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LEADING OFF: Kershaw vs Gio and the bullpen as NLCS begins

A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: STARTING OFF Clayton Kershaw starts for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series against Brewers left-hander Gio Gonzalez and — more notably — Milwaukee‘s deep bullpen. Josh Hader and the rest of the club’s lights-out relievers have helped the Brewers win 11 straight … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Kershaw vs Gio and the bullpen as NLCS begins

CHICAGO | Rockies, Cubs tied at 1 after 10 in NL wild-card game

CHICAGO — The National League wild-card game between the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs is tied at 1 in extra innings. Javier Baez hit a tying double for the Cubs off reliever Adam Ottavino in the eighth inning Tuesday night at Wrigley Field. Neither team scored in the ninth or 10th. Colorado left-hander Kyle Freeland … Continue reading CHICAGO | Rockies, Cubs tied at 1 after 10 in NL wild-card game

The Latest: Dodgers take NL West, Rockies to face Cubs in WC

The Latest on the Major League Baseball’s final day heading into the postseason (all times Eastern): 7:30 p.m. Rookie Walker Buehler tossed one-hit ball into the seventh inning, Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy slugged two-run homers, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Colorado Rockies 5-2 to earn a record sixth consecutive NL West title … Continue reading The Latest: Dodgers take NL West, Rockies to face Cubs in WC

The Latest: Yelich strengthening his case for NL MVP

The Latest on the Major League Baseball’s final day heading into the postseason (all times Eastern): 1:52 p.m. Christian Yelich strengthened his case for NL MVP when he slapped an RBI single back up the middle in the NL Central tiebreaker game, giving the Milwaukee Brewers a 1-0 lead over the Chicago Cubs in the … Continue reading The Latest: Yelich strengthening his case for NL MVP

Tied division leaders all take leads in Game 162

The NL West and NL Central were on track for tiebreaker games when the Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies, Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers all took leads in Game 162. Any tiebreakers would be one-game matchups Monday. They would be played at Wrigley Field and Dodger Stadium, if necessary. The Dodgers and Rockies were both … Continue reading Tied division leaders all take leads in Game 162

MILWAUKEE | Yelich hits 2 HRs, Brewers draw even in NL Central with Cubs

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers moved into a tie for first place in the NL Central with one game remaining in the regular season, getting two homers from MVP candidate Christian Yelich to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 on Saturday night and draw even with the Chicago Cubs. Yelich turned on an 0-1 pitch from … Continue reading MILWAUKEE | Yelich hits 2 HRs, Brewers draw even in NL Central with Cubs

CHICAGO | Cubs lose 2-1 to Cards as NL Central race goes to final day

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs are going to the final day of the season with a shot at the NL Central championship. Whether they take it outright, blow their big opportunity or have to play a tiebreaker remains unclear. So much uncertainty for a team hoping for another long postseason. The Cubs wasted a solid … Continue reading CHICAGO | Cubs lose 2-1 to Cards as NL Central race goes to final day

CHICAGO | Mikolas goes 8 innings, Cardinals beat Cubs 2-1

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs are going into the final day of the season with a shot at the NL Central championship. Whether they take it outright or have to play a tiebreaker remains unclear. They could wind up in a wild-card game after that, too. So many uncertainties for a team hoping for another … Continue reading CHICAGO | Mikolas goes 8 innings, Cardinals beat Cubs 2-1