Cubs clinch their 5th playoff berth in the last 6 seasons despite losing 3-2 to the Pirates on a walk-off homer
Cubs clinch their 5th playoff berth in the last 6 seasons despite losing 3-2 to the Pirates on a walk-off homer

The Chicago Cubs are headed back to the postseason after a one-year absence, despite a 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Kevin Stallings’ walk-off home run in the ninth inning.The Philadelphia Phillies’ doubleheader sweep at the hands of the Washington Nationals, combined with the Cincinnati Reds’ loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, clinched the fifth National League playoff berth in six seasons for the Cubs — and the first for rookie manager David Ross.Jose Quintana’s return to the Cubs rotation Tuesday night at PNC Park was upstaged by what could be a pleasant problem as they assess their opt…

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