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NBC Chicago
How Should the Cubs Line Up For Game 5?Wednesday night, so he’ll likely remain in the exact same spot that he occupied
NBC Chicago / Posted 4 hours ago
Wednesday night, so he’ll likely remain in the exact same spot that he occupied for that game. The one wild card here is Ben Zobrist. He has limited regular season experience against Kershaw, but Maddon may be tempted to put him into the lineup... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Dodgers Dugout: Only Curtis Granderson can strike out five times in four at-bats(1 for 5) Jon Jay: .136 (3 for 22), 1 double Addison Russell: .133 (2 for 15)
Baltimore Sun / Posted 4 hours ago
(1 for 5) Jon Jay: .136 (3 for 22), 1 double Addison Russell: .133 (2 for 15), 1 double Jason Heyward: .067 (1 for 15) Ben Zobrist: .000 (0 for 8) Ian Happ: .000 (0 for 3), 3 strikeouts Kyle Schwarber: .000 (0 for 2) Pitchers: .125 (1 for... Read more
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SportingNews
Dodgers vs. Cubs: Live score, updates, highlights from NLCS Game 4now dug themselves a hole that they have one chance to get out of. Against the
SportingNews / Posted 20 hours ago
now dug themselves a hole that they have one chance to get out of. Against the Dodgers, Anthony Rizzo is 1-for-10, while Ben Zobrist is hitless in the NLCS. The team is also 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position. On the mound for the Cubs... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
NLCS Game 4: Ben Zobrist, Jason Heyward on bench as Cubs try to avoid eliminationThe Cubs will try to hold off elimination with a lineup that doesn't include ve
Chicago Tribune / Posted 23 hours ago
The Cubs will try to hold off elimination with a lineup that doesn't include veterans Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward. Tonight's Game 4 lineup includes Albert Almora Jr. at the leadoff spot, followed by Kyle Schwarber. Jon Jay will bat eighth and... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Julianna Zobrist warms up for NLCS Game 4 national anthemlike a well-tagged home run. Julianna Zobrist, a professional recording artist
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
like a well-tagged home run. Julianna Zobrist, a professional recording artist and wife of Cubs star and Eureka native Ben Zobrist, will sing the national anthem before Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night. This... Read more
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NBC Chicago
How Cubs Should Line Up vs. Dodgers in Game 4dwindle considerably. Heyward is all but useless against lefties, but he is sti
NBC Chicago / Posted yesterday
dwindle considerably. Heyward is all but useless against lefties, but he is still a better option in right field than Ben Zobrist at this point. Baez has been atrocious in these playoffs, going 0-for-20 thus far, but he had a .315 batting... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Cubs need a Red Sox miracle to salvage their seasonmore batters Tuesday, with Schwarber nursing a walk in the eighth. “They’ve ma
Peoria Journal Star / Posted yesterday
more batters Tuesday, with Schwarber nursing a walk in the eighth. “They’ve made pitches when they had to,” Cubs veteran Ben Zobrist said. “Tonight, they kept the ball on the edges, and balls in the middle of the plate were not generally what we... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
Dodgers on brink of World Series after 6-1 winpostseason slump. Manager Joe Maddon said he prefers to have Baez in the game f
KRCR TV Redding / Posted yesterday
postseason slump. Manager Joe Maddon said he prefers to have Baez in the game for defensive purposes, but instead started Ben Zobrist, who hit in the leadoff spot for Chicago. Baez popped out as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning. ... Rizzo... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
Dodgers on brink of World Series after 6-1 winpostseason slump. Manager Joe Maddon said he prefers to have Baez in the game f
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted yesterday
postseason slump. Manager Joe Maddon said he prefers to have Baez in the game for defensive purposes, but instead started Ben Zobrist, who hit in the leadoff spot for Chicago. Baez popped out as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning. ... Rizzo... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Los Angeles Dodgers send Chicago Cubs to brink of eliminationbats going. Maddon made one change to his starting lineup. He benched second b
Daily Chronicle / Posted yesterday
bats going. Maddon made one change to his starting lineup. He benched second baseman Javy Baez in favor of switch-hitting Ben Zobrist. Baez entered the night 0 for 19 this postseason. “I love him,” Maddon said of Baez. “We grab a lead, you got to... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Los Angeles Dodgers send Chicago Cubs to brink of eliminationcontact.” Maddon made one change to his starting lineup. He benched second bas
Northwest Herald / Posted yesterday
contact.” Maddon made one change to his starting lineup. He benched second baseman Javy Baez in favor of switch-hitting Ben Zobrist. Baez entered the night 0 for 19 this postseason. “I love him,” Maddon said of Baez. “We grab a lead, you got to... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Worn-out Cubs on brink of elimination after Dodgers cruise in Game 3scoring three runs in their first two NLCS games, manager Joe Maddon had little
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
scoring three runs in their first two NLCS games, manager Joe Maddon had little choice but to tweak a lineup that saw Ben Zobrist bat leadoff, Kyle Schwarber in the second spot and struggling sluggers Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo each sliding... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Getting embarrassed in the NLCS? That's Cubto stimulate a sleepy offense, Maddon mixed up his batting order and inserted f
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
to stimulate a sleepy offense, Maddon mixed up his batting order and inserted five left-handed hitters against Darvish. Ben Zobrist led off and Schwarber slid up to the second spot, moving Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo to third and fourth,... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
NLCS Takeaways: Dodgers' unsung hero pushes Cubs to the brinkSeries berth since 1988. In the meantime, here are some observations about Gam
Sportsnet.ca / Posted yesterday
Series berth since 1988. In the meantime, here are some observations about Game 3… TAYLOR’S CONSIDERABLE VALUE ON DISPLAY Ben Zobrist is the best super-utility player in recent memory, maybe even of all-time, but if we’re looking at 2017 results,... Read more
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SportingNews
Three takeaways from Dodgers' NLCS Game 3 win over Cubs7 out of the leadoff spot through the first two games of the NLCS, so manager J
SportingNews / Posted yesterday
7 out of the leadoff spot through the first two games of the NLCS, so manager Joe Maddon decided to make a change. He put Ben Zobrist in as his table-setter to see what would happen. What happened was not much. Zobrist went 0 for 4 with a... Read more
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SportingNews
Cubs vs. Dodgers: Live score, updates, highlights from NLCS Game 3only scoring three total runs in the first two games of the NLCS, the Cubs need
SportingNews / Posted yesterday
only scoring three total runs in the first two games of the NLCS, the Cubs need to get their offense working, and fast. Ben Zobrist will be hitting lead off and playing second base while Javier Baez, who has been hitless in the postseason, sits.... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Dodgers, Cubs Square Off in Game 3 of NLCSball for the Dodgers. The Cubs made a few changes to their lineup, as Kyle Sch
NBC Chicago / Posted yesterday
ball for the Dodgers. The Cubs made a few changes to their lineup, as Kyle Schwarber will bat second and play left field. Ben Zobrist will lead-off and replace Javier Baez at second base, while the rest of the infield will remain intact. Jon Jay,... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Slumping Cubs alter lineup for NLCS Game 3got the start in left field against Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Yu Darvish
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
got the start in left field against Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Yu Darvish. With Schwarber batting second behind Ben Zobrist, NL MVP Kris Bryant, first baseman Anthony Rizzo and catcher Willson Contreras each moved down a spot in the... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Cubs enter Game 3 back home with altered lineupCHICAGO, IL - MAY 25: Ben Zobrist #18 of the Chicago Cubs is congratulated in t
WGN TV Chicago / Posted yesterday
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 25: Ben Zobrist #18 of the Chicago Cubs is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a home run against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning at Wrigley Field on May 25, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Slumping Cubs alter lineup for NLCS Game 3got the start in left field on Tuesday night against Dodgers right-hander Yu Da
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted yesterday
got the start in left field on Tuesday night against Dodgers right-hander Yu Darvish. With Schwarber batting second behind Ben Zobrist, NL MVP Kris Bryant, first baseman Anthony Rizzo and catcher Willson Contreras each moved down a spot in the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Ben Zobrist bats leadoff for Cubs in Game 3 vs. Dodgersscore only three runs in their first two games of the NLCS, manager Joe Maddon
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
score only three runs in their first two games of the NLCS, manager Joe Maddon has made changes to his stagnant lineup. Ben Zobrist will bat leadoff in place of Javier Baez, who hasn't had a hit in 19 at-bats this postseason. Kyle Schwarber will... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Powell: Cubs-Dodgers NLCS Game 3 Preview; How will Joe Maddon Handle the Bullpen?the game is a must. Javy Baez doesn’t have a hit in the postseason, and with t
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
the game is a must. Javy Baez doesn’t have a hit in the postseason, and with the offense slumping, Joe Maddon will start Ben Zobrist at second base. Kyle Schwarber is in left, and will hit second. As expected, it’s a lefty-heavy lineup with the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
How the Cubs can win Game 3 of the NLCS vs. Dodgersand are batting .000: Anthony Rizzo (0-for-6), Javier Baez (0-for-5), Jason Hey
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
and are batting .000: Anthony Rizzo (0-for-6), Javier Baez (0-for-5), Jason Heyward (0-for-3), Kyle Schwarber (0-for-3), Ben Zobrist (0-for-2), Ian Happ (0-for-1). One or more of those hitters needs to get on the board in a big way in Game 3. 3.... Read more
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SportingNews
Cubs face lineup dilemma with offensive struggles of defensive wizardsstruggling, of course. Anthony Rizzo is 4 for 26 this postseason. Kris Bryant i
SportingNews / Posted 2 days ago
struggling, of course. Anthony Rizzo is 4 for 26 this postseason. Kris Bryant is 5 for 28. Addison Russell is 5 for 24. Ben Zobrist is 4 for 19. You get the picture. But Heyward and Baez are linked in this way: They’re both outstanding... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
NLCS Game 3 starters: Kyle Hendricks vs. Yu Darvishaverage in 47 at-bats. No Cub has hit a home run off him. Alex Avila has three
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
average in 47 at-bats. No Cub has hit a home run off him. Alex Avila has three hits in 13 career at-bats against him, while Ben Zobrist has two in 12. All of that adds up to little worry for Darvish. "Right now I'm more worried about what I'm... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Shouldn't Joe Maddon be used to postseason criticism by now?moment I start worrying about that, I really need to retire.” As pointed out b
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
moment I start worrying about that, I really need to retire.” As pointed out by Chris Kuc, the Tribune Sports version of Ben Zobrist, this is coming from a guy with nearly 400,000 Twitter followers at @CubsJoeMadd. Maddon continued to lecture... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Cubs' punchless lineup not cutting it19 playoff at-bats and too often clueless at the plate. Their defense isn't wor
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
19 playoff at-bats and too often clueless at the plate. Their defense isn't worth the automatic outs. They can sit next to Ben Zobrist and reminisce about the days the Cubs used to get big hits in the postseason -- and we're not talking about bloop... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
With Cubs hitters in a rut, it's time for Joe Maddon to shake up lineup19 playoff at-bats and too often clueless at the plate. Their defense isn't wor
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
19 playoff at-bats and too often clueless at the plate. Their defense isn't worth the automatic outs. They can sit next to Ben Zobrist and reminisce about the days the Cubs used to get big hits in the postseason — and we're not talking about bloop... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
No faking that the Cubs need to wake upsilent bats and trailed 2-1. “It took a bunt to get us going then,” Maddon rec
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 2 days ago
silent bats and trailed 2-1. “It took a bunt to get us going then,” Maddon recalled. Yes, with the big bats flailing, Ben Zobrist led off the fourth inning of Game 4 with a bunt single, and suddenly the Cubs’ bats woke up. Everybody started to... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
NLCS Game 2 live updates: Jason Heyward returns to Cubs lineup at Dodgersin the postseason, will bat eighth. Baez batted .315 with nine home runs agains
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
in the postseason, will bat eighth. Baez batted .315 with nine home runs against left-handers during the regular season. Ben Zobrist, who is 1-for-5 lifetime against Hill, will be on the bench to start the game. Here's the Cubs' lineup: Bryant... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Memo to Cubs offense and bullpen: Try not to suckhundred decimal points. So, yeah, of course he’s the bat Maddon took out of th
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
hundred decimal points. So, yeah, of course he’s the bat Maddon took out of the lineup in a double-switch to bring in Ben Zobrist, who has a slash line of .222/.263/.333. And the Cubs never get another hit after Almora’s blast. The... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Jon Jay batting leadoff, Kyle Schwarber in lineup for Cubs' NLCS opener at Dodgerslooking for an early boost from the left-handed hitter. Albert Almora Jr., who
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
looking for an early boost from the left-handed hitter. Albert Almora Jr., who is 2-for-5 against Kershaw, will bat fifth. Ben Zobrist, who is hitless in eight at-bats against Kershaw, and right fielder Jason Heyward (1-for-15) are not in the... Read more
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SportingNews
NLCS 2017: Time has come for Cubs to relegate struggling Jason Heyward to bench roleoptions, and enough versatility with those outfielders that they could easily p
SportingNews / Posted 5 days ago
options, and enough versatility with those outfielders that they could easily put three solid outfielders on any given day. Ben Zobrist, Jon Jay and Ian Happ filled in for Heyward in right field when he was on the DL or got a day off during the... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
THE PLAYOFF CUBDATE: The Heartbreaking KidsDodgers. Last year they had a 2-1 lead at home in Game 4, having shutout the C
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 5 days ago
Dodgers. Last year they had a 2-1 lead at home in Game 4, having shutout the Cubs for 21-straight innings. Yet a bunt by Ben Zobrist led to a four-running inning and the emergence of the Cubs’ offense, who scored 23 runs from there on out to win... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Dodgers Dugout: Haven't we done this once before?.200 (1 for 5) Jon Jay: .150 (3 for 20), 1 double, 2 RBIs, 11 strikeouts Jaso
Los Angeles Times / Posted 5 days ago
.200 (1 for 5) Jon Jay: .150 (3 for 20), 1 double, 2 RBIs, 11 strikeouts Jason Heyward: .067 (1 for 15), 7 strikeouts Ben Zobrist: .000 (0 for 8), 2 strikeouts Ian Happ: .000 (0 for 3), 3 strikeouts Pitchers: .000 (0 for 6), 5... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
NLCS: Everything you need to know about the Cubs vs. DodgersAngeles, 6:38 p.m. (TBS). x-if necessary. PROJECTED LINEUPS Cubs: CF Jon Jay
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 5 days ago
Angeles, 6:38 p.m. (TBS). x-if necessary. PROJECTED LINEUPS Cubs: CF Jon Jay (.296, 2 HRs, 34 RBIs, .374 OBP) or 2B-OF Ben Zobrist (.232, 12, 50), 3B Kris Bryant (.295, 29, 73, .409 OBP), 1B Anthony Rizzo (.273, 32, 109, .392 OBP), C Willson... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
3 questions for Cubs for Game 1 of NLCStanks to win the NLDS in five games. What’s left, and how do the Cubs tap it?
Daily Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
tanks to win the NLDS in five games. What’s left, and how do the Cubs tap it? “We’re going to have to get our rest,” said Ben Zobrist, the MVP of last year’s World Series and a contributor off the bench Thursday night, going 1 for 2 with a walk... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
NLDS Game 5: Cubs-Nationals recap, social media reactionsingle in the eighth. At the plate Russell went 2-for-4 with four RBIs, Jay 2
Baltimore Sun / Posted 5 days ago
single in the eighth. At the plate Russell went 2-for-4 with four RBIs, Jay 2-for-4 with an RBI and Willson Contreras and Ben Zobrist each scored twice for the Cubs. Taylor went 2-for-4 with four RBIs and Murphy was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Cubs look ready to take off again in Los Angeles for NLCSMaddon, it matters most that the Cubs have a roster full of guys who put team g
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
Maddon, it matters most that the Cubs have a roster full of guys who put team goals ahead of individual goals. Guys like Ben Zobrist, who came through in Game 5 despite getting benched, like Kyle Schwarber, who has accepted going from October... Read more
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Northwest Herald
3 questions for Cubs for Game 1 of NLCStanks to win the NLDS in five games. What’s left, and how do the Cubs tap it?
Northwest Herald / Posted 5 days ago
tanks to win the NLDS in five games. What’s left, and how do the Cubs tap it? “We’re going to have to get our rest,” said Ben Zobrist, the MVP of last year’s World Series and a contributor off the bench Thursday night, going 1 for 2 with a walk... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
A capsule look at the Cubs Dodgers playoff seriesnecessary. Season Series: Dodgers won 4-2. Projected Lineups: Cubs: CF Jon J
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 5 days ago
necessary. Season Series: Dodgers won 4-2. Projected Lineups: Cubs: CF Jon Jay (.296, 2 HRs, 34 RBIs, .374 OBP) or 2B-OF Ben Zobrist (.232, 12, 50), 3B Kris Bryant (.295, 29, 73, .409 OBP), 1B Anthony Rizzo (.273, 32, 109, .392 OBP), C Willson... Read more
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The Mercury News
Steward: Another brutal finish for Dusty Baker won’t keep him from CooperstownReddick ALCS showdown. One of those guys is going a World Series. guaranteed.
The Mercury News / Posted 5 days ago
Reddick ALCS showdown. One of those guys is going a World Series. guaranteed. –Since being traded by the A’s in 2015, Ben Zobrist has two World Series rings and is in the running for a third. Some people have all the luck. –It’s been 36 years... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
NLCS: Cubs, Dodgers projected Game 1 lineups, rostersPROJECTED GAME 1 LINEUP Official rosters to be set Saturday LF Ben Zobrist: W
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
PROJECTED GAME 1 LINEUP Official rosters to be set Saturday LF Ben Zobrist: Wrist problems started against Wood in May. RF Jason Heyward: Showing minor signs of improvement. CF Albert Almora Jr.: He's 2-for-3 against Kershaw. PROJECTED... Read more
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Beloit Daily News
Cubs pull out wild Game 5seventh pitcher, turned in his longest appearance since 2012. "I've always kno
Beloit Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
seventh pitcher, turned in his longest appearance since 2012. "I've always known he's got a lot of mettle in his soul," Ben Zobrist, who scored two runs for Chicago, said about Davis. The same could be said for all of the Cubs. They trailed... Read more
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The Providence Journal
Cubs 9, Nationals 8: Chicago gets to Scherzer, then holds onseventh pitcher, turned in his longest appearance since 2012. "I've always kno
The Providence Journal / Posted 6 days ago
seventh pitcher, turned in his longest appearance since 2012. "I've always known he's got a lot of mettle in his soul," Ben Zobrist, who scored two runs for Chicago, said about Davis. "The guy just shows up. He's got ice in his veins." The same... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Dodgers in NLCS: Who has the edge?to switch-hitting catcher Yasmani Grandal and as a pinch hitter (9-for-31). Lo
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
to switch-hitting catcher Yasmani Grandal and as a pinch hitter (9-for-31). Look for more of the same from the Cubs, with Ben Zobrist switching between left and right field. The Cubs are better than the six errors they committed in the NLDS, but... Read more
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Business Insider
Baseball has never seen anything like the Nationals' baffling single-inning collapse to the Cubsrelief. After he recorded two outs, things went awry. Willson Contreras hit an
Business Insider / Posted 6 days ago
relief. After he recorded two outs, things went awry. Willson Contreras hit an infield single, followed by a single from Ben Zobrist to move Contreras to second. With two men on, Addison Russell sent a sizzler up the third-base line and into... Read more
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WRUF AM850 Gainesville
Cubs Defeat Nationals in Game 5 of the NLDSNutty Inning Russell got his second and third RBI’s of the night with a go-ahe
WRUF AM850 Gainesville / Posted 6 days ago
Nutty Inning Russell got his second and third RBI’s of the night with a go-ahead double, which drove in both Contreras and Ben Zobrist. However, the runs didn’t stop there for the Cubs. With the bases loaded, Jay approached the plate. However, he... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Cubs get to Scherzer, then hold on to top Nats 9-8 in Game 5seventh pitcher, turned in his longest appearance since 2012. "I've always kno
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 6 days ago
seventh pitcher, turned in his longest appearance since 2012. "I've always known he's got a lot of mettle in his soul," Ben Zobrist, who scored two runs for Chicago, said about Davis. "The guy just shows up. He's got ice in his veins." The same... Read more
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Calgary Sun
'This game's cruel sometimes': Chicago Cubs beat Washington Nationals 9-8 in NLDSseventh pitcher, turned in his longest appearance since 2012. “I’ve always kno
Calgary Sun / Posted 6 days ago
seventh pitcher, turned in his longest appearance since 2012. “I’ve always known he’s got a lot of mettle in his soul,” Ben Zobrist, who scored two runs for Chicago, said about Davis. “The guy just shows up. He’s got ice in his veins.” The same... Read more
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