NL Central

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Associated Press
September 19, 2019 - 10:19 pm
Emerging ace Jack Flaherty shut down Chicago over eight innings, and despite a tying three-run rally in the ninth, the Cubs dropped a game behind Milwaukee for the second NL wild card and four games behind St. Louis for first place in the NL Central.
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Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports
July 28, 2019 - 4:56 pm
Kyle Schwarber hit a grand slam and a three-run homer to power the Chicago Cubs past the Milwaukee Brewers 11-4 on Sunday, averting a three-game sweep in a matchup of NL Central contenders.
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Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports
October 01, 2018 - 3:20 pm
To stay alive in the playoffs, Cubs Manager Joe Maddon said he is tapping Jon Lester for Tuesday's wild-card contest, and starter Cole Hamels could be used as a reliever.
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Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports
September 28, 2018 - 4:42 pm
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.
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Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports
September 26, 2018 - 11:15 pm
Despite a play that reminded Cubs fans of what went wrong many years ago, Chicago wound up clinching its fourth straight postseason appearance and holding its narrow lead in the NL Central with a 7-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in 10 innings Wednesday night.
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September 25, 2018 - 11:36 pm
The Cubs missed a chance to clinch a franchise-record fourth straight trip to the postseason for the second time in as many nights. And their lead in the NL Central over Milwaukee shrunk to a half game, with the Brewers beating St. Louis 12-4.
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