Cubs force Game 7 after thumping Indians

Cubs force Game 7 after thumping Indians

Addison Russell hit a grand slam and drove in a record-tying six runs, leading the Chicago Cubs over the Cleveland Indians 9-3 Tuesday night and forcing the World Series to a deciding Game 7. Indians ace Corey Kluber, dominant while winning Games 1 and 4, starts again on short rest Wednesday night at home against […]

Chapman’s 8-out save keeps Cubs’ season alive

Chapman’s 8-out save keeps Cubs’ season alive

They have waited 108 years for a championship. So with this World Series on the verge of slipping away, the Chicago Cubs could not wait any longer. Manager Joe Maddon summoned closer Aroldis Chapman from the bullpen in the seventh inning for the first eight-out save of his big league career, needing to hold off […]

Report: Jose Bautista expected to reject qualifying offer

Heading into free agency coming off a down season doesn’t appear enough for Jose Bautista to not bet on himself on the open market. Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins confirmed last week that the team plans to issue a one-year qualifying offer to Bautista in the upcoming weeks, though the slugger is expected […]

The Chicago Cubs are going back to the World Series

For the first time since 1945, the Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series. The Cubs won the National League pennant Saturday evening by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0, in Game 6 of the NLDS. They will face the Cleveland Indians beginning Tuesday in Cleveland for a chance to claim the organization’s first […]

AL Wild Card beer-throwing suspect no longer employed by Canada’s Postmedia outlet

Ken Pagan, the one-time Postmedia sports copy editor, who was charged by Toronto police with mischief for allegedly throwing a beer can at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during the American League wild-card game, no longer works for the media outlet. Per a report via The Globe and Mail’s Jill Mahoney, Postmedia spokeswoman Georgia Sourtzis issued a release via […]

Miguel Montero Thought Cubs Would Release Him

Catcher Miguel Montero’s tie-breaking, eighth-inning grand slam made him the hero of the Cubs’ 8-4 win over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday. The 33-year-old didn’t expect to be in that position, however, as he told FanRag Sports’ Jack Magruder after the game that he thought the Cubs might release him […]

Chicago Cubs’ Montero belts game-winning pinch-hit grand slam

Chicago Cubs’ Montero belts game-winning pinch-hit grand slam

The Los Angeles Dodgers thought they’d escaped unscathed. Then Miguel Montero came to the plate. The Chicago Cubs catcher – who almost didn’t make the roster due to a back issue – came off the bench Saturday to deliver a pinch-hit grand slam off Joe Blanton. The blast put the Cubs up 7-3 in the […]