Wade Davis stays cool while everything else around Cubs goes crazy

While everything else went crazy, Wade Davis stayed cool and delivered in another big postseason moment to help the Cubs live to ...

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Wade Davis stays cool while everything else around Cubs goes crazy
While everything else went crazy, Wade Davis stayed cool and delivered in another big postseason moment to help the Cubs live to fight another day.
'Hopefully, it’s not a goodbye'
Even in a 3-1 NLCS deficit, Jake Arrieta is confident in saying that this isn't the end of the 2017 Cubs.
Cubs plotting their path for a comeback
Some of the offensive and bullpen struggles are concerns, but the Cubs showed signs of life and a way to a comeback in Game 4.
Cubs fans thankful of Jake Arrieta
Cubs fans showed their appreciation of Jake Arrieta following a 3-2 win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS, but hope this isn't the last time they'll see him in a Cubs uniform.
How Joe Maddon's freak out could've been even crazier
A blown call in the eighth inning of Game 4 sent Joe Maddon into a blind rage — and according to the skipper things could've gotten even crazier.
Rain delay speech part deux?
The Cubs had a different kind of meeting before Game 4 of the NLCS at Wrigley Field.
Cubs in 60: Not done yet
The Cubs forced a Game 5 after beating the Dodgers 3-2 in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday night.
Cubs dig the long ball in Game 4 win
The Cubs won Game 4 of the NLCS 3-2 and all three runs came from home runs.
Relive Javy Baez's first home run in the NLCS in slo-mo
Check out Javy Baez's home run to start the scoring for the Cubs in Game 4 of the NLCS in slow-motion.
The 5 biggest things from Game 4
David Ross made an uplifting appearance at Wrigley Field and the Cubs finally found their way into the win column in the NLCS in Game 4 Wednesday night.
Maddon not expecting coaching shake-up
Unless Joe Maddon gets blindsided by top-down changes or a personal decision, it sounds like the Cubs manager expects his coaching staff to return for the 2018 season.
Joe Maddon as Norman Dale for Hoosier-inspired Cubs pep talk
Sure, the odds are stacked against the Cubs, but with a little positivity you never know what could happen.
The beginning of the end
Only one team in history has reversed an 0-3 deficit in a seven-game series, so is the end near for the 2017 Cubs?
Are Cubs feeling drained?
After such a long, difficult season and then an emotional five-game series with the Nationals, have the Cubs hit a wall?
Zobrist breaks down how Dodgers pitching has made Cubs offense disappear
Ben Zobrist breaks down how the Dodgers pitching staff has made the Cubs offense go quiet in the National League Championship Series.
Cubs in 60: Offense struggles again to drop third straight
The Cubs dropped Game 3 of the NLCS 6-1 to fall down 0-3 in the series.
The shocking stats the Cubs offense has produced in the NLCS
The Cubs have struggled offensively through three games in the NLCS and some shocking stats have come out of that.
Winter is coming
The end could be near for the Cubs after a 6-1 loss left the defending World Series champs looking mentally checked out of 2017.
2015 all over again?
What was supposed to be a World Series repeat looks like it could be a repeat of 2015 instead, with the Cubs on the verge of getting swept away.
Cubs' bullpen struggles make NLCS rally unlikely
The Cubs bullpen struggled yet again in Game 3, which is another reason coming back from an 0-3 deficit won't be easy.
Record-setting futility
The Cubs are out here setting the wrong kinds of records as they fell to an 0-3 hole in the NLCS.
Is Maddon covering for Wade Davis?
Is Cubs manager Joe Maddon taking the heat and covering for Wade Davis while the All-Star closer deals with atypical soreness in his right arm?
STL Podcast: Ben Zobrist shares his leadoff approach
On the latest SportsTalk Live Podcast, Ben Zobrist and Curtis Granderson drop by to talk about Game 3 of the NLCS.
It's time for Cubs to re-write history, again
A look at the three teams who have come back from a 0-2 LCS deficit since 1985.
Predicting NLCS Game 3
The Cubs and Dodgers square off in the third game of the NLCS Tuesday night in Chicago, where the Cubs have another opportunity to show off their legendary resiliency.
Where the Cubs can turn NLCS around
The Cubs are in a hole in the NLCS, but should have a chance to get back in the series. Here are some reasons why.
Hendricks: I got the utmost faith in our lineup
Joe Maddon and Kyle Hendricks discuss the approach heading into a crucial Game 3 in the NLCS.
Dry humping and second-guessing
Joe Maddon defended his bullpen decisions in Game 2 of the NLCS, saying he didn't want to "dry hump" Wade Davis and is ignoring the second-guessers on social media.
Cubs need Bryzzo or reign is over
Bryzzo Souvenir Co. hasn't been producing this postseason, sending the Cubs' offense into a funk. If things don't turn around ASAP, the North Siders are done. 
Podcast: Where do Cubs go from here down 0-2 in NLCS?
Patrick Mooney and Tony Andracki break down what Joe Maddon was thinking with his lineup and bullpen decisions for the first two games of the NLCS.
Kap and DeJesus preview Cubs' must-win Game 3
David Kaplan and David DeJesus look ahead to Game 3 between the Cubs and Dodgers and what the North Siders need to do to get back on track.
Davis won't second-guess Maddon
Wade Davis wound up sitting on the sideline for the entire NLCS Game 2, but won't throw his manager under the bus after the Cubs' second straight loss.
Kap tells it like it is following Cubs' Game 2 loss in NLCS
David Kaplan tells it like it is following the Cubs' 4-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLCS.
Cubs in 60: Dodgers take 2-0 lead in NLCS
The Cubs are in a 2-0 hole in the NLCS following a 4-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 2 on Sunday.
Reacting to Justin Turner's walkoff HR off John Lackey
Joe Maddon and David Kaplan react to Justin Turner's walkoff home run in Game 2 of the NLCS.
Maddon explains why he didn't use Wade Davis in Game 2
Joe Maddon explains why he didn't use Wade Davis in Game 2 and why he went with John Lackey.
Why Wade Davis didn't pitch Game 2
Joe Maddon explains his thought process as to why he did not put Wade Davis in the game as the Cubs lost to the Dodgers in the ninth inning of Game 2 Sunday night.
5 takeaways from NLCS Game 2
While the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen was dominating where was Wade Davis in Game 2 of the NLCS?
Why Cubs won't turn their back on Javy
Javier Baez is off to a tough start at the plate in the postseason, but Joe Maddon and the Cubs have no intentions of running from him.
Cubs-Dodgers Game 2 prediction
Predicting the outcome of NLCS Game 2 as the Cubs send Jon Lester to the hill in Dodger Stadium against Rich Hill.
Highlighting Cubs' postseason struggles
The Cubs have battled to get to the NLCS, but there are some extremely depressing stats that illustrate the struggles the team has faced in October.
Joe Maddon flips out from home-plate rule
Cubs manager Joe Maddon explains why he didn't agree with the interpretation of MLB's home-plate rule, comparing it to Chicago soda tax.
Quintana's wacky week
Jose Quintana has had a week to remember between his first three postseason appearances and his wife's panic attack forcing the Cubs' team plane to make an emergency landing.
Podcast: Maddon not to blame for Game 1
Patrick Mooney and Kelly Crull break down Game 1 of the NLCS and side with Joe Maddon on his bullpen decisions.
NLCS Game 1 started out so promising for Cubs
The Cubs got off to a great start in Game 1 of the NLCS...before everything went to hell in the latter innings.
Longball beat Cubs bullpen again
Chris Taylor and Yasiel Puig hit home runs off Cubs relievers in Game 1 of the NLCS to give the Dodgers the lead and eventually the win.
Maddon explains his stance on controversial replay call
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about Willson Contreras blocking the plate and why he agrees with the ruling, but not the rule.
The controversial play that made Joe Maddon take a stand
Joe Maddon was ejected from Game 1 after arguing the controversial rule that was enforced at home plate in the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium.
5 takeaways from Game 1
The Cubs dropped Game 1 of the NLCS to the Dodgers thanks to a shaky bullpen and a controversial call on the field.
Cubs NLCS rotation
The Cubs unveiled the rest of their NLCS rotation Saturday, matching up with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
How Maddon chose NLCS Game 1 lineup
Take a look at the Cubs' lineup for Game 1 of the NLCS against the Dodgers.
Joe Maddon and Cubs teammates hype up Quintana before NLCS
Jose Quintana will start Game 1 of the NLCS. Hear Joe Maddon and some of Quintana's teammates talk about the lefty starter.
Why the Cubs will win Game 1
As the NLCS descends upon the baseball world, here's why the Cubs will take Game 1 and advance to the World Series for the second straight season.
Cubs need Davis to be calm in middle of storm
Already being Joe Maddon's most-trusted bullpen arm, the Cubs will need Wade Davis to once again be their late-game weapon in the NLCS.
Onto the next one
The Cubs unveiled the roster for their third straight NLCS, which begins Saturday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. Jose Quintana will start Game 1.
Will Quintana be game-changer in NLCS?
When Jose Quintana came to the club in June, he provided the spark the Cubs needed. Now, he may be called upon to win Game 1 of the NLCS. 
SportsTalk Live Podcast: Previewing Cubs-Dodgers NLCS
In the latest edition of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, the panel previews the NLCS. 
Bring on the Dodgers
Will the 2017 Cubs run out of gas like the 2016 Dodgers? Can the 2017 Dodgers withstand the freak-out moments as well as the 2016 Cubs?
Remember that SS controversy?
Addison Russell has made the Cubs shortstop controversy a thing of the distant past with his standard clutch hits down the stretch, including in Game 5.
After wild playoff celebration, Cubs' flight diverted to Albuquerque
After the Cubs celebrated a playoff win at Nationals Park, their West Coast flight from Washington D.C. got diverted to New Mexico early Friday morning
Cubs got stuck in New Mexico
According to a report, the Cubs team plane to Los Angeles was diverted to New Mexico early Friday morning to a non-player health issue.
‘That’s a bad motherf----- right there’
Wade Davis did something he's never done in his illustrious big-league career and sent the Cubs to the NLCS because of it.
Cubs get World Series flashbacks in crazy Game 5
Max Scherzer's unbelievable fifth-inning meltdown brought on World Series flashbacks for the adrenaline-junkie Cubs in an unforgettable Game 5 of the NLDS.
The Cubs' unsung hero
The guy that gave the Cubs their biggest spark in Game 5 of their epic NLDS victory over the Washington Nationals doesn't even wear a uniform.
Cubs Talk Podcast: Attempting to make sense of a bonkers Game 5
Kelly Crull, Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki do their best to try to make sense of what will go down as one of the craziest, weirdest games in baseball history.
Stuckmeyer, Crull on craziest moments in Game 5 of Cubs-Nats
Luke Stuckmeyer and Kelly Crull talk about the craziest moments in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday night.
Cubs in 60: Moving on to the NLCS
The Cubs beat the Nationals in Game 5 of the NLDS and are moving on to face the Dodgers in the NLCS.
Wade Davis nails down seven-out save in Cubs' crazy win
Cubs pitcher Wade Davis, president Theo Epstein and manager Joe Maddon talk about Davis nailing down a seven-out save in Game 5 of the NLDS.
Jon Lester 'blacked out' during that crazy Game 5
Cubs pitcher Jon Lester explained his struggles keeping his eyes on the team's bonkers Game 5 win on Thursday night, telling reporters he "blacked out."
Jon Lester on crazy Game 5: 'I blacked out'
Cubs pitcher Jon Lester says he blacked out during the team's insane win in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday night in Washington.
Heyward after Cubs clinch: 'This is why you celebrate'
Cubs shortstop Addison Russell and outfielder Jason Heyward react following the Cubs' crazy win in Game 5 of the NLDS to advance to their third straight NLCS.
Final out: Cubs win an insane Game 5 to advance to NLCS
The final out of the Cubs' crazy Game 5 win over the Nationals to advance to the NLCS for the third straight postseason.
The Cubs somehow pulled it off. After winning a bonkers Game 5, they're on to their third straight NLCS. Here are the seven biggest things that helped them get there.
Cubs beat Nationals to advance to NLCS
The Cubs are heading to the NLCS for the third straight postseason.
The wild and wacky fifth inning from the Cubs' Game 5 win
Watch the wild and wacky fifth inning from the Cubs' Game 5 win on Thursday night in Washington.
How Cubs are looking to fix leadoff spot
Jon Jay's future with the Cubs is an unknown after this playoff run comes to an end. But the team definitely has the top of the order on their offseason to-do list.
Keys to a Cubs victory in a must-win Game 5 in the NLDS
Kelly Crull and Patrick Mooney talk about the keys to a Cubs victory in game 5 of the NLDS.
Cubs set strong defensive lineup for Game 5 of NLDS
Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki talk about Joe Maddon's strong defensive lineup for Game 5 of the NLDS.
Cubs-Nationals collide in Game 5 to finish epic NLDS
It all is on the line in the final game of the NLDS as the defending World Series champion Cubs take on the Nationals in D.C.
Why Cubs could lose to Nationals in Game 5 of NLDS
Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki break down why the Cubs could lose to the Nationals in Game 5 of the NLDS.
Predicting the outcome of Game 5
With the Cubs and Nationals doing battle for a winner-take-all Game 5 in this thrilling NLDS, we break down the matchup and predict a winner.
Ten reasons for Cubbie confidence
Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Despite that tough Game 4, there are plenty of reasons to have confidence heading into Game 5.
Cubs in 60: Strasburg dominates as Nationals force a Game 5
Stephen Stasburg fanned 12 batters as the Cubs fell to the Nationals 5-0 in Game 4.
Lester: 'It's two heavyweights going at it'
Jon Lester talks about the Cubs-Nationals NLDS going to a Game 5 for a winner-take-all and the decision to pitch from out of the bullpen.
Now who’s soft?
Stephen Strasburg responded to all the drama within the last 24 hours by dominating Game 4 and pushing the Cubs to the brink of elimination.
Maddon on why he pitched Lester, his plan for Game 5
Joe Maddon addresses the media following the Cubs' 5-0 loss to the Nationals in Game 4 of the NLDS on Wednesday.
Rizzo jokes about how hard it is to hit Strasburg's changeup
Anthony Rizzo jokes with a reporter about how hard it is to hit Stephen Strasburg's changeup.
Will Cubs regret playing Lester?
Will the Cubs regret playing their Jon Lester card too early, given that he probably won't be available in Thursday's do-or-die Game 5?
Kap and DeJesus on Strasburg's dominating outing in Game 4
David Kaplan and David DeJesus react to Stephen Strasburg dominating the Cubs in Game 4 of the NLDS.
Why Davis wasn't surprised about Taylor homer
Wade Davis may have been the only person at Wrigley Field who wasn’t alarmed when Michael Taylor’s fly ball found the basket on Wednesday night.
Rizzo's mic drop
Anthony Rizzo is 2-for-2 with money quotes on postseason games at Wrigley this fall, delivering another classic one-liner after Game 4 Wednesday.
How will Maddon use pitchers for Game 5?
Joe Maddon went into must-win mode in Game 4 of the NLDS, but with the Cubs dropping the game, how will he line his guys up for Game 5?
Cubs struggle in Game 4 loss to Nationals in NLDS
The Cubs had their fair share of struggles on offense and defense in their 5-0 loss to the Nationals in Game 4 of the NLDS on Wednesday night.
5 biggest things from Game 4
The mold storyline became old news fast at Wrigley Field Wednesday and just like that, the Cubs and Nationals will now play a winner-take-all Game 5 in D.C.
Cubs laugh off Strasburg drama
Did Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg just get guilt-tripped into starting an elimination game against the Cubs in the NLDS?
Strasburg is ready to pitch Game 4
Under the weather, Stephen Strasburg felt no pressure from teammates, coaches or the media to start Game 4. But here he is, ready to take the mound Wednesday.
Maddon, Cubs ready for Strasburg in Game 4
Joe Maddon and the Cubs are ready for whoever the Nationals put on the mound to start Game 4.
Cubs' Game 4 lineup vs. Strasburg
Stephen Strasburg is officially starting Game 4 for the Nationals. Here's what the Cubs' new starting lineup looks like for Game 4 of the NLDS.
Strasburg pitching Game 4
Stephen Strasburg is now pitching Game 4 for the Washington Nationals with their backs on the line in the NLDS.
Cubs still have pitching to be unstoppable
Heading into the NLDS, there was plenty of buzz surrounding the Nationals' pitching staff. The Cubs' starters have been equally as dazzling, though. 
STL Pod: Dusty Baker crazy for starting Roark over Strasburg?
Seth Gruen (Bleacher Report/”Big Ten Unfiltered” podcast), Kevin Fishbain (The Athletic) and Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) join Leila Rahimi on the panel. NLDS Game 4 is postponed but Dusty Baker says he’s...
Are the Nationals crazy?
The Nationals are not choosing to take advantage of the rainout and will not start Stephen Strasburg in Game 4 Wednesday. Are they completely nuts?
Baker sticks with Roark for Game 4 in surprise move
Dusty Baker is sticking with Tanner Roark for Game 4 in a surprise move.
Why wasn't Cubs-Nationals Game 4 played earlier in the day?
MLB explains why Cubs-Nationals was not played at 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at Wrigley Field to avoid the rain.
Respect this: Rizzo owns October
Another postseason game, another Anthony Rizzo standout moment. The All-Star first baseman is quietly becoming Mr. Cub and Mr. October. 
Rain spoils possible clinch party
The Cubs, a win away from advancing to their third straight NLCS, will have to wait to go for the clinch as Game 4 has been postponed to Wednesday.
Experience Wrigley Field in all its postseason glory
Relive the sights and sounds of Wrigley Field and Game 3's dramatic finish!
Clinch squad?
Will this be the group that advances the Cubs to their third straight NLCS? Here's how Joe Maddon's lineup looks for Game 4 at Wrigley Field.
Wake Up Call: Cubs take NLDS lead; Trubisky debuts for Bears
The Cubs edged the Nationals in Game 3 of the NLDS, Mitch Trubisky made his first start for the Bears and the Blackhawks lost for the first time this season.
Cubs reaction to Nationals: ‘So what? Now what?’
The Cubs aren't letting anything bother them this postseason and have a motto to go with that.
Cubs in 60: Quintana, Rizzo lead Cubs to Game 3 win
Check out this morning's Cubs in 60 to see highlights from a narrow Game 3 win in the NLDS.
How do you like Zobrist now?
Ben Zobrist struggled early in the NLDS, but had a crucial double to key the Cubs' Game 3 win.
How Maddon and Baker decided Game 3 on their own
Pitching changes were the story of Game 3 of the NLDS between the Cubs and the Nationals.
Rizzo: 'I believe I'm one of the best hitters in the game'
Anthony Rizzo was proud of his game-winning hit against the Nationals and talked a big game after.
Quintana overcomes nerves in postseason debut
Jose Quintana had was calm, cool and collected in his postseason debut, throwing 5 2/3 strong innings to set the tone for the Cubs. 
Joe Maddon: Our guy matched Scherzer
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks up the play of his pitchers in Game 3 of the NLDS.
Win it for Schwarbs?
The Cubs watched Kyle Schwarber drop a fly ball and then boot it, leading to a costly run. Then they went out and won it for "Schwarbs."
Why Maddon, Baker lifted their starters
Game 3 swung twice on starting pitchers leaving the game. What did Joe Maddon and Dusty Baker have to say for themselves after lifting Jose Quintana and Max Scherzer?
'Respect me!'
A little miffed the Nationals decided to pitch to him, Anthony Rizzo declared himself one of baseball's best after winning Game 3. It's kind of hard to argue with him.
5 biggest keys to Cubs' thrilling W
Bill Murray is the best hype man around and the Cubs nearly handed Game 3 to the Nationals. But they didn't, thanks to some likely -and unlikely - heroes.
Maddon still feeling the heat
Cubs manager Joe Maddon is still feeling the heat as playoff questions keep coming his way.
Dusty Baker has a bunch of 'homies' in Chicago
Dusty Baker talks about his ties in Chicago,
How Chicago ties of Baker, Eaton could affect Game 3
Dusty Baker managed on the North Side. Adam Eaton played on the South Side with Jose Quintana. Those experiences could dramatically impact Games 3 and 4 of the NLDS.
Cubs-Nationals, Trubisky's NFL debut highlight biggest Chicago sports day of year
From Game 3 of the NLDS, to Mitch Trubisky's NFL debut, to the Blackhawks-Maple Leafs matchup, Chicago sports has a stacked lineup on Monday.
Scherzer forces Maddon's hand
Joe Maddon has a trick up his sleeve for Game 3 of the NLDS, inserting an extra lefty in the leadoff spot against Max Scherzer with Javy Baez on the bench.
Can Scherzer deliver like Lester has?
Jon Lester and Max Scherzer were both huge free agents in 2014. Since then, only one has brought postseason success to their team. 
Willson Contreras teams up with Rags of Honor
Willson Contreras teamed up with Rags of Honor to benefit U.S. Veterans and Venezuela.
Arrieta's chase for another ring
Jake Arrieta's been a integral part in the Cubs' rise to the top. The Cy Young winner is trying to enjoy what could be his last playoff run on the North Side. 
Scherzer confident he can go deep in Game 3
There have been many questions surrounding Max Scherzer's health. The two-time Cy Young winner is confident he'll be able to go deep into Game 3. 
Quintana's plan to combat excitement
Jose Quintana is focused on commanding the zone in his first postseason game. The left-hander is trying to stay calm and keep his approach. 
How Max Scherzer is feeling heading into Game 3 start
Kelly Crull and Tony Andracki break down Max Scherzer's health heading into Game 3 of the NLDS.
Hayes: Quintana's WBC experience will help in postseason
Dan Hayes and Kelly Crull preview Jose Quintana's first postseason start. x
Cubs keeping it loose during Sunday's workout
Kelly Crull and Tony Andracki discuss how the Cubs are approaching the all-important NLDS Game 3 at Wrigley Field.
6 takeaways heading into NLDS Game 3
The Cubs and Nationals are set for what should be an exciting finish to the NLDS, beginning Monday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Beer Money: Season 5, Episode 2
Check out the second episode of the season of Beer Money.
Cubs do football and brunch
During the NLDS workout day at Wrigley Field, the Cubs wanted to spend their Sunday like anyone else living in Chicago: with football and brunch.
Cubs expected this battle with Nats
The Cubs may have blown Game 2 of the NLDS, but Jon Lester ain't worried.
What were Cubs thinking against Harper?
Bryce Harper changed the landscape of the NLDS with one swing of the bat Saturday night, but did Joe Maddon make the right bullpen decisions leading to that moment?
Even after painful loss, Cubs have no doubt in CJ Edwards
Even after Carl Edwards Jr. surrendered the game-tying homer to Bryce Harper in Game 2 Saturday night, the Cubs have all the faith in the world in their young reliever.
Will Scherzer miss entire NLDS?
Jake Arrieta knows a thing or two about hamstrings and would not be shocked if Nationals ace and Cy Young favorite Max Scherzer misses the NLDS altogether.
Do Cubs have a new Nacho Man?
A Cubs fan made a ridiculous bare-handed catch on Anthony Rizzo's record-breaking home run in Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday in DC.
Another reminder that baseball is really heckin' weird
Game 2 of the NLDS was more proof that baseball is a really, really weird game that makes no sense sometimes.
Apparently Nationals are confiscating W flags from Cubs fans
The Washington Nationals are reportedly trying to take a bite out of the Cubs fanbase by banning "W" flags in Nationals Park.
How Cubs plan to keep momentum on their side
Jason Heyward explains how this Cubs team gets - and keeps - momentum in the postseason.
Check out Cubs' lineup for Game 2
Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward are out, Ian Happ and Albert Almora Jr. are in for the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLDS.
Davis is one of the best ever
Friday night's scoreless ninth inning for Wade Davis? More of the same from one of the best pitchers in postseason history.
Why Hendricks is the new Mr. October
Kyle Hendricks' Game 1 start against the Nationals was the latest in a growing list of big playoff starts.
Cubs in 60: Hendricks shines in Game 1 win over Nationals
Kyle Hendricks threw seven shutout innings as the Cubs took Game 1 from the Nationals with a 3-0 win in the NLDS.
Cubs take control of NLDS 
The Cubs wasted no time showing the Nationals who the defending champs are.
Hendricks' Game 1: That's why we call him 'The Professor'
The Cubs talk about Kyle Hendricks' NLDS Game 1 effort against the Nationals.
Arrieta, Scherzer and Cubs' pitching plans
The Cubs and Nationals spent years building toward this moment, but now it could all hinge on two hamstrings.
Game 1 NLDS lineup montage for Cubs
Check out the Cubs' lineup in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals.
NLDS Game 1 lineups
The Cubs and Nationals have set their lineups for Game 1 of the NLDS with Kyle Hendricks squaring off against Stephen Strasburg on the mound.
Men vs. Boys
To fully appreciate the scope of the Cubs teardown, rebuild and potential dynasty, you have to understand how the the Nationals provided a blueprint.
Emanuel hoping to hang on to his sausage after Cubs-Nats NLDS
From the police department to the mayor's office, the city of Chicago is ready for playoff baseball. 
Lackey on NLDS roster; one big surprise
The Cubs announced their roster for the postseason showdown with the Washington Nationals Friday, with veteran John Lackey active for the series.
Kris Bryant on Las Vegas shooting: 'It's been tough'
Cubs third baseman and Las Vegas native Kris Bryant shares his thoughts on the recent mass shooting in the city.
Vegas massacre hits close to home for Kris Bryant
Last weekend's massacre in Las Vegas was especially personal for Kris Bryant, a Las Vegas native who was checking in with friends and family to make sure they were OK.
Cubs turnaround through eyes of Theo's ‘mistake,’ Edwin Jackson
Theo Epstein called the contract with former Cub pitcher Edwin Jackson a mistake. Jackson, now with the Nationals, responded.
Maddon will again be under microscope
Joe Maddon’s decisions will be magnified in a best-of-five NLDS where the Nationals might have more on-paper talent in every phase of the game.
Dusty Baker has a baseball mancrush on Kyle Hendricks
Nationals manager Dusty Baker is buying the Kyle Hendricks hype, compares Cubs Game 1 starter to Greg Maddux.
Dusty is buying the Hendricks = Maddux hype
Nationals manager Dusty Baker is buying the Kyle Hendricks hype, compares Cubs Game 1 starter to Greg Maddux.
The Nationals NLDS rotation spells good news for the Cubs
The Cubs received some good news Thursday in regards to how the Washington Nationals are lining up their NLDS rotation.
NLDS X-factors
The NBC Sports Chicago Cubs team previews the NLDS against the Washington Nationals, including some of the biggest X-factors in the series.
Cubs Morning Update: Maddon sets playoff pitching rotation
The Cubs announced their playoff pitching rotation on Wednesday. See who's getting the Game 1 start.
In the Loop: Jason Hammel on how to get Daniel Murphy out
Former Cub pitcher Jason Hammel stopped by In the Loop to discuss the nightmare that is Daniel Murphy.
Happ driven to win World Series
Ian Happ wasn't a part of the 2016 Cubs team that broke the curse. He's determined to be a part of the next World Series team, though. 
STL: Do Cubs or Nats have more pressure in NLDS?
The SportsTalk Live panel welcomes in Jason Hammel to analyze the NLDS between the Cubs and Nats.
Jason Hammel on staff: 'It's an embarrassment of riches'
Former Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel discusses his thoughts on the Cubs playoff rotation.
STL Pod: Jason Hammel previews NLDS
On the latest edition of the STL Podcast, the panel discusses the Cubs' rotation and keys to an NLDS series win over the Nationals. 
Hendricks on Game 1 start: 'It's definitely an honor'
The Professor, AKA Kyle Hendricks, discusses his mentality heading into a Game 1 start in the NLDS.
Breaking down Cubs' NLDS rotation decisions
Analying the decisions that led to the Cubs rolling out a rotation of Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lester, Jose Quintana and Jake Arrieta for the NLDS.
Joe Maddon speaks for Cubs fans when it comes to Daniel Murphy
Don't worry, Cubs fans: You're not alone in dreading the looming presence of Daniel Murphy again this October.
Theo: 'We're feeling really good about where we are'
Theo Epstein discusses the Cubs mindset heading into the NLDS series against the Washington Nationals.
Maddon's 'Godfather' legend about Mike Rizzo
Joe Maddon and Mike Rizzo go way back. The Cubs manager told a eerie story about the Washington Nationals boss on Wednesday. 
Maddon on Daniel Murphy: 'I still wish he was a Met'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy's ability to alter a series.
Lester: We should the win the World Series
Jon Lester talks about the Cubs being able to repeat and starting Game 2.
'We should win the World Series'
Jon Lester may not be lined up to start Game 1 for the Cubs this postseason, but he believes the pitching staff can anchor another World Series run. 
Maddon on connection with Nationals boss Mike Rizzo
Joe Maddon discusses an urban legend about Washington Nationals baseball boss Mike Rizzo.
Maddon on Hendricks: 'He's just fun to watch'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about setting his starting rotation for the NLDS.
Hendricks gets Game 1 start for Cubs
Joe Maddon announced Wednesday that Kyle Hendricks will be the team's Game 1 starter when the Cubs take on the Nationals in the NLDS.
How Cubs plan to slow Trea Turner
There are so many matchups to break down between the Cubs and Nationals, but maybe the most important is Chicago pitchers keeping Trea Turner off base.
Is Hendricks going to start Game 1?
While Joe Maddon will soon reveal who gets the ball for the Cubs in Game 1 of the NLDS, CSN's David Kaplan is hearing that Kyle Hendricks might be the guy.
Wake Up Call: Previewing NLDS; Bulls fight back to score win
On this morning's edition of the Wake Up Call, we're breaking down the Cubs-Nationals NLDS series and checking out the Bulls score a win in their preseason opener.
Cubs Morning Update: What should Game 1 lineup be?
We're previewing the NLDS on this edition of the Cubs Morning Update. Check out the latest news and developments.
David Kaplan's NLDS Game 1 lineup
With the Cubs-Nationals NLDS series just a few days away, David Kaplan gave his thoughts on what Joe Maddon's best lineup would be.
In the Loop: Raising money for Biking for Baseball
We hit Ace Bounce to raise money for Tim Lalla's foundation, Biking for Baseball. Check out his inspirational story above.
Cubs expect Zo to be game-changer
At the age of 36, Ben Zobrist has had his share of ups and downs this season. The Cubs are still confident he can be a difference-maker in the NLDS. 
Cubs feel pressure is on Nationals
After finally breaking through last season, the Cubs are feeling comfortable heading into the NLDS. They feel that the pressure is on the Nationals. 
SportsTalk Live: Kelly Crull on Arrieta, starting rotation
From Wrigley Field, Kelly Crull gives an update on Jake Arrieta, the Cubs starting pitching rotation for the NLDS, and more, on SportsTalk Live.
Road Ahead: Previewing Cubs-Nationals NLDS series
Kelly Crull and Patrick Mooney prepare you for the NLDS on the Cubs Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Honda dealers.
Extreme caution with Jake Arrieta
The Cubs will hold Jake Arrieta out of Wednesday's simulated game, altering a plan that was made over the weekend.
Maddon talks Cubs fighting World Series hangover
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about his team fighting a World Series hangover as the playoffs begin.
Maddon on containing Trea Turner: 'Keep him off base'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about containing Nationals speedster Trea Turner.
Maddon on Russell: 'I think he looks really good, actually'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about shortstop Addison Russell and his status after returning from injury.
Maddon: '(Zobrist) really trending in the right direction'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the recent play of Ben Zobrist.
Maddon on Arrieta: 'We don't want to push him right now'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the team's handling of pitcher Jake Arrieta heading into the NLDS.
Ranking the MLB playoff teams
October has arrived, and one of 10 teams will win the World Series in about a month. Here are those 10 teams, ranked from least likely to win the World Series to most likely to win the World Series.
Bryzzo Souvenir Co. lives up to its name
Major League Baseball released its list of the sport's top-selling jerseys for the 2017 season, and Cubs stars Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo ranked second and third, respectively.
Clip of the Week: Cubs salute fans after season finale
The Cubs recognized all of their wonderful fans after the regular season finale at home.
Cubs vs. Nationals tale of the tape
Check out the tale of the tape heading into the NL Division Series between the Nationals and the Cubs.
The List: Reviewing Cubs-Nationals regular season games
Before the two teams square up in the NLDS, check out the top moments from the Cubs-Nationals regular season series.
The amazing story of one blind, lifelong Cubs fan
Craig Lynch could tell you what happened in any Cub game over the last 30 years. He hasn't seen a single one, though. Meet the blind, lifelong fan.

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