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2017 Schedule
86-67, 1st in NL Cent
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Cubs edge Brewers in 10 (1:14)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the AB by Tommy La Stella which ended in a bases loaded walk plus the job of his bullpen in the Cubs win over Milwaukee on Friday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch John Lackey discuss his outing in the Cubs 5-4 win on Friday. He gave up three runs over 4-plus innings.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Carl Edwards discuss pitching 1.2 innings to finish the game on Friday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the AB by Tommy La Stella which ended in a bases loaded walk plus the job of his bullpen in the Cubs won over Milwaukee on Friday.

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Cubs take control in NL Central with 5-4 win over Brewers

Pinch hitter Tommy La Stella drew a bases-loaded walk off All-Star closer Corey Knebel with one out in the 10th inning, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Friday night to tighten their grip on the NL Central.

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Cubs score go-ahead run on walk in 10th (0:16)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs beat the Brewers 5-4 in 10 innings just as they did one night earlier. Tommy La Stella drew a bases loaded walk in the tenth to bring home Kris Bryant who walked to lead off the inning. The game had been tied 4-4 since the fifth inning as the Cubs bullpen was did its job. Carl Edwards pitched the final 1.2 innings for the win. Jay, Bryant and Zobrist drove in the other runs for the Cubs while John Lackey settled down after giving up back to back homers in the second. Another thrilling win dropped the Cubs magic number to 5.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

According to ESPN Stats and Info, Jon Jay is the third player this year to foul off 11 pitches in an at-bat with all three ending with the player getting a hit. Shane Peterson and JD Martinez are the other two players that did it.

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Zobrist's comebacker puts Cubs on top (0:23)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

A 15 pitch at-bat by Jon Jay, which included 10 consecutive foul balls, may have changed the course of the game as three batters later Ben Zobrist drove in two runs with a single, giving the Cubs their first lead. The count wasn't even full yet when Jay finally singled to right, eventually scoring on the Zobrist hit.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

John Lackey is pulling away from the pack in the NL as he's now given up 36 home runs on the year after Stephen Vogt and Bret Phillips went back to back in the second inning on Friday. No other pitcher has given up more than 30 home runs coming into the night. It's easily a career high off him for one season.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Javy Báez wrote the initials P.R. on his cap to honor those affected by Hurricane Maria in his homeland of Puerto Rico. This afternoon, two days after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, Báez was finally able to speak to his youngest brother Gadiel. He told Báez that his mom and the rest of his family are safe, despite some flooding and having no water and no electricity.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Javy Baez discuss the effects of Hurricane Maria on his family in Puerto Rico.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss the Cubs newest thing: Venting as a team in the clubhouse during the game when called on from a player who needs it. Javier Baez originally let the secret out.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Avila starts behind the plate for the Cubs on Friday as Willson Contreras will get the night off. The Cubs and Brewers play an early Saturday game so Joe Maddon is splitting up the catching duties. Jon Jay leads off again with Ben Zobrist batting clean up.

Stats and Information

Sweep helped ignite Cubs

The defending champion Cubs got just the kick they needed after being swept by the Brewers in early September.

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Desperate Brewers continue series vs. Cubs

The Cubs are progressing towards another NL Central title, but the Brewers have a lot to play for one game behind for the second wild-card spot.

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Thursday's longest home runs

Robinson Cano's ninth-inning blast -- the 300th HR of his career -- for the Mariners in their 4-2 loss to the Rangers was the longest shot of Thursday night, edging out Reds OF Scott Schebler, who homered twice in Cincy's loss to the Cardinals.

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1dJeff Sullivan

How to fix the Cubs' biggest problem

Just about everyone in the Cubs' bullpen has been a little shaky in the second half. Come October, Chicago might once again need to rely upon one of its more versatile weapons from last year's World Series run.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs775Tied-5th
Batting Average.25616th
On Base Percentage.3392nd
Slugging Percentage.4408th
Earned Run Average4.0510th
Quality Starts73Tied-8th
WHIP1.2911th
BAA.2394th