From a guy who couldn't figure it out in Baltimore to the ace of a postseason-bound pitching staff, Jake Arrieta — a workout freak who tries to defy gravity — has undergone quite the transformation.
Cubs ace Jake Arrieta may be preparing for the biggest game of his life, but that hasn't stopped him from spending some time having fun with fans on social media.
It might not be fair that the Cubs and Pirates have their fantastic seasons come down to a one-game playoff, but managers Joe Maddon and Clint Hurdle can at least appreciate the drama of it all.

Team talk

  • 4y's Patrick Mooney says it didn't take long for new Cubs first baseman Carlos Pena to become a leader in the clubhouse and says Pena likes the chemistry the Cubs have despite the recent dispute.
  • 4y
    The Cubs' pride and joy from a massive, prospect-clearing trade in January, Matt Garza gets angry at times, but as he slowly matures, he finds a way to let out his emotions without escalating into another dugout dispute.
  • 4y
    After Wednesday's dugout confrontation with Aramis Ramirez, Carlos Silva has finally cooled down enough to tell his side of the story saying the pressure to compete for a spot in the Cubs rotation has gotten to him.
  • 4y
    Thursday, March 3, 2011 9:59 p.m. With all the rumors swirling around that St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols could be Cubs bound in 2012, CSN's David Kaplan has already started planning for that possibility. Kaplan unveiled his personalized No....
  • 4y
    Carlos Zambrano doesn't want to talk about Carlos Silva's dugout confrontation with Aramis Ramirez. Zambrano wants to talk about today. Zambrano threw three scoreless innings in the Cubs 8-7 loss to Rangers Thursday.
  • 4y
    The Cubs held a closed-door team meeting on Thursday to address Wednesday's scuffle between Carlos Silva and Aramis Ramirez, as well as their lackluster defense so far this spring. Patrick Mooney has the full story.
  • 4y
    After lecturing Starlin Castro about his intensity in defensive and base-running drills earlier in the day, Cubs manager Mike Quade had to convey a sense of calm in response to a dugout skirmish between Carlos Silva and Aramis Ramirez


Today's Poll

At the end of the regular season, how many homers will Kris Bryant have?
15 or less
31 or more

Team Schedule

Next Games
10/7Pit5:08 PT6:08 MT7:08 CT8:08 ET20:08 ET0:08 GMT8:08 5:08 MST7:08 EST7:38 VEN4:08 UAE (+1)7:08 CT
Last Results
10/4MilW 3-1
10/3MilW 1-0
10/2MilW 6-1
10/1CinW 5-3
9/30CinW 10-3
9/29CinW 4-1
9/28vs. KCW 1-0
9/27vs. PitW 4-0
9/26vs. PitL 0-4
9/25vs. PitL 2-3
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Injury Report

8/24J. MotteRight shoulder strain (on 15-day DL)
8/24J. Soleroff 15-day DL
8/4R. Sorianooff 15-day DL
7/29E. Bonifaciooff 15-day DL
7/29N. Ramirezoff 15-day DL
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5:08 PM PT6:08 PM MT7:08 PM CT8:08 PM ET20:08 ET0:08 GMT8:08 5:08 PM MST7:08 PM EST7:38 PM VEN4:08 UAE (+1)7:08 PM CT TBS 
Chi Cubs (97-65, 48-33 Road)
Pittsburgh (98-64, 53-28 Home)
 ChC: J. Arrieta  (22-6, 1.77 ERA)
 Pit: G. Cole  (19-8, 2.60 ERA)
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Team Stats

Chicago Cubs Stats
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A. Rizzo1605869416338331101.278
K. Bryant151559871543152699.275
A. Jackson13649156131253948.267
S. Castro151547521452321169.265
C. Coghlan148440641102561641.250
D. Fowler1565961021492981746.250

C. Denorfia00-1000.100.00
D. Ross00-2002.000.00
H. Rondon64.6007203070.0691.67
J. Arrieta226.78633330229.02361.77
J. Grimm35.375620349.2671.99
P. Strop26.250760368.0812.91
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