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Big-game experience
Kris Bryant recorded a game-winning homer against the Brewers on Thursday, showing his experience in big games and what it means for the Cubs.
Jake Arrieta looks ready for October
Pitching in his first game since Labor Day, Jake Arrieta showed no signs of ailment in his return on Thursday against the Brewers and looks ready for October.
Wake Up Call: Cubs score crucial win; Bullpen boosts Sox
Both baseball teams picked up wins on Thursday night. The Cubs scored a thrilling win in Milwaukee while the Sox took down the Astros.
Cubs Morning Update: Javy Baez, Kris Bryant provide heroics
The Cubs were down to their final strike on Thursday night. Javy Baez and Kris Bryant turned the tide to give their team a crucial win.
Arrieta on his return to the mound
Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta breaks down how he felt on the mound. The former Cy Young winner missed two starts with an injury.
In The Loop: How confident are you in Cubs?
How confident are you in the Cubs? We debate on In The Loop.
Bryant: 'It's really kind of showing us what we're made of'
Kris Bryant reacts to hitting the game-winning two-run home run in the 10th inning of Thursday's 5-3 Cubs win over Milwaukee.
Maddon: 'Our bullpen came through'
Manager Joe Maddon discusses the Cubs' 5-3 extra-inning win over the Brewers on Thursday night in Milwaukee.
PGL: Arrieta looked like himself in Cubs win over Brewers
Kelly Crull and David DeJesus react to Jake Arrieta's outing in the Cubs' 5-3 extra inning win over the Brewers on Thursday night.
PGL: Cubs win wild extra-inning game in Milwaukee
Kelly Crull and David DeJesus react to the Cubs' 5-3 extra-inning win over the Brewers on Thursday night.
Kris Bryant hits game-winning two-run HR in 10th inning
Watch Kris Bryant hit a two-run, 10th inning home run in the Cubs' 5-3 win over the Brewers on Thursday night.
Cubs still believe in Lester
The Cubs aren't buying that this is the beginning of the end for Jon Lester. The team is confident that their 33-year-old ace will bounce back.
DeJesus breaks down the huge N.L. Central showdown
Cubs Postgame Live analyst David DeJesus breaks down the importance of this Cubs-Brewers series.
STL: If Cubs make postseason, who should be No. 1 starter?
The SportsTalk Live panel discuss which pitcher on the North Side deserves to start.
STL Podcast: Previewing NL Central showdown
On the latest SportsTalk Live Podcast, the panel talks with Len Kasper to preview the Cubs-Brewers NL Central showdown.
Cubs gearing up for crucial series vs. Brewers
Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant look ahead to the Cubs' four-game series against the Brewers in Milwaukee.
Kris Bryant is all aboard the Mitch Trubisky bandwagon
Count Kris Bryant among the Chicagoans who are all in on letting Mitch Trubisky take some snaps for the Bears.
Cubs Talk Podcast: Postseason math and a huge series in Milwaukee
Is this the biggest Cubs regular-season series since 2003? The CubsTalk Podcast breaks down the Cubs-Brewers four-game set, plus a chat with bench coach Davey Martinez.
Cubs Road Ahead: Showdown with Brewers looming
Breaking down the Cubs-Brewers series from all angles.
Cubs Road Ahead: Showdown with Brewers
Tony Andracki and Jeff Nelson preview the Cubs' showdown with the Milwaukee Brewers this weekend at Miller Park in the latest Road Ahead.
Davis is the big-game hunter Cubs need
Theo Epstein’s front office has been philosophically opposed to making long-term investments in closers, but could they afford not to with Wade Davis?
Wake Up Call: Lester struggles; Moncada stays hot
On today's Wake Up Call, Jon Lester struggled again on the mound and Yoan Moncada stayed hot in Houston.
Cubs Morning Update: Seven-game win streak snapped
In today's edition of the Cubs Morning Update, Jon Lester struggled in the Cubs' 8-1 loss to the Rays.
What’s wrong with Jon Lester?
In a time where the Cubs need Jon Lester most, he struggled mightily in a 8-1 loss to the Rays on Wednesday, which left the Cubs searching for answers.
Maddon doesn't know what's wrong with Lester
Cubs manager Joe Maddon is stumped by Jon Lester's inconsistent pitching in the second half of the season.
Second half surge: Cubs find stride late in season
Take a closer look at how the Cubs have fared in the second half under manager Joe Maddon.
Can Cubs count on Schwarber to be the hero again?
Joe Maddon counted on Kyle Schwarber last year as their World Series designated hitter, but will the Cubs manager ready to make that leap of faith now?
Cubs lose Pierce Johnson on waivers
The Cubs lost the first pitcher drafted by Theo Epstein's front office in a waiver move Wednesday.
Imagine Chris Archer playing for the Cubs
Joe Maddon knows well what Chris Archer is capable of and the Cubs manager allowed himself to imagine what the dynamic righty could do in a big market like Chicago.
Cubs Morning Update: One-hitter in Tampa Bay
Mike Montgomery and the Cubs allowed only one hit in a 2-1 victory over the Rays in Tuesday's series opener.
Mental energy 'at an all-season-high'
Back in Tampa Bay and the Cubs starting to get serious, Joe Maddon might be in the middle of another perfect storm.
Montgomery: 'I felt a lot more confident'
Mike Montgomery talks about his strong outing in the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Rays on Tuesday night in Tampa Bay.
Schwarber: 'We're playing really good baseball right now'
Kyle Schwarber reacts to the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Rays on Tuesday night, extending the team's winning streak to seven games.
Maddon on video tribute: 'It was very nice'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the video tribute the Rays showed in Tuesday night's game.
PGL: Montgomery sharp as Cubs beat Rays, 2-1
David Kaplan and David DeJesus react to Mike Montgomery's outing in the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Rays on Tuesday night.
Are Cubs lining up Arrieta to start Game 1?
Are the Cubs lining up Jake Arrieta to start Game 1 against the Washington Nationals in the postseason?
Arrieta: 'I actually feel better' from having time off
Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta provides an injury update in Tampa Bay.
Maddon talks about returning to Tampa Bay
Joe Maddon talks about returning to Tampa Bay for the first time as Cubs manager.
STL: What will Cubs do with Russell and Baez in playoffs?
What will the Cubs do with Addison Russell and Javier Baez in the postseason? The SportsTalk Live team debates.
STL: Jim Deshaies previews Cubs-Rays series in Tampa Bay
Jim Deshaies joins SportsTalk Live to preview the Cubs-Rays series in Tampa Bay.
MLB Power Rankings: The Indians are a very, very good baseball team
You might have heard something about the Indians being very, very good. Their streak is over, but they are still very, very good. Maybe the very, very goodest of all.
Javier Baez showed why the Cubs built around him during takeover at shortstop.
David Haugh looks ahead to Cubs' nine-game road trip
David Haugh previewed the Cubs' next nine games on In The Loop.
In The Loop: Who do you trust in the Cubs bullpen?
David Kaplan ranks the Cubs relievers based on how much he trusts them.
SportsTalk Live: How big was Cubs sweep of Cards?
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses the Cubs' sweep of the Cardinals.
Maddon should have the last laugh on this Cubs season
When the Cubs struggled through the first half of the season, Joe Maddon stayed consistent and is reaping the benefits now.
Cubs Morning Update: Sweep of the Cardinals is complete
The Cubs finished off a sweep of the rival Cardinals with a 4-3 win on Sunday.
Wake Up Call: Bears lose, Cubs sweep, Sox avoid no-hitter
The Bears fell to 0-2 while the Cubs finished off a sweep of the Cardinals. In Detroit, the White Sox were an out away from getting no-hit.
10 reasons for optimism
With the Cubs entering the last two weeks of the regular season and the final off-day of 2017, here are 10 reasons for optimism in Cubdom.
Maddon's legacy? 'I've really altered dress codes'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about his legacy in removing baseball's dress code.
Maddon: 'Have to be better pitching to get to promised land'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about his team's sweep-completing win over the Cardinals on Sunday at Wrigley Field.
Schwarber: The misplayed ball by me led to the three runs
Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber talks about the 4-3 win against the Cardinals.
Postgame Live: Cubs sweep Cards
Kelly Crull and David DeJesus recap a second straight sweep for the Cubs.
Schwarber: 'It's unreal' whenever Wade Davis enters a game
Wade Davis, Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward talk about the 4-3 win against the Cardinals.
Quintana says he thought Fowler hit home run in ninth
Jose Quintana talks about his start after a 4-3 Cubs win against the Cardinals.
Russell talks about returning from injury
Cubs shortstop Addison Russell talked about his approach while being out with injury and how he felt in his return.
Cubs can't afford to abandon hope on Justin Wilson
With the most important stretch of baseball coming up, the Cubs will need to lean on Justin Wilson out of the bullpen moving forward.
Maddon's legacy wrapped up in dress code?
Joe Maddon is only focused on one part of his legacy in the game of baseball — the dress code (or lack of one).
Cubs-Cardinals on CSN
Cubs and Cardinals coverage on CSN or streaming live on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App
Maddon on Javy Baez taking over for Addison Russell
Maddon on Javy taking over for Addy
Russell returns to Cubs Hollywood style
Addison Russell is back and he made sure everybody in baseball knew it.
PGL: Almora has big day in Cubs win over Cardinals
The Cubs Postgame Live crew breaks down Albert Almora's big day on offense in the Cubs' 4-1 win over St. Louis on Saturday.
Maddon on Hendricks: 'His confidence cannot be higher'
Joe Maddon weighs in on Kyle Hendricks' outing and the Cubs' offense in a 4-1 win over St. Louis on Saturday.
Russell, teammates talk about Cubs shortstop's return
Addison Russel, Joe Maddon and Albert Almora discuss the importance of getting back their shortstop in a 4-1 win over St. Louis on Saturday.
Almora: 'We're really locked in right now'
Albert Almora, Addison Russell and Joe Maddon talk about the Cubs being locked in right now and gaining a second wind following a 4-1 win over St. Louis on Saturday.
Maddon on Contreras: 'He does play with his hair on fire'
Joe Maddon talks about Willson Contreras' suspension and John Lackey's fine.
Maddon on how he will balance Baez and Russell at shortstop
Manager Joe Maddon talks about how he will balance Javier Baez and Addison Russell at shortstop.
More playing time for Almora?
Albert Almora Jr. has been on fire recently, but the Cubs like his current role and don't intend to expand it at this point in the season.
MLB suspends Willson Contreras for two games
Willson Contreras has been suspended two games for his actions in Friday's ejection, but the Cubs catcher is appealing and able to play Saturday.
In The Loop: Cubs-Cardinals moments of Maddon era
Check out some of the best moments from the Cubs-Cardinals rivalry in the Joe Maddon era.
SportsTalk Live: Lackey fuming after ump's blown strike call
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about John Lackey's ejection in Friday's Cubs-Cardinals game.
SportsTalk Live Pod: Did Lackey, Contreras overreact?
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses the crazy blow ups by John Lackey and Willson Contreras during Friday's Cubs-Cards game.
Cubs searching for bullpen answers
The Cubs are playing the most important games of their season right now and trying to piece together relievers in the process after "Murphy's Law" strikes the bullpen.
Maddon reacts to Cubs' 8-2 win over Cardinals
Manager Joe Maddon talks about the Cubs' 8-2 win over the Cardinals on Friday at Wrigley Field.
Bryant on ejections: 'I think it ultimately helped us'
Kris Bryant talks about the 8-2 win against the Cardinals.
Contreras after ejection: 'I couldn't control my emotions'
Cubs catcher Willson Contreras talks about getting ejected against the Cardinals.
Lackey: 'He missed the pitch'
Joe Maddon and John Lackey talk about Lackey's ejection in the Cubs' win over the Cardinals on Friday night.
Wilson on taking over for Lackey: 'Just get loose and go'
Justin Wilson talks about taking over for John Lackey in Friday's Cubs win over the Cardinals.
Avila on Cubs win after ejections: It shows we have depth
Cubs catcher Alex Avila talks about how the team responded after John Lackey and Willson Contreras were ejected.
Epstein doesn't see a shortstop controversy
With Addison Russell very close to a return from injury, Theo Epstein doesn't see a shortstop controversy between him and Javy Baez.
Lackey, Contreras go nuts on umpire
John Lackey and Willson Contreras were both ejected in the fifth inning of Friday's game against the Cardinals after an egregious call that went against the Cubs.
John Lackey, Willson Contreras ejected from Cubs-Cardinals
Cubs pitcher John Lackey and Willson Contreras were ejected for arguing with the home-plate umpire in the fifth inning of Friday's Cubs-Cardinals game.
Maddon on Almora: 'Right now he's not missing his pitch'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about Albert Almora's recent success against right-handed pitching.
Theo on state of the Cubs bullpen vs. Cardinals
Cubs president Theo Epstein talks about the state of the team's bullpen ahead of this weekend's series against the Cardinals.
Maddon on Russell: 'He is pretty close' to coming back
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about Addison Russell and his nearing return to the team.
Will Cubs offense go boom or bust against Cardinals?
After sweeping the hapless Mets, a big series against the Cardinals faces the Cubs.
Cubs Morning Update: Runs, runs and more runs
On the Cubs Morning Update, we take a look at another offensive outburst.
Tseng on battling his nerves in MLB debut
Jen-Ho Tseng's debut didn't go as planned. He lasted only three innings, but his teammates picked him up in the win.
Maddon on Cubs-Cardinals: Have to take it one game at a time
Cubs manager Joe Maddon previews the weekend series against the Cardinals.
Maddon on Tseng: He was obviously nervous
Cubs manager Joe Maddon breaks down Jen-Ho Tseng's debut.
Crazy stats about massive offensive days for Cubs and White Sox
The White Sox scored 17 runs and the Cubs scored 14 for an absurd amount of offense in Chicago baseball on Thursday.
Cubs ready to unleash Wade Davis
With the tight division race coming down to the wire, Joe Maddon won't hesitate to bring All-Star closer Wade Davis in for more than three outs. 
In the Loop: Notable Cubs debuts this season
On In the Loop's The List, we took a look back at how other Cubs fared in their debuts this season.
Mapping out returns of Arrieta and Russell
The Cubs are weighing their options on when to bring back Jake Arrieta and Addison Russell. Although both are close, the team's plans will be fluid. 
STL: Wade Davis preparing for four-out saves
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses Joe Maddon notifying Wade Davis that they may need him for more than three outs.
STL Pod: Did Cubs rebound or are the Mets bad?
Hub Arkush (Pro Football Weekly/670 The Score), Patrick Finley (Chicago Sun-Times) and Jordan Bernfield join Pat Boyle on the panel. Mike Glennon heads back to Tampa. Will he have Jordan Howard in the...
CubsTalk Podcast: The fickle nature of contending
The New York Mets are a cautionary tale about how fickle championship windows are in baseball, but the Cubs have taken notice.
Lester: 'This game will humble you'
Jon Lester talks about his outing on Wednesday night in the Cubs' 17-5 win over the Mets and the playoff message he sent to his team.
Lester's playoff message for Cubs
Jon Lester had a playoff message for the Cubs after seeing how fragile the Mets are following a 17-5 Cubs win at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night.
Wake Up Call: Cubs, White Sox secure victories
The Cubs and White Sox each secured victories, with the North Siders beating the Mets 17-5 and the South Siders beating Kansas City 5-3 on the road.
Cubs Morning Update: Bats explode again in win
The Cubs erupted for 17 runs as they cruised past the Mets on Wednesday night.
Almora, Maddon discuss Cubs' offensive outburst vs. Mets
Albert Almora and Joe Maddon talk about the Cubs' offensive outburst in their 17-5 win over the Mets on Wednesday night.
Lester: 'I like being on that upwards of 100-plus pitches'
Jon Lester and Joe Maddon react to the Cubs' 17-5 win over the Mets on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.
Maddon on Tseng: 'I'm keeping a very open mind'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about Jen-Ho Tseng and his promotion.
Why Cubs made the move now with Tseng
Showing faith in their most advanced pitching prospect, the Cubs will start Taiwanese right-hander Jen-Ho Tseng on Thursday against the Mets.
Maddon's reaction to Brewers-Marlins series moving to Milwaukee
How Joe Maddon responded to the Brewers-Marlins series moving to Miller Park in Milwaukee in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
Joe Maddon fundraiser at Fields Chrysler, Jeep Dodge, RAM
Check out the sights and sounds of Joe Maddon's Burnout Classic at Fields Chrysler, Jeep Dodge, RAM in Glenview
Brewers give the Cubs a reason to complain
The Brewers got a little help in the race for the NL Central after the MLB announced their three-game series against the Marlins will be played in Milwaukee, not Miami.
Cubs announce minor league player and pitcher of the year
The Cubs named Victor Caratini and Jen-Ho Tseng their minor league player and pitcher of the year.
Insanely-hot Indians tie Cubs' all-time record
The Cleveland "Windians" just tied the Cubs' all-time MLB record.
The key to unlocking the Cubs offense?
Is Kris Bryant and his laser focus the key to unlocking the Cubs offense?
Wake Up Call: Bears suffer another big injury blow
The Bears lost another key player to injury in Jerrell Freeman, who was placed on injured reserve with a fractured scapula.
Cubs Morning Update: Back on track with win over Mets
The Cubs got back on track Tuesday after beating the Mets 8-3 in their series opener.
The answer?
The Cubs and Kyle Schwarber have both endured a roller coaster season, but with the playoffs bearing down on Chicago, their two-time postseason hero is emerging once again.
Cubs Road Ahead: Go time on the North Side
On this edition of the Cubs Road Ahead, we look toward the stretch run for the Cubs as they look toward the postseason.
Quintana: 'Sometimes my at-bats can change the game'
Jose Quintana talks about the importance of focusing on his at-bats and contributing on offense in the Cubs' 8-3 win over the Mets on Tuesday night.
Bryant: 'I didn't even know there was negativity around'
Kris Bryant talks about not getting too far ahead of themselves while Joe Maddon puts the Cubs' position into perspective.
PGL: Quintana turns in solid outing as Cubs beat Mets
The Cubs Postgame Live crew breaks down Jose Quintana's solid seven-inning outing in the team's 8-3 win over the Mets in Tuesday's series opener.
On the Diamond: Schwarber hits homer, has 3 hits in Cubs win
Kyle Schwarber goes 1-on-1 with Kelly Crull to discuss the Cubs' 8-3 win over the Mets on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
Rizzo’s reality check for doubters
Anthony Rizzo sends a message through reporters, reminding everybody where the Cubs rank in the standings after getting swept by Milwaukee.
Cubs essentially ruling out Jake Arrieta for Cardinals showdown
Don't expect to see Jake Arrieta get the ball this weekend against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Benetti, Kasper on broadcasting career and how it's changed
Jason Benetti and Len Kasper talk about their broadcasting careers and how it's changed.
STL Podcast: Crane Kenney on Wrigley renovations
On location at Wrigley Field, SportsTalk Live welcomes in Crane Kenney, Cubs president of business operations, to talk about the latest surrounding the renovations at the Friendly Confines.
STL: What is wrong with the Cubs' offense?
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses what's troubling the Cubs' offense.
STL: What hashtag best describes Cubs right now?
The SportsTalk Live panel evaluates the state of the Cubs.
STL: Will Schwarber be in a Cubs uniform next year?
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses whether Kyle Schwarber will be in a Cubs uniform next year.
STL: Crane Kenney updates Wrigley Field renovations
Cubs president Crane Kenney joins SportsTalk Live and provides an update on the renovations at Wrigley Field.
STL: Cubs president Crane Kenney on Good Sports gala
Cubs president Crane Kenney joins SportsTalk Live to discuss the upcoming Good Sports gala.
Rizzo: 'We've got to win, that's the bottom line'
Anthony Rizzo talks about trying to get the Cubs back on track, and taking the positives out of a weekend sweep at the hands of the Brewers.
Cubs unveil 2018 schedule
The Cubs will open the 2018 season with a 10-game road trip, expand the crosstown rivalry with the White Sox and revisit an epic World Series.
What's your Cubs panic level?
The In The Loop poll question is about the panic level for Cubs fans after getting swept by the Brewers.
SportsTalk Live: Will Cubs miss the playoffs?
After getting swept by the Brewers, the Cubs are in danger of missing the playoffs.
Not ready for prime time
While the Cubs have enough to win a mediocre NL Central, it's far less certain that the team's offense has what it takes to make another deep playoff run. 
Wake Up Call: Bears drop opener, Cubs swept, Abreu still hot
In an eventful Sunday in Chicago sports the Bears lost their season opener, the Cubs got swept by the Brewers and Jose Abreu continued to stay red-hot at the plate for the White Sox.
Cubs Morning Update: Swept away by Brewers
The Cubs finished a forgettable weekend series at Wrigley by getting swept by the Brewers.
Hendricks explains why Cubs won’t panic now
The Cubs got swept by the Brewers to make the NL Central race tight, but Kyle Hendricks says the experienced team isn't panicking.
Heyward after being swept by Brewers: 'Baseball happened'
Jason Heyward and Joe Maddon talk about being swept by the division rival Brewers.
Hendricks says 'just one pitch' cost him in loss to Brewers
Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks talks about the 3-1 loss to the Brewers.
Cubs see division lead beginning to disappear
After the Cubs were swept by the Brewers in a series where the Cubs offense failed to do damage, the NL Central race is wide open again.
Contreras gives Cubs an energy boost
Although the Cubs doubled their division lead in Contreras' absence, the catcher's return provides a big boost in the pennant chase. 
Heyward: 'It was one-sided'
Jason Heyward talks about the Cubs' 15-2 loss to the Brewers on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Cubs see Montgomery burned as Brewers close in
Mike Montgomery has struggled mightily against the Brewers this year, but he's been effective against teams not based in Milwaukee.
PGL: Cubs get crushed by Brewers, 15-2
David Kaplan and David DeJesus react to the Cubs' 15-2 loss to the Brewers on Saturday afternoon.
Montgomery: 'You just gotta move on to the next (game)'
Mike Montgomery says the Cubs have to move on from their 15-2 loss to the Brewers on Saturday.
Maddon: 'It started out bad, it got worse'
Manager Joe Maddon talks the Cubs' 15-2 loss to the Brewers on Saturday at Wrigley Field.
Montgomery: 'The command wasn't there'
Mike Montgomery talks about his outing in the Cubs' 15-2 loss to the Brewers on Saturday.
Maddon doesn’t see Brewers struggling to handle Jimmy Nelson’s injury
Cubs manager Joe Maddon doesn't see the Brewers struggling to replace ace right-hander Jimmy Nelson, who is out for the season.
A creative solution for Addison Russell?
The Cubs won't be able to send Addison Russell on a rehab assignment in late September, so what could the plan be for the 23-year-old shortstop?
Maddon: We have to get moving offensively
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the need for his team to get the offense going.
Russell: I need to make sure I'm 100 percent
Cubs shortstop Addison Russell gives an update on his injured foot.
Lackey trending in the right direction
Helping the Cubs make another playoff push, John Lackey is stepping up at a perfect time with less than a month to go in the regular season.
Lackey after loss to Brewers: 'I felt really good tonight'
Cubs pitcher John Lackey talks about his start and the 2-0 loss to the Brewers.
Maddon: John Lackey was 'really good'
Joe Maddon talks about John Lackey's outing in the Cubs' 2-0 loss to Milwaukee on Friday night.
SportsTalk Live: Friday night lights at Wrigley
The SportsTalk Live panel talks Cubs-Brewers and the first regular season Friday night game at Wrigley Field.
Where Maddon, Counsell stand on Cubs-Brewers time change
Joe Maddon and Craig Counsell weigh in on the Cubs-Brewers time change that resulted in the first ever Friday night game at Wrigley Field.
Injury updates on Contreras, Russell and Arrieta
Manager Joe Maddon gave injury updates on Willson Contreras, Addison Russell and Jake Arrieta prior to Friday night's game against the Brewers.
Wake Up Call: Cubs beat Pirates, Sox routed by Indians
In today's edition of the Wake Up Call, the Cubs knocked off the Pirates 8-2 in their series finale while the White Sox were handed an 11-2 loss to Cleveland.
Cubs Morning Update: Finishing strong in Pittsburgh
The Cubs' bats came alive in Thursday's 8-2 win over Pittsburgh, carrying momentum into Chicago for a three-game series against Milwaukee.
Maddon on Lester: He's just feeling his way back through it
Joe Maddon talks about Jon Lester's outing in the Cubs' 8-2 win over the Pirates on Thursday.
Cubs-Brewers rivalry ready to boil over
The Cubs and Brewers rivalry is ready to boil over when they meet during the first Friday night game ever at Wrigley Field.
Lester: 'We got through it'
Jon Lester talks about his outing in the Cubs' 8-2 win over the Pirates on Thursday night.
PGL: Lester gets job done in Cubs win over Pirates
The Cubs Postgame Live crew breaks down Jon Lester's outing in the team's 8-2 win over the Pirates.
How Maddon plans to deploy Davis
How does Joe Maddon plan to deploy All-Star closer Wade Davis as the Cubs move closer to a playoff berth?
Maddon on preparing for life without Russell
Joe Maddon talks about the plan going forward with Addison Russell out for a period of time.
STL: Are you more confident in Cubs now?
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses its confidence level in the Cubs down the stretch.
Baez making most of opportunity with Russell out
While Javier Baez takes his game to another level, the Cubs are bracing for the possibility that Addison Russell could miss the rest of the season.
Maddon compares Brewers: 'It will be a hard-fought series'
Joe Maddon talks about the mental approach of chasing a division title, and looks ahead at the Cubs' series against Milwaukee.
Maddon on why he put Happ in leadoff position for Thursday
Joe Maddon talks about why he put Ian Happ in at the leadoff position for Thursday's series finale in Pittsburgh.
Dillon Maples on how close he was to quitting baseball
Cubs pitcher Dillion Maples talks about how close he was to quitting baseball.
'I've always been my biggest enemy'
Dillon Maples nearly wasn't here. The dynamic young Cubs reliever went from almost quitting to shooting up the farm system and closing out 2017 at Wrigley Field.
Quintana or Lackey?
Who should be the Cubs' fourth starter in the playoffs - Jose Quintana or John Lackey?
Avila delivers in the clutch for Cubs
With Hurricane Irma on his mind, Alex Avila clearly didn’t play distracted on Wednesday night, delivering the game-winning hit in the Cubs' 1-0 victory.
Cubs Morning Update: Avila comes through in the clutch
In today's edition of the Cubs Morning Update, Alex Avila came through in the clutch to deliver a late game-winning triple in a 1-0 victory.
Wake Up Call: Cubs beat Bucs, White Sox lose again to Tribe
In today's edition of the Wake Up Call, the Cubs beat the Pirates and the White Sox lost again to the Indians.
Where would Quintana fit in playoff rotation
Jose Quintana played a huge role in the Cubs snapping their three-game losing streak, but where does the left-hander fit in the playoff equation? 
Quintana on pitching in playoff atmosphere
Jose Quintana breaks down his pitching performance in a 1-0 win for the Cubs on Wednesday.
Avila on triple: I took advantage of a changeup mistake
Cubs catcher Alex Avila discusses his RBI triple that gave the North Siders the win over the Pirates on Wednesday.
Why Rizzo has lots of confidence in Cubs
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo explains why he has so much confidence in his team this season.
SportsTalk Live: Arrieta to miss 1-2 starts for Cubs
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about Jake Arrieta missing one to two starts for the Cubs.
Cubs add Will Venable to front office
The Cubs have added former Padres and Dodgers outfielder Will Venable to the front office as a special assistant.
Wake Up Call: Cubs, White Sox suffer losses
The Cubs squandered a late lead in Pittsburgh while the White Sox fell to Cleveland at home.
Cubs Morning Update: Arrieta's MRI reveals hamstring strain
Jake Arrieta's MRI revealed he has a Grade 1 hamstring strain, and will miss the next one or two starts.
Rehab stints and DMs: Latest on Contreras
What's the latest with Cubs catcher Willson Contreras — on and off the field?
Maddon on Edwards: Felt strongly about him in that situation
Joe Maddon talks about C.J. Edwards allowing two runs in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Pirates, and feeling confident about his decision to put him in.
Hendricks praises Rivera for having 'great feel' during game
Kyle Hendricks talks about his outing in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Pirates, and his chemistry with catcher Rene Rivera.
The plan for Arrieta after hamstring strain
Jake Arrieta will miss the next seven-to-10 days after Tuesday’s MRI revealed a Grade 1 hamstring strain. So what's next for the Cubs ace?
PGL: Hendricks strong in Cubs' 4-3 loss to Pirates
The Cubs Postgame Live crew talks about Kyle Hendricks' outing in the Cubs' 4-3 loss to the Pirates on Tuesday night.
Maddon’s reaction to Red Sox getting caught cheating with Apple Watch
Joe Maddon’s eyes lit up when a reporter mentioned a story that exposed a MLB investigation into the Red Sox electronically stealing signs from the Yankees.
SportsTalk Live: Arrieta undergoes MRI on right hamstring
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about Jake Arrieta undergoing an MRI on his right hamstring on Tuesday.
How Taylor Davis turned into Internet sensation
Taylor Davis became an Internet sensation by staring into a camera, and the Cubs catcher says he may not have a choice but to continue it.
Will Taylor Davis continue staring into camera with Cubs?
Cubs catcher Taylor Davis talks about his “Zoolander”-style video montage in Triple-A Iowa.
Willson Contreras gives an injury update
Cubs catcher Willson Contreras gives reporters an injury update.
Cubs plan to push back Arrieta’s next start
Whatever the MRI on Jake Arrieta’s right hamstring reveals, the Cubs have to be preparing as if their Cy Young Award winner won’t be ready to make his next start.
MLB Power Rankings: Dodgers dipping while NL wild-card race heats up
The Diamondbacks are on fire and it looks like they're going to be hosting the NL wild-card game, but who will they be playing? It may not be the Rockies anymore...
Wake Up Call: Arrieta injury scare; Garcia vs. Bauer
Jake Arrieta left Monday's game with an injury and the White Sox game had a few unusual highlights.
Cubs Morning Update: Arrieta injury scare
Jake Arrieta left with an injury and the Cubs got crushed by the Pirates.
Cubs respond to Brett Anderson's shot on Twitter
Brett Anderson struggled in his time on the North Side, but he recently resurfaced in Toronto. He took to Twitter to throw shade at the Cubs. 
Arrieta on injury: 'I think it's gonna be OK'
Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta went down with a leg injury on Monday. He and Joe Maddon discuss their optimism that it won't be too serious.
In The Loop: Can Cubs make playoffs without Arrieta?
Jake Arrieta got hurt in Monday's Cubs game. Will that cost the team a playoff berth?
SportsTalk Live: Arrieta leaves Cubs game with leg injury
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses the significance of Jake Arrieta's injury.
Good news for Cubs fans: Contreras ‘really close’ to returning
As key Cubs continue to go down with injuries, fans were treated to some good news on Monday: Willson Contreras is on the verge of a return. 
Leonys Martin's Cubs debut was unusual to say the least
Leonys Martin made his Cubs debut on Monday. It was definitely an unusual one. 
No stopping Javy from being Javy
The Cubs have no plans to stop Javier Baez's aggressive style of play. The dynamic infielder will continue to go full speed at all times.