Potential tiebreaker starters for Game 163

    If there are one or two tiebreakers to decide the National League Central or West on Monday, here’s a look at who could start the pivotal contests on ESPN, as well as potential starters for the NL Wild Card Game and NL Division Series.

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    With win, Cubs inch closer to clinching Central

    Kris Bryant homered after sitting for two games and Kyle Hendricks tossed 8 sharp innings en route to the Cubs’ win over the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. Chicago could clinch the National League Central with either one more win over St. Louis and a loss…

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    Cubs fall, but playoff magic number dips to 1

    There’s something about the Pirates that is bringing out the least amount of offense in the Cubs, and it’s happening at an inopportune time. Pablo Reyes smacked a three-run homer to back Chris Archer and lead the Pirates to a 6-0 victory on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, spoiling any celebration for another day.

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    Who is Cubs’ all-time single-season ace?

    We take a look at each franchise’s One Game To Live pitcher, the one pitcher, during his one peak season, that you’d put on the mound with it all on the line. You just get to pick one pitcher, and one season, when he was at the height of his game. Who’…

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    These are the 2018 second-half All-Star teams

    Baseball’s All-Star Game is our annual opportunity to pause the hustle and bustle of the 162-game schedule and appreciate those who have defined the season, to date. But that date, of course, comes at a point in which so much of the season story is sti…

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    Cubs unable to back Quintana in opener vs. Sox

    Jose Quintana probably felt right at home on Friday at the ballpark he called home for 5 1/2 seasons. The problem is the Cubs didn’t give the lefty any run support, which was a recurring theme whenever Quintana pitched for the White Sox. Kevan Smith hi…

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    ‘Baseball intellect’ sets Baez apart

    Javier Baez’s intelligence on the field may be hard for some MVP voters to measure. All you have to do is watch the Cubs standout to see how he takes on the role of quarterback in the infield, directing everyone — and it doesn’t matter if he’s startin…

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    Bryant isn’t holding back on in-game swings

    Kris Bryant missed all of August because of a sore left shoulder and has changed the way he practices in hopes of not aggravating it. On Monday, he hit his first home run since July 21, and it looked like one of his swings from before he went on the di…

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