2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
92-70, 1st in NL Cent
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Cubs have potential to change tide vs. Dodgers

The Cubs have never come back to win a best-of-seven series after trailing 2-0. However, the Dodgers have lost three of their previous five series when leading 2-0 and are the only franchise ever with a losing record in such situations.

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Darvish, Dodgers looking to take commanding series lead (2:19)
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Chicago's pen looking dodgy

The Cubs' bullpen has pitched just over a third of the total innings it pitched in the 2016 postseason, but it's already allowed twice as many home runs.

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17h

Breaking Blue Podcast Episode 14

Steve Mason talks with JP Hoornstra and Greg Bergman about the incredible Dodgers Game 2 win and look forward to Game 3 in Chicago.

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19hSam Miller

When it comes to closers, when will managers learn?

Major league skippers have experience, brains and reams of information available to them. Despite all of this, what happens when they fail at work? You have what happened to Joe Maddon in Game 2 of the NLCS.

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BBTN: Yankees, Cubs Face Uphill Climb After Weekend

Buster Olney talks to Jerry Crasnick about Joe Maddon's bullpen management, Justin Turner's heroics and more (:50). Plus, Astros analyst Steve Sparks weighs in on the team's early dominance over the Yankees (29:00) and Todd Radom stops by for the latest uniform/logo trivia (45:30).

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

With the Dodgers up 2-0 in the NLCS, we now know that there will be at least one more game played at Dodger Stadium this fall. The question is, will the next game L.A. hosts be NLCS Game 6 or World Series Game 1?

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

As a Southern California native, Justin Turner says he grew up pretending to hit Kirk Gibson's 1988 walk-off home run countless times. Tonight, Turner's own Gibson-esque moment played out at Dodger Stadium on the 29th anniversary of the famous home run.

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Did Maddon manage bullpen poorly? (1:59)
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Maddon says nobody matches up well against Turner (0:40)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the ending of Sunday's game.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

How good has the Dodgers bullpen been in the series? Well, Justin Turner just hit a walk-off home run in a postseason game, and the first question posed to Dave Roberts after the game was about his relievers.

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Turner's walk-off homer hands Dodgers Game 2 win (2:33)

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Joe Maddon has stated several times during his postgame news conference that the Cubs' chances of coming back in this series hinge on if the offense can get going after a rough postseason -- outside of one game in Washington -- for Chicago's hitters.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon said Wade Davis was limited based on his 44 pitches thrown against the Nationals on Thursday so he was only going to go in if the Cubs got the lead. In another instance Maddon said he isn't opposed to using his closer in tonight's situation.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Joe Maddon says he didn't go to Wade Davis in the ninth inning because Davis was available for limited pitches and he was saving him for the save situation tonight.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.957th
Quality Starts77Tied-8th
WHIP1.289th
BAA.2384th
Runs8224th
Batting Average.25516th
On Base Percentage.3384th
Slugging Percentage.4377th