Levine: Keeping Trea Turner Off Base A Big Focus For Cubs In Game 2"I do expect a lot of aggressiveness out there from them," Cubs manager Joe Maddon says.
Cubs' Kyle Hendricks On Starting Game 1: 'Means A Ton' To Me"He has taken it to another level," Theo Epstein says of Hendricks.
Cubs Rotation: Kyle Hendricks In Game 1, Jon Lester In Game 2, Jose Quintana In Game 3Jake Arrieta will start Game 4, if necessary.
Cubs' Joe Maddon Ponders Pitching Options For PlayoffsMaddon has already thought of piggybacking his Game 2 starter in relief in a potential Game 5.
Lester Looks Sharp As Cubs Pound Reds, 9-0The Cubs won for the 15th time in 18 games.
Levine: Cubs Could Include All 5 Starters On NLDS RosterWith Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester not in top form, John Lackey could provide playoff insurance for the Cubs.
Joe Maddon Not Looking Ahead To Cubs' Playoff Rotation But Praises Jon Lester, Jose Quintana"Probably going to be more set up based on the other team and what we perceive to be who's pitching best for us in the moment," Maddon says.
Cubs Adjust Rotation, Will Start Mike Montgomery On TuesdayJon Lester has been pushed back a day and will start at Tampa Bay on Wednesday.
Cubs' Jon Lester: 'Just Get In' Playoffs, Then 'Anything Can Happen'The Cubs hold a 2.5-game lead over the Brewers and three-game lead on the Cardinals.
Levine: Jon Lester Feels Good In Return To Cubs' RotationLester returned with a win after missing two-plus weeks with shoulder fatigue.
Cubs' Jon Lester Cleared To Rejoin RotationLester will start for the Cubs on Saturday against the Braves after missing two weeks of action.
Cubs' Jon Lester, Willson Contreras Doing 'Extremely Well,' But Returns Aren't Imminent"We're just being smart," Theo Epstein says.
Cubs' Jon Lester Plans To Throw Bullpen Session FridayLester was placed on the 10-day disabled list last week with lat tightness and general shoulder fatigue.
Levine: Cubs Giving Fatigued Jon Lester Some Time Off, Don't Expect August Pitching Addition"There comes a time when all pitchers need a breather," Theo Epstein says of Lester. "This is his time."
Cubs Place Jon Lester On Disabled List, But It's Expected To Be A Short StintLester left with lat left tightness in a loss Thursday.