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Marlins rock Cubs, roll to World Series
Series MVP Ivan Rodriguez (right) hugs closer Ugueth Urbina as the Marlins win Game 7. (Anne Ryan/AP)
The Florida Marlins are headed to the World Series. Miguel Cabrera knocked in four runs, three on a first-inning home run, as the Marlins beat Kerry Wood and the Cubs, 9-6, in Game 7 at Wrigley Field. Full story > 
Series Status
Game 1: FLA 9 @ CHC 8   Box  |  Wrapup
Game 2: FLA 3 @ CHC 12   Box  |  Wrapup
Game 3: CHC 5 @ FLA 4   Box  |  Wrapup
Game 4: CHC 8 @ FLA 3   Box  |  Wrapup
Game 5: CHC 0 @ FLA 4   Box  |  Wrapup
Game 6: FLA 8 @ CHC 3   Box  |  Wrapup
Game 7: FLA 9 @ CHC 6   Box  |  Wrapup

Game 6, Oct. 14, 2003  Marlins 8, Cubs 3  Wrapup >
Wednesday night's seventh game of the NLCS will decide who goes to the World Series, and that is not all. It also will decide whether the eighth inning of Game 6 will be remembered in Chicago Cubs history for only 24 hours as a delay ... or forever as The Inning. Full story >  
NewsBauman: Marlins make it happen | Crazy eighth equals a seventh game | Fan might become part of history
AudioPudge's RBI single in eighth | Mordecai's bases-clearing double | Sammy scores on a wild pitch
VideoDerrek Lee ties the game in the 8th: 56K | 300K | Moises Alou's catch foiled by a fan: 56K | 300K

Oct. 13, 2003
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Pavano looks forward to challenge
Shortly after the Marlins' Game 5 win, Carl Pavano (pictured) was informed he would be starting Game 6 Tuesday night at Wrigley Field. "This is a challenge I take with open arms," said the surprised right-hander. Full story > 
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Cubs like their chances with Prior
Mark Prior will be pitching Tuesday. And it won't be a simulated game. Florida's Game 5 victory means Chicago's right-handed phenom will toe the rubber at Wrigley Field in NLCS Game 6. Full story > 

Game 5, Oct. 12, 2003  Marlins 4, Cubs 0  Wrapup >
In a spectacular two-hit, 11-strikeout complete game, Josh Beckett (pictured) turned Game 5 into a personal statement, couched in a victory that keeps Florida alive, and Chicago-bound, in the National League Championship Series. Full story >  
NewsCubs' clincher on hold | Beckett's gem keeps Marlins alive | Bauman: Don't panic, Cubs fans
AudioZambrano escapes another jam | Lowell slugs a two-run HR | Beckett finishes off his gem
VideoConine's HR caps off the win: 56K | 300K | Pudge and Sosa talk after a tight pitch: 56K | 300K

Game 4, Oct. 11, 2003  Cubs 8, Marlins 3  Wrapup >
Aramis Ramirez (pictured) got the Cubs on the board with a first-inning grand slam off Marlins starter Dontrelle Willis and added another round-tripper in the seventh to lead Matt Clement and Chicago to an 8-3 victory in NLCS Game 4. Full story > 
NewsCubs a win away from World Series | Marlins on the brink | Ramirez puts on an offensive show
AudioRamirez talks about his big game | Rodriguez's RBI double | Ramirez hits second HR
VideoAramis Ramirez blasts a grand slam: 56K | 300K | Ramirez keeps driving in runs: 56K | 300K

Game 3, Oct. 10, 2003  Cubs 5, Marlins 4  Wrapup >
The Cubs finally overcame the Florida Marlins on Friday when Doug Glanville knocked in Kenny Lofton with an RBI triple in the 11th inning for a 5-4 Chicago victory at Pro Player Stadium. More >
NewsMarlins come up short in thriller | Bullpen saves the day for Cubs | Missed opportunities prove costly
AudioWinning pitcher Joe Borowski chats with | Redman talks to Brian McRae
VideoCastillo gets caught in rundown to end it: 56K | 300K | Sosa drives in first run: 56K | 300K

Oct. 9, 2003
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Redman ready for challenge
After splitting the first two contests of the NLCS in Chicago, the Marlins and Cubs square off in Game 3. Mark Redman, a 14-game winner, threw seven shutout innings in his only start vs. the Cubs. Full story >
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Wood gets stronger in playoffs
Kerry Wood, the Cubs' starter for Game 3 of the NLCS, may be "the same old Kerry," said catcher Damian Miller, but with each strong inning in this postseason, he gains confidence and realizes he's one of the best. Full story > 

Game 2, Oct. 8, 2003  Cubs 12, Marlins 3  Wrapup >
With one swing Wednesday night, Sammy Sosa recharged the Chicago Cubs' hopes in the National League Championship Series. With seven-plus innings, Mark Prior revived them. Alex Gonzalez (pictured) amazed the Wrigley Field crowd by belting two home runs. The NLCS is now reduced to a best-of-five set. Full story > 
NewsMarlins head home with series split | Prior unlikely for Game 5 | Sammy is slammin' again
AudioGonzalez's second HR | Cabrera's sixth-inning HR | Sosa homers to center
VideoSammy Sosa blasts a 495-foot homer: 56K | 300K | Aramis Ramirez launches a bomb: 56K | 300K

Game 1, Oct. 7, 2003  Marlins 9, Cubs 8  Wrapup >
Mike Lowell was just waiting in the wings to make something special happen in the NLCS. And that's exactly what ended up happening when he slugged a dramatic pinch-homer in the top of the 11th inning at Wrigley Field to beat the Cubs, 9-8, on Tuesday.  More >
NewsPudge gets Fish off the hook | Start of something big for Sosa? | Marlins set NLCS record in the third
AudioLowell's homer gives Fish lead | Sosa ties game with HR in 9th | Pudge talks about his big game
VideoLowell comes through in the pinch: 56K | 300K | Florida's Gonzalez makes two sick plays: 56K | 300K

Oct. 6, 2003
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Pudge leaves his mark in NLDS
When the Marlins needed him most, Ivan Rodriguez responded. In Game 2 of the NLDS, he drove in the tying run in a 9-5 win. In Game 3, he knocked in all four runs in a 4-3 victory. And in Game 4, he blocked J.T. Snow at the plate to seal the series. Full story >
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Schlegel: Surprise party
The Cubs didn't win the World Series or even a trip to the World Series when they knocked off the Braves in the NLDS on Sunday, but it was the Cubs' first postseason series win in 95 years. That was cause for celebration by current and former Cubs alike. Full story >