Cubs Clinch NL Central Division

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Saturday, September 20, 2008. (AP) -- The Cubbies are in. Now, how far can they go?

The Chicago Cubs clinched their second straight NL Central title Saturday, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 behind Ted Lilly's seven innings at rocking Wrigley Field.

The 41,597 fans jammed into the old neighborhood ballpark were ready to party as they watched the Cubs earn back-to-back postseason appearances for the first time since they participated in three straight World Series from 1906-08.

And no one can forget 1908. That's the last time the Cubs won the World Series, a 100-year championship drought they've been hearing about since they were swept out of the playoffs in the first round a year ago by Arizona.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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