10/9/2015 | Tale of the Tape: Hendricks vs. Garcia
The Cubs and Cardinals will test the depth of their rotations as the National League Division Series continues with Game 2 at Busch Stadium on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET/4:30 CT (TBS). St. Louis has a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series.
10/9/2015 | Cubs can't capitalize on rare scoring chances
Dexter Fowler came within a few feet of hitting a two-run homer in the sixth inning, but the Cubs couldn't tack on any runs against John Lackey and the Cardinals, taking a 4-0 loss in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday.
10/9/2015 | Lester shows worth in Cubs playoff debut
The Cubs signed Jon Lester to pitch in games like this, to perform the way he did for seven innings Friday night at Busch Stadium.
10/9/2015 | Cards' challenge goes Cubs' way in 3rd inning
Jon Lester finished off a scoreless third inning and the Cardinals lost one of two challenges in their 4-0 victory over the Cubs following a close play at first base Friday night at Busch Stadium.
10/9/2015 | Bryant, Cubs look to break out vs. Cards in Game 2
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant hasn't had many slumps in his short career. But the National League Rookie of the Year front-runner is in one now, and the Cardinals will look to frustrate him further on Saturday. Following John Lackey's strong performance in the NL Division Series opener, Jaime Garcia takes his turn for St. Louis in Game 2, scheduled for 4:37 p.m. CT on TBS. Kyle Hendricks gets the start for the Cubs.
10/9/2015 | Lackey, Cards shut out rival Cubs in Game 1
Facing their archrivals from Chicago for the first time in postseason history, the Cardinals, behind the experienced postseason arm of John Lackey and a late rookie power surge, nabbed a 4-0 win over the Cubs at Busch Stadium on Friday to open their best-of-five National League Division Series.
10/9/2015 | Strop's struggles at Busch continue in Game 1
Before Friday night's game, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he wouldn't hesitate to use Pedro Strop in the National League Division Series despite the right-hander's lack of success at Busch Stadium this season. Unfortunately, Strop's bad stretch continued during the Cubs' 4-0 loss to the Cardinals in Game 1.
10/9/2015 | Hendricks rides hot streak into Game 2 start
There was little question Jon Lester would be the Cubs' Game 1 starter in the National League Division Series. With Jake Arrieta on regular rest, there was no doubt he'd get the Game 3 nod. But who would the Cubs send to the mound Saturday in Game 2 (4:30 p.m. CT on TBS) against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium? The way Kyle Hendricks pitched in his last two starts provided the Cubs with an obvious answer.
10/9/2015 | Minors matters: Maddon reflects on early days
In 1984, Joe Maddon was offered a Minor League job managing the Angels' Class A team in Peoria, Ill., and he took it. The Cubs' skipper still has fond memories of his days there.
10/9/2015 | Molina returns for Cards; Bryant moves to third
The starting lineups for tonight's Game 1 of the National League Division Series between the Cubs and Cardinals have been posted. St. Louis' lineup includes seven-time All-Star catcher Yadier Molina, who hasn't played since Sept. 20 because of a strained ligament in his left thumb.
10/9/2015 | Cubs go with 11 pitchers on Division Series roster
The Cubs will carry 11 pitchers and 14 position players on their National League Division Series roster, which was revealed on Friday. The only change from the NL Wild Card Game roster is that pitcher Jason Hammel was added and outfielder Quintin Berry was removed.
10/9/2015 | Cubs-Cards rivalry enters uncharted territory
As dramatic as their late-season series as Wrigley Field was, the intrigue is just getting started for the Cubs and Cardinals.
10/8/2015 | Moments that will matter in NLDS Game 1
Jon Lester's last start of 2014 and his first start of 2015 exposed a potentially critical hole in the veteran left-hander's game and prompted a question that will inevitably follow him throughout the playoffs.
10/8/2015 | Top prospect Martinez is headed to Cubs
Cuban outfield prospect Eddy Julio Martinez has signed with the Chicago Cubs for $3 million, according to industry sources. The Cubs did not confirm the deal. Martinez agreed to terms on a signing bonus worth $2.5 million over the weekend with the Giants and later changed his mind.
10/8/2015 | Game 3 start time based on other DS outcomes
The Cubs will play their first postseason game at Wrigley Field since 2008 on Monday, and the start time is a little fluid. If there are four postseason games on Monday, Game 3 of the National League Division Series between the Cubs and the Cardinals will start at 5:07 p.m. CT. If there are only two or three postseason games on Monday, the game will begin at 3:37 p.m. CT.
10/8/2015 | Lester: One start won't define my time in Chicago
When the Cubs signed Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million deal this offseason, this was what they had in mind. Maybe they didn't expect it so soon, but Lester came to Chicago to help the Cubs push through the postseason.
10/8/2015 | Relaxed Maddon says pressure off in NLDS
A day after managing his team to a 4-0 win over the Pirates at PNC Park, Maddon was at his easygoing best as the Cubs and Cardinals prepared for Game 1 of the National League Division Series, live Friday at 5:30 p.m. CT on TBS.
10/8/2015 | Cubs-Cards: 10 most compelling moments
They've played more than 2,300 times, but the Cubs and Cardinals have never played any games that mean more than the ones they're going to play over the next week. Yet along the way the Cubs and Cardinals have built one of baseball's greatest rivalries, with passion on the field and in the stands whether playing for first place or bragging rights alone.
10/8/2015 | Hendricks, Arrieta lined up for Games 2, 3
Kyle Hendricks will start Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Saturday against the Cardinals, and not Jason Hammel, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Thursday.
10/8/2015 | NLDS: Cubs-Cardinals position by position
The Cardinals and Cubs -- who will square off in the National League Division Series beginning Friday at 5:30 p.m. CT on TBS -- combined to win 197 games this season. It's the most combined wins by Division Series opponents since the Cards and Dodgers won 198 in 2004.
10/8/2015 | Arrieta-Carpenter bond faces playoff test
When Jake Arrieta and Matt Carpenter were teammates at TCU, they created their own decathlon, including events such as ping pong, foosball and basketball. Since the Cubs acquired Arrieta in July 2013, the two have found themselves going head to head in the National League Central.
10/8/2015 | Statcast ranks Schwarber's clout among best
Though Cubs ace Jake Arrieta once again stole the show with Wednesday night's 4-0 shutout of the Pirates, he had more than enough offensive -- and defensive -- help behind him. While one Cubs rookie crushed his longest home run of the year -- and one of the longest by the Cubs period, per Statcast™ -- as Chicago prevailed in the National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, a fellow first-year player stepped up defensively to thwart a Pirates rally, while atoning for an earlier defensive miscue.
10/8/2015 | Schwarber's thump leads WC GIF offerings
The Cubs rolled into Pittsburgh for their first postseason game since 2008 and blanked the Pirates, 4-0, on Wednesday night to advance to the National League Division Series against the rival Cardinals.
10/8/2015 | Cubs, Cards meet in postseason for first time
The Cardinals and Cubs will play a National League Division Series more than a century in the making, and it all gets started tonight at 5:30 p.m. CT on TBS, when the former Red Sox ring-bearers, John Lackey and Jon Lester, oppose each other at Busch Stadium. Game 1 is game on for these two NL Central stalwarts. And if their regular-season series is any indication, we're in for a treat.
10/7/2015 | Oct. 7 Kyle Schwarber, Jake Arrieta postgame interview
Kyle Schwarber and Jake Arrieta meet the media after the National League Wild Card Game.
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