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2017 Schedule
87-68, 1st in NL Cent

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the situation with Jon Lester who has struggled most of the year.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Jay leads off for the Cubs again while Ben Zobrist bats fifth and plays left field. Willson Contreras will catch Jon Lester who is coming off several rough outings in a row. The Cubs magic number is 2.

Elias Stein

Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter

The Cubs are on the verge of clinching the Central. Is a dynasty in the works at Wrigley? Or is there an outbreak of agita on the North Side? Vote now!

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Power Rankings: Cubs climb to top five

Guess who's warming up for October? The Cubs are on the verge of clinching the NL Central, and midseason acquisition Jose Quintana has a lot to do with that.

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11hDavid Schoenfield

Real or not? Cubs all but wrap up NL Central

It was a riveting four-game series in Milwaukee between the Cubs and Brewers, with the first three games all going 10 innings. But Chicago ended up taking three of four and is two games away from clinching.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

We're getting close to finalizing our 10 playoff spots, as the Diamondbacks have clinched a wild card, the Twins have all but clinched the second AL wild card, and the Red Sox and Cubs are close to wrapping up division titles. Our magic numbers: Cubs 2 (to win NL Central), Red Sox 3 (to win AL East), Twins 3 (to clinch wild card), Rockies 5 (to clinch wild card).

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1dJesse Rogers

Cubs: It'd be nice to clinch division in St. Louis

The St. Louis Cardinals have long been a thorn in the Chicago Cubs' side, and with a third consecutive postseason in sight, the Cubs are hoping to clinch the Central Division in St. Louis against their archrivals.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Willson Contreras discuss pitcher Jose Quintana's complete game shutout on Sunday.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ben Zobrist discuss the Cubs 5-0 win over Milwaukee on Sunday. He homered to help draw the Cubs closer to a division title.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Southern Illinois native Ben Zobrist, on potentially clinching the division in St. Louis this week: "It would be nice to do it there. I'll just say that."

Rizzo rips 2-run double to extend Cubs' lead (0:30)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Brewers 5-0 to inch closer to a division title as they took 3 out of 4 in a critical series. Jose Quintana was fantastic getting the three hit complete game shutout. Ben Zobrist homered and Anthony Rizzo had a 2 run double to reduce the Cubs magic number to 2.

Bryant drives in first run for Cubs (0:36)
Zobrist extends Cubs' lead with HR (0:34)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch the full discussion between Joe Maddon and reporters regarding athletes protesting and the President's response.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the ongoing controversy between athletes and the President after he heard/saw the comments from both sides.

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2dBrian Reiff, Baseball Info Solutions

Baseball's best pitchers in the clutch: Wade Davis

Davis hasn't been quite as dominant as he used to be this season, but it's unlikely that any Cubs fans are complaining considering what he has done in high-leverage situations.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the Cubs loss to Milwaukee on Saturday where closer Wade Davis blew his first save of the season.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Justin Wilson discuss his solid outing against the Brewers on Saturday.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Wade Davis discuss his first blown save of the year.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.0310th
Quality Starts75Tied-8th
Batting Average.25616th
On Base Percentage.3392nd
Slugging Percentage.4398th