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Behind Jose Quintana's Shutout, Cubs Top Brewers, Close In On NL Central CrownQuintana pitched a three-hitter for his second big league shutout.
Shaw's 2-Run Homer In 10th Stuns Cubs, Gives Brewers 4-3 WinTravis Shaw hit a game-winning two-run homer with one out in the 10th off Wade Davis.
Cubs Beat Brewers In 10th; Magic Number Down To 5Tommy La Stella drew a bases-loaded walk off closer Corey Knebel with one out in the 10th.
Levine: For Cubs, Acquiring Closer Wade Davis Has Been Best Deal Of 2017Perfect in save chances, Davis has arguably been the Cubs' MVP this season.
The Bernstein Brief: Where Was Everybody?There were plenty of open seats for the Cubs-Brewers showdown at Miller Park on Thursday evening.
Cubs Rally In 9th, Beat Brewers In 10th To Drop Magic Number To 6The Cubs now are 4 1/2 games ahead of the Brewers after winning the opener of a four-game series.
Cubs' Kris Bryant Supports Bears Starting Mitchell Trubisky: 'Give Him A Chance'"You'll never know unless he's out there playing," Bryant says of Trubisky.
Cubs' Kris Bryant Isn't A Sabermetics Guy"Some of it takes the joy and stuff out of the game and why you started to play," Bryant says of the advanced numbers.
Levine: Cubs Playing Best Baseball When It Matters MostThe Cubs are 41-22 since the All-Star break, the second-best mark in baseball in that stretch.
Rays Snap Cubs' Winning Streak With 8-1 VictoryChicago is scheduled to open a four-game series in Milwaukee on Thursday with a 3 1/2-game lead over the Brewers.
Cubs' Jake Arrieta Will Start Against Brewers On ThursdayArrieta has been out since suffering a hamstring strain on Sept. 4.
Cubs' Theo Epstein Praises Joe Maddon's Use Of Albert Almora"It's been a great growth season for Albert," Epstein says.
Cubs Edge Rays 2-1 In 7th Straight VictoryMike Montgomery (7-8) allowed one hit in six innings, a one-out homer in the sixth by Brad Miller.
Joe Maddon On Addison Russell-Javier Baez Up Middle In Postseason: 'Hard To Run Away From That'Maddon has many difficult lineup decisions to make with the high-stakes games upon the Cubs.
The Bernstein Brief: Metrics Favor Addison Russell Over Javier Baez At ShortstopRussell over Baez at shortstop is an easy call after consulting more than just our often fallible memories.
Cubs' Playoff Hunt: In Full Control After Sweep Of CardinalsThe Cubs' magic number to clinch the NL Central is 10 entering play Monday.
Cubs Adjust Rotation, Will Start Mike Montgomery On TuesdayJon Lester has been pushed back a day and will start at Tampa Bay on Wednesday.
Heyward Gets Big Hit As Cubs Sweep Cardinals With 4-3 WinJason Heyward hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the seventh, and the Cubs swept the Cardinals.
Cubs' Willson Contreras Has Suspension Reduced To 1 GameContreras was originally suspended two games for his outburst Friday.
Levine: Cubs' Addison Russell Returns To Claim His PositionRussell hit a pinch-hit homer Saturday in his first action since early August.
Kyle Hendricks, Addison Russell Lead Cubs Over Cardinals, 4-1Hendricks pitched effectively into the eighth inning, and Russell homered.
Levine: Addison Russell Returns To Cubs' Active RosterAfter being out with a foot injury since Aug., the Chicago Cubs welcomed back shortstop Addison Russell to the active roster Saturday.
Levine: Cubs' Willson Contreras Appealing After Being Handed 2-Game SuspensionThe aftermath of the dust-up between plate umpire Jordan Baker and pitcher John Lackey on Friday has had ramifications for the Cubs.
Levine: Cubs' Hector Rondon Has Bone Chips In ElbowThere's no timetable for Rondon's return.
Levine: Cubs Show Mettle In Rallying For Big Win After Ejections"It was a nice little spark for us," Kris Bryant said of John Lackey and Willson Contreras getting tossed.
Happy His Cubs Rallied, John Lackey Has No Regrets After EjectionLackey was ejected in the fifth inning of Chicago's come-from-behind 8-2 win against St. Louis.
Cubs Rally For 8-2 Win Over Cardinals After 5th-Inning FireworksKris Bryant had three hits, including his 27th homer.
Emma: Cubs Fighting For Their Top Form With NL Central On LineBefore Joe Maddon can think of his postseason options, the Cubs must first earn their place in October.
Cubs' John Lackey, Willson Contreras Ejected After Erupting On Plate Umpire's Missed Strike CallThe fifth inning got heated at Wrigley Field as the Cardinals caught a break and took the lead.
Levine: Cubs-Cardinals Rivalry Takes Center Stage Again"I enjoy this a lot," Cubs manager Joe Maddon says of the playoff race. "The games will be exciting."

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