The Chicago Cubs are officially going back to the postseason with their NL Central-clinching win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.
Chicago trailed 1-0 heading into the 7th inning before scoring five unanswered runs en-route to a 5-1 victory. The win helped them clinch the NL Central for the second-straight season.
It was also just the second time in franchise history the Cubs were going to the playoffs in three-straight seasons.
The Cubs will matchup with the Washington Nationals in the NLDS beginning a week from Friday. Here’s the full schedule of the series:
- Game 1: Cubs at Nationals, Oct. 6
- Game 2: Cubs at Nationals, Oct. 7
- Game 3: Nationals at Cubs, Oct. 9
- Game 4: Nationals at Cubs. Oct. 10*
- Game 5: Cubs at Nationals, Oct. 12*
* — If If necessary.
Start times and broadcast information are yet to be announced as is the postseason rosters and rotations. But the Cubs can expect to see Max Scherzer in Game 1 and then likely again in Game 5 if it reaches that far.
The teams met seven times in the regular season with the Nationals winning the series 4-3.
Check back for more on this series as it becomes available.