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A sign of the apocalypse?
Joe Maddon cracked up thinking about Ben Zobrist getting ejected from a game and said that — coupled with the upcoming eclipse — could be a sign of the apocalypse. 
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Maddon on controversial call: That was so obnoxiously wrong
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about Thursday night's controversial call.
Maddon on Schwarber: 'He's actually on a pretty good roll'
Will Kyle Schwarber stay in the No. 2 spot in the batting order? Joe Maddon says he just might.
Miller Lite Baseball Viewing Party: The Alley
Come out to The Alley in Mokena on Wednesday for a Miller Lite Baseball Viewing Party!
Wake-up Call: Wild Cubs walk-off win; Delmonico dominates
On this Wake-up Call, the Cubs won in thrilling fashion and Nicky Delmonico crushed two homers.
Maddon fuming over late call: 'That's asinine'
Despite a walk-off win Thursday against the Reds, Joe Maddon blasted Major League Baseball afterwards and is expecting to be fined for his rant.
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Why Votto became Bryant's favorite player
Kris Bryant patterns himself after Joey Votto, calling the Reds slugger his favorite player: "It’s definitely a guy that I look up to and I can learn from.”
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Rizzo: 'It's a good win for us'
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo breaks down the team's walk-off win.
Maddon: That call was 'asinine'
Joe Maddon didn't mince words when it came to a call that Ben Zobrist offered at a ball at his ankle.
Lackey on his first career stolen base
John Lackey talks about his first career stolen base.
Zobrist on bunt call that got Maddon ejected
Ben Zobrist reacts to the call that he offered at a bunt.
Cubs Morning Update: Cubs win on wild pitch
On today's Cubs Morning Update, Rizzo hit a grand slam, but the Cubs needed a wild pitch to get the W.
Why Cubs gave rings to Sveum, Renteria
Despite not having spent any time with the team during the 2016 season, Dale Sveum and Rick Renteria earned their 2016 World Series Championships rings.
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John Lackey stole a base for the first time ever and it was glorious
John Lackey is 38 years old and in his 15th MLB season, but he's still finding a way to do things he's never done before.
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The last time the Cubs faced Homer Bailey, Anthony Rizzo became the face of the franchise
Wednesday night, Homer Bailey made his first start against the Cubs since 2014 on a special July day that made Anthony Rizzo who he is today.
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STL: Does Maddon deserve criticism for decision-making?
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about whether Joe Maddon deserves criticism for his late-game decision-making in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Cincinnati.
Bryant: 'Joey Votto is my favorite player besides my team'
Kris Bryant talks to the media about who his favorite player is, not on his own team, and gives an answer that may surprise some people
Maddon on Bryant: 'He can really make up for some lost time'
Having not played his best recently, Kris Bryant gets a lot of praise and support from Joe Maddon going forward with just over a month left in the regular season
SportsTalk Live Podcast: Does Joe Maddon deserve criticism for his late-game decisions?
Kap is joined by Adam Jahns, Danny Parkins and Ben Finfer to talk Joe Maddon, Mitch Trubisky, Dwyane Wade and Ozzie Guillen.
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Learning to trust again
Kyle Schwarber is still striking out a lot, but he's finding a way to regain his confidence and learn to trust himself again at the plate.
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How Edwards Jr. regained his confidence
Carl Edwards Jr. is back as a force out of the Cubs bullpen and it was some encouragement from his dad that helped him regain his killer instinct.
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Wake-up Call: Cubs, Sox lose; Ricky gets ring
On this edition of the Wake-up Call, we recap the Cubs and White Sox losses while also going in-depth on Jerry Reinsdorf's detailed interview.
Cubs Morning Update: Offense goes down quietly
On this edition of the Cubs Morning Update, the team struggled in the second game against the Reds.
ITL: Addison Russell updates media on injury
Cubs shortstop Addison Russell discusses not rushing back from his foot injury.
Nightengale on Cubs quietly giving Renteria a ring
USA Today's Bob Nightengale joined In the Loop to discuss Jerry Reinsdorf breaking some news as it relates to Rick Renteria and a World Series ring.
Maddon on Hendricks: 'Everything was right on'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the 2-1 loss to the Reds.
Heyward talks Luis Castillo and ninth inning rally
Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward talks about Reds pitcher Luis Castillo after a 2-1 loss.
Hendricks: It's been tough since I've come back from the DL
Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks talks about his start in a 2-1 loss to the Reds.
Edwards Jr. opens up about his 'mental' struggles
Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. talks about getting back his confidence.
DeJesus on PGL: I would have sent Heyward
David DeJesus talks about the Cubs inability to score and what he would have done.
Zobrist breaks down what went wrong this season, how to make it right
Ben Zobrist spoke with CSN's own Patrick Mooney about his part in how this season has panned out, and his part in how it will end.  
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Russell on return: ‘I don’t think that there’s any rush’
Addison Russell discusses how he's feeling and what he's thinking as his eligbility to leave the 10-day disabled list approaches. 
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STL: Four-outfielder approach against Joey Votto
The Cubs went with an interesting shift against the Reds on Monday, implementing a four-outfielder shift. STL breaks it down.
STL: Kris Bryant stays scorching hot at plate
The SportsTalk Live crew discusses Kris Bryant's unreal hot streak.
In The Loop: Hawk Harrelson and Cubs beef continues
The Chicago Cubs twitter fueled the flames of the Hawk vs Cubs beef after an Anthony Rizzo HR.
In The Loop: Most important Cubs position player right now?
In The Loop breaks down who is the most important Cubs position player as they continue to race for the division lead.
Maddon's "Step Brothers" moment led to wacky shift on Votto
Joe Maddon explained how the Cubs' decision to play four outfielders came about, using a perfectly-time pop culture reference.
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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Can Bryant keep up hitting streak?
Kap is joined by Dan Wiederer, Jordan Cornette and Brian Hedger to talk KB, Sox vs Dodgers and Bears depth chart. 
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Maddon: Four outfielders decision like 'Step Brothers'
Did we just become best friends? Watch Joe Maddon's hilarious way to describe the four-outfielder shift he implemented against Joey Votto.
Zobrist on injury: 'I could probably play today'
Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist was confident that he'll return to the lineup soon. Joe Maddon elected to keep him out of Tuesday's lineup.
Russell updates media on foot injury
Cubs shortstop Addison Russell discusses his foot injury and how he's feeling.
Road Ahead: Can Cubs take advantage of soft schedule?
The Cubs are in the midst of a cushy schedule, with 13 straight games against last-place opponents.
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Cubs see Jose Quintana trying to do too much
Is Jose Quintana putting pressure on himself after the big trade from the White Sox?
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‘Ungodly’ Joey Votto forces Cubs to think outside the box
Joey Votto's been so dominant with the bat lately that Joe Maddon put four Cubs in the outfield for his at-bat on Monday night. 
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Road Ahead: American Legion Week for Cubs
The Cubs are in the midst of American Legion Week, taking a relaxed approach against a soft schedule.
Wake-up Call: Cubs offense on fire; Kyle Long gets tossed
Check out today's Wake-up Call as we break down the Cubs' offensive explosion and Kyle Long getting kicked out of practice.
Cubs Morning Update: Bats go nuts in win
On today's Cubs Morning Update, the offense was in fantastic form in a 15-5 win over the Reds on Monday.
Jay: 'I feel comfortable in every spot'
Cubs outfielder Jon Jay has been a spark all season. He talked about his approach after playing a key role in the team's win over the Reds.
Maddon on Jon Jay: 'He has definitely stirred our drink'
Joe Maddon and Anthony Rizzo discuss Jon Jay's big night and the Cubs' hot bats.
Quintana: I threw too many pitches in first three innings
Jose Quintana analyzes his performance and high pitch count after the Cubs blew out the Reds on Monday night.
ITL: Cubs Twitter account throws hilarious shade at Hawk
The Cubs Twitter account didn't hold back on Monday night, throwing some shade at legendary White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson.
What sort of job has Maddon done with this Cubs team?
The Cubs haven't performed as well as the last two years, but Joe Maddon is telling the team to relax and get back to the basics.
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The Cubs had the most unconventional way to try to slow down Joey Votto and it did not work
The Cubs attempted to pull a trick from up their sleeve against Joey Votto but it didn't quite work out...
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Cubs fire an epic shot at Hawk Harrelson after Anthony Rizzo homer
As Anthony Rizzo sent a ball into the Chicago night sky, the Cubs Twitter took the opportunity to troll Hawk Harrelson.
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Will Cubs make another deal in August with Contreras sidelined?
The Cubs still have a few weeks to make a wavier trade before the Aug. 31 deadline, but Jed Hoyer made it sound like the team will stand pat.
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Maddon hasn't heard anything positive on Russell's return
Joe Maddon did not sound optimistic when updating the media on Addison Russell's injury.
Oops, Kelly Crull's phone went off during a press conference
A journalist's no-no, having your phone go off during a press conference. Kelly Crull falls prey to the classic mistake.
The List: Top Jose Quintana Cubs moments
Jose Quintana has been up and down on the North Side. Check out his top moments.
No good news on the Russell injury front
While the Cubs move through the next month without Willson Contreras, they also do not have any good news with regard to Addison Russell's foot issue.
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STL: Arrieta continues his turnaround
Jake Arrieta has been strong of late, helping the Cubs turn things around.
STL: Are star players putting in too much effort?
The SportsTalk Live panel debates whether star players shouldn't leave everything out on the field.
MLB Power Rankings: Playoff chases bunch up
With a month and a half to go in the regular season, the NL Central crown and both AL wild card spots are still up for grabs.
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My 1st Cubs Game Ever
Watch the amazing story of Kolt Kyler, a 9-year-old who went viral when his parents gave him tickets to his first Cubs game.
Wake-up Call: Cubs take series; Sox flip reliever
On today's Wake-up Call, the Cubs won a big series in Arizona while the White Sox traded Tyler Clippard to the Astros.
Cubs Morning Update: KB lights up desert
Kris Bryant was dominant in Arizona, leading the Cubs to a series win.
Playing it Safe: Kris Bryant heats up the desert
On the latest Playing it Safe, sponsored by 3M, Kris Bryant was crushing baseballs in Arizona.
Zobrist thinks MLB should consider technology behind plate
Cubs utility man Ben Zobrist was certainly not happy with the called-third strike he was rung up on yesterday, saying the MLB might want to boost technology.
What's next on Cubs schedule
The Cubs just endured a tough stretch of games, but now face four straight series against last place teams.
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Cubs' August blues
The Cubs have not been having much success in August. Can they catch lightning in a bottle, or is this a bad omen for the rest of the season?
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PGL: Schwarber hits homer in return to Chase Field
Kyle Schwarber smoked a solo homer in his return to Chase Field as the Cubs knocked off the Diamondbacks 8-3 on Friday night.
Redemption in The Desert
In his first game back in Arizona since tearing his ACL, Kyle Schwarber got revenge by smacking a solo homer in the Cubs' 8-3 win.
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Schwarber, Avila go back-to-back in Arizona
Watch as Kyle Schwarber and Alex Avila smacked back-to-back solo shots in the sixth inning of Friday's series opener against the Diamondbacks.
Maddon on Russell: 'I don't think he'll be back for Monday'
Joe Maddon gives an injury update on Addison Russell.
Maddon on what Contreras injury means for Cubs
Joe Maddon talks about Willson Contreras' injury and what his loss means for the Cubs.
How will Cubs react without Contreras?
Losing Willson Contreras is devastating for the Cubs, but how they respond during his absence will define their 2017 campaign.
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SportsTalk Live: What does Contreras injury mean for Cubs?
What does the Willson Contreras injury mean for the Cubs? The SportsTalk Live team debates.
SportsTalk Live Podcast: Life without Contreras begins
CSN's David Kaplan is joined by Stylz and Roman to talk about Mitch Trubisky, Willson Contreras injury and more. 
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Contreras sidelined 4-to-6 weeks
Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks with a moderate right hamstring strain.
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A cautiously optimistic update on Willy
It appears Willson Contreras has avoided a season-ending injury, according to two sources familiar with the situation.
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SportsTalk Live: How big is this Willson Contreras injury?
Willson Contreras was on fire for the Cubs and now he's hurt. The SportsTalk Live panel discusses what that means for him and the Cubs.
Theo talks giving players rest after Contreras' injury
Theo Epstein talked about the importance of giving players like Willson Contreras rest.
In The Loop: Throwback to a bit Sammy Sosa game
Sammy Sosa hit three three-run homers in a 15-1 win in Coors Field 15 years ago.
Podcast: Contreras injury aftermath
On the latest CubsTalk Podcast, the crew breaks down the next steps following Willson Contreras' injury, plus Brian Duensing stops by to discuss bullpen shenanigans. 
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The unsung hero of Cubs bullpen
As the focus of the Cubs bullpen remains on the likes of Carl Edwards Jr. and Wade Davis, Brian Duensing is quietly having the year of his life.
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Rizzo knows the time to respond is now
Anthony Rizzo has been in this position before. So he knows what it takes to get out of the current funk the Cubs are in, and now's the time to do it.
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Why Cubs believe in Avila
With Willson Contreras on the shelf indefinitely, the Cubs will need to turn to veteran Alex Avila to handle the lion's share of catching duties.
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Cubs Morning Update: Contreras injured in loss to Giants
Willson Contreras suffered a hamstring injury in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Giants, and is expected to land on the disabled list.
Is Magic gone without Willson Contreras?
The SportsTalk Live crew discusses the fallout from Willson Contreras' injury.
Cubs' playoff hopes in jeopardy after Contreras injury?
The SportsTalk Live crew debates whether the Cubs need Willson Contreras to make the playoffs.
Rizzo, Maddon on Willson Contreras' hamstring injury
Anthony Rizzo and Joe Maddon discuss Willson Contreras' apparent hamstring injury.
STL Podcast: How much will Contreras' injury affect Cubs' playoff chances?
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about how Willson Contreras' injury affects the Cubs' playoff chances and what to watch in Thursday's Bears preseason opener.
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Contreras expected to hit DL
The reigning National League Player of the Week is likely headed to the DL after Willson Contreras suffered a hamstring injury on Wednesday.
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Alex Avila on role after Contreras' injury
Cubs catcher Alex Avila discusses what may be an increased workload with Willson Contreras injured.
Cubs PGL: Who needs to step up in Contreras' absence
The Cubs Postgame Live crew breaks down who will need to step up in the absence of Willson Contreras.
Willson Contreras suffers leg injury against Giants
Willson Contreras was forced to leave Wednesday's game against the Giants after suffering a right leg injury running to first base.
Maddon critical of Cubs' defense again
Manager Joe Maddon hasn't been impressed with his team's defense of late, criticizing their sloppy play against the Giants. 
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Uh-oh: Contreras suffers leg injury
Willson Contreras left Wednesday's game after suffering an apparent hamstring injury running to first base. Watch the injury here.
Cubs unveil new nickname jerseys
The Cubs unveiled new jerseys for Players Weekend with nicknames on the back.
Cubs bullpen takes a hit
Koji Uehara hits the DL and the Cubs bullpen takes another lump as they search for consistency.
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The Cubs Players Weekend jerseys are out and the nicknames are...interesting
MLB released the Players Weekend jerseys and while the uniforms are sick, the nicknames leave a little something to be desired.
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Sloppy Cubs have seen this before
Joe Maddon had some harsh words for the Cubs after a 6-3 loss in San Francisco.
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Uehara's injury is another question mark for Cubs 'pen
After leaving Tuesday's game with an injury, Koji Uehara becomes the latest question mark in a Cubs bullpen that's suddenly full of unknowns.
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Maddon on loss to Giants: 'We just didn't play well'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon updates on the injury to Koji Uehara and how the team played in a 6-3 loss to the Giants.
Rizzo: Making errors is not our formula to win games
Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana and first baseman Anthony Rizzo talk about errors the team made in a 6-3 loss to the Giants.
Cubs Morning Update: Early deficit leads to loss in SF
Jose Quintana gave up an early home run in a 6-3 Cubs loss.
'I have nothing to apologize for'
Joe Maddon responded Tuesday to some critical commentary in his hometown newspaper, a response to an NBC News piece on Maddon and his charitable efforts in Pennsylvania.
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Maddon on editorial: 'I have nothing to apologize for'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon responds to an editorial written in a newspaper in his hometown.
In The Loop: Cubs 'Easy Riders' out west
As the Cubs embarked on a west coast road trip the In The Loop crew broke down their outfits.
In The Loop: Best of Baez photoshops
In The Loop shows off the best photoshops of Javier Baez after his inside the park home run
STL: Baez's inside the park homer is 'a little bit of flash'
STL crew weighs in on Javy Baez's inside the park home run against the San Francisco Giants
SportsTalk Live Podcast:Baez gives Cubs leg up in San Fran
The Sportstalk Live crew touches on Javy Baez last preformance, Reynaldo Lopez being clled up and a Trubisky camp update. 
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A glimpse into Maddon's mind
Joe Maddon is a student of the human mind and explains where his head is at right now in San Francisco as the Cubs are making a playoff surge.
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Inside Javier Baez's inside-the-park home run
Flashing what made him an October hero for the Cubs, Javier Baez dazzled with an inside-the-park home run in Monday's Cubs win in San Francisco.
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Baez, Maddon on Javy's inside-the-park home run
Cubs infielder Javier Baez and manager Joe Maddon talk about Baez's inside-the-park home run in the team's 5-3 win over the Giants on Monday night in San Francisco.
Arrieta: 'Physically, didn't really feel on my game'
Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta talks about his performance in the team's 5-3 win over the Giants on Monday night in San Francisco.
Wake-up Call: Javy's inside-the-park homer; Cutty in Miami
On today's Wake-up Call, Javier Baez hit an inside-the-park home run and Jay Cutler was introduced in Miami.
Cubs Morning Update: Javy time hits San Francisco
Javier Baez hit an inside-the-park homer as the Cubs downed the Giants on Monday.
Wake-up Call: Javy hits inside-the-park homer; Cutty's welcome to Miami
Here are the top Chicago sports stories from Monday:  Best catcher in baseball? MVP candidate? The sky is the limit for Willson Contreras [1] Mike Glennon’s advice for Mitch Trubisky: ‘You belong in this...
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Best catcher in baseball?
Putting on a show since the All-Star break, is Willson Contreras going to be the best catcher in baseball or the NL MVP? Sky's the limit for the Cubs' newest star.
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Watch: Javy Baez's inside-the-parker
Javy Baez wowed in the second inning Monday, blasting a ball to deep center field before motoring around the bases for an inside-the-park home run in San Francisco.
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Maddon: 'Willson has taken on a leadership role'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about red-hot catcher Willson Contreras ahead of Monday night's game in San Francisco.
STL: Is Willson Contreras the best catcher in the MLB?
The SportsTalk Live panel debates Willson Conteras' spot among the best catchers in the MLB.
STL: Remembering former Cubs manager Don Baylor
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses the passing of former Cubs manager Don Baylor.
STL Podcast: Time to panic over Cubs bullpen?
On the latest edition of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Brian Hamilton, Seth Gruen and Jordan Bernfield join David Kaplan to discuss the weekend's bullpen implosion on the North Side.
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MLB Power Rankings: Cubs still searching for answers
One week after the trade deadline, the Cubs are still scratching their heads and searching for answers while the Dodgers are making history.
These Cubs are positioned for a Giant run
The Giants have gone from World Series contenders to fighting for the No. 1 pick in a matter of a few years. Don't expect that on the North Side of Chicago.
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Best week ever
Willson Contreras was named the National League Player of the Week after having an epic performance over the Cubs' last six games.
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Jon Jay: The underrated hero the Cubs need
Jon Jay has been the under-the-radar hero for the Cubs all season, and he's been proving just how valuable he is over the last couple weeks.
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Former Cubs manager Don Baylor has passed away
Don Baylor - who managed the Cubs from 2000-02 - passed away Monday morning after a battle with multiple myeloma.
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In The Loop: Analyzing the Cubs' recent home woes
Kap and David DeJesus break down what's gone wrong for the Cubs on this homestand and what they need to do differently as they hit the road for the week.
Playing it Safe: Willson Contreras can't be stopped
Willson Contreras has been on an absolute tear for the Cubs of late.
In The Loop: Hawk says he is finished with Wrigley Field
In The Loop: Hawk says he is finished with Wrigley Field
Wake Up Call: Cutler back!; Cubs bullpen goes boom
Check out the top storylines in the Chicago sports world with today's edition of the Wake-up Call.
Cubs Morning Update: Bullpen implodes in loss to Nats
The Cubs bullpen struggled against the Nationals on Sunday as the Cubs now hit the West Coast for a week.
Cubs Road Ahead: Clinging to first place, but questions remain
See what David Kaplan and David DeJesus have to say about the first-place Cubbies on this edition of the Cubs Road Ahead.
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Jason Heyward appreciated Ryan Madson's classy gesture after notching 1,000th career hit
Jason Heyward reached a career milestone Sunday against the Nationals, but still took time to credit Ryan Madson for a classy gesture.
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Maddon explains bullpen decisions after late meltdown
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about Carl Edwards recent struggles following yet another late game loss by the Cubs. 
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Cubs Road Ahead: Maddon and the boys go West
The Cubs Postgame Live crew looks at what's next for the Cubbies as they head West.
Lester hates giving bullpen guys dirty innings
Jon Lester discusses how he hates being taken out of games when it means relievers have to come into dirty innings.
Rizzo happy Jay Cutler is back with his Dolphins
Dolphins fan Anthony Rizzo is glad Jay Cutler is coming out of retirement to help the Dolphins try and get back to the playoffs.
Rizzo, Heyward know Cubs will bounce back
Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward discuss how CJ Edwards, the Cubs bullpen and the rest of the team will bounce back over the course of the season.
Lester not worried about how Cubs stack up against others
Jon Lester said he's not worried about how the Cubs stack up against NL opponents, instead wanting his team to focus on themselves.
Contreras discusses bullpen struggles in Cubs loss
Hear from Willson Contreras following the Cubs' 9-4 loss on Sunday to the Nationals.
Maddon: CJ Edwards 'guiding it a bit' in struggles
Joe Maddon breaks down what has gone wrong of late with reliever CJ Edwards.
Maddon: Cubs 'didn't play a clean game'
Joe Maddon analyzes what his team didn't do well late in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.
Cubs PGL: An ugly loss to the Nationals
The Cubs Postgame Live crew breaks down what went wrong in the late innings of the Cubs' 9-4 loss to the Nationals.
William H. Macy sings Seventh Inning Stretch
Check out William H. Macy's rendition of the Seventh Inning Stretch at Sunday's Cubs-Nationals game.
Contreras, Schwarber go back to back for the Cubbies
Willson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber hit back to back homers in the Cubs' 9-4 loss to the Nationals.
What's the issue with Wade Davis?
Joe Maddon and Wade Davis explain the issues plaguing the Cubs closer of lately, even as he still remains perfect in save opportunities.
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Wake-up Call: Willy can't be stopped; Glennon is perfect for Bears; Where does Garcia fit in to Sox rebuild?
Check out the top storylines in the Chicago sports world with this edition of the Wake-up Call!
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Breaking down Contreras' incredible summer
Willson Contreras has been on another level lately and has proven to be the best catcher in the game right now.
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Maddon discusses Cubs' 7-4 win over Nationals
Joe Maddon addresses the media following the Cubs' 7-4 win over the Nationals on Saturday afternoon.
Lackey: 'It's a challenge to face (Nationals) lineup'
John Lackey talks about his outing in the Cubs' 7-4 win over the Nationals on Saturday afternoon.
No days off
Willson Contreras is swinging the bat so well, he is forcing his name into the lineup every single day, even if he's not catching.
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In The Loop: Debating the Cubs pen and Nationals series
David Kaplan and David Haugh join In The Loop to talk about the first Cubs-Nationals game, the Cubs bullpen and how the Cubs have fared against good teams lately.
The List: Old guy accomplishments
The List on In The Loop looks at some of the best accomplishments in sports by older athletes.
In The Loop: Are day games detrimental to the Cubs?
It's an old argument, but Joe Maddon's words revitalized it. Do the Cubs suffer due to playing so many day games?
STL Podcast: What would a Cubs-Nationals playoff series look like?
The Cubs-Nationals series, a possible Jay Cutler return and Carlos Rodon are among the topics on this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast.
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What would a Cubs-Nationals playoff series look like?
The Cubs and Nationals are playing this weekend in Wrigley and the SportsTalk Live panel talks about how the two teams match ups.
SportsTalk Live: Murphy kills the Cubs again
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses the opening game of the Cubs-Nationals series.
Searching for 'that loving feeling'
Carl Edwards Jr. has had major control issues lately, but Joe Maddon and the Cubs have all the confidence in the world in their young flamethrower.
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Baez says timing was 'offline' at the plate
Javier Baez breaks down his day in the batters box and the Cubs loss to the Nationals.
Maddon: 'We've gotten beat by the homer two days in a row'
Joe Maddon recaps 8/4 loss to Nationals and Hendricks pitching.
Hendricks: 'It's gotten progressively better each start'
Kyle Hendricks talks about his start and the Cubs loss to the Nationals.
Maddon wants more night games for Cubs
Does the surplus of day games at Wrigley Field work to the Cubs' advantage? Joe Maddon thinks so.
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Cubs taking cautious approach with Russell
The Cubs see no need to rush Addison Russell back into play with a foot strain and intend to give him plenty of time to heal up.
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Maddon: We play way too many day games
Cubs manager Joe Maddon is not happy with the amount of day games the team has to play during the week.
Maddon on Russell to DL: We thought it was wise to do it now
Cubs manager Joe Maddon explains the team's decision to put Addison Russell on the DL.
Cubs Morning Update: Contreras has memorable game in loss
Willson Contreras had two home runs, but the Cubs lost a marathon to the Diamondbacks.
Wake-up Call: Cubs lose marathon; White Sox fall in Boston
The Cubs lost a game with multiple rain delays and the White Sox dropped the series opener in Boston.
How important is the Cubs-Nats series this weekend?
On In The Loop, fans voted how important the upcoming Cubs-Nationals series was.
The Willson Contreras Game isn’t enough with D-Backs, Nats after Cubs
Solo performances like Willson Contreras' 2 HR game against the Diamondbacks won't be enough for the Cubs down the stretch in a talented NL. 
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Contreras: I'm not trying to hit homers, the ball just goes
Cubs catcher Willson Contreras talks about his big game in a loss to Arizona.
Quintana: 'It was a tough, tough day for us'
Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana talks about his start after a loss to Arizona.
Contreras says Cubs will 'play like a World Series' vs Nats
Cubs catcher Willson Contreras talks about the upcoming opponent, Washington Nationals.
Maddon: 'I still have a ton of faith in our bullpen'
Joe Maddon recaps the 10-8 loss to the Diamondbacks and touches on pitching.
Postgame Live: Cubs lose long, wild game to Arizona
The Cubs lost 10-8 to Arizona in a game with multiple rain delays.
Member of Cubs grounds crew survives being eaten alive by tarp monster during rain delay
It was not an easy day to be a member of the Cubs grounds crew. And there was casualty during one of the rain delays. Kind of.
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The D-Backs won the bullpen dance party
The Diamondbacks pulled out a pretty epic dance move during one of the three rain delays on Thursday.
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Will Nationals run over Cubs again?
Cubs manager Joe Maddon speaks to the difference in the upcoming Cubs vs Nationals series without Miguel Monetero or Trea Turner. 
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Cubs vs D-backs bullpen dance off during rain delay
During a rain delay in Thursdays game, the Cubs and Diamondbacks bullpens had an impressive dance off.
Maddon on Nats: 'Absolutely we can play with them'
Joe Maddon reflects on the last time the Cubs faced the Nationals as well as the injuries both teams are dealing with.
Cubs ready for potential playoff preview vs. Nats
CSN's own Patrick Mooney breaks down what a potential playoff matchup with the Washington Nationals would look like for the Cubs.
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Wrigley tarp swallows up worker during rain delay
During a rain delay on Thursdays Cubs vs Diamondbacks game a Wrigley Field grounds crew member got swallowed up in the tarp.
Cubs Talk Podcast: Big Z on hitting bombs and more
Hear from former Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano and Diamondbacks Pregame and Postgame host Mike Ferrin in the latest Cubs Talk Talk Podcast.
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Wake-up Call: Cubs blanked by D-backs; Sox lose
In today's edition of the Wake-up Call, the Cubs were shut out by the Diamondbacks while the White Sox lost to the Blue Jays.
Cubs Morning Update: D-backs shut out North Siders
After scoring a season-high 16 runs in the series opener, the Cubs were blanked by the Diamondbacks 3-0 on Wednesday night.
This Jake Arrieta means another big finish for Cubs
With the Cubs gearing up for another postseason run, Jake Arrieta performing the way he did on Wednesday could mean another big finish for the Cubs.
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Avila on Arrieta: He was pretty much everything I had heard
Alex Avila talks about catching for Jake Arrieta, and the chemistry they had during the Cubs' 3-0 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Arrieta on Avila catching: 'It was a pretty easy transition'
Jake Arrieta talks about his chemistry with newly-acquired catcher Alex Avila in the Cubs' 3-0 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Maddon on Cubs debuts of Alex Avila, Justin Wilson
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the team debuts of new acquisitions Alex Avila and Justin Wilson.
Maddon getting Cubs into playoff mode
Joe Maddon's free-flowing nature begins to change in August, which means the Cubs manager is getting his team in playoff mode.
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Cubs may have lined up Wade Davis’ replacement
With Wade Davis positioned to hit the free-agent market next season, the Cubs may have found their future closer in acquiring Justin Wilson.
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STL: Could Cubs play their way into home field for NLDS?
Could the Cubs play their way into home field advantage in the NLDS? The SportsTalk Live panel debates.
Rizzo: Cubs are back
Anthony Rizzo – who lived through the last-place seasons in 2013 and 2014 and the 200-win turnaround in 2015 and 2016 – knows it when he sees it: the Cubs are back.
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Cubs Morning Update: Bats erupt in win over Diamondbacks
The Cubs scored their highest run total of the season in a 16-4 rout of the Diamondbacks to open their homestand.
On This Day: Andre Dawson hits three homers in 1987
On this day in 1987, Andre Dawson hit three homers for the Cubs against the Phillies.
Lester: 'Weird game'
Jon Lester talks about hitting his first career MLB home run and recording his 2,000th career strikeout in the Cubs' 16-4 win over Arizona.
Maddon: 'It was one of our best overall performances'
Joe Maddon talks about what he believes was one of the best team performances of the season in the Cubs' 16-4 win over Arizona.
Rizzo: 'The feeling is back'
Anthony Rizzo talks about hitting two homers in his return to the Cubs lineup in Tuesday's 16-4 win over Arizona.
Cubs PGL: Carlos Zambrano talks Cubs' win over D-backs
Carlos Zambrano joins David Kaplan and David DeJesus to break down the Cubs' 16-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
On The Diamond: Kelly talks with Rizzo after Cubs score 16
Kelly Crull talks with Anthony Rizzo after the Cubs scored 16 runs in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Avila explains what it’s like to be traded by your dad
Newly-acquired Cubs catcher Alex Avila talks about the unique situation of getting traded by his father, who's the Detroit Tigers' GM.
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