Hendricks makes case for NLDS Game 1

    Kyle Hendricks threw five scoreless innings in his final regular-season start on Thursday night and gave manager Joe Maddon a lot to consider as the Cubs put together their rotation for the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile.

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    Foiled once, Cubs aim to clinch on rivals’ turf

    The Cardinals denied the Cubs a chance to party on Tuesday. Can St. Louis do it again on Wednesday? Despite a late rally, the Cubs lost, 8-7, on Tuesday and still need one win or a Brewers loss to clinch their second straight National League Central ti…

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    Finals week: Wild tests facing NL Central

    The Cubs will have champagne on ice this week in St. Louis, ready to celebrate a second straight National League Central title. The Brewers and Cardinals have the NL Wild Card in their sights. And the Reds have a chance to play spoiler along the way.

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    Replay mania: 5 reviews in Cubs-Crew thriller

    There were two plays at first base, one at third and one at home plate, plus a near home run to boot. The Cubs and Brewers kept Major League Baseball’s replay center busy while they battled for the National League Central on Thursday night at Miller Park.

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    Contreras, Russell being eased back in

    Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and shortstop Addison Russell played a full nine innings for the first time during Tuesday’s 2-1 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field. Before the game, manager Joe Maddon said he’s trying to ease both back and keep them h…

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    Davis not concerned with save streak

    Wade Davis was more concerned about his fantasy football team after he picked up his 31st save on Sunday. That pretty much sums up the Cubs closer, who would prefer to count his saves once the season is over, which he’s hoping won’t be until sometime i…

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