2017 Chicago Cubs
National League Central Champions
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Record92–70 (.568)
Divisional place1st
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Owner(s)Tom Ricketts
President of baseball operationsTheo Epstein
General manager(s)Jed Hoyer
Manager(s)Joe Maddon
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The 2017 Chicago Cubs season was the 146th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 142nd in the National League and the Cubs' 102nd season at Wrigley Field. The Cubs were managed by Joe Maddon, in his third year as Cubs manager, and played their home games at Wrigley Field as members of the National League Central Division.

The Cubs were the defending World Series champions, having defeated the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series.

The Cubs began the season on April 2, 2017, at the St. Louis Cardinals and finished the regular season October 1 at home against the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs finished the season 92–70 in first place in the Central Division. With a win over the Cardinals on September 27, the Cubs won the division title for the second consecutive year.[1]

The Cubs defeated the Washington Nationals in the National League Division Series three games to two to advance to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the League Championship Series in a rematch of the previous year's series.[2] In the best of seven NLCS, the Cubs lost to the Dodgers four games to one.

Previous season

The Cubs finished the 2016 season 103–58 in first place in the Central Division, reaching the playoffs for the second consecutive season. The Cubs defeated the San Francisco Giants three games to one in the National League Division Series. In the National League Championship Series, the Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers four games to two to advance the franchise's first World Series since 1945. In the World Series, the Cubs rallied from a three games to one deficit to defeat the Cleveland Indians to win the World Series for the first time since 1908.

Offseason

Wrigley Field renovations

The Cubs continued their $500 million, multiyear renovation project at Wrigley Field.[3] Changes to the stadium for the 2017 season included:

Transactions

November 2016

Source[4]

November 6 Declined to exercise option on RHP Jason Hammel.
November 6 OF Dexter Fowler declined his mutual option with the club.
November 7 RHP Jose Rosario was added to the 40-man roster from AAA Iowa.
November 7 RHP Conor Mullee was claimed off waiver from the New York Yankees. On the same day, RHP Aaron Brooks and IF Christian Villaneuva were activated from the 60-day DL. Also on November 7, the Cubs activated RHP Dallas Beeler from the 60-day DL and outrighted him to AAA Iowa. RHP Andury Acevedo and C Tim Federowicz were also sent outright to AAA Iowa the same day.
November 19 Claimed LHP David Rollins off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. The contracts of LHP Jack Leathersich, OF Jacob Hannemann, C Victorr Caratini, and RHP Duane Underwood Jr. were selected.
November 20 Signed OF Jon Jay to a one-year contract.

December 2016

Source[4]

December 2 Declined to tender a 2017 contract to LHP Gerardo Concepcion, LHP Zac Rosscup, RHP Conor Mullee, and INF Christian Villanueva. Agreed to terms with LHP Brian Duensing on a one-year contract.
December 7 Traded OF Jorge Soler to the Kansas City Royals for RHP Wade Davis.[5]
December 8 Acquired LHP Caleb Smith from the Milwaukee Brewers for cash.
December 14 RHP Koji Uehara agreed to terms on a one-year contract.
December 16 Named Desi Wilson and Mariano Duncan hitting coaches for AAA Iowa; Jacob Cruz hitting coach, Ricardo Medina assistant coach, and Mike McNulty athletic trainer for AA Tennessee; Guillermo Martinez hitting coach and Ty Wright assistant coach for A Myrtle Beach; Brian Lawrence pitching coach, Jeremy Farrell hitting coach, Jonathan Mota assistant coach, Logan Severson athletic trainer, and Ryan Nordtvedt strength coach for A South Bend; David Rosario pitching coach, Juan Cabreja hitting coach, and James Edwards athletic trainer for A Eugene; Armando Gabino pitching coach, Osmin Melendez hitting coach, Leo Perez assistant coach, Ben Carhart rehab coach and Sean Folan athletic trainer for Mesa.[6]

January 2017

Source[7]

January 14 Named former C David Ross as a special assistant to baseball operations. Agreed to terms on one-year contracts with RHP Héctor Rondón and RHP Justin Grimm.
January 17 RHP Dylan Floro was claimed off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.

February 2017

Source[7]

February 1 Traded RHP James Farris and international bonus money slot number 28 to the Colorado Rockies for RHP Eddie Butler and international bonus money slot number 74. Designated RHP Dylan Floro for assignment.
February 3 Assigned RHP Dylan Floro to Iowa.
February 8 Designated LHP David Rollins for assignment.
February 10 Promoted Kyle Evans to director of pro scouting/special assistant to the president and general manager; Alex Suarez to director of international pro scouting, assistant director of player development and international amateur scouting; Jason Parks to special assistant to the president and general manager; Greg Davey, promoted to coordinator, baseball operations; Albert Lyu to developer, research and development; Andrew Bassett to assistant director, pro scouting; Min Sung to supervisor, Pacific Rim scouting/special assignment professional scout; John Baker to coordinator, mental skills; Jason Cooper to special assignment scout; Jake Ciarrachi to MLB scout; Shane Farrell to Upper Midwest area.
February 14 Assigned LHP David Rollins outright to Iowa.
February 24 Agreed to terms with RHP Pedro Strop on a one-year contract for 2018 to avoid arbitration.[8]

March 2017

Source[7]

March 7 Assigned RHPs Andury Acevedo, Daniel Corcino, Fernando Rodriguez and Ryan Williams; and LHPs Gerardo Concepcion and Manny Parra to their minor league camp.
March 10 Agreed to terms with RHPs Aaron Brooks, Jake Buchanan, Eddie Butler, Carl Edwards Jr., Kyle Hendricks, Pierce Johnson, Alec Mills, Felix Pena, Jose Rosario, and Duane Underwood Jr.; LHPs Jack Leathersich, Mike Montgomery, Caleb Smith, and Rob Zastryzny; Cs Victor Caratini, Willson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber; INFs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant,[9] Jeimer Candelario, Tommy La Stella, and Addison Russell; and OFs Albert Almora Jr., Jacob Hannemann, and Matt Szczur on one-year contracts.
March 14 Released RHP Maikel Cleto. Also optioned RHPs Aaron Brooks and Jose Rosario and LHP Jack Leathersich to Iowa (PCL) and RHP Duane Underwood Jr. to Tennessee. Assigned RHPs Seth Frankoff, Casey Kelly, Jhondaniel Medina and Conor Mullee, and LHP Rosscup to their minor league camp.
March 17 Optioned RHPs Pierce Johnson and Felix Pena, C Victor Caratini and OF Jacob Hannemann to Iowa. Assigned INF Chesny Young and OFs Eloy Jimenez and Mark Zagunis to their minor league camp.
March 23 Released RHP Jim Henderson. Optioned RHPs Jake Buchanan and Alec Mills, and INF Jeimer Candelario to Iowa. Assigned RHPs Williams Perez and Dylan Floro and LHP David Rollins to minor league camp.
March 28 Optioned RHP Eddie Butler and LHP Rob Zastryzny to Iowa. Assigned INF Ian Happ, OF John Andreoli and C Taylor Davis to their minor league camp.
March 29 Released INF Munenori Kawasaki.
March 29 Placed LHP Brian Duensing on the 10-day disabled list to start the season.[10]

Regular season

Game log

2017 regular season game log: 92–70 (Home: 48–33; Away: 44–37)
April: 13–11 (Home: 4–5; Away: 9–6)
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1 April 2 @ Cardinals 3–4 Oh (1–0) Montgomery (0–1) 47,566 0–1 L1
2 April 4 @ Cardinals 2–1 Arrieta (1–0) Wainwright (0–1) Davis (1) 46,760 1–1 W1
April 5 @ Cardinals Postponed (rain) (Makeup date: April 6)
3 April 6 @ Cardinals 6–4 Lackey (1–0) Cecil (0–1) Davis (2) 44,039 2–1 W2
4 April 7 @ Brewers 1–2 (11) Hughes (1–0) Montgomery (0–2) 28,728 2–2 L1
5 April 8 @ Brewers 11–6 Hendricks (1–0) Mariñez (0–2) 43,080 3–2 W1
6 April 9 @ Brewers 7–4 Arrieta (2–0) Davies (0–2) 38,483 4–2 W2
7 April 10 Dodgers 3–2 Davis (1–0) Romo (0–1) 41,166 5–2 W3
8 April 12 Dodgers 0–2 McCarthy (2–0) Lackey (1–1) Jansen (2) 40,844 5–3 L1
9 April 13 Dodgers 4–0 Anderson (1–0) Ryu (0–2) 38,379 6–3 W1
10 April 14 Pirates 2–4 Cole (1–1) Hendricks (1–1) Watson (3) 40,430 6–4 L1
11 April 15 Pirates 7–8 Williams (1–0) Strop (0–1) Watson (4) 41,814 6–5 L2
12 April 16 Pirates 1–6 Taillon (1–0) Uehara (0–1) 39,422 6–6 L3
13 April 17 Brewers 3–6 Anderson (2–0) Lackey (1–2) Feliz (5) 38,636 6–7 L4
14 April 18 Brewers 9–7 Grimm (1–0) Hughes (1–1) Davis (3) 39,026 7–7 W1
15 April 19 Brewers 7–4 Davis (2–0) Feliz (0–2) 34,864 8–7 W2
16 April 21 @ Reds 6–5 (11) Edwards Jr. (1–0) Stephenson (0–1) Davis (4) 29,350 9–7 W3
17 April 22 @ Reds 12–8 Arrieta (3–0) Reed (1–1) 27,189 10–7 W4
18 April 23 @ Reds 5–7 Arroyo (2–2) Lackey (1–3) 32,670 10–8 L1
19 April 24 @ Pirates 14–3 Anderson (2–0) Kuhl (1–2) 13,445 11–8 W1
20 April 25 @ Pirates 1–0 Hendricks (2–1) Cole (1–3) Davis (5) 15,236 12–8 W2
21 April 26 @ Pirates 5–6 LeBlanc (1–0) Lester (0–1) Watson (7) 16,904 12–9 L1
22 April 28 @ Red Sox 4–5 Pomeranz (2–1) Arrieta (3–1) Kimbrel (8) 37,054 12–10 L2
23 April 29 @ Red Sox 7–4 Lackey (2–3) Wright (1–4) Davis (6) 36,776 13–10 W1
24 April 30 @ Red Sox 2–6 Barnes (3–0) Uehara (0–2) 36,916 13–11 L1
May: 12–16 (Home: 10–6; Away: 2–10)
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25 May 1 Phillies 2–10 Velasquez (2–2) Anderson (2–1) 38,567 13–12 L2
26 May 2 Phillies 8–3 Lester (1–1) Hellickson (4–1) 38,660 14–12 W1
27 May 3 Phillies 5–4 Arrieta (4–1) Eickhoff (0–3) Davis (7) 39,335 15–12 W2
28 May 4 Phillies 5–4 (13) Uehara (1–2) Rodríguez (1–1) 36,397 16–12 W3
29 May 5 Yankees 2–3 Holder (1–0) Rondón (0–1) Chapman (7) 40,395 16–13 L1
30 May 6 Yankees 6–11 Montgomery (2–1) Anderson (2–2) 40,735 16–14 L2
31 May 7 Yankees 4–5 (18) Shreve (1–0) Strop (0–2) 40,584 16–15 L3
May 8 @ Rockies Postponed (rain) (Makeup date: May 9)
32 May 9 (1) @ Rockies 4–10 Senzatela (5–1) Arrieta (4–2) 34,779 16–16 L4
33 May 9 (2) @ Rockies 8–1 Lackey (3–3) Freeland (3–2) 36,563 17–16 W1
34 May 10 @ Rockies 0–3 Márquez (1–2) Hendricks (2–2) Holland (14) 35,213 17–17 L1
35 May 12 @ Cardinals 3–2 Butler (1–0) Leake (4–2) Davis (8) 47,601 18–17 W1
36 May 13 @ Cardinals 3–5 Martínez (3–3) Lester (1–2) Oh (10) 47,882 18–18 L1
37 May 14 @ Cardinals 0–5 Wainwright (3–3) Arrieta (4–3) 47,925 18–19 L2
38 May 16 Reds 9–5 Lackey (4–3) Arroyo (3–3) 40,653 19–19 W1
39 May 17 Reds 7–5 Hendricks (3–2) Feldman (2–4) Davis (9) 38,715 20–19 W2
40 May 18 Reds 9–5 Lester (2–2) Garrett (3–3) Uehara (1) 36,023 21–19 W3
41 May 19 Brewers 3–6 Peralta (5–2) Montgomery (0–3) Torres (1) 36,923 21–20 L1
May 20 Brewers Postponed (rain) (Makeup date: July 6)
42 May 21 Brewers 13–6 Arrieta (5–3) Anderson (2–1) 41,671 22–20 W1
43 May 22 Giants 4–6 Blach (2–2) Lackey (4–4) Melancon (9) 36,204 22–21 L1
44 May 23 Giants 4–1 Lester (3–2) Cueto (4–4) 32,905 23–21 W1
45 May 24 Giants 5–4 Hendricks (4–2) Moore (2–5) Davis (10) 35,617 24–21 W2
46 May 25 Giants 5–1 Butler (2–0) Samardzija (1–6) Montgomery (1) 37,513 25–21 W3
47 May 26 @ Dodgers 0–4 Wood (6–0) Arrieta (5–4) 45,017 25–22 L1
48 May 27 @ Dodgers 0–5 McCarthy (5–1) Lackey (4–5) Stripling (1) 48,322 25–23 L2
49 May 28 @ Dodgers 4–9 Fields (2–0) Lester (3–3) 47,732 25–24 L3
50 May 29 @ Padres 2–5 Torres (3–2) Hendricks (4–3) Maurer (7) 41,414 25–25 L4
51 May 30 @ Padres 2–6 Lamet (2–0) Butler (2–1) 33,232 25–26 L5
52 May 31 @ Padres 1–2 Hand (1–3) Uehara (1–3) Maurer (8) 23,995 25–27 L6
June: 15–13 (Home: 8–5; Away: 7–8)
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53 June 2 Cardinals 3–2 Strop (1–2) Rosenthal (1–2) Davis (11) 41,051 26–27 W1
54 June 3 Cardinals 5–3 Rondón (1–1) Leake (5–4) Davis (12) 41,164 27–27 W2
55 June 4 Cardinals 7–6 Strop (2–2) Bowman (1–2) Uehara (2) 39,868 28–27 W3
56 June 5 Marlins 3–1 Butler (3–1) Straily (4–4) Montgomery (2) 34,037 29–27 W4
57 June 6 Marlins 10–2 Arrieta (6–4) Locke (0–1) 34,082 30–27 W5
58 June 7 Marlins 5–6 Ureña (4–2) Lackey (4–6) Ramos (9) 34,294 30–28 L1
59 June 8 Rockies 1–4 Chatwood (6–7) Lester (3–4) Holland (22) 39,385 30–29 L2
60 June 9 Rockies 3–5 Rusin (3–0) Frankoff (0–1) Holland (23) 41,229 30–30 L3
61 June 10 Rockies 1–9 Hoffman (4–0) Butler (3–2) 41,226 30–31 L4
62 June 11 Rockies 7–5 Edwards Jr. (2–0) Lyles (0–2) Davis (13) 41,116 31–31 W1
63 June 12 @ Mets 1–6 deGrom (5–3) Lackey (4–7) 33,268 31–32 L1
64 June 13 @ Mets 14–3 Lester (4–4) Wheeler (3–4) 32,651 32–32 W1
65 June 14 @ Mets 4–9 Blevins (4–0) Edwards Jr. (2–1) 34,566 32–33 L1
66 June 16 @ Pirates 9–5 Uehara (2–3) Nicasio (1–3) 25,420 33–33 W1
67 June 17 @ Pirates 3–4 Nova (7–4) Arrieta (6–5) Rivero (3) 34,383 33–34 L1
68 June 18 @ Pirates 7–1 Lackey (5–7) Taillon (3–2) 34,539 34–34 W1
69 June 19 Padres 3–2 Rondón (2–1) Yates (1–1) Davis (14) 40,802 35–34 W2
70 June 20 Padres 4–0 Montgomery (1–3) Chacín (6–6) 41,607 36–34 W3
71 June 21 Padres 2–3 Maton (1–0) Uehara (2–4) Maurer (13) 41,708 36–35 L1
72 June 22 @ Marlins 11–1 Arrieta (7–5) Locke (0–3) 23,472 37–35 W1
73 June 23 @ Marlins 0–2 Urena (6–2) Lackey (5–8) Ramos (11) 24,684 37–36 L1
74 June 24 @ Marlins 5–3 Lester (5–4) Wittgren (1–1) Davis (15) 25,448 38–36 W1
75 June 25 @ Marlins 2–4 Vólquez (4–8) Montgomery (1–4) Ramos (12) 25,110 38–37 L1
76 June 26 @ Nationals 5–4 Butler (4–2) González (7–2) 29,651 39–37 W1
77 June 27 @ Nationals 1–6 Scherzer (9–5) Arrieta (7–6) 31,202 39–38 L1
78 June 28 @ Nationals 4–8 Strasburg (9–2) Lackey (5–9) 31,072 39–39 L2
79 June 29 @ Nationals 5–4 Peña (1–0) Treinen (0–2) Davis (16) 37,097 40–39 W1
80 June 30 @ Reds 0–5 Feldman (7–5) Montgomery (1–5) 39,501 40–40 L1
July: 16–8 (Home: 5–6; Away: 11–2)
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81 July 1 @ Reds 3–5 Stephens (1–0) Butler (4–3) Iglesias (15) 39,826 40–41 L2
82 July 2 @ Reds 6–2 Arrieta (8–6) Adleman (5–5) 38,536 41–41 W1
83 July 4 Rays 5–6 Archer (7–5) Lester (5–5) Colomé (22) 42,046 41–42 L1
84 July 5 Rays 7–3 Strop (3–2) Ramírez (4–3) 39,855 42–42 W1
85 July 6 Brewers 2–11 Davies (10–4) Montgomery (1–6) 41,576 42–43 L1
86 July 7 Pirates 6–1 Edwards Jr. (3–1) Williams (3–4) 41,294 43–43 W1
87 July 8 Pirates 2–4 Nova (9–6) Arrieta (8–7) Rivero (6) 41,865 43–44 L1
88 July 9 Pirates 3–14 Schugel (1–0) Lester (5–6) 41,604 43–45 L2
88th All-Star Game in Miami, Florida
89 July 14 @ Orioles 9–8 Uehara (3–4) Brach (2–2) Davis (17) 34,335 44–45 W1
90 July 15 @ Orioles 10–3 Arrieta (9–7) Miley (4–8) 40,258 45–45 W2
91 July 16 @ Orioles 8–0 Quintana (5–8) Jiménez (4–5) 31,105 46–45 W3
92 July 17 @ Braves 4–3 Lester (6–6) Teheran (7–7) Davis (18) 41,256 47–45 W4
93 July 18 @ Braves 5–1 Lackey (6–9) Newcomb (1–5) 41,541 48–45 W5
94 July 19 @ Braves 8–2 Montgomery (2–6) Dickey (6–6) 40,054 49–45 W6
95 July 21 Cardinals 4–11 Bowman (2–3) Edwards (3–2) 42,186 49–46 L1
96 July 22 Cardinals 3–2 Lester (7–6) Bowman (2–4) Davis (19) 41,969 50–46 W1
97 July 23 Cardinals 5–3 Quintana (6–8) Wacha (7–4) Davis (20) 41,582 51–46 W2
98 July 24 White Sox 1–3 González (5–9) Grimm (1–1) Swarzak (1) 40,849 51–47 L1
99 July 25 White Sox 7–2 Lackey (7–9) Rodon (1–4) 40,717 52–47 W1
100 July 26 @ White Sox 8–3 Arrieta (10–7) Shields (2–3) 38,517 53–47 W2
101 July 27 @ White Sox 6–3 Lester (8–6) Pelfrey (3–8) 39,422 54–47 W3
102 July 28 @ Brewers 1–2 Suter (2–1) Quintana (6–9) Knebel (18) 42,574 54–48 L1
103 July 29 @ Brewers 2–1 (11) Montgomery (3–6) Hughes (3–3) Davis (21) 44,709 55–48 W1
104 July 30 @ Brewers 4–2 Lackey (8–9) Davies (12–5) Davis (22) 44,269 56–48 W2
August: 17–12 (Home: 11–6; Away: 6–6)
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105 August 1 D-backs 16–4 Rondón (3–1) Corbin (8–10) Montgomery (3) 40,709 57–48 W3
106 August 2 D-backs 0–3 Godley (5–4) Arrieta (10–8) Rodney (23) 41,321 57–49 L1
107 August 3 D-backs 8–10 Barrett (1–0) Davis (2–1) Rodney (24) 39,525 57–50 L2
108 August 4 Nationals 2–4 Roark (9–7) Hendricks (4–4) Doolittle (8) 41,396 57–51 L3
109 August 5 Nationals 7–4 Lackey (9–9) Jackson (2–2) Davis (23) 41,857 58–51 W1
110 August 6 Nationals 4–9 Kintzler (3–2) Edwards (3–3) 41,047 58–52 L1
111 August 7 @ Giants 5–3 Arrieta (11–8) Moore (3–12) Davis (24) 40,462 59–52 W1
112 August 8 @ Giants 3–6 Blach (8–7) Quintana (2–2) Dyson (7) 39,864 59–53 L1
113 August 9 @ Giants 1–3 Bumgarner (2–5) Duensing (0–1) Dyson (8) 41,099 59–54 L2
114 August 11 @ D-backs 8–3 Lackey (10–9) Walker (6–6) 39,131 60–54 W1[permanent dead link]
115 August 12 @ D-backs 2–6 Corbin (9–11) Lester (8–7) Hernandez (2) 42,219 60–55 L1[permanent dead link]
116 August 13 @ D-backs 7–2 Arrieta (12–8) Godley (5–5) 41,760 61–55 W1[permanent dead link]
117 August 14 Reds 15–5 Quintana (7–10) Wojciechowski (3–2) 40,263 62–55 W2
118 August 15 Reds 1–2 Lorenzen (7–2) Strop (3–3) Iglesias (21) 36,698 62–56 L1
119 August 16 Reds 7–6 Davis (3–1) Peralta (3–3) 37,021 63–56 W1
120 August 17 Reds 10–13 Storen (4–2) Grimm (1–2) Iglesias (22) 38,675 63–57 L1
121 August 18 Blue Jays 7–4 Arrieta (13–8) Happ (6–9) Davis (25) 41,814 64–57 W1
122 August 19 Blue Jays 4–3 Quintana (8–10) Barnes (2–4) Davis (26) 41,558 65–57 W2
123 August 20 Blue Jays 6–5 (10) Wilson (4–4) Osuna (3–4) 41,459 66–57 W3
124 August 22 @ Reds 13–9 Rondón (4–1) Peralta (3–4) 16,467 67–57 W4
125 August 23 @ Reds 9–3 Montgomery (4–6) Wojciechowski (3–3) 15,355 68–57 W5
126 August 24 @ Reds 2–4 Lorenzen (8–2) Strop (3–4) Iglesias (24) 18,191 68–58 L1
127 August 25 @ Phillies 1–7 Eickhoff (4–7) Quintana (8–11) 24,424 68–59 L2
128 August 26 @ Phillies 17–2 Hendricks (5–4) Lively (1–5) 29,379 69–59 W1
129 August 27 @ Phillies 3–6 Pivetta (5–9) Lackey (10–10) Neris (16) 28,689 69–60 L1
130 August 28 Pirates 6–1 Montgomery (5–6) Williams (5–7) 38,453 70–60 W1
131 August 29 Pirates 4–1 Arrieta (14–8) Kuhl (6–10) Davis (27) 37,370 71–60 W2
132 August 30 Pirates 17–3 Quintana (9–11) Nova (11–12) 36,628 72–60 W3
133 August 31 Braves 6–2 Hendricks (6–4) Newcomb (2–8) 38,031 73–60 W4
September/October: 19–10 (Home: 10–5; Away: 9–5)
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134 September 1 Braves 2–0 Lackey (11–10) Foltynewicz (10–11) Davis (28) 37,280 74–60 W5
135 September 2 Braves 14–12 Lester (9–7) Sims (2–5) 41,329 75–60 W6
136 September 3 Braves 1–5 Fried (1–0) Montgomery (5–7) 42,145 75–61 L1
137 September 4 @ Pirates 0–12 Kuhl (7–10) Arrieta (14–7) 21,068 75–62 L2
138 September 5 @ Pirates 3–4 LeBlanc (5–2) Edwards Jr. (3–4) Rivero (18) 14,079 75–63 L3
139 September 6 @ Pirates 1–0 Strop (4–4) Hudson (2–6) Davis (29) 17,067 76–63 W1
140 September 7 @ Pirates 8–2 Lester (10–7) Taillon (7–6) 19,201 77–63 W2
141 September 8 Brewers 0–2 Nelson (12–6) Lackey (11–11) Knebel (33) 41,020 77–64 L1
142 September 9 Brewers 2–15 Anderson (9–3) Montgomery (5–8) 41,167 77–65 L2
143 September 10 Brewers 1–3 Davies (17–8) Hendricks (6–5) Knebel (34) 40,113 77–66 L3
144 September 12 Mets 8–3 Quintana (10–11) Gsellman (6–7) 37,834 78–66 W1
145 September 13 Mets 17–5 Lester (11–7) Harvey (5–5) 36,008 79–66 W2
146 September 14 Mets 14–6 Montgomery (6–8) Lugo (6–5) 37,867 80–66 W3
147 September 15 Cardinals 8–2 Edwards Jr. (4–4) Martínez (11–11) 38,464 81–66 W4
148 September 16 Cardinals 4–1 Hendricks (7–5) Wacha (12–8) Davis (30) 40,959 82–66 W5
149 September 17 Cardinals 4–3 Strop (5–4) Lyons (4–1) Davis (31) 37,242 83–66 W6
150 September 19 @ Rays 2–1 Montgomery (7–8) Archer (9–11) Davis (32) 25,046 84–66 W7
151 September 20 @ Rays 1–8 Snell (4–6) Lester (11–8) 24,238 84–67 L1
152 September 21 @ Brewers 5–3 (10) Davis (4–1) Drake (3–5) 35,114 85–67 W1
153 September 22 @ Brewers 5–4 (10) Edwards (5–4) Knebel (1–4) 40,116 86–67 W2
154 September 23 @ Brewers 3–4 (10) Jeffress (5–2) Davis (4–2) 44,067 86–68 L1
155 September 24 @ Brewers 5–0 Quintana (11–11) Anderson (11–4) 42.212 87–68 W1
156 September 25 @ Cardinals 10–2 Lester (12–8) Weaver (7–2) 42,516 88–68 W2
157 September 26 @ Cardinals 7–8 Duke (1–1) Arrieta (14–10) Nicasio (5) 41,944 88–69 L1
158 September 27 @ Cardinals 5–1 Lackey (12–11) Wacha (12–9) 42,070 89–69 W1
159 September 28 @ Cardinals 2–1 (11) Tseng (1–0) Bowman (3–6) 43,094 90–69 W2
160 September 29 Reds 5–4 Duensing (1–1) Lorenzen (8–4) Grimm (1) 36,258 91–69 W3
161 September 30 Reds 9–0 Lester (13–8) Stephens (2–1) 41,493 92–69 W4
162 October 1 Reds 1–3 McGuire (1–1) Lackey (12–12) Iglesias (28) 40,971 92–70 L1
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Cubs team member

Season standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 92 70 0.568 48–33 44–37
Milwaukee Brewers 86 76 0.531 6 46–38 40–38
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 0.512 9 44–37 39–42
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 0.463 17 44–37 31–50
Cincinnati Reds 68 94 0.420 24 39–42 29–52


Division Leaders W L Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 104 58 0.642
Washington Nationals 97 65 0.599
Chicago Cubs 92 70 0.568


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 teams qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Arizona Diamondbacks 93 69 0.574 +6
Colorado Rockies 87 75 0.537
Milwaukee Brewers 86 76 0.531 1
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 0.512 4
Miami Marlins 77 85 0.475 10
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 0.463 12
Atlanta Braves 72 90 0.444 15
San Diego Padres 71 91 0.438 16
New York Mets 70 92 0.432 17
Cincinnati Reds 68 94 0.420 19
Philadelphia Phillies 66 96 0.407 21
San Francisco Giants 64 98 0.395 23


Record vs. opponents


Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 2–4 3–3 3–3 11–8 11–8 3–4 4–3 6–1 6–1 4–3 11–8 12–7 3–4 2–4 12–8
Atlanta 4–2 1–6 3–3 3–4 3–4 11–8 4–2 7–12 6–13 2–5 5–2 4–3 1–5 9–10 9–11
Chicago 3–3 6–1 12–7 2–5 2–4 4–3 10–9 4–2 4–3 10–9 2–4 4–3 14–5 3–4 12–8
Cincinnati 3–3 3–3 7–12 3–4 0–6 2–5 8–11 3–4 4–2 13–6 3–4 4–3 9–10 1–6 5–15
Colorado 8–11 4–3 5–2 4–3 10–9 2–4 4–3 3–3 5–2 3–3 12–7 12–7 2–4 3–4 10–10
Los Angeles 8–11 4–3 4–2 6–0 9–10 6–1 3–3 7–0 4–3 6–1 13–6 11–8 4–3 3–3 16–4
Miami 4–3 8–11 3–4 5–2 4–2 1–6 2–4 12–7 8–11 3–4 5–1 5–1 2–5 6–13 9–11
Milwaukee 3–4 2–4 9–10 11–8 3–4 3–3 4–2 5–2 3–3 9–10 5–2 3–4 11–8 4–3 11–9
New York 1–6 12–7 2–4 4–3 3–3 0–7 7–12 2–5 12–7 3–3 3–4 5–1 3–4 6–13 7–13
Philadelphia 1–6 13–6 3–4 2–4 2–5 3–4 11–8 3–3 7–12 2–5 1–5 4–3 1–5 8–11 5–15
Pittsburgh 3–4 5–2 9–10 6–13 3–3 1–6 4–3 10–9 3–3 5–2 3–3 1–5 8–11 4–3 10–10
San Diego 8–11 2–5 4–2 4–3 7–12 6–13 1–5 2–5 4–3 5–1 3–3 12–7 3–4 2–5 8–12
San Francisco 7–12 3–4 3–4 3–4 7–12 8–11 1–5 4–3 1–5 3–4 5–1 7–12 3–4 1–5 8–12
St. Louis 4–3 5–1 5–14 10–9 4–2 3–4 5–2 8–11 4–3 5–1 11–8 4–3 4–3 3–3 8–12
Washington 4–2 10–9 4–3 6–1 4–3 3–3 13–6 3–4 13–6 11–8 3–4 5–2 5–1 3–3 10–10


Opening Day starters

Sunday, April 2, 2017, at St. Louis Cardinals

Name Pos.
Kyle Schwarber LF
Kris Bryant 3B
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Ben Zobrist RF
Addison Russell SS
Jason Heyward CF
Willson Contreras C
Jon Lester P
Javier Báez 2B

Season summary

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

Transactions

April

April 14 LHP Brian Duensing activated off of the 10-day disabled list, RHP Carl Edwards Jr. placed on the bereavement list.[304]
April 17 RHP Carl Edwards Jr. reinstated, INF Tommy La Stella to bereavement list.[305]
April 22 INF Tommy La Stella activated from bereavement list and optioned to AAA Iowa.[306]

May

May 5 RHP Justin Grimm optioned to AAA Iowa, RHP Félix Peña recalled from Iowa.[307]
May 6 OF Matt Szczur designated for assignment, LHP Rob Zastryzny recalled from Iowa.[308]
May 7 LHP Brett Anderson placed on 10-day DL (back).[309] LHP Rob Zastryzny sent to Iowa. RHP Justin Grimm and IF Tommy La Stella recalled from Iowa.[309]
May 8 OF Jason Heyward placed on 10-day DL (sprained finger), RHP Dylan Floro's contract purchased from AAA Iowa.[310]
May 8 OF Matt Szcur traded to the San Diego Padres for minor league RHP Justin Hancock.[311]
May 9 3B Jeimer Candelario recalled from AAA Iowa for doubleheader extra roster spot.[312]
May 10 RHP Dylan Floro optioned to AAA Iowa.[313]
May 11 RHP Justin Grimm sent to AAA Iowa, RHP Eddie Butler recalled.[314]
May 13 IF Ian Happ recalled from AAA Iowa, RHP Félix Peña sent down.[315]
May 17 3B Jeimer Candelario sent to AAA Iowa, RHP Pierce Johnson recalled.[316]
May 21 OF Jason Heyward activated from DL. RHP Pierce Johnson and IF Tommy La Stella optioned to AAA Iowa. RHP Dylan Floro recalled from Iowa.[317]
May 22 RHP Dylan Floro sent to AAA Iowa. Cubs select contract of LHP Zac Rosscup, RHP Jake Buchanan designated for assignment to make room for Rosscup on the 40 man roster.[318]
May 23 LHP Zac Rosscup sent to AAA Iowa, RHP Félix Peña recalled.[319]
May 25 RHP Jake Buchanan claimed off waivers by Cincinnati Reds.[320]
May 29 RHP Justin Grimm recalled from AAA Iowa, RHP Félix Peña sent down.[321]

June

June 5 RHP Wade Davis placed on paternity list, RHP Dylan Floro recalled.[322]
June 6 RHP Wade Davis activated from paternity list, RHP Dylan Floro optioned to AAA Iowa.[323]
June 8 RHP Kyle Hendricks placed on 10-day DL retroactive to June 5 (tendinitis in his right hand). RHP Seth Frankoff recalled from AAA Iowa.[324][325] LHP Brett Anderson transferred to 60-day DL.[326]
June 10 RHP Félix Peña recalled from AAA Iowa. Seth Frankoff optioned to AAA Iowa.[327]
June 16 IF Ben Zobrist placed on 10-day DL (wrist) retroactive to June 13, IF Tommy La Stella recalled.[328]
June 22 OF Kyle Schwarber sent to AAA Iowa.[329] OF Jason Heyward placed on 10-day disabled list.[330] RHP Dylan Floro and OF Mark Zagunis recalled from AAA Iowa.[330] LHP Zac Rosscup was designated for assignment to make room for Zagunis on the 40-man roster.[331]
June 26 IF Jeimer Candelario recalled from AAA Iowa, RHP Dylan Floro optioned to Iowa.[332]
June 27 LHP Zac Rosscup traded to Colorado for RHP Matt Carasiti.[333]
June 28 C Miguel Montero designated for assignment.[135] C Víctor Caratini recalled from AAA Iowa.

July

July 1 IF Ben Zobrist activated from DL, OF Mark Zagunis optioned to Iowa.[334]
July 3 C Miguel Montero traded to Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named or cash considerations.[335] OF Jason Heyward activated from DL, IF Jeimer Candelario optioned to Iowa.[336] LHP Jack Leathersich recalled from Iowa, RHP Félix Peña sent down.[337]
July 6 OF Kyle Schwarber recalled from Iowa, RHP John Lackey placed on 10-day DL (plantar faciitis).[338]
July 13 Cubs trade minor league prospects OF Eloy Jiménez, RHP, Dylan Cease, IF Matt Rose, and RHP Bryant Flete to the Chicago White Sox for LHP José Quintana.[339]
July 14 RHP Dylan Floro sent to AAA Iowa to make room for LHP José Quintana on roster.[340]
July 18 RHP Eddie Butler optioned to AAA Iowa, RHP John Lackey activated from DL.[341]
July 22 IF Tommy La Stella optioned to AAA Iowa, RHP Félix Peña recalled.[342]
July 24 RHP Kyle Hendricks activated from DL, RHP Félix Peña optioned to AAA Iowa.[343]
July 26 LHP Brett Anderson activated from 60-day DL and designated for assignment.[344]
July 30 Cubs trade IF Jeimer Candelario, SS prospect Isaac Paredes, and a player to be named or cash considerations to the Detroit Tigers for LHP Justin Wilson and C Alex Avila.[345][346]
July 31 RHP Dylan Floro designated for assignment.[347] C Victor Caratini and RHP Jusitn Grimm optioned to AAA Iowa.

August

August 4 Addison Russell placed on 10-day DL (foot), LHP Rob Zastryzny recalled from Iowa.[348]
August 6 IF Tommy La Stella recalled from AAA Iowa, LHP Rob Zastryzny optioned to AAA.[349]
August 9 RHP Koji Uehara placed on 10-day DL (neck), RHP Justin Grimm recalled from AAA.[350]
August 11 C Willson Contreras placed on 10-day DL (hamstring), C Victor Caratini recalled from AAA Iowa.[351]
August 18 LHP Jon Lester (lat strain, shoulder fatigue) and RHP Justin Grimm (finger) placed on 10-day DL. RHP Félix Peña and LHP Rob Zastryzny recalled from Iowa.[352]
August 19 C René Rivera claimed off waivers from New York Mets.[353]
August 20 C René Rivera added to active roster, C Victor Caratini optioned to AAA Iowa.[354]
August 20 RHP Koji Uehara activated from DL, LHP Rob Zastryzny optioned to AAA.[355]
August 23 Milwaukee Brewers claim RHP Aaron Brooks off waivers from Cubs.[356]
August 31 OF Leonys Martin acquired from Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later or cash considerations.[357]

September

September 1 RHP Justin Grimm activated from DL. C Victor Caratini recalled from AAA Iowa. RHP Dillon Maples and IF Mike Freeman's contracts selected from AAA Iowa. RHP José Rosario and RHP Seth Frankoff designated for assignment.[358]
September 2 LHP Jon Lester activated from DL, LHP Jake Leathersich designated for assignment. OF Leonys Martin's contract selected from AAA Iowa.[359]
September 3 LHP Rob Zastryzny recalled from AAA Iowa.[360]
September 4 Seattle Mariners claim RHP Seth Frankoff and OF Jacob Hannemann off waivers from Cubs.[361] Pittsburgh Pirates claimed LHP Jack Leathersich off waivers from Cubs.[362] C Taylor Davis' contract selected by Cubs and Davis was added to the active roster.[363]
September 10 Cubs activated C Willson Contreras from disabled list.[364]
September 13 Cubs selected contract of RHP Jen-Ho Tseng, designated RHP Pierce Johnson for assignment.[365]
September 16 SS Addison Russell activated from DL.[366]

Regular season roster

(Contains all players who played in a game for the Cubs during the 2017 season.)

2017 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Postseason

Game log

2017 postseason game log: 4–6 (Home: 2–3; Away: 2–3)
National League Division Series: 3–2 (Home: 1–1; Away: 2–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Series
1 October 6 @ Nationals 3–0 Hendricks (1–0) Strasburg (0–1) Davis (1) 43,898 1–0
2 October 7 @ Nationals 3–6 Pérez (1–0) Edwards Jr. (0–1) Doolittle (1) 43,860 1–1
3 October 9 Nationals 2–1 Edwards Jr. (1–1) Kintzler (0–1) Davis (2) 42,445 2–1
October 10 Nationals Postponed (rain); Rescheduled for October 11.
4 October 11 Nationals 0–5 Strasburg (1–1) Arrieta (0–1) 42,264 2–2
5 October 12 @ Nationals 9–8 Duensing (1–0) Scherzer (0–1) Davis (3) 43,849 3–2
National League Championship Series: 1–4 (Home: 1–2; Away: 0–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Series
1 October 14 @ Dodgers 2–5 Maeda (1–0) Rondón (0–1) Jansen (1) 54,289 0–1
2 October 15 @ Dodgers 1–4 Jansen (1–0) Duensing (1–1) 54,479 0–2
3 October 17 Dodgers 1–6 Darvish (1–0) Hendricks (1–1) 41,871 0–3
4 October 18 Dodgers 3–2 Arrieta (1–0) Wood (0–1) Davis (1) 42,195 1–3
5 October 19 Dodgers 1–11 Kershaw (1–0) Quintana (0–1) 42,735 1–4

Division Series

Main article: 2017 National League Division Series § Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs

On October 4, 2017, the Cubs announced that Kyle Hendricks would start Game 1 of the Division Series while Jon Lester would start Game 2.[367] Joe Maddon also announced that José Quintana would start Game 3 and Jake Arrieta Game 4 (if necessary).[368] On October 5, Nationals manager Dusty Baker announced that Stephen Strasburg would start Game 1 for the Nationals, but did not state who would start any other games.[369] The Nationals later announced Gio González would start Game 2 while Max Scherzer would start Game 3.[370] On October 8, Baker announced that Tanner Roark would start Game 4 for the Nationals.[371]

Game 1

Friday, October 6, 2017 6:31 pm CDT at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 5 1
Washington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
WP: Kyle Hendricks (1–0)   LP: Stephen Strasburg (0–1)   Sv: Wade Davis (1)
Home runs:
CHI: None
WAS: None
Attendance: 43,898

In Game 1 of the Division series, the Cubs faced the Nationals' Stephen Strasburg and were held hitless for five innings.[372] Kyle Hendricks also shut out the Nationals, pitching seven shutout innings while allowing only two hits. In the sixth, Javier Báez reached on an error by Nationals' third basemen Anthony Rendon.[373] Hendricks bunted him to second and, following a flyout by Ben Zobrist, Kris Bryant drove in Baez with a single to right to give the Cubs the 1–0 lead.[374] Bryant, who advanced to second on the throw, was then driven in on a single by Anthony Rizzo to extend the lead to 2–0. The Cubs added to the lead on a Rizzo double following a Jon Jay double to push the lead to 3–0. Carl Edwards Jr. pitched a perfect eighth and Wade Davis slammed the door on the Nationals in the ninth as the Cubs took a 1–0 lead in the series.[375][376]

Game 2

Saturday, October 7, 2017 4:38 pm CDT at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0
Washington 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 X 6 6 0
WP: Óliver Pérez (1–0)   LP: Carl Edwards Jr. (0–1)   Sv: Sean Doolittle (1)
Home runs:
CHI: Wilson Contreras (1), Anthony Rizzo (1)
WAS: Anthony Rendon (1), Bryce Harper (1), Ryan Zimmerman (1)
Attendance: 43,860

Looking to take a 2–0 lead in the series, the Cubs sent Jon Lester to the mound while the Nationals went with Gio González. Lester gave up a first inning home run to Anthony Rendon, but Willson Contreras quickly answered with a homer in the top of the second to tie the game at one. Anthony Rizzo gave the Cubs a 3–1 lead in the fourth when he homered to deep right with Kris Bryant at second.[377] Lester cruised through the Nationals until the fifth inning with two outs and a runner on when he walked back-to-back batters to load the bases. However, Lester struck out Trea Turner to end the threat and would pitch a scoreless sixth. Pedro Strop pitched a scoreless seventh in relief and the Cubs looked to be in command as Carl Edwards Jr. took the hill in the eighth. Edwards gave up a pinch hit to Adam Lind but struck out Turner before Bryce Harper came to the plate. Harper crushed a hanging slider into the right field seats to tie the game at three.[378] Edwards then walked Rendon and gave up a single to Daniel Murphy before being replaced by Mike Montgomery to face Ryan Zimmerman. Zimmerman homered just over the wall in left to give the Nationals a 6–3 lead heading into the ninth.[379] In the ninth, Addison Russell singled with one out, but was wiped out on a game-ending double play grounder by Ben Zobrist. The loss moved the series to one game each as the series headed to Chicago for games three and four.[380][381]

Game 3

Monday, October 9, 2017 3:08 pm CDT at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Washington 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 1
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 X 2 4 4
WP: Carl Edwards Jr. (1–1)   LP: Brandon Kintzler (0–1)   Sv: Wade Davis (2)
Home runs:
WAS: none
CHI: none
Attendance: 42,445

As the series shifted to Wrigley Field, the Nationals sent their ace Max Scherzer to the mound while the Cubs countered with José Quintana. Quintana pitched well, but was not helped by his defense. Ben Zobrist committed an error on a grounder with a runner on in the third inning to put runners at the corners with two out. However, Quintana retired the next batter to escape the inning. In the sixth, with two outs, Kyle Schwarber dropped an easy fly ball that would have ended the inning and then kicked the ball allowing Daniel Murphy to reach third.[382] Joe Maddon then lifted Quintana in favor of Pedro Strop. Strop, however, gave up a double to Ryan Zimmerman to give the Nationals the 1–0 lead.[383] Meanwhile, Scherzer held the Cubs hitless until the seventh inning when Zobrist doubled with one out. Nationals manager Dusty Baker brought in Sammy Solis to pitch to Albert Almora Jr. who was pinch hitting for Schwarber. With a full count, Almora singled to left center to drive in Zobrist and tie the game.[384] Jason Heyward followed with single, but was doubled off of first on Addison Russell's flyout to end the inning. Carl Edwards Jr., after struggling in Game 2, started the eighth, struck out Bryce Harper, and then retired the side. In the bottom of the eighth, Tommy La Stella pinch hit for Edwards and drew a walk from reliever Brandon Kintzler. He was then pinch run for by Leonys Martín as Jon Jay sacrificed Martín to second. Following a strikeout by Bryant, Baker brought in Óliver Pérez to face Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo, who said after the game that he expected to be walked with first base open and two outs, blooped a single to short left center that fell between three Nationals and scored Martín to give the Cubs the 2–1 lead.[385] Wade Davis pitched a perfect ninth to close out the win and give the Cubs a 2–1 lead in the series.[386][387]

Game 4

October 11, 2017 4:08 pm EDT at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Washington 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 5 5 1
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
WP: Stephen Strasburg (1–1)   LP: Jake Arrieta (0–1)
Home runs:
WAS: Michael Taylor (1)
CHC: None
Attendance: 42,264

Game 4, originally scheduled to be played on October 10, was postponed to October 11 due to rain.[388] The Cubs announced that Jake Arrieta would still pitch Game 4 despite the extra day off.[389] Reports stated that the Nationals wanted Stephen Strasburg to pitch the game as he would be on normal rest.[390] However, Strasburg declined stating that he was under the weather.[391] However, hours before Game 4 was to begin, the Nationals announced that Strasburg would start.[392] Jake Arrieta started for the Cubs and pitched well allowing only an unearned run on an error by Addison Russell in the third inning. Strasburg struck out 12 Cubs in his seven innings of work while not allowing a run. Arrieta left the game after four innings of work having thrown 90 pitches and trailing 1–0.[393] Jon Lester relieved Arrieta and pitched 3.2 innings in relief, leaving in the eighth with a runner on first and two outs. Carl Edwards Jr. made his fourth relief appearance in the series and walked the next two Nationals he faced, loading the bases. Wade Davis then replaced Edwards and gave up a grand slam to Michael Taylor to stretch the Nationals lead to 5–0.[394] The Cubs could manage nothing further and fell 5–0.[395] The loss set the stage for a deciding Game 5 in Washington the next day with the series tied at two.[396]

Game 5

October 12, 2017 8:08 pm EDT at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 1 0 2 0 4 1 1 0 0 9 9 0
Washington 0 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 8 14 2
WP: Brian Duensing (1–0)   LP: Max Scherzer (0–1)   Sv: Wade Davis (3)
Home runs:
CHC: none
WAS: Daniel Murphy (1), Michael Taylor (2)
Attendance: 43,849

As the teams returned to Washington for the deciding Game 5, the Cubs sent Game 1 starter Kyle Hendricks to the mound while the Nationals started Gio González. The Cubs started the scoring in the first as Jon Jay led off the game with a double and scored on an Anthony Rizzo groundout. The Cubs then loaded the bases with two outs in the first, but Jason Heyward grounded out to end the threat. In the second inning, Daniel Murphy homered and Michael Turner hit a three-run homer to put the Nationals up 4–1. González continued to struggle in the third as Kris Bryant doubled and Willson Contreras and Albert Almora Jr. walked to the load the bases. Addison Russell drove in his first run of the night on a groundout and Contreras scored on a wild pitch to narrow the lead to 4–3. Heyward would again end the threat by striking out. The Nationals went to the pen in the fourth and in the fifth brought in starter Max Scherzer.[397] After Bryant and Rizzo were retired by Scherzer, seven straight Cubs batters reached base, scoring four runs, two on a double by Russell, to give the Cubs the lead 7–4. The Cubs added to their lead in the sixth as Russell doubled in Ben Zobrist on a fly ball that was misplayed by Jayson Werth. The Cubs went to the bullpen in the bottom of the fifth and in the sixth the Nationals added two runs on a wild pitch by Mike Montgomery which scored a run and a double by Murphy. Leading 8–6 in the seventh, the Cubs added another run when Kyle Schwarber pinch hit and doubled, scoring on a groundout by Kris Bryant. The Nationals answered in the seventh as the Cubs used Carl Edwards Jr. and José Quintana to get two outs, but a sacrifice fly by Bryce Harper narrowed the lead to 9–7.[398] Wade Davis came in for the Cubs to get a seven-out save and struck out Ryan Zimmerman to end the inning. In the eighth, Davis gave up a run-scoring single by Taylor to bring the lead to one at 9–8. Following a single by José Lobatón to put runners on first and second with two outs, Contreras picked Lobatón off of first to end the inning.[399] In the ninth, Davis set the Nationals down in order, striking out Werth and Harper to end the game and win the series for the Cubs.[400][401]

Composite line score

2017 NLDS (3–2): Chicago Cubs defeated Washington Nationals

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago Cubs 1 1 2 2 4 3 2 2 0 17 27 7
Washington Nationals 1 4 1 0 0 3 1 10 0 20 30 5
Total attendance: 216,316   Average attendance: 43,263

Division Series roster

2017 Chicago Cubs
NLDS Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Championship Series

Main article: 2017 National League Championship Series

Game 1

October 14, 2017 7:08 pm CDT at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 X 5 5 0
WP: Kenta Maeda (2–0)   LP: Héctor Rondón (0–1)   Sv: Kenley Jansen (3)
Home runs:
CHC: Albert Almora Jr. (1)
LAD: Chris Taylor (1), Yasiel Puig (1)
Attendance: 54,289

As the Cubs traveled to Los Angeles for Game 1 of the Championship Series, their flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Albuquerque, New Mexico as José Quintana's wife suffered a medical issue.[402] The Cubs were on the ground for five hours before continuing on to Los Angeles, Quintana joined the team later that day.[403] Quintana was named the starting pitcher despite this issue and pitched well for the Cubs. Albert Almora Jr. gave the Cubs the lead in the fourth on a two-run home run off Dodger starter Clayton Kershaw.[404] The Dodgers answered in the fifth on an RBI double by Yasiel Puig and a sacrifice fly by Charlie Culberson. Quintana left after five innings and Héctor Rondón, who had replaced Justin Wilson on the Championship Series roster, gave up a home run to Chris Taylor in the sixth to give the Dodgers a 3–2 lead.[405] Puig homered off Mike Montgomery in the seventh and Justin Turner drove in a run to stretch the Dodger lead to 5–2.[406] The Cubs managed nothing against the Dodger bullpen which relieved Kershaw after five innings as the Cubs fell behind in the series 1–0.[407]

Game 2

October 15, 2017 4:38 pm (PDT) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 4 5 0
WP: Kenley Jansen (1–0)   LP: Brian Duensing (1–1)
Home runs:
CHC: Addison Russell (1)
LAD: Justin Turner (1)
Attendance: 54,479

In Game 2, the Cubs sent Jon Lester to the mound on short rest after pitching 3.2 innings in relief in Game 4 of the NLDS. Addison Russell homered off Rich Hill in the fifth to give the Cubs a 1–0 lead, but the Dodger tied it in the bottom half of the fifth on a Culberson double and a Justin Turner single.[408] As the game went to the bullpens after five innings, the Cubs were again shut out, managing only a hit-by-pitch of Anthony Rizzo. In the bottom of the ninth, Yasiel Puig led off with a walk off of Brian Duensing.[409] A sacrifice bunt moved him to second, but Duensing struck out Kyle Farmer for the second out. Joe Maddon then lifted Duensing to bring in usual starting pitcher John Lackey. Lackey, who had pitched 1.2 innings in relief the day before, had never pitched on back-to-back days in his career. He walked the first batter he faced and then gave up a three-run, game-winning home run to Turner to give the Dodgers the 4–1 win and a 2–0 lead in the series.[410][411]

Game 3

October 17, 2017 8:08 pm (CDT) at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 6 9 0
Chicago 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 2
WP: Yu Darvish (2–0)   LP: Kyle Hendricks (1–1)
Home runs:
LAD: Andre Ethier (1), Chris Taylor (2)
CHC: Kyle Schwarber (1)
Attendance: 41,871

As the series shifted to Wrigley Field with the Cubs in an 0–2 hole, Kyle Hendricks looked to keep the Cubs in the series. Kyle Schwarber homered in the first inning to give the Cubs a 1–0 lead, but solo home runs in the second and third innings gave the Dodgers the lead. Hendricks was lifted in the sixth with two runners on and trailing 3–1, but a walk to Dodger starting pitcher Yu Darvish by Carl Edwards Jr. with the bases loaded moved the score to 4–1.[412] The Dodgers added two more runs in the eighth on a wild pitch by Mike Montgomery and a sacrifice fly to increase the lead to 6–1. Albert Almora Jr. and Alex Avila singled and doubled in the ninth to put runners on second and third with no outs, but Dodger closer Kenley Jansen retired the next three batters to end the game.[413] The loss moved the Cubs to brink of elimination, trailing in the series 3–0.[414]

Game 4

October 18, 2017 8:08 pm (CDT) at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 0
Chicago 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 3 5 0
WP: Jake Arrieta (1–1)   LP: Alex Wood (0–1)   Sv: Wade Davis (4)
Home runs:
LAD: Cody Bellinger (2), Justin Turner (3)
CHC: Willson Contreras (2), Javier Báez 2 (2)
Attendance: 42,195

Looking to stave off elimination, the Cubs sent Jake Arrieta to the mound against Dodger starter Alex Wood who had not yet appeared in the postseason. The Cubs started the scoring in the second on a 491-foot home run by Willson Contreras and, in his first hit in the postseason, Javier Báez also homered to give the Cubs a 2–0 lead in the second inning. The Dodgers answered immediately as Cody Bellinger hit a solo shot in the top of the third to cut the lead in half.[415] Báez homered again in the fifth to extend the lead to 3–1. Arrieta pitched well, allowing only one run in 6.2 innings of work and left with two runners on in the seventh, but Brian Duensing retired the only batter he faced to end the inning. Wade Davis entered in the eighth for a two-inning save and promptly gave up a home run to Justin Turner, reducing the lead to 3–2. After two walks and an overturned strike three call that led to Joe Maddon being ejected, Davis was able to get out of the inning.[416] In the ninth, Davis struck out Austin Barnes before walking Chris Taylor. Davis was able to induce Bellinger to hit into a game-ending double play to give the Cubs the win and extend the series to Game 5.[417]

Game 5

October 19, 2017 7:08 pm (CDT) at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles 1 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 2 11 16 0
Chicago 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
WP: Clayton Kershaw (2–0)   LP: José Quintana (0–1)
Home runs:
LAD: Enrique Hernández 3 (3), Chris Taylor (2), Logan Forsythe (1)
CHC: Kris Bryant (1)
Attendance: 42,735

The Dodgers scored first on an RBI hit by Cody Bellinger, followed by a second inning home run by Enrique Hernández. He would hit two more home runs later in the game; a grand slam in the third and two-run homer in the ninth. He became the fourth Dodger player to hit a postseason grand slam (joining Ron Cey and Dusty Baker from the 1977 NLCS and James Loney in the 2008 NLDS which was also against the Cubs). His seven RBIs were also a NLCS record. Chris Taylor and Justin Turner were voted co-MVPs of the series.[418] The lone Chicago run came on a Kris Bryant home run in the fourth. Every Cubs run scored in the series came via a home run.[419] With the 11–1 victory the Dodgers returned to the World Series for the first time since 1988.

Composite line score

2017 NLCS (4–1): Los Angeles Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago Cubs 1 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 8 23 2
Los Angeles Dodgers 1 2 7 2 4 2 2 3 5 28 42 0
Total attendance: 235,569   Average attendance: 47,114

Championship Series roster

2017 Chicago Cubs
NLCS Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Achievements and records

Statistics

Regular season

Batting

(Final regular season stats)

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases; BB = Walks; K = Strikeouts; Avg. = Batting average; OBP = On base percentage; SLG = Slugging percentage;

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K AVG OBP SLG TB
Albert Almora Jr. 132 299 39 89 18 1 8 46 1 19 53 .298 .338 .445 133
Brett Anderson 6 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .143 .250 .393 1
Jake Arrieta 32 61 2 8 0 1 1 5 0 1 32 .131 .145 .213 13
Alex Avila 35 92 11 22 2 1 3 17 0 19 40 .239 .369 .380 35
Javier Báez 145 469 75 128 24 2 23 75 10 30 144 .273 .317 .480 225
Kris Bryant 151 549 111 162 38 4 29 73 7 95 128 .295 .409 .537 295
Eddie Butler 13 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .067 .125 .067 1
Jeimer Candelario 11 33 2 5 2 0 1 3 0 1 12 .152 .222 .303 37
Víctor Caratini 31 59 6 15 3 0 1 2 0 4 13 .254 .333 .356 21
Willson Contreras 117 377 50 104 21 0 21 74 5 45 98 .276 .356 .499 188
Taylor Davis 8 13 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 .231 .231 .308 4
Brian Duensing 68 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 0
Carl Edwards Jr. 74 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0
Dylan Floro 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 0
Mike Freeman 15 25 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 8 .160 .222 .240 6
Justin Grimm 50 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0
Ian Happ 115 364 62 92 17 3 24 68 8 39 129 .253 .328 .514 187
Kyle Hendricks 25 50 3 5 1 0 0 5 0 0 28 .100 .100 .120 6
Jason Heyward 126 432 59 112 15 4 11 59 4 41 67 .259 .326 .389 168
Jon Jay 141 379 65 112 18 3 2 34 6 37 80 .296 .374 .375 142
Tommy La Stella 73 125 18 36 8 0 5 22 0 20 18 .288 .389 .472 59
John Lackey 32 53 2 7 1 0 0 1 1 3 23 .132 .179 .151 8
Jon Lester 32 54 5 8 3 0 1 6 1 4 26 .148 .203 .259 14
Leonys Martín 15 13 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 4 .154 .313 .231 3
Miguel Montero 44 98 12 28 3 0 4 8 1 11 24 .286 .366 .439 43
Mike Montgomery 44 27 5 5 1 0 1 3 0 0 10 .185 .185 .333 9
Félix Peña 25 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 0
José Quintana 14 22 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 15 .091 .130 .091 2
René Rivera 20 44 8 15 5 0 2 12 0 5 16 .341 .408 .591 26
Anthony Rizzo 157 572 99 156 32 3 32 109 10 91 90 .273 .392 .507 290
Héctor Rondón 61 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0
Addison Russell 110 352 52 84 21 3 12 43 2 29 91 .239 .304 .418 147
Kyle Schwarber 129 422 67 89 16 1 30 59 1 59 150 .211 .315 .467 197
Pedro Strop 69 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0
Matt Szczur 15 19 2 4 1 0 0 3 0 2 4 .211 .273 .263 5
Jen-Ho Tseng 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0
Mark Zagunis 7 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 6 .000 .222 .000 0
Rob Zastryzny 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 1
Ben Zobrist 128 435 58 101 20 3 12 50 2 54 71 .232 .318 .375 163

Pitching

(Final regular season stats)

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K
Brett Anderson 2 2 8.18 6 6 0 22.0 34 22 120 12 16
Jake Arrieta 14 10 3.53 30 30 0 168.1 150 82 66 55 163
Eddie Butler 4 3 3.95 13 11 0 54.2 50 24 24 28 30
Wade Davis 4 2 2.30 59 0 32 58.2 39 16 15 28 79
Brian Duensing 1 1 2.74 68 0 0 62.1 58 19 19 18 61
Carl Edwards Jr. 5 4 2.98 73 0 0 66.1 29 22 22 38 94
Dylan Floro 0 0 6.52 3 0 0 9.2 15 7 7 2 6
Seth Frankoff 0 2 9.00 1 0 0 2.0 4 2 2 0 2
Justin Grimm 1 2 5.53 50 0 0 55.1 47 34 34 27 59
Kyle Hendricks 7 5 3.03 24 24 0 139.2 126 49 47 40 123
Jon Jay 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
Pierce Johnson 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 1 2
John Lackey 12 12 4.59 31 30 0 170.2 165 93 87 53 149
Jack Leathersich 0 0 27.00 1 0 0 0.2 1 2 2 4 2
Jon Lester 13 8 4.33 32 32 0 180.2 179 101 87 60 180
Dillon Maples 0 0 10.13 6 0 0 5.1 6 6 6 6 11
Leonys Martín 0 0 27.00 1 0 0 0.2 3 2 2 0 0
Miguel Montero 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0
Mike Montgomery 7 8 3.38 44 14 3 130.2 103 52 49 55 100
Félix Peña 1 0 5.24 25 0 0 34.1 35 21 20 18 37
José Quintana 7 3 3.74 14 14 0 84.1 72 37 35 21 98
Héctor Rondón 4 1 4.24 61 0 0 57.1 50 30 27 20 69
Zac Rosscup 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0
Pedro Strop 5 4 2.83 69 0 0 60.1 45 22 19 26 65
Jen-Ho Tseng 1 0 7.50 2 1 0 6.0 5 5 5 2 8
Koji Uehara 3 4 3.98 49 0 2 43.0 38 21 19 12 50
Justin Wilson 1 0 5.09 23 0 0 17.2 18 11 10 19 25
Rob Zastryzny 0 0 8.31 4 0 0 13.0 19 13 12 7 11

Postseason

Batting

(Final)

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases; BB = Walks; K = Strikeouts; Avg. = Batting average; OBP = On base percentage; SLG = Slugging percentage;

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K AVG OBP SLG TB
Albert Almora Jr. 9 22 1 5 1 0 1 3 0 1 3 .227 .261 .409 9
Jake Arrieta 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 1
Alex Avila 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 1
Javier Báez 10 26 3 2 0 0 2 8 2 2 11 .077 .143 .308 8
Kris Bryant 10 40 4 8 2 0 1 3 0 1 14 .200 .220 .325 13
Willson Contreras 10 32 5 7 0 0 2 2 0 6 11 .219 .342 .406 13
Wade Davis 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 000 .000 .000 0
Ian Happ 5 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .143 .250 .143 1
Kyle Hendricks 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 0
Jason Heyward 8 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 .118 .286 .118 2
Jon Jay 9 23 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 1 6 .174 .296 .261 6
Tommy La Stella 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 000 .333 .000 0
Jon Lester 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 1
Leonys Martín 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0
José Quintana 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .250 1
Anthony Rizzo 10 37 1 5 1 0 1 6 0 2 14 .135 .200 .243 9
Addison Russell 10 34 2 6 2 0 1 5 1 2 13 .176 .222 .324 11
Kyle Schwarber 7 17 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 3 5 .176 .300 .353 6
Ben Zobrist 9 26 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 .154 .185 .231 6

Pitching

(Final)

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K
Jake Arrieta 1 1 0.84 2 2 0 10.2 5 2 1 10 13
Wade Davis 0 0 4.26 5 0 4 6.1 5 3 3 6 8
Brian Duensing 1 1 1.69 5 0 0 5.1 1 1 1 4 4
Carl Edwards Jr. 1 1 11.57 7 0 0 4.2 2 6 6 6 8
Kyle Hendricks 1 1 3.94 3 3 0 16.0 17 7 7 5 18
John Lackey 0 0 7.36 3 0 0 3.2 5 4 4 2 3
Jon Lester 0 0 1.88 3 2 0 14.1 6 3 3 8 7
Mike Montgomery 0 0 8.31 5 0 0 4.1 14 8 8 4 4
José Quintana 0 1 5.40 4 3 0 13.1 11 8 8 5 12
Héctor Rondón 0 1 6.00 3 0 0 3.0 5 2 2 0 4
Pedro Strop 0 0 1.69 5 0 0 5.1 1 1 1 3 1
Justin Wilson 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League Marty Pevey
AA Tennessee Smokies Southern League Mark Johnson
A Myrtle Beach Pelicans Carolina League Buddy Bailey
A South Bend Cubs Midwest League Jimmy Gonzalez
A-Short Season Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Jesús Feliciano
Rookie AZL Cubs Arizona League Carmelo Martinez
Rookie DSL Cubs Dominican Summer League Lance Rymel

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