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  • Cubs clinch home-field advantage for NL playoffs

    Cubs clinch home-field advantage for NL playoffs
    On the green lawn where John, Paul, George and Ringo fought to be heard over the squeals of adoring fans in the summer of 1965, Jason Marquis, the Cubs' fifth Beatle, left the New York Mets in need of help. Marquis, who once again will be the odd man out...
  • Piniella has one major task left after loss

    The only question remaining for the Cubs over the final five regular-season games is how manager Lou Piniella will slot his starters for the first round of the postseason. No matter which way Piniella goes, it's bound to generate some controversy. "I...
  • Zambrano off in postseason audition

    Zambrano off in postseason audition
    Lou Piniella was only a few syllables away from naming Ryan Dempster as his Game 1 starter in the playoffs Wednesday after the Cubs 9-6, 10-inning victory over New York at Shea Stadium. Another clunker from Carlos Zambrano, combined with Dempster's 14-...
  • Backups almost pull out a victory for Cubs

    Backups almost pull out a victory for Cubs
    Imagine the consternation in the Milwaukee clubhouse Thursday when word got around that the Cubs were starting a bunch of backups and call-ups in their game against the New York Mets. Micah who? Koyie who? Were the Cubs trying to give the Mets a leg...
  • Cubs 1st-round opponent? Shaping up to be Dodgers

    Cubs 1st-round opponent? Shaping up to be Dodgers
    With two days left in the regular season, the Cubs appear on track for a showdown against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series. Friday's 5-1 loss to Milwaukee put the Brewers a game ahead of the New York Mets in the wild-card...
  • Cubs send Brewers' playoff race into final day of season

    Cubs send Brewers' playoff race into final day of season
    The Cubs will have a chance to knock Milwaukee out of the playoffs in Sunday's regular-season finale at Miller Park, or they can grease the skids for the Brewers to get in. After Ted Lilly pitched six no-hit innings Saturday in the Cubs' 7-3 victory,...
  • Cubs will face a hot Dodgers team

    Cubs will face a hot Dodgers team
    The Cubs and Dodgers have played each other 2,024 times since their first game in Brooklyn in 1890, splitting the all-time series 1,012-1,012. And they'll face each other for the first time in the postseason beginning Wednesday at Wrigley Field. They'...
  • From the Cubicle: Cubs-Dodgers

    From the Cubicle: Cubs-Dodgers
    Refresh: Manual | Auto | Jump to current inning Take a look at the calendar. No, flip the page; it's the first of the month. Yes, you read that right: It's October and the Cubs are still playing. Good afternoon, evening, whatever it is, and welcome to a...
  • Dempster's wild night costs Cubs

    Dempster's wild night costs Cubs
    The Cubs brought a heavy hitter to Wrigley Field on Wednesday afternoon, asking the Rev. James L. Greanias, a Greek Orthodox priest from St. Iakovos Church in Valparaiso, Ind., to spread holy water around the dugout to remove an alleged curse that has...
  • Cubs thumped by Dodgers again, on cusp of heartbreak

    Cubs thumped by Dodgers again, on cusp of heartbreak
    The volume was pumped up considerably Thursday night at the start of Game 2 of this National League Division Series at Wrigley Field, after Wednesday's crowd sat on its hands most of the night. "I thought it was a corporate crowd [Wednesday] night,"...
  • Cubs swept out of playoffs by Dodgers

    Cubs swept out of playoffs by Dodgers
    It's going to take some time for the Cubs second straight playoff disaster to really sink in, but the mood in the clubhouse after Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Division Series was a mixture of sadness...