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10/3/2015 | Cubs try to grasp top Wild Card, home field in finale

Will the National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser be staged at PNC Park or Wrigley Field? It all comes down to Sunday.

10/3/2015 | Cubs move to one back of Bucs for home field

The Cubs continued to put pressure on the Pirates, winning their 96th game on Saturday night with a 1-0 decision over the Brewers.

10/3/2015 | Bunting practice reinforces key fundamental

Prior to the Cubs' 161st game on Saturday, players and pitchers were working on their bunting. Manager Joe Maddon wanted to make the most out of their batting practice in preparation for Wednesday's National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser.

10/3/2015 | Arrieta records best second-half ERA in history

Earlier in the day, Jake Arrieta was simply "dad," buying his two kids warm jackets to handle the early autumn chill. Friday night, as he's done for the entire second half, the Cubs right-hander switched gears and became the most unhittable pitcher in Major League history.

10/3/2015 | 'A different cat,' Arrieta keeps purring in finale

Jake Arrieta finished his remarkable regular season in remarkable fashion on Friday night in Milwaukee, capping a second-half stretch for the ages -- and perhaps an NL Cy Young Award.

10/2/2015 | Cubs eye Wild Card position in final series with Brewers

The Brewers and Cubs continue their final regular-season series Saturday at Miller Park, with the Cubs' hopes of hosting the National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser at Wrigley Field still alive.

10/2/2015 | Schwarber adds right field to defensive options

Kyle Schwarber made his first start in right field Friday night, part of Cubs manager Joe Maddon's plan to see all of the options available for Wednesday's National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser against the Pirates.

10/1/2015 | Smart trade proves to be win-win for Cubs, Astros

There were bigger trades last winter, maybe even dozens of them. There were trades with much bigger implications. But was there a better trade than the one that the Astros and Cubs executed on Jan. 19?

10/1/2015 | Jackson heating up at just the right time

You never know who can be a hero in the postseason. For the Cubs the last two days, Austin Jackson has provided the runs needed, including hitting a three-run homer on Thursday in a 5-3 victory over the Reds.

10/1/2015 | Wild Card at Wrigley? Cubs gain on idle Bucs

The Cubs continued their bid to host the National League Wild Card Game by posting a soggy 5-3 win Thursday afternoon over the Reds, who lost their 12th in a row.

10/1/2015 | Hoyer, Cubs considering WC roster options

The Cubs will have discussions Sunday and Monday about finalizing the postseason roster for next Wednesday's National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, and they are trying hard not to overthink the process.

10/1/2015 | Maddon's 'team first' approach has sunk in with Cubs

When Theo Epstein joined the Cubs as president of baseball operations in October 2011, one of the first things he did was create a manual defining the "Cubs' Way" that outlined how they wanted to teach the game in the organization. This year, manager Joe Maddon's emphasis has been on elements that need to be added, such as checking one's ego at the door.

10/1/2015 | Facing Crew, Arrieta leads Cubs in WC home-field push

Heading in different directions when the weekend is done, the Cubs and Brewers will meet Friday at Miller Park for the start of the final three-game series of the season. Chicago has a date with the Pirates in the National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, while fourth-place Milwaukee will disperse for its offseason.

10/1/2015 | Maddon: Lester 'peaking at right time'

Wednesday may have been Jon Lester's last regular-season start, but the Cubs left-hander is not ready to finish pitching this year.