Even though they lost Friday, the Cubs clinched their first postseason berth since 2008 because the Giants lost to the Athletics.
The Cubs won their fifth straight game Saturday afternoon. They're now only a half-game behind the Pirates for the first wild-card spot.
Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber homered on the first two pitches he saw Friday night, and on the second one he fell down rounding first base. Here it is.
The Mets, Royals, Twins, Cubs and other contenders made last minute trades before the August 31 deadline. Players had to be acquired by midnight to be eligible for the postseason roster.
Looking at the Cubs present and future as well as news and notes from around Major League Baseball this week.
The Cubs have had the best offense in the NL since the All-Star break.
White Sox rookie third baseman Tyler Saladino robbed Jorge Soler and Chris Denorfia of hits on back-to-back plays Saturday night.
No, Chris Coghlan isn't as good as Ben Zobrist, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon is making him into a poor-man's version by moving him all around the diamond.
Top Rockies pitching prospect and the preseason number 24 prospect Jon Gray will make his MLB debut Tuesday.
The Cubs added Dan Haren and Tommy Hunter at the trade deadline instead of doing anything drastic for the 2015 season.

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