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MLB season preview

MLB season preview

Scott A. Nicol

March 30, 2017

Sports Editor Scott A. Nicol predicts who will win each division in baseball, the wild card winners and the World Series matchup. Predictions are based on offseason moves, current roster talent and possible trades. It’s the most wonderful time of the year again: MLB season and postseason predicti...

Cubs win the World Series

Northern Star staff

November 3, 2016

CHICAGO | The Chicago Cubs have won the World Series!Utility man Ben Zobrist hit an RBI double, and catcher Miguel Montero added an RBI single in the top of the 10th inning to put the Cubs in front 8-6 in a gut-wrenching game for Cubs fans.The Cubs ended their 108-year World Series drought with an 8-7...

Sports editor prediction game seven: CUBS WIN!

A Chicago Cubs fan cheers at Progressive Field after game six of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians Tuesday in Cleveland. The Cubs won 9-3 to tie the series 3-3.

Scott Nicol

November 2, 2016

DeKALB | Throw everything you know about baseball out the window as game seven of the World Series is set to begin 7 p.m. tonight. The Chicago Cubs bats were showcased early and often last night as the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 9-3 to even the series at three games apiece. This has led to th...

Chicago Cubs force game seven for title

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo hita two run home rum against the Cleveland Indians during the ninth inning of Game 6 of the Major League Baseball World Series Tuesday Nov. 1 in Cleveland.

Northern Star staff

November 1, 2016

CLEVELAND | Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs third baseman, hit a solo home run in the top of the first inning and the Cubs never looked back as they defeated the Cleveland Indians 9-3 in game six of the World Series.The win will force a game seven, and marked the first time in franchise history the Cubs have...

Sports editor prediction for game six: Cubs win

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (left) and catcher Willson Contreras celebrates their win against the Cleveland Indians after Game 2 of the World Series Wednesday in Cleveland. The Cubs won 5-1 to tie the series 1-1. 

Scott Nicol

November 1, 2016

The Chicago Cubs inched closer to making a comeback Sunday when they defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in an anxiety filled game. The Indians are still ahead in the series 3-2, but for the first time all season the pressure is off of the Cubs.14 out of 31 ESPN analysts picked the Cubs to win the World S...

Sports editor prediction game five: Cubs win

Scott Nicol

October 30, 2016

It’s do-or-die time for the Chicago Cubs in game five of the World Series. The Cleveland Indians won 7-2 in Saturday’s game at Wrigley Field to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. IIndians starting pitcher Corey Kluber didn’t have the same dominating stuff he had in game one of the series, but was...

Cubs look at high-pressure game tomorrow

Chicago Cubs fans watch during the eighth inning of Game 4 of the Major League Baseball World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians today in Chicago.

Northern Star staff

October 29, 2016

CHICAGO | The Cubs are one game away from being eliminated from the World Series after a 7-2 defeat against the Cleveland Indians tonight in Chicago.The loss also brings the Cubs all-time World Series record to an abysmal 2-13 which is the worst percentage of all time.The Cubs struck first in the gam...

Indians take game 3 to pull ahead in World Series

Northern Star staff

October 28, 2016

The Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago Cubs in game three of the World Series on Friday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago, as they take a 2-1 series lead heading into game four Saturday night.The Indians were led by their skilled starter Josh Tomlin, who allowed only two hits in 4.2 scoreless inning...

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...