The Cubs are officially in the MLB postseason

The Cubs are officially in the MLB postseason.Thanks to a 5-4 lo s bythe Giants to the Athletics on Friday night,the Cubs are guaranteed at least a spot in the NL wild-card game Oct. 7 against the Pirates.MORE: 100 years of cla sic Wrigley Field photos |Flashback: Why we picked the Cubs to winWorld Seriesin 2015Led by the Cy Young-caliber arm of Jake Arrieta (20-6, 1.88 ERA), consistent production from first baseman Anthony Rizzo (.282/. and home run power fromrookies Kris Bryant andKyle Schwarber, the Cubs will make theirfirst playoff appearance since getting swept by the Dodgers in the NL Division Series in 2008.MORE: MLB postseason scheduleIn fact, the Cubs have not won a postseason game since 2003 when they were one win away from reaching the World Series for the first time since 1945. They have lost nine in a row.There arestillonly 4 1/2games Jean Segura Jersey separating the Pirates and the Cubs, so the remaining nine regular-seasongameswill decidethe location of the one-game playoff.

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