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Maddon, Cubs recognize bats need to do more
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They’re batting a combined .166 with one home run between them so far in the postseason. Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant aren’t the only ones scuffling on the Cubs, but the Dodgers have definitely stymied the pair.

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Cubs counting on reliable Hendricks at Wrigley
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Of Major League Baseball’s four best starting pitchers since midseason, two of them — Stephen Strasburg and Corey Kluber — are home for the offseason. The third, Justin Verlander, gave the Astros one of the best games in his life Saturday, putting Houston on a potential collision course with the American League pennant. Then there […]

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Despite plate struggles, Baez contributing
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Last year, Javier Baez was co-Most Valuable Player in the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers. This postseason has been a different story for the Cubs second baseman.

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Russell not intimidated by postseason stage
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For the second straight night on Sunday, the Cubs struck first at Dodger Stadium, this time when Addison Russell homered to lead off the fifth inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World, a game the Cubs went on to lost, 4-1, to the Dodgers.

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Maddon explains why Cubs turned to Lackey
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Cubs manager Joe Maddon held closer Wade Davis for a save situation that never arose on Sunday night. Rather than calling on his best reliever in a 1-1 game with two out in the ninth inning, Maddon went with starting pitcher John Lackey, who served up Justin Turner’s walk-off homer for a 4-1 loss to […]

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Dress for NLCS: Get Cubs postseason gear
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Check out the Cubs Shop and get suited up for the NLCS in official postseason T-shirts, hoodies, caps and more for the defending champs.

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NLCS Game 1: Joe Maddon postgame interview
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A postgame interview with Cubs manager Joe Maddon.

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NLCS Game 2: Cubs' starting lineup
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The Cubs announced their starting lineup for tonight’s Game 2 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World on TBS at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.

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Cubs turn to Lester as they aim to even NLCS
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Game 2 starters Rich Hill, 37, and 33-year-old Cubs southpaw Jon Lester approach their craft with precision and approach the mound with a snarl. They are both as eager as ever to take the ball and the responsibility of getting deep into the game to help their clubs’ chances to get one win closer to […]

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Cubs to start Hendricks in G3; Arrieta in G4
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The Cubs announced Kyle Hendricks will start Game 3 and Jake Arrieta will go in Game 4 of the best-of-seven National League Championship Series against the Dodgers. Both of those games will be played at Wrigley Field.

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Quintana focused after wife's health improves
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Jose Quintana felt good Saturday night in his five innings in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World. The Cubs left-hander was even happier to report that his wife is feeling better.

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Feeling great, Lester ready for NLCS Game 2
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It was late Friday when Cubs manager Joe Maddon found Jon Lester with his family at the team hotel. He asked the pertinent questions: How do you feel? Are you ready to go for National League Championship Series Game 2 presented by Camping World on Sunday?

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