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Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant, top right, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Cubs, Marlins set to meet after bumpy paths to postseason

Sep. 29, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager David Ross had to remind himself Monday night that Chicago was still two days away from opening the playoffs against the Miami Marlins. Game 1 of their best-of-three wild-card series is Wednesday at Wrigley Field. And Ross can't wait. “I was laying in bed last night,...

Miami Marlins catcher Chad Wallach (17) congratulates relief pitcher James Hoyt who replaced Daniel Castano in the ninth inning of their shutout of the New York Yankees in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

A capsule look at the Marlins-Cubs playoff series

Sep. 29, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-three playoff series between the Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs beginning Wednesday. All games in Chicago: ___ MIAMI MARLINS Record: 31-29. Playoff Entry: second place, NL East. Playoff Seed: No. 6. Manager: Don Mattingly (fifth season). Projected Rotation: RHP Pablo Lopez (6-4, 3.61...

Chicago Cubs' Jason Heyward is congratulated by Javier Baez after hitting a three-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Heyward homers off Hader, Cubs rally past Brewers 4-2

Sep. 12, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer off Josh Hader in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs topped the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Saturday night. NL Central-leading Chicago had gone scoreless for 17 straight innings before breaking through against Hader, who hadn't allowed a homer all...

Cincinnati Reds' Nicholas Castellanos, center, celebrates with Shogo Akiyama, right, and other teammates after scoring the go-ahead game-ending run off a wild pitch from Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel in the seventh inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader in Cincinnati, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Albert Cseare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

Reds take advantage of wild Kimbrel, beat Cubs for DH split

Aug. 29, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos raced home on Craig Kimbrel's third wild pitch of the seventh inning, and the Cincinnati Reds avoided a doubleheader sweep by topping the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Saturday night. Cincinnati took advantage of another rough performance by Kimbrel (0-1), who got off to a tough...