The Rundown: Cubs Gain Ground on Pirates and Increase Lead on Giants, Playoff Schedule Announced, Ryan Williams is Southern League Pitcher of the Week

The Cubs were idle yesterday but managed to gain ground on both the Pirates (who lost to the Diamondbacks) and Giants (who lost to the Cardinals).

They now sit two games behind Pittsburgh for the first wild card spot, and lead the Giants by four games for the second spot.

The Cubs appear to be in good shape to make the playoffs (with the obvious caveat that this is the Cubs I’m talking about, so nothing is for sure), most likely one of the two wild cards.

Although not probable, they also could still take down the NL Central if everything falls into …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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