Cincinnati Reds


MILWAUKEE – Wrigley Field might not stay dark in October.


MILWAUKEE – Kris Bryant is too polite and media savvy to say he deserves to be the National League Rookie of the Year.   


CINCINNATI – Jason Hammel had always been optimistic about the rebuild, twice signing with the Cubs as a free agent, first on a flip deal and then the multiyear contract that was supposed to help


After driving in five runs in Wednesday night's win, Austin Jackson smacked a three-run home run to help the Cubs complete a sweep of the Reds with a 5-3 win Thursday in Cincinnati.


CINCINNATI – As advertised, Jon Lester delivered 32 starts, 205 innings and a sense of confidence for a Cubs franchise that desperately needed some credibility.