Los Angeles Dodgers tab Clayton Kershaw to start Game 1 of World Series. Here's what you need to know. He allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three over 6.1 innings. The right-hander made a strong case for the NL Cy Young Award during the abbreviated regular season as he posted a career-best 2.01 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 93:14 K:BB over 76 innings across 12 starts. Here are some key factors that could be decisive. We’re hopeful to welcome you to the Friendly Confines next season.We’re ready for 2021. The game was called early enough that he didn't even warm up, so he'll remain the starter. Baseball 20 today, Jeffress a finalist for NL Reliever of Year, Winds of change blowing for Cubs, Epstein, Rotation depth an offseason focus for Cubs, 'Numb': Cubs eliminated after bats go silent. ... and the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 on Wednesday in Game 1 of their NL wild-card series. There's no reason to change plans, considering he didn't warm up to pitch on Thursday. We answer all this and more. The game … He also wonders what would’ve happened with Bryant had he won his grievance. Visit ESPN to view the Chicago Cubs team schedule for the current and previous seasons. Chicago Cubs' Alec Mills went from being a college walk-on to throwing a no-hitter ESPN. David Bote takes over at second base. Kyle Hendricks allows just three hits and strikes out nine in a shutout against the Brewers on Opening Day, Javier Báez singles to center field, leading the Cubs to a 2-1 victory in 11 innings to complete the sweep of the Pirates, The Cubs get two-homer performances from all three starting outfielders to beat the Reds in Cincinnati, 10-1. Thank you, #Cubs fans. The Marlins suffered a blow in Game 1 when Starling Marte suffered a fracture in his hand. Here's what you need to know. The 30-year-old turned in another stellar regular season in the ratios categories; his strikeout rate remained right around 20 percent, but he cut his already-low walk rate to a mere 2.5 percent. Hendricks hung zeros on the scoreboard through six, but Corey Dickerson touched the right-hander up for a three-run homer in the seventh before the Marlins tacked on two more against Jeremy Jeffress. All Rights Reserved. Available now: Play R.B.I. That was enough to saddle Hendricks with the loss, and he will need his team to rally in this short, best-of-three series to have a chance to start again in 2020. pic.twitter.com/n5cdrybQhj, Cubs pitcher Jeremy Jeffress has been named a finalist for the 2020 NL Reliever of the Year Award, Alec Mills strikes out five batters, allowing three walks and zero hits over nine innings to complete his first no-hitter #CurtainCall, David Ross on the loss vs. the Marlins, Yu Darvish's outing, and how he is very proud of his team regardless of the outcome, Jason Heyward crushes a three-run home run to right-center, giving the Cubs a 3-2 lead in the top of the 9th, Kyle Schwarber plays a fly ball off the wall and delivers a strike to second base to cut down Miguel Rojas after a Cubs challenge, Willson Contreras launches a three-run home run over the right-field wall, then shows off an incredible bat flip in celebration. New York knocked out Cleveland in a wild one, the Braves won in style, and the Twins and Jays are gone. 6-keys: media/spln/mlb/reg/free/stories, at Today's Cubs game has been cancelled, @670TheScore has learned. ... Game 2. 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David Bote receives the start at the keystone for the Cubs. It didn't look like it would really be possible in a three-game series to open the playoffs, but with a day off, it might happen in this series, should the Cubs win Game 2 and force a third game. All four series feature bad blood between the opponents. They'll face the A's in Oakland and the game will be broadcast on ESPN. The weather report doesn't show many heavy showers, but it's sitting at around a 50 percent chance of rain throughout most of the day and night, so the guess is MLB didn't want to deal with starting and stopping much -- especially after seeing how the Yankees win in Cleveland unfolded on Wednesday night/Thursday morning. ET, which is 1:08 local time in Chicago. © 2004-2020 CBS Interactive. Kipnis hits the bench after going 0-for-2 with a walk in the series opener. Kipnis is out of the lineup for Game 2 of the Wild Card Series on Friday against the Marlins. The Reds, Padres and Brewers all could be swept, while the A's and White Sox play a winner-take-all Game 3. Clayton Kershaw will start for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series against the Rays on Tuesday. Most wonderful 2020 MLB playoffs moment? It's 100% weather-related. Olney doesn’t think Kyle Schwarber will be on the team next season and that they have a tough decision to make with Kris Bryant. Thursday's NL Wild Card Series Game 2 between the Marlins at Cubs has been postponed and rescheduled for Friday, Major League Baseball announced. That game starts at 1 p.m. CDT ... Theo Epstein appears to be gearing up for one more go-round as the Chicago Cubs' president of baseball operations. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: mlb | pageType: stories | Get the latest Chicago Cubs news, scores, stats, standings, rumors, and more from ESPN. Theo Epstein is entering the final year of his contract with the Cubs: “I've been transparent about my feeling that after a certain period of time there can be real benefit for both an individual leader and an organization for some change. Five of his eight wins this season came after Cubs' losses. — Jay Zawaski (@JayZawaski670) October 1, 2020. MLB Playoffs Daily: Get ready for eight postseason games on one day! Plus, it's a winner-take-all matchup in San Diego. It's possible at some point manager David Ross would decide to employ Hendricks on two days' rest in relief should the situation call for it. After sweeping the Cubs, Marlins Twitter is bringing it. What's the most likely upset? Brighten up your appearance in video conferences and let everyone see Wrigley Field behind you. © 2004-2020 CBS Interactive. Get the latest Chicago Cubs news, scores, stats, standings, rumors, and more from ESPN. With the National League side of the bracket starting up, every team in the 16-team field is in action. The Chicago Cubs put a third catcher, Josh Phegley, and newly acquired infielder Ildemaro Vargas on their playoff roster. Darvish won't start Game 2 of the Wild Card Series against the Marlins as scheduled, as the game has been postponed due to rain, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss Theo Epstein signaling he’s in the twilight of his time with the Cubs, the Brewers cutting payroll, the Yankees raking through three playoff games, the Rays’ bullpen management, Deivi García starting for New York in game two, Houston’s bullpen bouncing back and Fernando Tatis Jr. vs. the Dodgers’ pitching (11:57). Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to discuss an exciting game seven between the Dodgers and the Braves, Mookie Betts’ brilliant defense, Dave Roberts leaving Julio Urías in for the 9th inning, the bright future for the Braves, Charlie Morton’s dominance in game seven against the Astros, Randy Arozarena winning the ALCS MVP, if the off days in the World Series advantages either team and the 2021 class of free agent shortstops (14:56). Nationals. ... plus climactic Astros-Rays Game 7. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: mlb | pageType: profiles | Get the latest news and information for the Chicago Cubs. Marlins manager Don Mattingly said center fielder Starling Marte is unlikely to bat but will be available for Game 2 vs. the Cubs, which has been moved to Friday after Thursday's game was postponed. Here are some more things to know about the postponement. The seventh installment of R.B.I. ... MLB News. Visit ESPN to view the Chicago Cubs team schedule for the current and previous seasons. Plus, Sarah Langs plays The Numbers Game and talks about the best World Series player of all time (33:28). The 32-year-old lefty made 17 relief appearances for the Red Sox and Cubs in 2020, compiling a 6.38 ERA across 18.1 innings. Meanwhile, The Cubs will take on the Florida Marlins at home on Wednesday. Karl Ravech joins Buster to discuss the Yankees shelling Shane Bieber, the Astros surviving against the Twins despite appearing to be on the ropes, Yuli Gurriel signing a one-year deal to stay in Houston, the Rays being the Rays making hitters miss and the White Sox impressing after limping into the playoffs (9:51). Later, Sarah Langs plays The Numbers Game with notes on the A’s winner-take-all losing streak, the strikeouts in Reds-Braves and Minnesota’s postseason futility (33:29). In the playoffs, weather-related decisions are made by Major League Baseball until the first pitch, then it's the umpiring crew making the calls. Should the Cubs pick up lefty Jon Lester's $25 million option for 2021 rather than pay him a $10 million buyout? Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. Plus, Sarah Langs plays The Numbers Game and gives her picks for the division series (33:02). I'm not going to run away from those feelings but I'm also as invested in the Chicago Cubs as I was at any point in the last nine years.”. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. Tyler Glasnow, Blake Snell to start first 2 World Series games for Tampa Bay Rays. Likewise for the Marlins with Sixto Sanchez. Kipnis went 0-for-2 with a walk during a Game 1 defeat and will take a seat for the second game. To have him available for relief duty in Game 3 might be pretty enticing for Don Mattingly, again, should things even get to Game 3. Download now!