10/20/2016 | Russell mania! Cub's HR breaks tie in 6th
Addison Russell, who belted a two-run homer to break out of a 1-for-25 slump in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday, connected for another two-run shot in Game 5 on Thursday, this one putting the Cubs ahead of the Dodgers, 3-1, in the sixth inning.
10/20/2016 | Tale of the Tape: Kershaw, Hendricks rematch
Clayton Kershaw vs. Kyle Hendricks went the Dodgers' way in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, but the Cubs will get another crack at it Saturday at Wrigley Field.
10/20/2016 | Oct. 20 Joe Maddon postgame interview
A postgame interview with Cubs manager Joe Maddon.
10/20/2016 | Hendricks gets chance to pitch Cubs to WS
Already the oft-overlooked member of the Cubs' stellar starting staff, Kyle Hendricks will head into the biggest start of his career with the spotlight shining brightly on someone else.
10/20/2016 | Rizzo stays hot, sparks Cubs in 1st inning
After opening the postseason in a 2-for-28 slump, Anthony Rizzo followed up a three-hit performance on Wednesday with an RBI double on a two-hit night Thursday, and the Cubs rolled to an 8-4 victory in Game 5 of the NLCS.
10/20/2016 | Rizzo uses Szczur's bat, sparks Maddon's memory
Matt Szczur may run out of bats, and he's not even on the Cubs' postseason roster. Anthony Rizzo borrowed one of Szczur's bats on Wednesday after striking out in his first two at-bats, and then hit a home run in the Cubs' 10-2 romp over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.
10/20/2016 | NLCS Game 5 starting lineups: Cubs vs. Dodgers
The National League Championship Series between the Cubs and the Dodgers resumes tonight at 8 ET at Dodger Stadium. With the best-of-seven series tied at two games apiece, here are the starting lineups for Game 5.
10/20/2016 | Knock on wood: Szczur's bat brings Rizzo luck
As Anthony Rizzo moved into the on-deck circle to take some dry swings ahead of his fifth-inning leadoff at-bat, Matt Szczur found himself doing a double-take from the dugout. Rizzo, after striking out his first two times up, had Szczur's bat in hand.
10/20/2016 | Statcast of the Day: Cubs' key throws
As the Cubs' offense continued to sputter early in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night, the club's defense made a pair of crucial throws to keep the Dodgers from pulling ahead.
10/20/2016 | Will Maeda cool off hot Cubs? (FS1, 8 ET)
Kenta Maeda looks to put the Cubs back on the ropes after they tied the NLCS at two games apiece with a 10-2 victory on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. He'll try to channel the success that Rich Hill and Clayton Kershaw had in starting back-to-back shutouts in Games 2 and 3 when he starts Game 5 vs. Jon Lester today at Dodger Stadium.
10/20/2016 | Cubs reclaim home-field edge with G4 rout
With a 10-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, the Cubs evened the best-of-seven series at two wins apiece.
10/20/2016 | Cubs' bats ensure NLCS returns to Wrigley
With Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell among the Cubs wearing the biggest smiles after a 10-2 victory Wednesday in Game 4, the Dodgers' dream of a short series is gone.
10/20/2016 | Bullpen picks up Lackey as Cubs even Series
After John Lackey departed Game 4 after four innings, five Cubs relievers combined for five scoreless innings as Chicago evened the series, 2-2.
10/19/2016 | Edwards says he's good to go
Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr., whose Game 4 appearance ended prematurely due to left hamstring tightness, said after the Cubs' 10-2 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday night that he does not expect the issue to affect his availability for the rest of this National League Championship Series.
10/19/2016 | DYK: Facts and figures from NLCS Game 4
The Cubs routed the Dodgers in a 10-2 win in Game 4 on Wednesday to even the
10/19/2016 | Cubs strike first, snap 21-inning scoreless drought
With a bunt, a bloop and a blast in a four-run fourth, the Cubs snapped a 21-inning scoreless streak en route to a 10-2 victory over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.
10/19/2016 | Heyward cuts down run on close play at plate
Adrian Gonzalez was thrown out by Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward on a close play at the plate in the second inning -- so close that Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts challenged the call. But the call stood.
10/19/2016 | Tale of the Tape: Lester, Maeda in key showdown
With the American League champion Indians awaiting the victor of the National League Championship Series, a pivotal Game 5 will be a rematch of Game 1's starting pitchers, Jon Lester against Kenta Maeda.
10/19/2016 | Lester seeks LA edge tonight on FS1
As Cubs starter Jon Lester absorbed the sales pitch, impressive as it was, he nevertheless understood that a leap of faith would have to accompany a decision to spurn competing offers from perennial contenders San Francisco and Boston.
10/19/2016 | Maddon sticks with struggling Russell at SS
Prior to Wednesday night's Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was throwing a football around the outfield with teammate Matt Szczur. If Russell was feeling any pressure from a tough postseason, he wasn't showing it.
10/19/2016 | Cubs facing rare offensive adversity vs. LA
After fading quietly while being swept out of the National League Championship Series last October, the Cubs have dug themselves into another NLCS hole after a 6-0 loss to the Dodgers in Game 3 on Tuesday.
10/19/2016 | Hit the gem? Slumping Cubs look for a lift
It's really hard to see how the Cubs go quietly against the Dodgers in the NLCS. They have too many good hitters, too many options available to manager Joe Maddon, to not bounce back after the back-to-back losses to Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill.
10/19/2016 | Filthy Rich: LA blanks Cubs again!
Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter when he pitched in Dodger Stadium 14 months ago. But that was then and this is the National League Championship Series and the Dodgers lead it, two games to one, after Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner took Arrieta deep and Rich Hill silenced the Cubs in a 6-0 win on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.
10/19/2016 | DYK: Facts and figures from NLCS Game 3
The Dodgers took a 2-1 lead in the National League Championship Series with a 6-0 victory over the Cubs in Game 3 on Tuesday.
10/18/2016 | Arrieta: 'I'll pitch again' after tough loss to LA
Tuesday night was not Jake Arrieta's last game of 2016. Not if he can help it. Arrieta took the loss as the Dodgers shut down the Cubs for the second straight game in a 6-0 win at Dodger Stadium.
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