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Cubs yet to decide on NLCS Game 1 starter
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The Cubs’ frantic itinerary following Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile wound them from Washington to Los Angeles by way of Albuquerque, with precious little time to rest and debrief. As such, the Cubs have not yet decided on their starting pitcher for Game 1 of the National League Championship […]

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5 Statcast facts for NLCS: Cubs vs. Dodgers
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Statcast™ has been following both clubs’ exploits, from Opening Day through the NLDS, tracking strengths and weaknesses. With that in mind, here are five things to watch in the NLCS.

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Maddon: Cubs 'heartbeat' leads way to NLCS
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Perhaps reality should have struck the Cubs in the second inning of Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile on Thursday. Perhaps they should have withered when Michael A. Taylor hit a three-run homer to give the Nationals a 4-1 lead. Perhaps they should have looked to the outfield and glimpsed […]

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Cubs likely to realign 'pen against Dodgers
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It was a tough National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile for reliever Carl Edwards Jr., but manager Joe Maddon has nothing but confidence in the young right-hander. However, the Cubs may adjust their bullpen against the Dodgers for the NL Championship Series presented by Camping World.

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Delays lead to 10-hour flight to LA for Cubs
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The Cubs have clinched a berth in the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World, but their journey to Game 1 at Dodger Stadium was not complete as of Friday morning.

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Cubs, Dodgers get rematch of '16 NLCS
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It will be the Dodgers and Cubs again on Saturday in the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World — a rematch from last year when the Cubs took the best-of-seven series in six games. Clayton Kershaw gets the nod for the Dodgers in Game 1, while the Cubs will take their time in […]

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Cubs tip caps to the Nats after NLDS win
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How closely-contested was the Cubs best-of-five National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile against the Nationals. Not only did the series go the distance, but Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks said the outcome could have easily gone the other way. “We’re just lucky we were able to come out on top,” he said.

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Fifth inning of NLDS Game 5 is 'bizarro world'
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In the solemn Nationals clubhouse and amid the rowdy celebration taking place on the other side of Nationals Park, everyone tried to find the right words to describe the pivotal fifth inning of the Cubs’ 9-8 victory, which clinched their third straight trip to the National League Championship Series.

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Fall 4! Cubs return to LCS, Fly The W in DC
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And then there were four. The Cubs rallied against the Nationals and Max Scherzer in a bizarre four-run fifth inning that checked nearly every item in the box score to post a crazy 9-8 victory Thursday night and clinch the National League Division Series.

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Cubs savor moment after hard-fought series
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A three-time World Series champion, Jon Lester has found himself at the center of many celebrations like the one the Cubs enjoyed after their 9-8 victory against the Nationals in Game 5 of the National League Division Series.

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NLDS Game 4: Maddon postgame interview
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Manager Joe Maddon addresses the media after the Cubs’ 5-0 loss to the Nationals in Game 5 of the NL Division Series on Wednesday.

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Lester notches rare pickoff in strong relief stint
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Before Game 4 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile began on Wednesday, manager Joe Maddon plotted the Cubs’ pitching plan. If the series saw a Game 5, as it will Thursday night at Nationals Park, then he would designate Jose Quintana to back up starter Kyle Hendricks. He wanted Jon Lester to […]

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