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Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, right, celebrates with Kyle Schwarber (12) as he returns to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Sam Howard during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Cubs clinch playoff spot, Pirates win on Stallings HR in 9th

Sep. 22, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs clinched a playoff spot under rookie manager David Ross, returning to the postseason after a one-year absence despite losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Tuesday night on a walk-off home run by Jacob Stallings. The NL Central-leading Cubs were assured a spot in the...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Quintana is back in time to help the Cubs’ playoff push. The NL Central-leading Cubs will activate the veteran left-handed pitcher and start him against the Pirates. Injuries have dogged Quintana for much of the season. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Lester cruises, Schwarber responds as Cubs top Pirates 5-0

Sep. 21, 2020 11:12 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kyle Schwarber found the quickest way to get back in his manager's good graces: hit the ball hard and deliver in the clutch. Done and done. The Chicago Cubs left fielder responded to a very public benching by first-year manager David Ross by doubling twice and driving in two insurance...

Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson (24) tags out Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant (17) at third base during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

Hendricks sparkles, Cubs edge Twins 1-0 for 5th straight win

Sep. 19, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks tossed eight innings of three-hit, shutout ball to outduel Rich Hill, and the Chicago Cubs edged the Minnesota Twins 1-0 on Friday night for their fifth straight win. Hendricks stuck out 10 and walked one before Jeremy Jeffress worked around two walks in the ninth for his...

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez (9) celebrates with teammates after driving in the winning run during the 10th inning against the Cleveland Indians in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)

Báez single gives Cubs 4th straight win, 3-2 over Indians

Sep. 17, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez's RBI single in the 10th inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to their fourth straight win, 3-2 over the Cleveland Indians, on Wednesday night in a game that was briefly delayed when a drone entered Wrigley Field and landed on the outfield grass. Automatic runner Ian Happ advanced...

Chicago Cubs' Cameron Maybin reacts after being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, scoring the winning run during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, Sept.15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

Cubs walk off over Indians on consecutive HBPs

Sep. 16, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras and Cameron Maybin were plunked by consecutive pitches from Cleveland reliever Nick Wittgren in the ninth inning, forcing home the winning run as the Chicago Cubs beat the Indians 6-5 Tuesday night. Cleveland's Francisco Lindor hit a tying, two-run homer in the top of the...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills is swarmed by teammates after throwing a no hitter at a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Cubs won 12-0. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Cubs' Mills throws MLB's 2nd no-hitter in 12-0 win over MIL

Sep. 13, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — From college walk-on to major league starter, Chicago Cubs right-hander Alec Mills had to earn most every break he got. On the brink of big league history, he was happy to welcome this bit of luck: expecting to see two-time batting champion Christian Yelich in the on-deck circle, Mills...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich scores the game-winning run from third on a sacrifice fly by Ryan Braun during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 1-0. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Yelich scores on Braun's fly in 9th, Brewers beat Cubs 1-0

Sep. 12, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers are starting to get the kind of stellar pitching performances they’ll need for a successful late playoff run. Christian Yelich scored on Ryan Braun’s ninth-inning sacrifice fly, Brandon Woodruff pitched seven innings of one-hit ball and the Brewers beat...

Chicago Cubs' Nico Hoerner (2) is safe at home past the tag of Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Hoerner, Happ, bullpen lead Cubs past Reds 8-5

Sep. 11, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras had four hits to tie a career high, rookie Nico Hoerner added three RBIs and the Chicago Cubs overcame an early three-run deficit to top Sonny Gray and the Cincinnati Reds 8-5 Thursday on a long, wet night at Wrigley Field. Ian Happ drove in two runs and Hoerner, Kris...

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers to a Chicago Cubs batter during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Bauer outduels Darvish as Reds blank Cubs 3-0

Sep. 10, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Trevor Bauer tossed three-hit ball into the eighth inning to outpitch Chicago Cubs ace Yu Darvish and lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory Wednesday night. Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer in the first inning as Darvish's seven-start winning streak was snapped. Bauer (4-3) struck...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Mills sharp, Bote has 2 RBIs as Cubs beat Reds 3-0

Sep. 9, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Alec Mills watches Yu Darvish and Kyle Hendricks pitch, and he wants to help carry the load for Chicago's rotation. He certainly did his part Tuesday night. Mills pitched six sharp innings and David Bote drove in two runs, leading the Cubs to a 3-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Taking...