shake up Tuesday night, that didn’t happen. What did happen was three beatdowns handed out by teams looking to lock down those two playoff spots. If you like symmetry, you probably like this: The New York M…Share Tweet
Lackey thinks Cubs has what it takes to make a deep postseason run: 'It's all here'ESPN.com Sep 28 (yesterday)Lackey thinks Cubs has what it takes to make a deep postseason run: 'It's all here'Share Tweetnytimes.com Sep 28 (yesterday)Carlos Gomez hit a towering three-run homer in the eighth inning and the AL-leading Texas Rangers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5 on Wednesday night for their MLB-best 49th come-from-behind victory.Share Tweet
The Art Of Pitch-FramingMar 21Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy explains the finer points of pitch-framing
Miguel Montero Excited For New RotationMar 20Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is ready to work with the new rotation for the team and explains what needs to be worked on in spring training.
Epstein's 'Mission Impossible'Mar 8William Rhoden explains how Theo Epstein went from the Boston Red Sox's "boy wonder" to undertaking an impossible mission as the president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.
Lester Impressive In First Cubs OutingMar 6Jon Lester got his Cubs career underway with his first appearance on the mound in a spring training game.