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Cubs clinch NL Central; Brewers, Cardinals and Reds coming down to last day of MLB regular season

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A Kris Bryant grand slam in the top of the third Saturday night put the Cubs up, 5-2, and it looked like they might be able to take care of business on their own. Instead, the White Sox stormed back with a funky bottom of the fourth — highlighted by Jose Abreu’s clutch, bases-clearing double — and went on to victory over their cross-town rivals. 

Still, the Cubs’ magic number was one and the Cardinals loss at home to the Brewers did the trick. The Cubs are the 2020 NL Central champions. It’s their sixth Central title and third in the last five seasons. 

There wasn’t a ton of drama here after the Cubs won and the Cardinals lost (one of their two games) on Friday. The question was more when than if after that. The real drama in the NL Central heads into the (maybe!) last day of

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Cubs clinch NL Central; Brewers, Cardinals and Reds coming down to final day

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A Kris Bryant grand slam in the top of the third Saturday night put the Cubs up, 5-2, and it looked like they might be able to take care of business on their own. Instead, the White Sox stormed back with a funky bottom of the fourth — highlighted by Jose Abreu’s clutch, bases-clearing double — and went on to victory over their cross-town rivals. 

Still, the Cubs’ magic number was one and the Cardinals loss at home to the Brewers did the trick. The Cubs are the 2020 NL Central champions. It’s their sixth Central title and third in the last five seasons. 

There wasn’t a ton of drama here after the Cubs won and the Cardinals lost (one of their two games) on Friday. The question was more when than if after that. The real drama in the NL Central heads into the (maybe!) last day of

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Cubs clinch NL Central Division as Cardinals lose to Brewers

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

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Cubs clinch NL Central but Brewers, Cardinals and Reds coming down to final day

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A Kris Bryant grand slam in the top of the third Saturday night put the Cubs up, 5-2, and it looked like they might be able to take care of business on their own. Instead, the White Sox stormed back with a funky bottom of the fourth — highlighted by Jose Abreu’s clutch, bases-clearing double — and went on to victory over their cross-town rivals. 

Still, the Cubs’ magic number was one and the Cardinals loss at home to the Brewers did the trick. The Cubs are the 2020 NL Central champions. It’s their sixth Central title and third in the last five seasons. 

There wasn’t a ton of drama here after the Cubs won and the Cardinals lost (one of their two games) on Friday. The question was more when than if after that. The real drama in the NL Central heads into the (maybe!) last day of

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Cubs clinch National League Central title

The Cubs accomplished their first goal by locking up a postseason berth on Tuesday and completed their second goal on Saturday by clinching the National League Central title with the Brewers’ 3-0 win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

It’s the Cubs’ first division title since 2017.

The division title comes as a bounce back for the Cubs after two disappointing finishes, missing the playoffs last season and being bounced in the 2018 NL Wild Card game by the Rockies.

“[2018], we let it slip by and [2019] going home early, it didn’t feel didn’t feel too good and we want to be able to go out there, take care of business,” outfielder Kyle Schwarber said before the Cubs’ 9-5 loss to the White Sox.

They now return to the postseason this season with the hopes of making a deep run in what could be the last run together for their

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