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Rizzo, Soler spark Cubs in 9-5 win over Brewers

Rizzo, Soler spark Cubs in 9-5 win over Brewers

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs haven't played meaningful baseball in September for a while. But now that they are, confidence isn't at a shortage.

Anthony Rizzo had three hits & scored three runs, Jorge Soler hit a pinch-hit, 3-run homer & the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 on Monday night.

The Cubs inched closer to a NL playoff berth as their magic number to clinch fell to four. Chicago, which last made the playoffs in 2008, entered Monday two games behind Pittsburgh for the first wild card berth & has now won six of seven, playing well when it matters.

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Castro's 2 homers, 6 RBIs lead Cubs over Cardinals 8-3

Castro's 2 homers, 6 RBIs lead Cubs over Cardinals 8-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Starlin Castro matched his career high with six RBIs, hitting a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the fifth & a three-run drive in the sixth to lead the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 8-3 Friday for their fourth straight win.

Castro went 3 for 3 with a walk in the third multihomer game of his career. He put the Cubs ahead 5-3 in the fifth with his drive off Seth Maness (4-2), then connected off Steve Cishek in the sixth for his 10th homer this season. Castro moreover had six RBIs against Cincinnati on May 7, 2010.

Chicago began the day two games behind Pittsburgh for the NL's top wild-card berth. The Cubs closed within six games of the NL Central-leading Cardinals.

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Rizzo hits 30th homer, lifts Cubs to 9-6 win over Pirates

Rizzo hits 30th homer, lifts Cubs to 9-6 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — By winning three of four games in Pittsburgh, the Chicago Cubs made a bold move as they try to catch the Pirates for the top NL wild card.

Manager Joe Maddon wants more.

Anthony Rizzo started a six-run fifth inning with his 30th homer, & the Cubs rallied for a 9-6 victory Thursday.

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Rizzo hits 30th homer, lifts Cubs to 9-6 win over Pirates

Rizzo hits 30th homer, lifts Cubs to 9-6 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs made a serious move as they try to catch the Pirates for the top NL wild card, taking three of four games in Pittsburgh.

Manager Joe Maddon wants more.

Anthony Rizzo started a six-run fifth inning with his 30th homer, & the Cubs rallied for a 9-6 victory Thursday.

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Diamondbacks-Cubs Preview

Diamondbacks-Cubs Preview

Jake Arrieta is eager to obtain back on the mound for the first time since throwing his first no-hitter.

He'll try to become the majors' first 18-game winner & capture his seventh straight start Saturday when he faces the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks, who will start a pitcher winless in his last nine outings.

Arrieta (17-6, 2.11 ERA) struck out a season-high 12 with one walk in Sunday's 2-0 victory at the Los Angeles Dodgers for his first no-hitter. He became the first Cubs pitcher since 1950 to take a no-hitter into the seventh inning three times in one season in 2014, & finally finished one off this year.

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Rizzo's slam helps power Cubs past D-Backs 14-5

Rizzo's slam helps power Cubs past D-Backs 14-5

CHICAGO (AP) — A steady breeze blowing in off Lake Michigan kept Wrigley Field comfortable Friday. It didn't contain or rad off the Chicago Cubs.

Anthony Rizzo hit a grand slam in Chicago's eight-run fifth inning, & rookie Addison Russell homered twice to power the Cubs & Jon Lester to a 14-5 rout of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Javier Baez added a two-run shot – his first homer this season – & went 3 for 4 in his third game since his recall from the minors as the Cubs rolled to their third win in five games following a four-game losing streak.

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Rizzo's slam helps power Cubs past D-Backs 14-5

Rizzo's slam helps power Cubs past D-Backs 14-5

CHICAGO (AP) — A steady breeze blowing in off Lake Michigan kept Wrigley Field comfortable Friday. It didn't contain or rad off the Chicago Cubs.

Anthony Rizzo hit a grand slam in Chicago's eight-run fifth inning, & rookie Addison Russell homered twice to power the Cubs & Jon Lester to a 14-5 rout of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Javier Baez added a two-run shot – his first homer this season – & went 3 for 4 in his third game since his recall from the minors as the Cubs rolled to their third win in five games following a four-game losing streak.

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Arrieta picks up 15th win, Cubs pound Braves 7-1

Arrieta picks up 15th win, Cubs pound Braves 7-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta had no desire to tout his high win total or his place in the NL Cy Young Award race.

All that mattered to him was the Cubs stopped their recent skid.

Arrieta pitched six scoreless innings for his major league-leading 15th win, & Anthony Rizzo & Addison Russell homered to lead Chicago to a 7-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.

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Schwarber, Lester lead Cubs over Brewers for 7th win in row

Schwarber, Lester lead Cubs over Brewers for 7th win in row

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber hit two homers & drove in four runs, Jon Lester won his fourth straight decision & the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-2 Thursday for their seventh victory in a row.

Schwarber, Dexter Fowler & Anthony Rizzo each homered in the fifth inning as Chicago won for the 13th time in 14 games. The Cubs' winning streak is their longest since 2011.

The Cubs, holding the lead for the second NL wild-card spot, completed their first undefeated homestand of at least seven games since 2008. They began this stay at Wrigley Field by sweeping four from San Francisco, then took three from the Brewers.

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Arrieta, Rizzo leads Cubs over Pirates 5-0

Arrieta, Rizzo leads Cubs over Pirates 5-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs, who start four rookies most days, haven't been in a pennant race since 2008.

However, instead of being nervous, the young Cubs are enjoying the moment.

Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings, Anthony Rizzo tied a career high with four hits & the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight win.

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