Clayton Kershaw pitched a gem in Game 2, but Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo almost took him deep. Their matchup in Game 6 could highlight the tiny margins between being and beating the best.
In NLCS Game 6, the Cubs will go to the closest thing to Greg Maddux since, well, Greg Maddux. What does the Hall of Famer think of Chicago's starter?
Jason Heyward's struggles at the plate haven't cost the Cubs yet this postseason, but they could soon. And that's reason enough for a change.
Rookie defenseman Zach Werenski had a goal and an assist, and Nick Foligno and William Karlsson picked up their first goals of the season as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Blackhawks Friday.
Call off search; Cubs' bats are back
Chicago's offense struggled in Games 1-3 of the NLCS, but found its rhythm in Games 4 and 5.
Breaking down the postseason so far
Are managers relying too much on their bullpens? Should they expect more from their starters? And could the Cubs beat the Indians in the World Series? Keith Law, Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborksi discuss. MLB Roundtable (Insider)
Charles Moynihan ESPN
Game 6 of the NLCS is Saturday night in Chicago. If the Cubs win, the celebration will be 'slightly' more boisterous as they would advance to their first World Series since 1945.
Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer
Unlike the Cubs' bats the past two nights, all is quiet inside Wrigley Field a day before Game 6 of the NLCS.
The actor and Chicago Cubs superfan represented his team during a surprise trip to the White House, predicting that they'll reach the World Series.
Lester's dominance reminiscent of 1900's Cubs
Jon Lester has started three games in the 2016 playoffs without allowing more than one run in any. The only other Cubs pitchers with more than two career postseason starts giving up fewer than two runs are Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown (one each in the 1906, '07 and '08 World Series) and Orval Overall (one in 1907 and two in '08), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.
Lester among modern postseason greats
After allowing just one run in seven innings in Game 5 of the NLCS, Jon Lester's career postseason ERA is 2.50. ESPN Stats & Info notes it's the third-lowest in the wild-card era (since 1994) among pitchers with 10 playoff starts, surpassed by only Madison Bumgarner (2.11) and Curt Schilling (2.14).
Russell goes "back-to-back"
At 22 years, 271 days old, Addison Russell became the 2nd-youngest shortstop in postseason history to homer in consecutive games, with a long ball in Games 4 and 5 of the NLCS. The only one younger is the Dodgers' Corey Seager (22 years, 165 days old), who did it in the NLDS, per the Elias Sports Bureau.
Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer
Series price at the Westgate for the Chicago Cubs before past four NLCS games: -160, +155, -170, -360
En octubre: Sin bullpen no hay paraíso
Tener relevistas eficaces ha pasado de ser un lujo a ser una necesidad para los equipos de Grandes Ligas, fundamentalmente para los que juegan en octubre en busca de un anillo de Serie Mundial. Leer
Kyle Hendricks quiere darle a Chicago el boleto a la SM
El derecho de 26 años tiene el deseo, las herramientas y la confianza para intentar darle a los Cachorros su primer pase a una Serie Mundial desde 1945. Leer
Kiper: Whitehair a long-term solution
The Bears have had a forgettable start to the season. But if there's a silver lining, it's that they may have found a solid interior offensive line presence for years to come in their second round pick. Kiper's rookie big board (Insider)
Dinwiddie among Bulls' final roster cuts
Chicago waived guard Spencer Dinwiddie on Friday, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. The team also parted ways with forward J.J. Avila, guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera and guard Thomas Walkup. The roster stands at 14.
Elderly Cubs fans, in the late innings of their lives, are starting to believe what was once unthinkable: their Lovable Losers playing in their first World Series since 1945.
Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick makes it clear that Brian Kelly will not be coaching for his job as the Fighting Irish resume play out of this weekend's bye.
With an 8-4 victory in Los Angeles Thursday night, the Chicago Cubs took a 3-2 NLCS lead over the LA Dodgers and now head back to Chicago just one...