1. Jake Arrieta, Wrigley Field Give Cubs Big NLDS Advantage After Game 2 Win

    The Chicago Cubs needed only one win to distinctly swing the advantage. On Saturday, they got it. Now, the home-field advantage is on their side. But more importantly, so is the pitching lineup...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 11 months ago 19,518 reads 46 comments

  2. John Lackey Showcases Late-Career Renaissance with Dazzling NLDS Gem

    In their first game of the 2015 postseason, the St. Louis Cardinals got a boost from two rookies and one guy who's being paid like a rookie...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 14,661 reads 49 comments

  3. Kolten Wong Hits the Whip After Doubling Against the Cubs in NLDS

    It's October, and Kolten Wong is feeling himself. The St. Louis Cardinals second baseman celebrated his two-out double in the second inning of Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs by hitting the whip...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 11 months ago 12,843 reads 4 comments

  4. Carlos Martinez Loss May Finally Be the Injury That Bites the Cardinals

    Take this next sentence, stick it in an envelope, put the envelope in a time machine and send it back to a St. Louis Cardinals fan in March 2015...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 11 months ago 10,840 reads 20 comments

  5. Jake Arrieta, Cubs Show Regular Season Was No Fluke in NL Wild-Card Win

    Of all the things that happened in 2015, the Chicago Cubs ' winning 97 games with a major boost from a pitcher who came to the team as a throw-in player in a throwaway deal was arguably ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 11 months ago 64,286 reads 188 comments

  6. Chicago Cubs Advance to NLDS: Highlights, Twitter Reaction to Celebration

    Jake Arrieta's run of dominance continued Wednesday in a National League Wild Card contest as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates , 4-0, to clinch their first NLDS appearance since 2008...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 11 months ago 15,041 reads 17 comments

  7. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Pittsburgh Pirates

    Despite posting baseball's second-best regular-season record and hosting their third consecutive National League Wild Card Game, the Pittsburgh Pirates are heading home after a 4-0 loss at the hands of Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 11 months ago 17,672 reads 111 comments

  8. Cubs vs. Pirates NL Wild Card Game: Live Score and Instant Reaction

    FINAL SCORE: Cubs 4-0 Pirates The Cubs are moving on. In a game that had pitcher's duel written all over it, Jake Arrieta answered the call and helped lead the Chicago Cubs ...

    John Lund Written by John Lund about 11 months ago 100,742 reads 411 comments

  9. Best Twitter Buzz Ahead of Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Wild Card Matchup

    The Chicago Cubs will need dominating pitcher Jake Arrieta to bring out his inner bear when taking on Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates in Wednesday night's NL Wild Card Game—what is sure to be a hard-fought, low-scoring affair...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 11 months ago 1,658 reads 0 comments

  10. Gerrit Cole Proved October Guts as Rookie, Now a Complete Ace

    The focus has all been on the other guy, all about what Jake Arrieta has done and how unfair it is that the Pittsburgh Pirates ' 98-win season now hinges on finding a way around him in the National League Wild Card Game...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 11 months ago 10,753 reads 35 comments

  11. Bryan Price to Return as Reds Manager in 2016: Latest Details and Reaction

    Despite owning the worst record in the National League Central, the Cincinnati Reds have no intentions of making a managerial change once the season ends. According C...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 11 months ago 3,505 reads 29 comments

  12. Jake Arrieta Breaks Record for Lowest ERA in 2nd Half of Season in MLB History

    To say that Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta had a good second half to his season would be an understatement —a big one...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 11 months ago 31,530 reads 108 comments

  13. Cardinals Clinch NL Central: Highlights, Twitter Reaction to Celebration

    It is easy to overlook a team like the St. Louis Cardinals —which seemingly makes the playoffs every season—merely winning a division, but its 2015 National League Central championship was quite a feat...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 11 months ago 10,901 reads 41 comments

  14. Anthony Rizzo Becomes 2nd Player with 30 Home Runs and 30 HBP

    Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was hit by a pitch for the 30th time this season during Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds , joining Don Baylor (1986) as the only ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 11 months ago 1,380 reads 0 comments

  15. Bryan Price Rumors: Latest Buzz, Speculation on Manager's Future with Reds

    The Cincinnati Reds are reportedly considering several options for their 2016 coaching staff, including whether to retain manager Bryan Price. No final decisions are expected until after the regular season comes to a close...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 11 months ago 6,880 reads 27 comments

  16. Stephen Piscotty Injury: Updates on Cardinals LF's Head Contusion and Return

    Stephen Piscotty exited in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sept. 29 after colliding with teammate Peter Bourjos as the two attempted to field a fly ball off the bat of Josh Harrison...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 11 months ago 109,949 reads 134 comments

  17. Carlos Martinez Injury: Updates on Cardinals Star's Shoulder and Return

    St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez saw his Friday start against the Milwaukee Brewers cut short, and afterward, it was revealed he suffered a shoulder strain that will end his season...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 11 months ago 9,511 reads 23 comments

  18. Takeru Kobayashi Helps Devour Entire Goat in Attempt to End Chicago Cubs Curse

    The Curse of the Billy Goat has hovered over the Chicago Cubs for 70 years. But competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi tried to change that...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 11 months ago 27,071 reads 59 comments

  19. Cold Hard Fact for Thursday, September 24, 2015

    Fact: This is the third consecutive year the Pittsburgh Pirates have clinched a playoff spot on September 23. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Daily Facts about 11 months ago 11,367 reads 6 comments

  20. Jake Arrieta's Dominant Shutout Sets Up Historic Finish to NL Cy Young Battle

    The historic accolades are flowing in for Jake Arrieta . And with those, the Chicago Cubs ace is setting himself up to bring in the big one—the National League Cy Young Award...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 11 months ago 28,254 reads 139 comments

  21. Jake Arrieta 1st Pitcher in 2015 to Reach 20 Wins: Latest Details and Reaction

    A magical season on the North Side of Chicago hit another high point Tuesday when ace Jake Arrieta threw a complete-game shutout in the Chicago Cubs ' 4-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 11 months ago 8,667 reads 44 comments

  22. Billy Hamilton Injury: Updates on Reds CF's Recovery from Shoulder Surgery

    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton has stolen his last base of the 2015 season thanks to a shoulder injury that will require surgery. Continue for updates. Hamilton Done for the Season Monday, Sept...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 11 months ago 1,986 reads 1 comments

  23. Yadier Molina's Injury Hangs over Cardinals, but Adam Wainwright Offers Hope

    With the good news came the bad news. The St. Louis Cardinals received a boost to their playoff pitching picture on Monday, but the leaders in the National League Central also ...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 11 months ago 12,859 reads 22 comments

  24. Ryan Braun Injury: Updates on Brewers Star's Back and Recovery

    Milwaukee Brewers fans didn't think the 2015 season could get any worse, but any remaining optimism surrounding the team dwindled with news that Ryan Braun will miss the remainder ...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 11 months ago 3,049 reads 8 comments

  25. Yadier Molina Injury: Updates on Cardinals Star's Thumb and Return

    Yadier Molina is the driving force of the St. Louis Cardinals , but the star catcher's season was put in jeopardy when he tore a ligament in his thumb...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 11 months ago 51,216 reads 100 comments