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97-65, 3rd in NL Cent
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Arrieta named NL Pitcher of the Month

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta takes home the honor for the second month in a row after going 4-0 with an MLB-best 0.45 ERA during September.

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2hDavid Schoenfield

My hypothetical awards selections

The Cy Young races hold a lot of intrigue, where Cubs ace Jake Arrieta could trump the Dodgers' duo of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke.

Are Cubs atop Power Rankings?

Was winning eight straight at the end of the season enough to vault Chicago to the top spot in our final rankings? Find out here

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Arrieta can keep good times rolling

The way Jake Arrieta has pitched for the Cubs during the second half of the season is similar to what Madison Bumgarner did in the playoffs last year. So it's no surprise Arrieta cracks this list of pitchers that could equal Bumgarner's dominance this postseason. Photo gallery

Outlook dim for wild-card teams

With a win-or-go-home game still to be played this week, the odds are currently against the Cubs, Pirates, Yankees or Astros winning the World Series, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

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Tale of the tape: NL wild-card game

Here's a look at some of the key stats and figures heading into Wednesday night's matchup between the Cubs and the Pirates.

6hBen Lindbergh

Grantland: Crowning the Most Exciting Team of the 2015 MLB Regular Season

The more a team's playoff odds fluctuate, the more on edge its followers are. Conversely, the earlier a team locks up a playoff spot or falls far out of the race by pegging its odds close to one extreme or the other, the more its games blend together and its fans look forward to the playoffs (or football). So let's use those playoff odds to determine which team had MLB's most exciting regular season in 2015.

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Hank Aaron Award finalists: NL Central

The Hank Aaron Award is given annually to a player recognized as the most outstanding offensive performer in his league. Here are the nominees for each NL Central team:

  • Chicago Cubs: Anthony Rizzo
  • Cincinnati Reds: Joey Votto
  • Milwaukee Brewers: Ryan Braun
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: Andrew McCutchen
  • St. Louis Cardinals: Matt Carpenter

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No fear for Jake Arrieta

A Pirates fan took to Twitter to troll the Cubs ace prior to his start against Pittsburgh in the NL wild-card game this Wednesday. Arrieta wasn't phased by the fan's comments.

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Jake Arrieta joins Carmen and Jurko

Cubs' pitcher Jake Arrieta joins Carmen and Jurko before his start in Wednesday's NL wild-card game to discuss how he will approach the Pirates and the season so far.


The TK Show 10.5.15

Tony Kornheiser is joined by Gary Braun and Chris Cillizza to discuss the Redskins' victory over the Eagles. Plus, Mark Maske talks NFL Week 4 and Michael Wilbon talks Cubs, Bears and Northwestern.

Cubs' Bryant has MLB's top-selling jersey (2:39)

Kris Bryant has top selling MLB jersey

Nope, not Mike Trout, Bryce Harper or Clayton Kershaw. The Cubs rookie 3B had the best selling jersey in MLB during the regular season. Giants' Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey were No. 2 and 3 with Kershaw, Trout and Harper following.

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9hJesse Rogers

Cubs have some options for wild-card lineup

Chris Coghlan has done enough to earn a spot in the starting lineup, a move that would strengthen the Chicago Cubs defensively at two positions.

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Bryant poised for postseason impact

The frontrunner for NL Rookie of the Year, Kris Bryant will look to carry over his regular-season success into the playoffs for the Cubs. What other rookies are worth watching this postseason? Photo gallery

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Pirates hold on to home field

Chicago did what it could to make things interesting by winning eight straight, but Pittsburgh's win on Sunday means the Bucs will host the Cubs in the NL wild-card game. The pitching matchup indicates a low-scoring affair. Sunday's Top 5

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12hDarren Rovell

Cubs' Bryant, young stars top MLB jersey sales

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant had the best-selling jersey in all of Major League Baseball during the regular season, according to sales on the league's official website.

Blue Jays top the MLB Power Rankings (1:18)
BBTN's World Series predictions (1:32)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24429th
On Base Percentage.32112th
Slugging Percentage.39819th
Earned Run Average3.363rd
Quality Starts8115th

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