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Famous Cubs fans Tweet the W, get ready for epic Game 7

Famous Cubs fans Tweet the W, get ready for epic Game 7

Nick Offerman, who starred as Ron Swanson in "Parks and Recreation," tweeted some advice to the Cubs a few hours before Game 6. 

It must have worked because the Cubs didn't let the Indians get to them, and they certainly kept their eye on the ball en route to a 9-3 win. 

Offerman was one of the many famous fans to show support via Twitter on Tuesday night. While other celebrities and athletes didn't offer the same type of wisdom before the game, all were pretty stoked after Addison Russell launched a third-inning grand slam into the center field seats. 

 

The Cubs, who have shown a flair for the dramatic this postseason, made it easy on their fans down the stretch. Their lead was never threatened and high-profile supporters were free to Fly the W. 

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Even with a lot of momentum heading into Game 7, comedian Jim Gaffigan isn't about to jinx it. 

Tweets of the night go to Jeremy Piven, who couldn't catch the game because he had to catch a flight. 

 

Cubs Talk Podcast: Rizzo hurt as Cubs sweep Pirates

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Rizzo hurt as Cubs sweep Pirates

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, Luke Stuckmeyer, Kelly Crull and Tony Andracki discuss the injury to Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs offense coming alive against the Pirates and the playoff chase with 2 weeks left in the season.

01:00     How worried are you about Rizzo's injury

05:00     Wrigley's reaction to Rizzo's injury

08:00     Bryant leads the Cubs offense against the Pirates

10:00     Heyward's resurgence after moving out of leadoff spot

12:00     Nico Hoerner's looks impressive in first series at Wrigley

15:00     How do Cubs stand with 2 weeks left?

17:00     Cubs have a chance to make up ground with Cardinals playing Nationals

18:30     Brewers staying in race without Yelich

Listen here or in the embedded player below. 

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Cubs put up historic numbers in three-game series against Pirates

Cubs put up historic numbers in three-game series against Pirates

Offense came in bunches this weekend at Wrigley Field. 

After scoring 17 and 14 runs on Friday and Saturday respectively, the Cubs continued their offensive barrage on Sunday. With 16 runs scored Sunday against the Pirates, the North Siders bumped their weekend total to a whopping 47 (yes, really). 

According to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian, the Cubs' franchise record for most runs scored in a single three-game series is 48 (set in 1894). Despite coming one run short of tying their franchise water mark, though, the Cubs did score at a historic level:

Although their offensive outburst came against the last place Pirates, the Cubs have to be happy with their performance. Before welcoming Pittsburgh to town, the Cubs scored a combined 22 runs Monday-Thursday in their four-game series against the Padres.

Unfortunately, Sunday's series finale saw Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo go down with a nasty right ankle sprain in the third inning. The Cubs announced later in the game that X-rays didn't reveal a fracture in Rizzo's ankle. However, he'll undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the sprain.

In lighter news, the Cubs will enter Monday just two games back of the Cardinals for first place in the NL Central, as the Brewers took down St. Louis 7-6 on Sunday. The Cubs and their fans will certainly hold their breath on Monday awaiting news on Rizzo, though.

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