Wednesday, September 21, 2016


The magic number for the 2016 NL Central Division Champion Chicago Cubs to earn home field advantage throughout the NL playoffs dropped again on Wednesday as they beat the Reds 9-2 to sweep the series.

Lackey tossed a dominant start (7 IP, 4 K, 2 ER), Dexter "You Go, We Go" Fowler & Kris Bryant each homered, and Miggy went 3-for-5 with 3 RBI to pace the offense.

The MLB-best Cubs enjoy an off day Thursday before kicking off a three-game series against St. Louis on Friday at Wrigley.

We're looking forward to covering the Cubs' playoff run and we're continuing to update the Cubs Magic Numbers!

Home Field Advantage Throughout NL Playoffs Magic Number


Regular Season Games Left


Here's the schedule for the NLDS (all game times TBA):
  • Game 1: Friday, October 7
  • Game 2: Saturday, October 8
  • Game 3: Monday, October 10
  • Game 4: Tuesday, October 11 (if necessary)
  • Game 5: Thursday, October 13 (if necessary)
NLDS Wins Needed to Advance to the NLCS 



Unknown said...

That was a Bryant home run, not Rizzo. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Was not fortunate enough to be able to watch the game last night but I did look it up and that was a Bryant home run. Somebody should have proof read this article before it was posted but the commenter was correct.

RFBleachers said...

Nice catch, fixed. Go Cubs!