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Cubs eliminate Cardinals 2-1 in 11 innings

Cubs eliminate Cardinals 2-1 in 11 inningsā€

Ian Happ was one of nine Chicago Cubs that didn't start on Wednesday who did start on Thursday, hangover day, after the Cubs had clinched the National League Central Division title.

Randal Grichuk has been one of the few Cardinals to play well against the Cubs this season, as he is slugging.864.

Four years later, Murphy and many of his teammates are no longer around, but his hope that Chicago would earn the right to celebrate has been realized - and then some.

Addison Russell's three-run homer in the seventh inning sparked the Cubs to a 5-1 triumph over the Cardinals in St. Louis last night, clinching the National League Central Division title for Chicago. While, Gudermuth thought that would be the last contact with the player, Cubs' manager Joe Maddon suggested Russell to go down to the clubhouse and bring a new plate of nachos for the fan. John Gant gets the ball for St. Louis.

"I've learned a lot about this game from this guy, and I'm sure you have to". If one didn't smell like a beer after a couple of minutes in there, it was because he wasn't trying. The Cubs, meanwhile, will take on the Nationals in the NLDS. The Dodgers, in the NL's toughest division, waited until September 22 to win the West, surely a product of the complacency that set in after reaching 55 games above.500 on August 25. "I think having to go through the adversity was good for us". "I know on paper we are, but after a championship season, the studies and stats show that people don't do this".

Jon Lester (12-8) pitched six innings, allowing five hits and a run for the Cubs. So, I'll take the Dodgers in six. He's hit significantly better away from home (.280) than he has at Wrigley Field this year (.190). Tommy Pham walked twice, while Paul DeJong was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI for St. Louis.

Cubs eliminate Cardinals 2-1 in 11 innings

It was Wacha's third loss of the year to Chicago, which touched him for 19 runs over 22 innings.

"You don't want to get in front of a man and his nachos", he added. "It feels good, and we're in a good spot going into the postseason, where we're rolling".

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo is hit by a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in St. Louis.

The Cardinals had started out Thursday night three-and-a-half games behind the Colorado Rockies, who were sitting in the second wildcard position, and would have had to beat the Cubs and Milwaukee this weekend to have even had a chance of tying with Colorado.

Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny didn't watch the Cubs' celebration.



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