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Cubs tie series in game two

The Chicago Cubs celebrate after Game 2 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday in Cleveland. The Cubs won 5-1 to tie the series 1-1.

Northern Star staff

October 26, 2016

CLEVELAND | The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-1 in game two of the World Series Wednesday night, tying the series 1-1 as the series will shift to Chicago Friday for game three.The Cubs were led by Jake Arietta, their 2015 National League Cy Young award winner who allowed two hits and o...

Cubs fall to record-breaking pitching

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor and Rajai Davis celebrate after Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday in Cleveland. The Indians won 6-0 to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

Northern Star staff

October 26, 2016

The Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago Cubs 6-0 in a game that both teams have been waiting for.Anchoring the Indians was their veteran right-hander Corey Kluber, who shined under the bright lights at Progressive Field. Kluber, 30, started off the game with a World Series record eight strikeouts ...

Sports editor prediction: Cubs to win game one

Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber bats against the Milwaukee Brewers during a spring training baseball game March 25 in Mesa, Arizona. Schwarber has been added to the Chicago Cubs' World Series roster and could start Tuesday night's opener against the Cleveland Indians at designated hitter.

Scott Nicol

October 25, 2016

Prediction: Cubs win 4-1 to take a 1-0 World Series lead.The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians will begin game one of the World Series 7 p.m. tonight which can be viewed on FOX.Jon Lester, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher and co-National League Championship Series MVP, will take the mound against Clevel...

Cubs secure pennant

Chicago Cubs' Jon Lester is doused as players celebrate after Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, today in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-0 to win the series and advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians.

Tom Burton

October 24, 2016

CHICAGO | Thousands of longtime, loyal Chicago Cubs fans packed the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, and even more crowded the streets of Wrigleyville, to witness a piece of history Saturday night. The Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in game six to win the National League Championship Se...

108 years beats even-year magic

Scott Nicol

October 13, 2016

DeKALB | The last two Chicago Cubs games prove why fans need to believe in this team and forget the curse of the billy goat.Entering the ninth inning of game four Tuesday evening, with the series tied at two games a piece there was a 97.5 percent chance of a game five occurring Thursday in Chicago, ...

Crosstown Classic ends in second consecutive 2-2 tie, Sox take cup

Scott Nicol

August 1, 2016

For the second year in a row, the Crosstown Classic ended in a series split (2-2) with the home team winning every game.As a result, the White Sox retain the coveted Crosstown Cup for the third consecutive year. The teams split the series last year in the same fashion as they did this, with both teams...

Fowler’s return gives Cubs needed bounce

Chicago Cubs' Dexter Fowler swings on a lead-off home run off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 22, 2016, in Milwaukee.

Scott Nicol

July 25, 2016

The Cubs welcomed back leadoff man Dexter Fowler this week with open arms as the team needed a jolt of energy after their struggles.To make room for Fowler following the injury, the Cubs optioned Outfielder Albert Almora Jr. to Triple-A Iowa. Fowler, who was on the disabled list since June 19 with a st...

Sale suspended after jersey-cutting incident

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws against the Seattle Mariners in the second inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 18, 2016, in Seattle.

Scott Nicol

July 25, 2016

Amidst the rumor filled time of year that is the non-waiver trade deadline for the MLB, the White Sox put the baseball world on hold Saturday afternoon when they scratched starting pitcher Chris Sale for the evening.Sale was sent home from the ballpark by Sox manager Robin Ventura before his scheduled start Saturday...

Cubs and Sox battle for city’s best

Scott Nicol

July 25, 2016

The Crosstown Classic is set to gear up for action today as the Chicago White Sox will play host to inner-city rival Cubs for two games before traveling a few miles north along the red line to Wrigley Field on Wednesday for two more games.The series comes at a pivotal point in the season for both teams as th...

Cubs lose control of best record

Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward (left) scores a run in Saturday’s game against the Texas Rangers. Heyward went 0-3 with a walk and a strikeout in the game as the Cubs fought Texas off for a 3-1 win, their third straight victory following a four-game skid.

Scott Nicol

July 18, 2016

The All-Star break couldn’t have come at a better time for the Cubs, who should rest well after a 24 games in 24 days stretch.Although seven members of the team had a shortened break due to being selected to the National League all-star squad, Chicago desperately needed a break as they had several ke...

Sox looking to make late run for playoffs

Scott Nicol

July 18, 2016

The Chicago White Sox are probably looking to string several wins together over the next two weeks to decide if they are going to be buyers or sellers leading up to the July 31 trade deadline.The Sox (45-45) didn’t begin the second half of the season as planned as they dropped their first two games ag...

Cubs struggling in midst of big season

Scott Nicol

July 11, 2016

The Chicago Cubs are the top team in baseball, but have lost six out of their last seven games, their worst stretch of the season.The Cubs went just 16-12 for the entire month of June, still a very respectable record at four games above .500. But after their 35-15 start, the month marked a dry spell in th...