Cubs Clinch NL Central for Franchise-Record Second Straight Season

The NL Central champion Cubs will face off against the Nationals in the NLDS.

The Chicago Cubs clinched the NL Central with a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.

By securing their franchise-record second straight division title, the Cubs are headed to the playoffs for the third consecutive year.

The defending World Series champion Cubbies will take on the Washington Nationals in the NLDS, with Game 1 being scheduled for October 6 in D.C., and Cubs fans are hopeful for another magical run: