| Sep 17, 2008
Kerry Wood knew there were only a few things that could happen Tuesday night when he faced Milwaukee slugger Prince Fielder with a one-run lead in the ninth, the tying run on third and two men out.
Fielder already had hit two home runs, including one off...
| Sep 18, 2008
| 9:22 PM
Yogi Berra's old adage seldom has seemed as appropriate as it was during the ninth inning of Thursday's showdown at Wrigley Field between the Cubs and Milwaukee.
"It ain't over till it's over" proved to be the perfect rallying cry of a team that...
| Sep 19, 2008
| 9:46 PM
Carlos Zambrano's first start since his no-hitter against Houston turned into a nightmare Friday, postponing the possibility of a division-clinching party for at least one more day.
Zambrano allowed eight runs in 1 2/3 innings in a 12-6 loss to St....
| Sep 20, 2008
| 9:51 PM
The Cubs have learned to accept the fact that playing on the North Side means having to deal with all the pressure surrounding the quest to end the longest championship drought in pro sports.
Now, after beating St. Louis 5-4 Saturday to earn their second...
| Sep 22, 2008
| 8:59 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2008
| 10:39 PM
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.
| Sep 24, 2008
| 10:10 PM
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-...
| Sep 25, 2008
| 10:16 PM
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...
| Sep 27, 2008
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...
| Sep 28, 2008
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,...
| Sep 28, 2008
| 7:11 PM
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'...