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Cubs reward Epstein for turnaround with 5-year extension

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs announced a five-year contract extension with president of baseball operations Theo Epstein on Wednesday, rewarding him for an overhaul that has the long-suffering franchise eyeing its first championship since 1908.

The extension comes with the Cubs wrapping up one of the greatest seasons in franchise history and their fans believing that this just might be the team to end the 108-year World Series title drought.

They reached 100 wins for the first time since 1935 and were a major league-leading 101-56 heading into Wednesday's game at Pittsburgh. Chicago clinched the best record in the majors with more than a week left in the regular season.

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Leaders
AVG: K. Bryant.295
HR: K. Bryant39
RBI: A. Rizzo105
SB: J. Báez12
W: J. Lester19
ERA: K. Hendricks1.99
Saves: A. Chapman20
K: J. Lester191
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Chi Cubs 10156.643-
St. Louis 8275.52219
Pittsburgh 7780.49024
Milwaukee 7187.44930.5
Cincinnati 6691.42035
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .257 (13)
Runs: 785 (3)
Hits: 1376 (14)
Home Runs: 193 (14)
Stolen Bases: 64 (21)
OBP: .344 (2)
SLG: .430 (10)
Total Bases: 2301 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.10 (1)
Runs Allowed: 533 (1)
Saves: 37 (22)
Strikeouts: 1405 (3)
OpBA: .211 (1)
OBP: .284 (1)
SLG: .347 (1)
Run Support: 4.97 (3)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/23 P. Strop Removed From 15-Day DL (Torn left meniscus)
9/6 A. Almora Jr. Called Up from Minors
9/6 R. Álvarez Designated for Assignment
9/6 T. Federowicz Purchased From Minors
9/6 M. Kawasaki Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/17 C. Coghlan off 15-day DL
8/17 H. Rondón off 15-day DL
8/17 J. Smith off 15-day DL
8/15 J. Lackey off 15-day DL
8/11 P. Strop off 15-day DL
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