Yelich hits 2 HRs, Brewers draw even in NL Central with Cubs

Baseball 09/29/18, 23:00

The Milwaukee Brewers moved into a tie for first place in the NL Central with one game remaining in the regular season, getting two homers from MVP candidate Christian Yelich to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 on Saturday night and draw even with the Chicago Cubs.Yelich turned on an 0-1 ...

Mikolas goes 8 innings, Cardinals beat Cubs 2-1

Baseball 09/29/18, 11:50

Miles Mikolas outpitched Cole Hamels with eight sparkling innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals stayed alive in the playoff race by topping the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Saturday.The Cardinals needed a win plus a loss by Los Angeles at San Francisco to stay in the running for a wild card. ...

Making MVP push, Brewers’ Yelich is back with Marine brother

Baseball 09/29/18, 11:37

What timing for Christian Yelich.His eye is so good at the plate that the Milwaukee Brewers star is leading the National League in hitting.Now his younger brother Cameron has been discharged from the Marines, just in time to catch Christian and the Brewers make a final push for the NL ...

Braun hits 2 HRs, Brewers beat Tigers to keep pace with Cubs

Baseball 09/28/18, 23:44

Ryan Braun hit two homers, including a solo shot in the eighth inning that bounced off right fielder Nicholas Castellanos' glove and over the fence, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 on Friday night to keep pace with the NL Central-leading Cubs.Already assured a playoff spot, the ...

Hendricks, Bryant lead way as Cubs beat Cardinals 8-4

Baseball 09/28/18, 17:42

Kyle Hendricks went eight innings in another strong start, Kris Bryant homered and the Chicago Cubs moved closer to the NL Central championship and dealt another hit to St. Louis' playoff hopes, beating the Cardinals 8-4 on Friday.The Cubs came into the final weekend of the regular season with a ...

Leading off: Cards vs Cubs, Rockies-Nats highlight weekend

Baseball 09/28/18, 04:02

A look at what's happening around the majors on Friday:WRIGLEY FIELD SHOWDOWNRight-hander Kyle Hendricks (13-11) starts for the Chicago Cubs in the opener of their big season-ending series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Right-hander Adam Wainwright will be on the mound for the Cardinals. While the Cubs have clinched a ...

Cubs beat Pirates 3-0, open 1-game NL Central lead

Baseball 09/28/18, 04:02

Jon Lester felt he wasn't as sharp as usual, though the Cubs and their ace left-hander came through in the clutch.Lester combined with three relievers on a four-hitter, David Bote hit an early two-run triple and the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 on Thursday night to open a one-game ...

Leading off: Rockies, Cubs try to improve playoff position

Baseball 09/27/18, 01:13

A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday:ROCK 'EMColorado has won six in row, boosting its playoff position. The NL West leaders aim for a four-game sweep when they take on the Phillies at Coors Field, having outscored them 34-4 so far in the series. Antonio Senzatela (6-6, ...

Cubs clinch 4th straight playoff spot, top Pirates 7-6 in 10

Sports 09/27/18, 01:07

Shortly after their playoff spot was assured, the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6 Wednesday night when Albert Almora Jr. hit a game-ending single with two outs in the 10th inning.The NL Central-leading Cubs clinched their fourth straight postseason appearance earlier in the evening when Milwaukee beat St. Louis. ...

Chicago Cubs clinch 4th straight postseason berth

Baseball 09/26/18, 23:52

The Chicago Cubs have clinched their fourth straight postseason berth, getting into the playoffs when Milwaukee beat St. Louis.The Cubs were still playing Pittsburgh at Wrigley Field on Wednesday when their trip to the playoffs was assured. The Brewers also locked up a playoff spot with their victory.Chicago (91-66) began ...

Brewers clinch 1st playoff spot since 2011, sweep Cards 2-1

Sports 09/26/18, 22:46

The Milwaukee Brewers clinched their first playoff spot since 2011, ensuring at least a spot in the NL wild-card game when Jhoulys Chacin pitched five shutout innings to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep.Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Mike Moustakas (18) and second baseman Travis ...

Cubs star Bryant out of lineup with bruised left wrist

Sports 09/26/18, 19:42

Cubs slugger Kris Bryant is out of the starting lineup with a bruised left wrist, a day after being hit by a pitch.Manager Joe Maddon says he's optimistic the injury won't linger. Chicago held a half-game lead over Milwaukee atop the NL Central going into Wednesday night's game against Pittsburgh ...

Yelich, Brewers dent Cards’ playoff chances with 12-4 win

Sports 09/26/18, 00:14

Christian Yelich homered and drove in six runs, and the surging Milwaukee Brewers hurt St. Louis' playoff chances with a 12-4 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday night.Ryan Braun went deep twice and Jesus Aguilar also connected as Milwaukee won for the fifth time in six games. Manny Pina had ...

Brewers beat Cardinals 6-4 to open 3-game wild-card lead

Sports 09/25/18, 01:27

Eric Thames scored on reliever Bud Norris' throwing error in the eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers improved their playoff positioning by topping the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 on Monday night.Ryan Braun homered and Christian Yelich drove in two runs as Milwaukee won for the fourth time in five games. ...

Cubs beat White Sox 8-3, inch closer to NL Central title

Sports 09/22/18, 22:59

Javier Baez homered and the Chicago Cubs took advantage of huge mistake by Ryan LaMarre, beating the crosstown White Sox 8-3 on Saturday night to increase their lead in the NL Central.Ben Zobrist added two hits and two RBIs as the Cubs moved 2½ games ahead of second-place Milwaukee. Coupled ...

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