Chicago Cubs

1st NL Central | 98-56
  • Batting Avg
    .256 AVG
  • Runs
    764 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    3.11 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    158 HR
  • Video: Adrian Beltre and Carlos Beltran give signs from the dugout
    HardballTalk

    Video: Adrian Beltre and Carlos Beltran give signs from the dugout

    The Rangers got a bit of a breather on Saturday after clinching the division lead during Friday night’s win. Naturally, it was also a prime opportunity for another of Adrian Beltre‘s well-documented antics, as he spent his off day directing the Rangers’ infield defense with a series of signs. Even with Carlos Beltran‘s help, no one, least of all those playing the infield, appeared to have any idea what Beltre’s gestures were intended to convey. You can add this to the list of in-game oddities Beltre has become so well-known for over the years, running the gamut from the way he kicked a ball over the foul line to his histrionics every time someone comes close to touching his head. If nothing else,

  • Cubs clinch home-field advantage throughout National League playoffs
    Chicago Tribune

    Cubs clinch home-field advantage throughout National League playoffs

    Another magic number disappeared for the Cubs on Friday night when the Nationals fell to the Pirates 6-5 in 11 innings. That defeat, coupled with the Cubs' 5-0 victory against the Cardinals on Friday afternoon, clinched home-field advantage for the North Siders throughout the National League playoffs. The Cubs' next magic number is 11 -- the number of victories needed for the franchise to win its first World Series since 1908. While the Cubs wrapped up the Central Division more than a week ago, they don't plan to ease up while trying to spoil the Cardinals' playoff hopes and set their playoff plans at the same time. Part of those discussions has been how many pitchers the team might keep on its

  • TV and radio listings: September 25
    Washington Post

    TV and radio listings: September 25

    NFL 1 p.m. Baltimore at Jacksonville » WUSA (Ch. 9), WJZ (Ch. 13) 1 p.m. Washington at New York Giants » WTTG (Ch. 5), WTEM (980 AM) 4 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle » WBFF (Ch. 45) 4:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia » WUSA (Ch. 9), WJZ (Ch. 13), WSPZ (570 AM) 8:30 p.m. Chicago at Dallas » WRC (CH. 4), WBAL (Ch. 11), WTEM (980 AM), WJFK (106.7 FM) MLB 1 p.m. New York Yankees at Toronto » TBS 1:30 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh » MASN, WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500 AM) 1:30 p.m. Arizona at Baltimore » MASN2, WSPZ (570 AM) 4 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles Dodgers » MLB Network 8 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago Cubs » ESPN, WSPZ (570 AM) WNBA PLAYOFFS 1 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago » ESPN2 GOLF 6:30 a.m. European