Cubs clinch division, celebrate by dropping multiple f-bombs on CSN Chicago

That said, the Cubs have the talent to clinch the NL Central tonight and the odds are definitely in their favor.

It could've happened in Milwaukee or Wrigley. Herrera's run-scoring two-base hit gave the Phillies a 6-5 lead.

Michael Wacha battled with Lackey through the first six innings only giving up two singles, one came off the bat of Jon Jay to lead off the game. "Honestly, there was no way I should have gotten taken out of that game".

Someone brought a plate of nachos to the dugout a little later, and Russell decided to make the delivery.

Lester had been miserable since the start of July, then went on the DL and has looked better since coming back. When I watch in the playoffs, it's because our season was over. The southpaw has gone 7-3 with a 3.50 ERA in his 13 starts with the team since arriving from the Chicago White Sox. Colorado entered Monday leading Milwaukee by two games and St. Louis by 2 1/2. And the disabled list.

METS 7, BRAVES 1 Terry Collins was a winner in perhaps his final home game as New York manager as his team beat visiting Atlanta behind rookie pitcher Robert Gsellman. This year, Cubs starters are 12th (4.34), ninth (8.25) and 10th (2.99) in those three categories, respectively. Everything has changed. And nothing has.

The fan, Andrew Gudermuth, was descended upon by TV crews, who gave him the saddest title a man can have. Chicago is 11-2 in its last 13 games and 19-8 in its last 27. Not until after hitting a single, though.

Chicago made it easy, beating the Cardinals. Addison Russell belted a three-run home run and Jason Heyward hit an RBI double.

After Gudermuth received the plate, he promptly took out his phone and clicked a selfie with Russell.

Bailey (6-9) scattered four hits and three walks over his seven innings, striking out four. I have had to adjust a couple of things in my delivery.

Cubs: Baez was back in the starting lineup.

He is 2-2 with a 3.62 ERA in nine career starts versus St. Louis. He is wearing a protective brace on his hand. That locked the Cubs into the NLDS with the Nationals. Heading into the All-Star Break they were below.500 with a 43-45 record.

The Cubs run began in 2015 on the strength of their blossoming rookies including third baseman Kris Bryant.

  • Julie Sanders