10/2/2015 | Cubs eye Wild Card position in final series with Brewers
The Brewers and Cubs continue their final regular-season series Saturday at Miller Park, with the Cubs' hopes of hosting the National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser at Wrigley Field still alive.
10/2/2015 | Schwarber adds right field to defensive options
Kyle Schwarber made his first start in right field Friday night, part of Cubs manager Joe Maddon's plan to see all of the options available for Wednesday's National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser against the Pirates.
10/1/2015 | Smart trade proves to be win-win for Cubs, Astros
There were bigger trades last winter, maybe even dozens of them. There were trades with much bigger implications. But was there a better trade than the one that the Astros and Cubs executed on Jan. 19?
10/1/2015 | Jackson heating up at just the right time
You never know who can be a hero in the postseason. For the Cubs the last two days, Austin Jackson has provided the runs needed, including hitting a three-run homer on Thursday in a 5-3 victory over the Reds.
10/1/2015 | Wild Card at Wrigley? Cubs gain on idle Bucs
The Cubs continued their bid to host the National League Wild Card Game by posting a soggy 5-3 win Thursday afternoon over the Reds, who lost their 12th in a row.
10/1/2015 | Hoyer, Cubs considering WC roster options
The Cubs will have discussions Sunday and Monday about finalizing the postseason roster for next Wednesday's National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, and they are trying hard not to overthink the process.
10/1/2015 | Maddon's 'team first' approach has sunk in with Cubs
When Theo Epstein joined the Cubs as president of baseball operations in October 2011, one of the first things he did was create a manual defining the "Cubs' Way" that outlined how they wanted to teach the game in the organization. This year, manager Joe Maddon's emphasis has been on elements that need to be added, such as checking one's ego at the door.
10/1/2015 | Facing Crew, Arrieta leads Cubs in WC home-field push
Heading in different directions when the weekend is done, the Cubs and Brewers will meet Friday at Miller Park for the start of the final three-game series of the season. Chicago has a date with the Pirates in the National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, while fourth-place Milwaukee will disperse for its offseason.
10/1/2015 | Maddon: Lester 'peaking at right time'
Wednesday may have been Jon Lester's last regular-season start, but the Cubs left-hander is not ready to finish pitching this year.