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Levine: Sluggish Cubs Go Quietly Against Dodgers"The Dodgers just out-executed us," Ben Zobrist said.
Cubs' Joe Maddon Savors His Time With John LackeyWith Lackey possibly headed for retirement, Maddon offered reflections that went back to 2002.
Emma: After Unfulfilling Finish, Cubs Must Fill VoidsCould Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein make some major trades this offseason?
Bernstein: Winning The World Series Is HardThe Cubs were where they said they'd be. They just didn't hang around long enough this time.
Cubs' Title Defense Fizzles Out With Blowout Loss To Dodgers In Game 5Kike Hernandez had a career night with three homers, including a grand slam.
Theo Epstein Takes Blame For Cubs Pitchers' Wildness, Notably In Bullpen"It's sort of systemic across the board," Epstein says.
Cubs' Theo Epstein Defends Joe Maddon: Criticism 'Is Missing The Boat'"When we don't play well, it can put a manager in a tough spot," Epstein says.
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Cubs Go With Schwarber, Almora, Zobrist In Outfield Against Kershaw, Dodgers In Game 5Albert Almora produced all the Cubs' offense against Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 of the NLCS.
Listen: Fans React To Cubs' Win In Game 4 Of NLCS On Spiegel & Parkins VoicemailWhile still worried, Cubs fans were feeling a little better on the voicemail line Wednesday night.
Levine: Pressure On Dodgers? Cubs Believe So"I see that even though we were down 3-0, nobody panics," Cubs left-hander Jose Quintana says.
Bernstein: Appreciate Jake ArrietaArrieta will always be one of the faces of the Cubs' resurgence and glory.
Javier Baez Snaps Postseason Slump, Helps Save Cubs' SeasonBaez broke an 0-for-20 postseason funk by hitting two homers in the Cubs' 3-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 4.
Levine: In Perhaps His Cubs Swan Song, Jake Arrieta ShinesSoon to be a free agent, Arrieta improved to 3-0 in elimination games in his Cubs career.
Ejected Cubs Manager Joe Maddon On Umpires' Overturn: 'Process Was Wrong'Maddon raged after umpires overturned a swing-and-miss for strike three and ruled it a foul tip.
Cubs Rediscover Power, Top Dodgers In Game 4 To Stave Off EliminationJavier Baez hit two of Chicago's three solo homers to back a strong outing from Jake Arrieta in a 3-2 win.
Cubs Manager Joe Maddon Ejected For Second Time In NLCSMaddon was enraged after umpires overturned what had initially been ruled strike three on the Dodgers' Curtis Granderson.
Watch: Cubs' Willson Contreras Homers Off Wrigley Field Video BoardContreras' blast was estimated at 491 feet.
Dodgers' Dave Roberts Knows Cubs Need To Be 'Special' To Overcome 3-0 HoleRoberts was part of the 2004 Red Sox team that overcame a 3-0 deficit in the ALCS.
Levine: Jake Arrieta Could Be Making Final Start In Cubs UniformArrieta will be a free agent in several weeks. For now, he's trying to keep the Cubs' season alive.
Cubs Leading Off Albert Almora Jr., Starting Javier Baez In NLCS Game 4Almora and Baez are back in the Cubs' lineup for Game 4 against Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood.
Chris Bosio Tries To Explain Cubs Reliever Carl Edwards Jr.'s Postseason Struggles“This is going to happen to some guys," Bosio says.
Listen: Fans React To Cubs' Loss To Dodgers In NLCS Game 3The setback that left the Cubs in a 3-0 hole set off fans who called into the Spiegel and Parkins voicemail line.
Emma: Hope Fading Fast With Cubs Looking Completely LostAfter falling 6-1 to the Dodgers in Game 3 on Tuesday, the Cubs face an extreme climb to save their season.
Levine: Cubs' Bats Silent, Backs Against The WallAfter a 6-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 3, the Cubs have scored just four runs in three NLCS games.
Cubs On Brink Of Elimination As Offensive Woes Continue In 6-1 Loss To DodgersThe Cubs were baffled by Yu Darvish, who fired 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball and struck out seven.
Cubs' Edge In Game 3 Could Be With The WindThe wind is blowing out for Game 3, which could be beneficial for Kyle Hendricks, Kyle Schwarber and the Cubs.
Levine: Cubs Must Show Better Discipline To Get To Yu Darvish, DodgersThe Cubs trail 2-0 against the Dodgers as Game 3 of the NLCS awaits Tuesday night.
Cubs Tickets For NLCS Games At Wrigley Field? Less Expensive Than You Might ExpectStanding room-only tickets for Game 3 at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night were as low as $93 on Stubhub as of mid-afternoon.
Ben Zobrist Replaces Javier Baez At 2nd Base, Kyle Schwarber Hitting Second In Cubs' Lineup For Game 3Baez has started the playoffs in an 0-of-19 skid.

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