While the Cubs were engaged in a back-and forth battle against the White Sox on Saturday, the Brewers did them a favor.
The Cubs clinched the NL Central title when Milwaukee beat St. Louis 3-0 on Saturday. The Cubs will head into the playoffs with the No. 3 seed in the National League and home field advantage through the best-of-three Wild Card Series.
“When you start reaching some of your goals,” Cubs manager David Ross said before the game, “it’s a little badge of honor that you get when you put in the work and are able to reap the rewards on the back end of the season. But the way I feel about this group would not change whether we win the division or not. I’m really proud of these guys.”
When the Cubs clinched a playoff berth earlier this week, they ensured that for the fifth time in