Buster recaps all of Monday's MLB action, including a clincher for the A's, a franchise record for the Red Sox, a career first for Bryce Harper and a huge win for the Brewers.
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Jameson Taillon outpitched Cole Hamels, Francisco Cervelli hit a two-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates made the Chicago Cubs wait at least another day to clinch a postseason spot with a 5-1 victory on Monday night.
John Brickley recaps the weekend's MLB action, including the Indians winning a thriller against the Red Sox, the Dodgers keep rolling out west and Kyle Schwarber carries the Cubs over their cross-town rival.
With seven days left to play, only one National League team has clinched a playoff spot. From the races to be decided to the awards chases, here's your guide to the homestretch.
Kyle Schwarber already has shown that he's comfortable on the biggest stage, so why should this postseason be any different?
Kyle Schwarber homered and drove in two runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the crosstown White Sox 6-1 on Sunday to lower their magic number for clinching the NL Central title to five.
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was sidelined Sunday for the team's 6-1 win over the White Sox with shoulder fatigue. A sore shoulder caused him to miss six weeks earlier in the season.
Add this to the roaming infielder's MVP campaign -- he's the Cubs' instant answer to their unexpected need for an everyday shortstop.
Javier Baez homered and the Chicago Cubs took advantage of huge mistake by Ryan LaMarre, beating the crosstown White Sox 8-3 on Saturday night to increase their lead in the NL Central.
The Chicago Cubs played without shortstop Addison Russell after he was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife, and they were unable to overcome a shaky performance by Jose Quintana in a 10-4 loss to the crosstown White Sox on Friday.
Melisa Reidy-Russell detailed allegations of abuse during her marriage to Addison Russell, which led to the Cubs shortstop being put on leave by Major League Baseball.
How Joe Maddon utilizes his relievers without a clear-cut closer figures to play a big role in how far Chicago goes in the playoffs.
Christian Walker and Chris Owings homered off Cole Hamels, and Robbie Ray held the Chicago Cubs to one hit over six innings in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 9-0 win over the Cubs on Wednesday night.
The Cubs might have an unorthodox solution to their closer quandary after losing two key relievers: score early, score often and skip saves.
Bullpen woes could handicap both contenders heading into October. Can they take a page from past pennant winners with similar setbacks?
Javier Baez and Daniel Murphy each hit a two-run homer as the Chicago Cubs jumped out to a big early lead Tuesday night on their way to a 9-1 win over the fading Arizona Diamondbacks.
Cubs closer Brandon Morrow, sidelined since mid-July by a bone bruise, won't pitch again this season, Theo Epstein, the team's president of baseball operations, said Tuesday.
David Kaplan talks with Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo after the big win last night in Arizona.