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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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Cubs face winner-take-all after G4 loss to Nats
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The Nationals extended their season to a winner-take-all deciding game in the National League Division Series with a 5-0 win over the Cubs in Game 4 on Wednesday at Wrigley Field. Game 5 of the NLDS presented by T-Mobile will be played at Nationals Park in Washington on Thursday night.

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Cubs, Nationals lineups for Game 5 of NLDS
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The Cubs and Nationals have revealed tonight’s starting lineups for Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile, scheduled for 8 ET/7 CT on TBS.

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Cubs-Nats NLDS Game 5 LIVE: In Real Life
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Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile between the Cubs and Nationals is underway, LIVE on TBS. We’re on the scene with the latest from Nationals Park, and follow the Gameday Color Feed for highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates and more.

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Great expectations await Brewers in 2018
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They were “pirates and hooligans” in 2017, to borrow Eric Thames’ colorful analogy. But the 2018 Brewers will play under the weight of expectations.

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Cubs-Nats: Must-win G5 tonight, 7 CT (TBS)
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Win or go home. It’s that simple. The Cubs are hoping to keep their quest alive to become the first repeat World Series champions since 2000, while the Nationals are seeking their first postseason series win since moving to Washington. Thursday night, they’ll meet in Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by […]

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Inbox: Should Cards dive back in with Lynn?
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While postseason baseball continues elsewhere, I know fans of the Cardinals are already looking forward to 2018 and anticipating a busy offseason leading up to it. You can expect regular content on Cardinals.com related to the team’s offseason work and frequent Inboxes in which I’ll get to your pressing questions. We’ll kick things off by […]

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3 keys to Cubs clinching NLDS in Game 5
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The Nationals’ 5-0 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday at Wrigley Field extended the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile to five games. The series has already seen so much drama, from extended no-hit bids to the postponement that eventually pushed Stephen Strasburg to start Game 4. Why not play one more game with […]

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Cubs accustomed to playing must-win games
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The Cubs know something about playing in decisive games. It wasn’t that long ago — Nov. 2, to be exact — when they faced a must-win situation in Game 7 of the World Series against the Indians.

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Cubs confident with battle-tested Hendricks
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On Thursday night, the Cubs will put their season in the right hand of Kyle Hendricks. Coming off a gem in Game 1, Hendricks will start a winner-take-all Game 5 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile. He will return to Nationals Park, where he began this series against Stephen Strasburg, in a […]

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Cubs, Hendricks will be ready for Game 5
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Wasn’t this what you expected? This postseason matchup didn’t just command attention from the time division titles were clinched. It stirred the imagination back in June, when the Cubs made their first visit to Washington.

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Keller stellar in first Fall League start
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The rivalry across the state of Pennsylvania between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, in a variety of sports, is well documented. On Wednesday afternoon, prospects from the Pirates and Phillies worked in unison to give the Glendale Desert Dogs a 5-1 win against the visiting Peoria Javelinas.

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