Chicago Cubs

Cubs Wish List: Elite Pitcher to Replace Arrieta

If the Chicago Cubs pick up an elite starting pitcher or two to make up for losing Jake Arrieta, they could have the final piece to a return to the World Series two years after winning it all.

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Puig, Taylor Power Dodgers Past Cubs 5-2 in NLCS Game 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Taylor hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning, Yasiel Puig added a homer and an RBI double to his dynamite postseason, and the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame a short start by Clayton Kershaw for a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night in the NL Championship Series opener.

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Cubs Come Back on Scherzer, Chicago Wins 9-8 in NLDS Game 5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Addison Russell drove in four runs, Wade Davis earned a seven-out save, and the Chicago Cubs reached their third NL Championship Series in a row by edging the Washington Nationals 9-8 in a thriller of a Game 5.

AP Nam Y Huh

NLDS Game 4 of Nats-Cubs Rained Out, Moved to Wednesday

CHICAGO — Game 4 of the NL Division Series was postponed by rain on Tuesday, giving Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta another day to rest his troublesome right hamstring and putting ace Stephen Strasburg in play for the Washington Nationals.

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Hendricks Outduels Strasburg as Cubs Top Nats 3-0 in Game 1

Kyle Hendricks goes about things completely differently than Stephen Strasburg does on the mound. The kid from Dartmouth relies on a fastball that on a good day reaches 88 mph — about 10 mph slower than Strasburg’s — and a deceptive changeup. Instead of power, he gets by on precision, guile and smarts.