Chicago Cubs look to clinch division title at Wrigley Field


CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 29: The Chicago Cubs try to rip off the jersey of Miguel Montero #47 after he hit a walkoff RBI single against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the thirteenth inning at Wrigley Field on August 29, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Cubs won 8-7 in thirteen innings. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO -- Wrigleyville is bracing for a celebration Thursday night.

The Chicago Cubs can clinch their first division title in eight years with a win at home against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Jon Lester was dominant in the series finale in St. Louis. Eight strikeouts over eight shutout innings, and he drove in the Cubs first run of the game.

David Ross hit his ninth home run, while Anthony Rizzo homered twice to bring his total to 31 this season.

Cubs win 7-0 nothing.

Their 93-52 record is best in the majors.

Rizzo says he's excited to be back home.

"It'll be a good weekend to be at Wrigley for us," Rizzo said.  "It's been the Cardinal's division for so many years.  We're really gonna enjoy when we do clinch, not take it for granted cuz it's not easy.  A lot of us have been setting our mind since spring training to win the division."

Fans outside Wrigley Field are fired up about clinching too.

"This place is gonna be 'BOOM,'" said one man.

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