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Why Chicago Cubs fans were right to boo Miguel Montero - isportsweb.com (blog);

Why Chicago Cubs fans were right to boo Miguel Montero - isportsweb.com (blog)

isportsweb.com (blog)Why Chicago Cubs fans were right to boo Miguel Monteroisportsweb.com (blog)The Toronto Blue Jays visited the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field over the past weekend. The series proved to be tense and exciting, yet much of the attention went to fans' negative reaction towards former Cub Miguel Montero, who was booed soundly upon ...and more »

Javier Baez a highlight waiting to happen — even when he strikes out - Chicago Tribune;

Javier Baez a highlight waiting to happen — even when he strikes out - Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneJavier Baez a highlight waiting to happen — even when he strikes outChicago TribuneThe infielder temporarily teased Cubs fans Sunday by bashing a ball far foul, in the direction of the fire station on Waveland Avenue, before swinging at strike three in the 10th inning. But his at-bat didn't end there. After swinging wildly at a 3-2 ...and more »

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez makes smooth slide in walk-off victory - UPI.com;

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez makes smooth slide in walk-off victory - UPI.com

UPI.comChicago Cubs' Javier Baez makes smooth slide in walk-off victoryUPI.comThe Cubs trailed the Blue Jays 5-3 heading into the bottom of the 10th inning. Toronto tied the contest at 3-3 in the sixth inning before adding two runs in the top of the 10th. Cubs pinch hitter Alex Avila came up to the plate in the inning to provide ...and more »

GROCHOWSKI: Nine percent chance of winning? No matter to Cubs - Chicago Sun-Times;

GROCHOWSKI: Nine percent chance of winning? No matter to Cubs - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesGROCHOWSKI: Nine percent chance of winning? No matter to CubsChicago Sun-TimesThe Cubs' Javier Baez, left, scores as Toronto Blue Jays' Raffy Lopez, right, applies a late tag during the 10th inning on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, in Chicago. The Cubs won 6-5. | Kamil Krzaczynski/AP. John Grochowski ...and more »

Cubs' Playoff Odds Are Strong, Climbing After 3-Game Sweep Of Blue Jays - CBS Chicago;

Cubs' Playoff Odds Are Strong, Climbing After 3-Game Sweep Of Blue Jays - CBS Chicago

CBS ChicagoCubs' Playoff Odds Are Strong, Climbing After 3-Game Sweep Of Blue JaysCBS Chicago(CBS) After a three-game sweep of the Blue Jays, the Cubs have really strengthened their playoff chances, per the mathematical models. A week ago Monday, the Cubs were pegged with a 77.5 percent to win the NL Central, per Fangraphs. That number has ...and more »

'It all fell apart': Inside the Blue Jays' 10th-inning meltdown - MetroNews Canada;

'It all fell apart': Inside the Blue Jays' 10th-inning meltdown - MetroNews Canada

MetroNews Canada'It all fell apart': Inside the Blue Jays' 10th-inning meltdownMetroNews CanadaToronto gives the Cubs too many outs in the final inning and leaves Chicago without a win, says Richard Griffin. Share on Facebook · Reddit this! A. A. Report an Error. Share via Email. Print. Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs beats a tag at home ...and more »

Miguel Montero Thanks Cubs Fans, Would Like His Home Run Ball Back - CBS Chicago;

Miguel Montero Thanks Cubs Fans, Would Like His Home Run Ball Back - CBS Chicago

CBS ChicagoMiguel Montero Thanks Cubs Fans, Would Like His Home Run Ball BackCBS Chicago(CBS) It was an eventful weekend for former Cubs catcher Miguel Montero as he returned to Wrigley Field with his Blue Jays. As the Cubs swept a trio of tightly contested games, Montero — a member of the 2016 championship team — was met with cheers ...and more »

Miguel Montero thanks Cubs fans, asks where his home run ball went - Chicago Tribune;

Miguel Montero thanks Cubs fans, asks where his home run ball went - Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneMiguel Montero thanks Cubs fans, asks where his home run ball wentChicago TribuneCubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks reacts after the 6-5, 10-inning win over the Blue Jays on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. (Paul Skrbina/Chicago Tribune). Paul SkrbinaContact Reporter · Kyle Hendricks let his fingers do the talking early Sunday evening. Not ...and more »

Blue Jays: What's best for Osuna right now? - Jays Journal;

Blue Jays: What's best for Osuna right now? - Jays Journal

Jays JournalBlue Jays: What's best for Osuna right now?Jays JournalIt looked like the Blue Jays were going to salvage at least one game in their series with the Cubs this weekend, but a 10th inning implosion with Roberto Osuna on the mound left them swept in three straight at Wrigley Field. The Blue Jays were riding a ...and more »

Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter - ESPN (blog);

Vote: Cubs Confidence Meter - ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)Vote: Cubs Confidence MeterESPN (blog)Do fans feel there's a dynasty in the works at Wrigley? Or is there an outbreak of agita on the North Side? Vote below! Week 20: Last week's record: 5-2. Overall record: 66-57 (first in NL Central). Weekend update: A sweep of the Blue Jays at Wrigley ...and more »

MLB: Avila saves Cubs with walk-off hit against Blue Jays - Yahoo Sports;

MLB: Avila saves Cubs with walk-off hit against Blue Jays - Yahoo Sports

Yahoo SportsMLB: Avila saves Cubs with walk-off hit against Blue JaysYahoo SportsReigning MLB World Series champions the Chicago Cubs recovered a bit of last season's magic with a 6-5 walk-off win against the Toronto Blue Jays after 10 innings. After allowing two runs in the top of the 10th inning, the Cubs looked poised to end ...and more »

Alex Avila saves Cubs with walk-off hit vs. Blue Jays - Sporting News;

Alex Avila saves Cubs with walk-off hit vs. Blue Jays - Sporting News

Sporting NewsAlex Avila saves Cubs with walk-off hit vs. Blue JaysSporting NewsThe Cubs recovered a bit of last year's magic Sunday with a 6-5 walk-off win against the Blue Jays in 10 innings. After allowing two runs in the top of the 10th inning, the Cubs looked poised to end their most current winning streak. But recently ...and more »

Blue Jays' Miguel Montero: Draws motivation from facing former team - CBSSports.com

Blue Jays' Miguel Montero: Draws motivation from facing former teamCBSSports.comMontero went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run Sunday against the Cubs. Montero had his best game in a Toronto uniform against the team that traded him in early July. The home run was only his second and the double his first in 17 games since ...and more »

Cubs' Albert Almora: Drives in three Sunday - CBSSports.com

Cubs' Albert Almora: Drives in three SundayCBSSports.comAlmora went 2-for-4 with a three-run triple in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Blue Jays. Almora's big hit in the third inning provided all of Chicago's offense until a three-run outburst in the bottom of the 10th turned a 5-3 deficit into a walkoff extra ...and more »

Cubs sweep Blue Jays with wild 6-5 victory in 10 innings - Windsor Star;

Cubs sweep Blue Jays with wild 6-5 victory in 10 innings - Windsor Star

Windsor StarCubs sweep Blue Jays with wild 6-5 victory in 10 inningsWindsor StarAlex Avila felt for Raffy Lopez. It was quite a day for catchers. Avila capped Chicago's three-run 10th inning with a two-run single, and the Cubs swept the Toronto Blue Jays with a wild 6-5 victory on Sunday. The Associated Press. Published on: August ...and more »

For the Cubs, the 10th inning was 'El Mago Hour' - The Athletic;

For the Cubs, the 10th inning was 'El Mago Hour' - The Athletic

The AthleticFor the Cubs, the 10th inning was 'El Mago Hour'The AthleticThere were nine innings of baseball played before it, but by the time the game was over, all anyone could talk about was that wild 10th inning. Sunday's come-from-behind 6-5 win to sweep the Toronto Blue Jays was something the Cubs haven't done much of ...and more »

Blue Jays' Marco Estrada: Quality start in Sunday no-decision - CBSSports.com

Blue Jays' Marco Estrada: Quality start in Sunday no-decisionCBSSports.comEstrada allowed three runs on five hits with one walk and four strikeouts over six innings in Sunday's no-decision against the Cubs. All the damage against Estrada came on a three-run double by Albert Almora in the third inning, but Toronto's offense ...and more »

Alex Avila, Javier Baez key Cubs' rally, finish off sweep of Blue Jays - Chicago Tribune;

Alex Avila, Javier Baez key Cubs' rally, finish off sweep of Blue Jays - Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneAlex Avila, Javier Baez key Cubs' rally, finish off sweep of Blue JaysChicago TribuneCubs catcher Alex Avila discusses his adjustment to the team since joining on July 31 and his walk-off single during the 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. (Paul Skrbina/Chicago Tribune). Paul SkrbinaContact ReporterChicago Tribune.and more »

Watch out, world: Cubs believe they're rounding into championship form - Chicago Sun-Times;

Watch out, world: Cubs believe they're rounding into championship form - Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesWatch out, world: Cubs believe they're rounding into championship formChicago Sun-Times“Strange” doesn't begin to cover the Cubs' 6-5 come-from-behind victory in 10 innings Sunday against the Blue Jays at Wrigley Field. “Clutch” merely scratches the surface, too. Look, the Cubs might be a modest 10-9 in August. Their three consecutive ...and more »

Alex Avila's walk-off is the type of break the Cubs need to keep catching - ESPN (blog);

Alex Avila's walk-off is the type of break the Cubs need to keep catching - ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)Alex Avila's walk-off is the type of break the Cubs need to keep catchingESPN (blog)CHICAGO -- From goat to hero. That was the day for Chicago Cubs catcher Alex Avila. He didn't even start Sunday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, but, boy, was he involved in the outcome. Avila made a Little League-level throwing error in the top ...and more »