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Maddon hopes coaching staff returns in 2018
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After getting to the postseason in three consecutive years, Cubs manager Joe Maddon would like his coaching staff to return for 2018.

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Harry Caray inspires Cubs fans
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In his Ford C. Frick speech, legendary broadcaster Harry Caray explains why baseball’s fans are the true and lasting heroes of the game.

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Quintana prepared for biggest start of career
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Although Jose Quintana pitched effectively in National League Championship Series Game 1, allowing two runs, he did not last particularly deep into the game. Throwing 89 pitches in five innings, Quintana forced the Cubs to turn early to their bullpen. And their bullpen was an issue.

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Cubs pit Q vs. Kershaw in must-win Game 5
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Most of the time, it’s very difficult to imagine a situation in which a baseball team would like absolutely nothing more than the chance to step into the batter’s box against the best pitcher in the Major Leagues.

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Arrieta excels in possible Cubs swan song
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If Wednesday was Jake Arrieta’s last outing for the Cubs, he wanted to savor it. “I took a little bit of extra time between pitches just to look around, foul pole to foul pole, behind home plate, just to relish it and take it in,” Arrieta said after helping the Cubs avoid elimination and beat […]

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Cubs refuse to go away quietly
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While the Cubs gained only one thing by beating the Dodgers, 3-2, on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, it was the most essential of things — the right to play a Game 5.

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NLCS Game 4 makes history with 5 solo HRs
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Not only did the Cubs give fans a glimmer of hope against the Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World, but they also made some history in the process.

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Dodgers-Cubs NLCS Game 5: In Real Life
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MLB.com is on the scene in and around Wrigley Field as excitement builds for Game 5 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World between the Dodgers and Cubs.

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Maddon ejected after disputed foul-tip call
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Wade Davis got some big outs in the eighth inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World — including a strikeout of Curtis Granderson. Granderson was originally ruled out on a strikeout by plate umpire Jim Wolf. But after the umpires huddled together, the strikeout was overturned. After Cubs […]

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Contreras homers off scoreboard; Baez hits 2
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For the fourth consecutive game in the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World, the Cubs took the lead on Wednesday in a 3-2 Game 4 victory, clubbing two homers off Dodgers lefty Alex Wood in the second inning — including the longest Statcast™ has tracked in the past three years of postseason play.

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Game 4: Maddon postgame interview
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Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses his club’s 3-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night.

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That's one W! Cubs force NLCS Game 5
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Manager Joe Maddon likes to talk about the heartbeat, and how important it is to a team’s success. Facing elimination, the Cubs collectively tapped their hearts and got just enough hits to keep their season alive.

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