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Cubs show off playoff formula -- and it's pretty impressive

ESPN Production from Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo plus a dominant outing by Kyle Hendricks adds up to a high-quality win for the Cubs.
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Maddon: Criticism of Contreras is 'over the top'

ESPN One day after calling out his catcher for not running hard out of the batter's box, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon says the criticism directed towards Willson Contreras is "over the top."
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Maddon on Contreras not running: 'Horrible'

ESPN Joe Maddon took issue with Willson Contreras standing at home admiring a blast that ended up hitting the wall.
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Pennant chase at a glance: NL West, wild card race converge

ESPN With key races heating up, we preview the biggest matchups and size up what's on the line this week.
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A conversation with Ben Zobrist

ESPN World Series MVP when the Cubs won in 2016 and now a crucial veteran, Zobrist goes deep on the differences between '16 and '18, adjusting to his new role and what his future holds.
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Strop's playoff status uncertain due to hamstring

ESPN Cubs closer Pedro Strop will not pitch again in the regular season after straining his left hamstring Saturday night. The Cubs said Strop's status for the postseason isn't known at this time.
  • 3 days ago

Real or not? Story pushing Baez in NL MVP race

ESPN The slugging Rockies shortstop may be gaining ground, but the unusual yet impressive candidacy of the Cubs' do-it-all star will be tough to top.
  • 4 days ago
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Cubs lose closer Strop to hamstring injury

ESPN Cubs closer Pedro Strop will have an MRI Friday after injuring his hamstring running out a grounder in the 10th. He said he expects to be out at least two weeks. Manager Joe Maddon says he has no idea who will close on Friday.
  • 4 days ago

Rizzo wears uni on flight, says D.C. trip is 'joke'

ESPN The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo used humor to show his disgust for the Cubs having to play a makeup game on Thursday by wearing his jersey on the flight and to Nationals Park.
  • 4 days ago

Cubs can't help but hear Brewers' footsteps

ESPN After Milwaukee took its second straight series win over Chicago, Kyle Hendricks admitted, "They're definitely coming for us. We can feel it."
  • 5 days ago
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The 2018 World Series matchups we most (and least) want to see

ESPN A Dodgers-Astros rematch? Sorry, but we can do better. From classics revisited to powerhouse showdowns, we look at the best -- and worst -- 2018 Fall Classic possibilities.
  • 6 days ago
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Cubs have no regrets as Quintana delivers on crosstown swap

ESPN The lefty protected the Cubs' NL Central lead Tuesday, but the veteran's wins come at a price some still question.
  • 6 days ago
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Cubs battling more than Brewers during tiring stretch run

ESPN Facing 30 straight days at the ballpark without a break, fatigue -- and a Milwaukee squad that won't go away -- are testing Chicago's limits this September.
  • 6 days ago
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Back spasms force Cubs' Lester from key game

ESPN Cubs starter Jon Lester had to leave Monday's game against the Brewers in the sixth inning due to back spasms, handing the ball to reliever CJ Edwards, who promptly allowed the winning run to score on a wild pitch.
  • 7 days ago
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Real or not? Brewers' Hader is back, which is trouble for Cubs

ESPN After a couple of hiccups, Josh Hader was his dominant self in blowing away Chicago and pulling Milwaukee within a game of the Central lead.
  • 7 days ago
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