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Lead slips away from Cubs in NLCS Game 1
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Dealt a pregame blow when injured shortstop Corey Seager was left off the roster and an in-game setback when Albert Almora Jr. took Clayton Kershaw deep, the Dodgers rallied to beat the Cubs, 5-2, behind home runs from Chris Taylor and Yasiel Puig in Game 1 of the best-of-seven National League Championship Series presented by […]

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In crucial spots, Cubs believe they will prevail
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Standing in the visitors’ clubhouse at Nationals Park, soaked in beer and champagne as the club he assembled took part in a familiar celebration, Theo Epstein reeled off all the reasons the Cubs should have been heading home for the winter.

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'Stone cold' Davis closes NLDS with 7-out save
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A few times during the eighth and ninth innings, Wade Davis glanced at the visitors’ bullpen at Nationals Park. No one was stirring. Davis was the last Cubs pitcher standing.

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Cubs, Yanks show home isn't sweet in playoffs
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The 2017 League Division Series saw two teams — the Yankees and Cubs — each prevail in thrilling fashion. The best-of-five series featuring the Yankees vs. Indians and Cubs vs. Nationals each went down to the wire, with the road team coming out on top in the final game.

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Quintana gets call for Cubs in NLCS Game 1
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The Cubs selected Jose Quintana over John Lackey to start National League Championship Series Game 1 on Saturday against the Dodgers, choosing one of baseball’s least experienced postseason pitchers over one of its most.

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Cubs set roster for NLCS vs. Dodgers
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The Cubs announced the 25-man roster on Saturday prior to Game 1 of the best-of-seven National League Championship Series presented by Camping World.

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Cubs-Dodgers NLCS Game 1: In Real Life
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We are on the scene in and around Minute Maid Park as excitement builds for Game 2 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World between the Yankees and Astros at 4 p.m. ET on FOX.

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Cubs-Dodgers: NLCS positional breakdown
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The Dodgers and Cubs meet in the NLCS for a second consecutive year, but can the Dodgers come out on top this time? Let’s break down what is a very evenly matched series between the National League’s two best teams.

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Maddon expects better approach by hitters
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Manager Joe Maddon saw the Cubs players expand their strike zones during the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile against the Nationals, and he’s hoping that approach changes when they begin the NL Championship Series presented by Camping World against the Dodgers.

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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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