Yasiel Puig scored on Justin Turner’s homer. But you just had the feeling beforehand that the two big hitters were going to beat the Cubs.
The Cubs went ahead 2-0 on a home run by Albert Almora Jr. in the fourth inning, then sort of faded away.
Another crazy night from the North Siders has us back to believing.
The Ivy League guy with the economics degree shall lead them. Game 5 is on.
RICK TELANDER: Cubs satisfied hunger for title last season, but Nationals are still starving
Energy, tension in Game 3 victory Monday against Nationals recalls Game 5 of World Series last season against Indians.
We’ve said this before: Baseball is a game of mundane stretches dotted with moments of opportunity. In other words, stuff can happen really fast.
It all came down in the sixth, when a fielding error by the Nats’ Anthony Rendon gave Cubs lumbermen Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo a chance to hit.
There are many ways to get to the World Series, and the Cubs have demonstrated two of them. Well, one way, for sure.
Rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky’s much-anticipated debut is the start of something new and exciting for the Bears.
Let’s go back to 1996 and a game between the Bulls and Nuggets at the United Center. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (formerly Chris Jackson) stole the spotlight.
I guess this is how Jerry Reinsdorf does his firings: He keeps everybody — John Paxson and Gar Forman — and hires one more guy — Doug Collins.
Teams in the NFL can lose close games forever. Superstars win you the nail-biters. And the Bears have no superstars.
The most recent issue, of course, is the hamstring injury that drove ace pitcher Jake Arrieta from the mound on Monday against the Pirates.
TELANDER: The only thing that is certain about preseason games is that players will get hurt.