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Cubs News: David Ross wants Kris Bryant back for the playoffsIn Ross's mind, he wants Bryant in the playoffs.

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Cubs, White Sox armed and ready for Games 1 and 2 of playoffsThe big stage is ready. Pressure? What pressure? "Still no fans in the playoffs, right?"

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MLB Announces Suspensions For Jimmy Cordero, Rick RenteriaMajor League Baseball has handed down a pair of suspensions arising out of last night's game between Chicago's crosstown rivals....

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Cubs vs. White Sox Saturday 9/26 game threadsLooking for Saturday's game threads? You have come to the right place.

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Cubs News: Brailyn Marquez makes 40-man postseason rosterHeralded left-handed pitching prospect Brailyn Marquez is included on the Cubs postseason roster. But will he see the mound this October?

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Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox preview, Saturday 9/26, 6:10 CTThe Cubs can clinch the NL Central title with a victory tonight.

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White Sox Reliever Jimmy Cordero Suspended 3 Games For Hitting Cubs' Willson Contreras With Pitch; Manager Rick Renteria Suspended One GameContreras hit a three-run home run off White Sox starter Dylan Cease in the third inning on Friday, then exited the batter's box with a sky-high bat-flip.

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Kris Bryant returns to Cubs lineup in penultimate regular season gameThe Cubs exercised caution with Bryant's oblique, slowly testing it as the week progressed. Friday, he took swings in the batting cage and ground balls, reporting positive feedback to Ross.

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Happ Leads Off, Bryant Returns, Lester Makes Final Regular Season StartThe Cubs lowered their magic number to one with last night's 10-0 rout, so they've got a chance to lock up the division one way or another in this one.

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White Sox reliever Jimmy Cordero suspended three games for throwing at Willson ContrerasThe little kerfuffle from Friday evening has cost the Sox righthander.

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Kris Bryant Returns to Cubs' Lineup vs. White Sox SaturdayAfter missing nearly a week with an oblique ailment, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is back in the lineup for Saturday’s game against the Chicago White Sox.

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Kris Bryant Returns to Cubs Lineup in Penultimate Regular Season GameThe Cubs third baseman returns to the lineup with two games to face live pitching before the postseason.

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Jimmy Cordero Suspended 3 Games for Hitting Willson Contreras With PitchChicago White Sox pitcher Jimmy Cordero has been suspended for three games and manager Rick Renteria has been suspended for one game and fined after Cordero was deemed to have intentionally hit Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras with a pitch on Friday night.

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SB Nation Reacts: Cubs fans are nervousWelcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Cubs fans, and fans across the country.

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Cubs News: Yu Darvish puts the finishing touches on his Cy Young resumeWith one last dazzling effort, Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish put the finishing touch on a season that seems likely to end with his being a Cy Young finalist.

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Chicago Cubs Playoff Update: Magic Number, Clinching Scenarios, Potential OpponentsThe Chicago Cubs clinched their playoff berth earlier this week, but now they’re trying to lock up the third seed in the National League standings by capturing the Central Division title.

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The Rundown: Cubs On Cusp of Crown, Contreras Executes Other-Worldly Bat Flip, Lester Starts Possible ClincherDo you feel better this morning? The Cubs broke out the bats in a big way to beat the White Sox 10-0, so, because the Cardinals split their doubleheader with the Brewers, Chicago's magic number to win the NL Central is just one game.

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Talking Grover with a Little GirlI sat in the Beetle and cried. It wasnt an ugly cry or an evil cry.

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Put a meal and a stewardess on that flipFlipped his bat high in the air? Contreras's flip off the three-run homer he smashed on White Sox starter Dylan Cease 's dollar was the only flip yet where you were tempted to say what you used to holler watching a titanic home run fly out: "Put a meal and a stewardess on that one!"

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Chicago Cubs Team StaxBATTERS AVG OBA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS E Team Totals.221.317 1852 250 409 82 8 70 236 218 551 20 9 28 Heyward.273.401 143 20.

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2020 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 58The Cubs offense explodes behind Yu Darvish in a 10-0 win.

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Cubs News: Did anyone expect to be here with Jason Heyward?Jason Heyward has had a roller coaster Cubs career that's peaked in 2020, thanks to critical adjustments and a new manager calling the shots.

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The Cubs showed us Friday how baseball is intense, weird and wonderfulThe Cubs dominated a strange affair against the White Sox to drop their magic number to 1.

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Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox preview, Saturday 9/26, 6:10 CTThe Cubs are 11-7 vs. AL teams this season. Since the start of 2016, the Cubs are 63-35 in interleague play, the best mark in the NL and second in the majors behind the Red Sox.

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Willson Contreras Punctuates Offensive Explosion with Epic Bat FlipMired in an offensive drought that saw the crops that had once looked so strong and healthy now wilting pathetically, the Cubs needed a little something extra.

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Cubs-White Sox: Who wins?This crosstown series definitely has some serious implications.

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Cubs 10, White Sox 0: Where was all that in Pittsburgh?The Cubs hit five home runs and crushed the South Siders.

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Cincinnati Reds Vs Chicago CubsCincinnati Reds center fielder Josh Hamilton breaks his bat to lead off the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago August 14, 2007.

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Chicago Cubs Playoff Update: Magic Number, Clinching Scenarios, Potential OpponentsThe Chicago Cubs clinched their playoff berth earlier this week, but now they're trying to lock up the third seed in the National League standings by capturing the Central Division title.

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The Kris Bryant situationSorry, I didnt want to crowd this much baseball into such a short span of time& but all of baseball has been crammed into a short span of time.

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Final start gives Darvish, Cubs reason to take big CyYu Darvish added another seven scoreless innings Friday night to a 12-start season he finished off with a 2.01 ERA, helping move the Cubs within a victory loss of clinching a division title.

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Cubs' Willson Contreras has ‘zero regrets' after bat-flip vs. White SoxWillson Contreras didn't mean to throw his bat so high. Before the Cubs' 10-0 win over the White Sox Friday, Contreras said, Anthony Rizzo had told him to do something exciting if he hit a home run.

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Chicago Cubs Score and RecapSomething had to give in a battle of teams limping to the finish line despite having secured playoff bids.

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Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox odds, picks and best betsPreviewing Saturday's Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox sports betting odds and lines, with MLB betting picks, tips and best bets.

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Why the Cubs need Kris Bryant back more now than everThe signs of life the Cubs' lineup showed Friday night against Dylan Cease's youthful fastball arrived just in time to shed any recently arising doubt over closing out their division title.

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Watch: Javy Baez Doubles…FROM THE LEFT SIDE! ! !Javy Báez is naturally a lefty. You may recall he took one prior at-bat from the left side, so this double brings him to a lifetime.500 average as a lefty.

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What the Tough Choice in NL Cy Young Race Says About Cubs Playoff HopesYu Darvish might have pitched his way back into the Cy Young race with seven scoreless innings in his final start Friday.

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White Sox say Jimmy Cordero didn't hit Cubs' Willson Contreras on purposeIt seemed odd, that the "change the game" White Sox, who have blasted Tim Anderson's bat flip heard ‘round the world out all over the place, would suddenly go all old school.

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Cubs' Willson Contreras Has a€˜Zero Regrets' After Bat-Flip Vs. White SoxIn the aftermath of Willson Contreras' bat flip, he was hit by a pitch, andthe Sox were handed three ejections.

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White Sox Crushed by Cubs as Late-Season Tailspin Worsens Ahead of PlayoffsThe late-season tailspin just keeps getting worse for the White Sox, who looked nothing like contenders in getting thumped by the Cubs on Friday night.

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Cubs one win away from division title after blowout victory at White SoxWillson Contreras' bat flipped end over end, soaring. There were no White Sox fans in the stands of Guaranteed Rate Field Friday to boo or gasp.

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Chicago Cubs' Playoff Update: Magic Number, Division Title Clinching ScenariosThe Chicago Cubs took a big step closer to clinching the National League Central Division title on Friday night, as they blew out the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Cubs crush five homers as the offense leads the way in blowout win over the White SoxKyle Schwarber, Willson Contreras, Javy Baez and Victor Caratini each homered in Friday's 10-0 victory over the White Sox.

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Frank Thomas lays into White Sox after blowout loss to Cubs"After what happened in Cleveland to this team, to come home to your own ballpark and play like you played tonight, it's absolutely embarrassing," Thomas said.

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Yu Darvish deals, Cubs smash 5 homers in 10-0 winThe Cubs hit five home runs to back Yu Darvish's scoreless seven-inning start in a 10-0 rout of the White Sox.

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Why the Cubs Need Kris Bryant Back More Now Than EverThe mere presence of a healthy Bryant back in the No. 2 spot in the order even if his timing and swing arent all there yet is a pitch-eating,...

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White Sox Say Jimmy Cordero Didn't Hit Cubs' Willson Contreras on PurposeIt seemed odd, that the “change the game” White Sox, who have blasted Tim Anderson’s bat flip heard ‘round the world out all over the place, would suddenly go all old school.

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Willson Contreras Homers Twice, Cubs Blow Out Struggling White Sox FridayIn a battle of two teams that have been struggling as of late, the Chicago Cubs came out on top as they clobbered five home runs in a dominant win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

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Cubs' Javier Baez Bats Left-Handed, Hits Double in Latest El Mago MomentJavy Bez turned around and batted from the left side on Friday, hitting a double off Sox infielder Yolmer Snchez.

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Chicago Cubs-Chicago White Sox RunsCubs seventh. Anthony Rizzo grounds out to shallow infield, Tim Anderson to Jose Abreu. Willson Contreras hit by pitch.

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Cubs One Win Away From Division Title After Blowout Victory at White SoxAfter a week-long team slump, the Cubs scored as many runs Friday as they did in their previous seven games combined.

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Frank Thomas: White Sox' Blowout Loss to Cubs a€˜absolutely Embarrassing'White Sox legend Frank Thomas ripped into the team after the Cubs blew them out at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Quick takes: Cubs ride Yu Darvish, home run to trim magic number to 1When the Cubs and White Sox met at Wrigley Field in August, the South Siders won two of three games behind 12 home runs.

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Watch: Victor Caratini Hits Cubs Fourth Home Run of GameThis is fun, isn't it Cubs fans? Victor Caratini joined the home run party on Friday night, after Schwarber, Contreras, and had homered earlier.

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Jeremy Jeffress taunts former teammate Nomar Mazara after Cubs home runVictor Caratini hit an opposite field home run to right field in the sixth inning, giving the Cubs a 7-0 lead over the White Sox.

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Quick Takes: Cubs Ride Yu Darvish, Home Run to Trim Magic Number to 1The Cubs hit five home runs and Yu Darvish was stellar against the White Sox in a 10-0 win that trimmed the magic number for the NL Central to one.

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White Sox Pitcher Jimmy Cordero Ejected After Hitting Cubs Catcher Willson Contreras With PitchTempers flared between the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs on Friday night at Guaranteed Rate Field, as Sox reliever Jimmy Cordero was ejected after hitting...

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Three White Sox Ejected as Cubs Bat-Flipper Willson Contreras Hit by PitchThe White Sox were on the other end of a "guy gets hit after bat-flipping" situation Friday night, and it ended with a pitcher, a manager and a...

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Watch: Javy Baez Hits 428-Foot Home RunThe Cubs have broken out the lumber on the South Side tonight. With Schwarber and Contreras homering earlier, Javy wasn't about to sit out the homer party.

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Jeremy Jeffress Taunts Former Teammate Nomar Mazara After Cubs Home RunCubs reliever Jeremy Jeffress had fun at the expense of former teammate Nomar Mazara on Friday.

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Crosstown Journal2016 Regular Season and both the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs are home.

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Cubs' Willson Contreras mashes home run, unleashes epic bat flipThe Cubs are playing the White Sox this weekend, so it only makes sense that Willson Contreras unleashed a bat flip that would make Tim Anderson proud.

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Watch: Willson Contreras Launches Three-Run Home Run Off Dylan CeaseWith the Cubs already leading 1-0, Willson Contreras added to the lead with a three-run oppo homer to put the Cubs up 4-0 on Dylan Cease and the Chicago White Sox.

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Overflow thread 1: Cubs vs. White Sox, Friday 9/25, 7:10 CTSome games in MLB’s wild-card round will be on ABC-TV. Here’s the full schedule Surprise!

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White Sox slugger Jimenez sidelined with bruised footWhite Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, which will likely sideline the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.

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Watch: Kyle Schwarber Opens Scoring with Home RunThe Cubs and White Sox both entered this weekend series looking to win their respective divisions despite being in the midst of some struggles.

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Fans React to Cubs' Willson Contreras' Bat Flip Against White SoxSome of the best fan reactions to Willson Contreras' bat flip against the White Sox.

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Cubs' Willson Contreras Mashes Home Run, Unleashes Epic Bat FlipWillson Contreras hit an opposite field three-run home run in the third inning Friday, and, well, chucked his bat into orbit to celebrate.

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First pitch thread: Cubs vs. White Sox, Friday 9/25, 7:10 CTAn updated look at 2020 postseason matchups and remaining schedules It’s going to be one wild weekend.

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Chicago Cubs News: Chicago White Sox series previewAs they get set to renew their rivalry, both of the Cubs and the White Sox baseball teams are in desperate need of a spark heading into October.

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Chicago Cubs: Ross updates Kris Bryant's injury statusThe Chicago Cubs offense has been struggling of late as they enter their final three games of the regular season.

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Cubs Promote Infielder Patrick Wisdom, Option Jose Martinez to South BendIt's impossible not to question the wisdom of that trade for José Martínez at this point.

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An Industrial Sized Chill PillBoy, you think the Cubs had turned a corner, and then suddenly they drop a key series to the literal worst team in MLB.

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Cubs' Kris Bryant out for Crosstown opener, weekend availability undecided"I don't know how hard he swung," Cubs manager David Ross said Friday. "If it was off the tee, or flips, or live-arm, I have no idea about that."

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In a battle of playoff-bound Chicago teams, only the Cubs look the partThe Cubs clobber the White Sox as the final weekend of the regular season begins.

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Cubs roster move: Patrick Wisdom recalled, Jose Martinez optionedPrior to Friday's game, the Cubs optioned Martinez to the Alternate Site in South Bend and added infielder Patrick Wisdom, who will be available for Friday's game against the White Sox.

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Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras on bat flip: 'No regrets'Willson Contreras said Friday he didn't regret flipping his bat after a three-run home run, which led to him getting plunked later, while Cubs manager David Ross said he "loved every second of it."

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Cubs vs. White Sox Friday 9/25 game threadsIf you seek Friday's game threads, look no further.

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Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox preview, Friday 9/25, 7:10 CTThe Cubs are 10-7 vs. the AL this season, 13-7 in their last 20 interleague games and 16-9 in their last 25 dating to June 19, 2019.

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Cubs' Kris Bryant Out for Crosstown Opener, Weekend Availability UndecidedCubs third baseman Kris Bryant took swings in the batting cage on Friday, four days after he left a game at Pittsburgh with right oblique tightness.

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Crosstown Showdown, Round 2: White Sox, Cubs' Pennant Races CollideThe White Sox and Cubs will close out the regular season this weekend with both of their races for a division crown colliding at Guaranteed Rate Field, just as they drew it up, right?

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Cubs Select Patrick WisdomThe Cubs have selected infielder Patrick Wisdom, optioned first baseman / outfielder Jose Martinez and placed right-hander Manuel Rodriguez on the 45-day injured list, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic was among those to report.

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White Sox expect Eloy Jimenez to miss Cubs series with mid foot sprainEloy Jiménez sprained his foot sliding into home plate during the seventh inning of Thursday's game in Cleveland and departed the game early.

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Chicago Cubs-Chicago White Sox RunsCubs second. Jason Heyward grounds out to shallow infield, Nick Madrigal to Jose Abreu. Javier Baez flies out to right field to Nomar Mazara.

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Chicago Cubs News: 'The W is all that matters' for David RossCubs News: Changes needed after another late-season offensive slump by Jake Misener.

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Chicago Cubs LineupThe Cubs have played like utter garbage for the better part of the last week and have gone through several other rough patches over the course of the season.

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White Sox Expect Eloy Jimenez to Miss Cubs Series With Mid Foot SprainAs the White Sox try to snap out their current funk, they'll have to do it without one of their best offensive threats, as the team expects Eloy Jimnez to...

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Chicago Cubs' Playoff Update: Magic Number, Division Title Clinching ScenariosThe Chicago Cubs took a big step closer to clinching the National League Central Division title on Friday night, as they blew out the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Cubs, White Sox meet just as both teams are reeling from terrible weekIt should have been a celebration of two good teams as they rollicked and rolled to the playoffs, which begin Tuesday.

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Bears TE Cole Kmet Makes His Prediction for Cubs-White Sox SeriesCole Kmet is no stranger to the importance of the Crosstown Classic to Cubs and White Sox fans.

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Thom Brennaman resigns as Cincinnati Reds broadcasterThe link contains what originally aired, plus an apology Brennaman gave several innings later — though in the middle of it, he interrupts himself to call a home run.

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Cubs well-represented among MLB's most popular jerseysThe Cubs are a popular choice among fans looking for a player to rock on the back of a jersey.

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On The Horizon: Cubs vs. White Sox series previewThis could be lots of fun for the Cubs. Or not.

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Cubs' Javy Baez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo Among Most Popular JerseysThe Cubs are a popular choice among fans looking for a player to rock on the back of a jersey.

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Cubs News: Changes needed after another late-season offensive slumpAfter yet another late-season offensive slump, it's past time for Theo Epstein to make the necessary changes to fix this inconsistent Cubs offense.

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Can Cubs match up with Dodgers, with Jerry Hairston Jr.David Kaplan and Gordon Wittenmyer are joined former Cub and Jerry Hairston Jr. They discuss the upcoming postseason and compare the Dodgers and Cubs this season and for the future.

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Quantifying Hope: Cubs Limping into Final Weekend with 91% Division OddsThe Cubs are 2-5 and have scored just 10 runs in their last seven games, with just three runs in the last three games they dropped to the Pirates.

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Dodgers' Mookie Betts, Cubs' Javy Baez in top 10 of MLB's best-selling jerseysNo White Sox player made the top 20.

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Can Cubs Match Up With Dodgers, With Jerry Hairston Jr.David Kaplan and Gordon Wittenmyer are joined former Cub and Dodgers broadcaster Jerry Hairston Jr. They discuss the upcoming postseason and compare the Dodgers and Cubs this season and for the future.

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What's at stake for White Sox in suddenly crucial Crosstown series vs. CubsWhen the modified 60-game schedule was released, it looked like the White Sox three-game matchup with the Cubs to close out the regular season was going to be the biggest Crosstown series since the 1906 World Series.

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Cubs @ White Sox Series PreviewOnce the darlings of the baseball world and Chicago media, both Windy City squads have fallen on hard times as they limp toward the postseason on the strength of their early and mid-season success.

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Chicago Cubs Team StaxThe entire Bay Area could be in red tier next week. Which counties won't reopen everything allowed?

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Chicago Cubs News: Top player of the 2020 COVID-seasonThe Cubs have struggled on offense lately but who has bee the best of the Cubs position players of the short 2020 season?

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2020 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 57I'm even happier that if the Cubs continue to faceplant the last weekend of this season that they'll get a do-over next week in the playoffs.

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What's at Stake for White Sox in Suddenly Crucial Crosstown Series Vs. CubsThe AL Central will be decided this weekend. But the White Sox biggest task in the Crosstown series vs. the Cubs is playing three games that completely erase...

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The Cubs are expecting reduced capacities at Wrigley Field in 2021Based on advice from medical experts, as well as restrictions because of local ordinances, the Cubs are not expecting full capacity inside Wrigley Field at the beginning of next season.

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The Rundown: Finding Invisible Cat of Offensive Woes, Weekend Battle of Weakened Teams, Cubs Plan to Host Fans Next SeasonFor David Ross, that means trying to figure out why his team hasn't hit this year, and it's a guarantee he's not going to come up with any answers with three games left in the regular season.

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Chicago Cubs News: The best possible Round 1 matchup?The Chicago Cubs have clinched a playoff berth for the fifth time in six seasons.

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An updated look at 2020 postseason matchups and remaining schedulesWe enter the final weekend of the 60-game sprint of a 2020 regular MLB season with a lot still up in the air as far as postseason position, especially for the Cubs.

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MLB DFS Picks and Analysis 9/25: The Grind DownThe MLB DFS picks, MLB DFS cheat sheet, and MLB DFS projections for DraftKings and FanDuel in the RotoGrinders MLB Grind Down will give you an in-depth analysis of the upcoming MLB schedule for Friday, September 25.

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Grading Series Victory Over the Chicago CubsIn their penultimate series of the 2020 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates have finally* won their second series of the season.

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Outside The Confines: The Final FridayAs we head into the final weekend of regular season ball, the Cubs will hope to maintain their hold on the top spot and by Sunday we'll have a complete picture of how the new postseason will shake out.

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Baseball history unpacked, September 25Cubs, simCubs, and MLB news — Happy birthday, Kyle Ryan!

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'The W is all that matters': Chicago Cubs manager David Ross is already in playoff modeEntering his first postseason at the helm, Chicago's rookie skipper has shown he'll be ready for what's ahead.

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Revisiting Old Prospect Lists  BAs Top 10 from 2017 Was Gutted in a SummerWhen Baseball America put out their top Cubs prospect list before the 2017 season, I’m pretty sure I was a bit excited because of who would be at the top. Little did I know, that would be the last time Eloy Jimenez would be atop a Cubs prospect list.

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Can the Cubs match up with the Dodgers with Jerry Hairston Jr.As the postseason nears, it's time to start looking at potential matchups for the Cubs.

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Cincinnati, Ohio Sunday September 19th 2004Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH.. Wall to wall sunshine awaited us as we ventured from the hotel and headed toward the Great American Ballpark.

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Cubs Make Playoffs Even With Slumping OffenseTopics - Cubs make 5th postseason in 6 years.

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Cubs News: Yu Darvish and Kyle Hendricks are crucial to this stretchThe Chicago Cubs' Kyle Hendricks has been outstanding on the mound. Yu Darvish has been good for seven straight starts for more than a month, culminating in an NL Pitcher of the Month for August.

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Cubs Add Marquez and More Prospects to Their 40-Man Playoff RosterThey were a couple of surprise names on the list in top prospect Brailyn Marquez and catcher PJ Higgins.

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Cubs Announce 40-Man Postseason Player PoolThe Cubs have set their 40-man postseason-eligible player pool roster, which includes 21 pitchers, nine infielders, six outfielders and four catchers.

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Cubs' skid at Pirates raises playoff stakes for Crosstown SeriesBut in the series finale between the Cubs and Pirates on Thursday, it was hard to tell which team was in first and which in last.

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Top prospect Brailyn Marquez among players added to Cubs' 40-man postseason rosterThe Cubs finalized their final postseason 40-man roster following Thursday's 7-0 loss to the Pirates.

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Chicago Cubs should prioritize signing Trevor Bauer this offseasonWith veteran southpaw Jon Lester's contract expiring, the Chicago Cubs should consider reaching out to Trevor Bauer's camp this offseason.

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Brailyn Marquez added to Chicago Cubs' playoff roster poolTop pitching prospect Brailyn Marquez was included in the Chicago Cubs' 40-man playoff pool despite never pitching above Class A.

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Cubs' Skid at Pirates Raises Playoff Stakes for Crosstown SeriesThe Cubs lost 7-0 at Pittsburgh on Thursday, the team's third straight loss.

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Sources: Chicago Cubs planning for reduced capacity at Wrigley Field to start 2021 MLB seasonWith uncertainty surrounding the number of fans who will be allowed in the stands when Major League Baseball opens its 2021 season, the Chicago Cubs laid off about 25% of their business staff on Thursday, sources told ESPN's Jesse Rogers.

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Cubs announce 40-man postseason player poolYou'll see some surprise names there, but there's a catch.

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Chad Kuhl twirls gem in Pirates' shutout win vs. CubsChad Kuhl brought a no-hitter into the 6th inning and the Pirates' offense hit four home runs for a shutout win against the Cubs.

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Cubs Struggle Down Stretch Once Again In PittsburghThe Chicago Cubs continued their end-of-season struggles that have plagued them in years past with a stinker of a series in Pittsburgh.

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Kuhl Goes 7 Sharp Innings As Pirates Blank Cubs 7-0Chicago's number for clinching the NL Central remained two. The Cubs' only other hit was Jason Kipnis' double in the seventh.

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Pirates Postgame Commentary: Sept. 24 vs CubsChicago Cubs 0 WP: Chad Kuhl. LP: Alec Mills. SV: N/A In one of their most dominant performances of 2020, the Pirates rode four home runs and another strong starting pitching effort to a 7-0 win over the Chicago Cubs Thursday afternoon&.

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Pirates 7, Cubs 0: Groundhog DayYou know, I probably could have just taken the recap to Wednesday's game, changed a few names and details and posted it here.

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A Deep Dive Into the Numbers Shows Why the Cubs Offense is StrugglingWhile Javier Baez and Kris Bryant's struggles haven't helped, the Cubs have deeper issues at hand that have caused the offense to stifle in 2020.

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Cubs-Pirates: Bats go silent again as Cubs' September swoon continuesCubs manage just two hits in Thursday's 7-0 loss to the Pirates. The offense has scored one run or fewer in five of its last seven games.

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MLB Postseason: Cubs Announce 40-Man Pool of Eligible PlayersThe group consists of players eligible for the Cubs during their postseason run. Those currently on the 28-man active roster are included, in addition to a combination of 12 players currently on the injured list or those who trained at the South Bend alternate site.

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Quick takes: Cubs drop third straight to Pirates entering big weekendBuckle up. The Cubs dropped their third straight game to the last place Pirates on Thursday, their fifth loss in six games, setting up a big weekend series against the crosstown White Sox for the NL Central race.

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Quick Takes: Cubs Drop Third Straight to Pirates Entering Big WeekendThe Cubs dropped their third straight game to the last place Pirates on Thursday, their fifth loss in six games, setting up a big weekend series against the crosstown White Sox for the NL Central race.

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Cubs News: Jon Lester's most memorable momentsThis could be the final season in a Chicago Cubs uniform for starting pitcher Jon Lester unless they exercise a $25 million contract - which they won't.

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Cubs Expected to Add Hard-Throwing LHP Brailyn Marquez to Postseason RosterFinally! As first reported by Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Cubs are expected to add flame-throwing lefty Brailyn Marquez to their 40-man postseason roster.

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Overflow thread 1: Cubs vs. Pirates, Thursday 9/24, 12:35 CTSome games in MLB’s wild-card round will be on ABC-TV. Here’s the full schedule Surprise!

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First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Pirates, Thursday 9/24, 12:35 CTSome games in MLB’s wild-card round will be on ABC-TV. Here’s the full schedule Surprise!

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Pirates Extend Winning Streak To Three As They Blank ChicagoOn a cool afternoon in September the Pirates took the field for what would be their last home game of the year.

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Cubs' Ian Happ out after ‘tweaking' ankle, Jason Heyward batting thirdA combination of the leadoff hitter's ailment and Ross' recent lineup experimentation has moved Anthony Rizzo to the top of the batting order and Jason Heyward to third for the first time this season.

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In Darvish, Hendricks, Cubs have 2 wings and a prayerThe more the Cubs' lineup sputters, the more the Cubs need Kyle Hendricks to pitched like a Game 1 playoff ace, the way he did most of Wednesday night.

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David Ross shakes up Chicago Cubs orderManager David Ross has shaken up the Chicago Cubs' lineup with Anthony Rizzo batting leadoff and Jason Heyward batting third against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Sources: Chicago Cubs planning for reduced capacity at Wrigley Field to start 2021 MLB seasonWith uncertainty surrounding the number of fans who will be allowed in the stands when Major League Baseball opens its 2021 season, the Chicago Cubs laid off about 25% of their business staff on Thursday, sources told ESPN's Jesse Rogers.

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Kuhl goes 7 sharp innings, Pirates beat slumping Cubs 7-0PITTSBURGH — Chad Kuhl pitched seven sharp innings and Colin Moran and Bryan Reynolds each homered in three-hit games in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 7-0 victory over the slumping Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

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Pirates cool off Hendricks, slip past playoff-bound Cubs 2-1The Chicago Cubs are heading to the playoffs for the fifth time in six years.

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Pirates 2, Cubs 1: Deja vuYes. You have seen this game before. Too often, in fact.

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David Ross shakes up the Cubs lineup against the Pirates, moving Anthony Rizzo to the leadoff spotManager David Ross has shaken up the Chicago Cubs' struggling lineup Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the finale of a four-game series at PNC Park.

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Pirates Cool Off Hendricks, Slip Past Playoff-Bound CubsPITTSBURGH — The Chicago Cubs are heading to the playoffs for the fifth time in six years.

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Chicago Cubs offense sputters in loss to Pittsburgh PiratesAfter allowing back-to-back home runs Wednesday night, Kyle Hendricks retired 22 of the next 24 batters but was saddled with a 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Cubs-Pirates: Despite loss, Kyle Hendricks strong in final start before postseasonHendricks pitched like one of baseball's best starters in September, finishing the month 3-1 with a 1.45 ERA.

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Cubs 1, Pirates 2: Hendricks Is Really Good, the Cubs Offense and Not So Much.Kyle Hendricks made two mistakes in the first, giving up two home runs. After that, he kept the Pirate offense off-balance all night.

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Cubs' Anthony Rizzo homers in back-to-back games, but offense continues to scuffleRizzo homered in his first at-bat in the Cubs' 2-1 loss to the Pirates on Wednesday.

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Cubs' David Ross on fixing hitting by playoffs: ‘Maybe the stage does it'So the Cubs just earned a playoff berth. So they're closing in on a division title in a 60-game season.

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Quick takes: Cubs' division title goes through White Sox after latest lossKyle Hendricks was sharp after surrendering back-to-back solo home runs to open Wednesday's game in Pittsburgh, continuing what has been a great month for him.

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Williams Leads The Pirates To Victory In Final Start Of The SeasonTonight Trevor Williams took the mound for what could be his final time in a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform.

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2020 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 55Cubs rally back late to tie, still fall to Pirates 3-2.

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Chicago Cubs punch postseason ticket, but there's still work to be doneDespite a loss on Tuesday night, the Cubs punched their postseason ticket. There's still work to be done, though, if the team is to win the NL Central.

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Ripping Cubs' Kris Bryant for Injuries, Bad COVID Season Dumb and DumberMaybe were all a little quicker these days to throw punches, but it's amazing and stupid how fast Kris Bryant become one of Chicago's favorite...

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Pirates' Win Slows Cubs' Drive In NL CentralPITTSBURGH — Jacob Stallings hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates stalled the Chicago Cubs' bid to win the NL Central with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night.

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2020 MLB postseason picture clears up as Cleveland, Cubs, Braves clinch playoff spotsThere's two remaining spots in the AL, while the NL still has four more spots to fill.

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The Chicago Cubs Can Now Set Their Sights On Post-Season Play On The Major League Baseball DiamondThe Chicago Cubs clinched a playoff spot under rookie manager David Ross, returning to the postseason after a one-year absence despite losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on a walk-off home run by Jacob Stallings.

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Chicago Cubs clinch playoff berthThe Chicago Cubs are headed back to the postseason after a one-year absence, despite a 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Kevin Stallings' walk-off home run in the ninth inning.

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Stallings walks it off to back Brault's strong startSteven Brault twirled seven scoreless innings and Jacob Stallings hit a walk-off homer to guide the Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Cubs.

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Anthony Rizzo, Cubs Core Beat Odds to Return to October for One More RunIf the end indeed is near for the Cubs core that won the 2016 championship, it is at least assured as of Tuesday night one more chance to go out on top.

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Cubs clinch postseason berthDavid Ross became the seventh manager since 1903 to take the Cubs to the postseason in his first year as skipper.

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Cubs Clinch 2020 MLB Playoff Berth After Phillies, Reds LossesThe Chicago Cubs are going to the playoffs for the fifth time in six years.

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Quick takes: Cubs clinch playoff berth despite walkoff loss in PittsburghLosses earlier in the night by the Phillies, who were swept in a doubleheader, Â assured the playoff spot for the Cubs, whose magic number for clinching the National League Central remained at 4, pending the Cardinals' later game against the Royals.

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Watch: Anthony Rizzo Ties Game with Two-Run Homer in PittsburghBoy did the Cubs need that...It had been quite a while since the Cubs last homered, and Anthony Rizzo couldn't have picked a better time to end the drought.

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Kris Bryant's right oblique feeling better, but Cubs won't rush him backManager David Ross said Bryant's latest injury won't require at trip to the 10-day injured list.

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Overflow thread 2: Cubs vs. Pirates, Tuesday 9/22, 6:05 CTCubs 5, Pirates 0: Jon Lester and Kyle Schwarber lead the way That's more like it.

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Cubs News: Pedro Strop will not pitch for the Cubs in 2020 due to injuryWhile there were high hopes for the return of Chicago Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop, the right-hander suffered a hip injury and is likely done for the season.

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