#Cubs Maddon: “Let’s go for the division”
With Thursday’s win over the Braves, the Cubs kept pace with the Pirates in the NL Wild Card standings, and are four games behind Pittsburgh. But the Cubs are thinking bigger.
“I think at this point in time, we don’t intend to be a Wild Card [team],” pitcher Jake Arrieta said. “We still think we can win our division. We’ve got 35, 40 games left, maybe a little more. We’re still in a position here where we can jump some guys if we can get hot and have some good fortune with the teams ahead of us.”
Asked after Thursday’s game if he was ready to name his Wild Card game starter, manager Joe Maddon smiled.
“Let’s go for the division,” Maddon said.
— Carrie Muskat