The red hot Chicago Cubs are one of this weeks Sports Illustrated regional cover stories, "Wrigleyville is Winnerville."
Through Monday's ballgames the Cubs are 72-51, third place in the National League Central Division, but also a solid 2nd in the N.L. Wild Card standings, 6.5 games ahead of the San Francisco Giants.
The Cubs begin a West Coast road trip with a three game series in San Francisco.
This is a second consecutive week with baseball on the S.I. cover, following the Jason Heyward and the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Cardinals, with baseball's best record at 79-45, lead the Pittsburgh Pirates (75-48), by 3.5 games in the N.L. Central, followed bt the Cubbies.
The way the N.L. Central teams are playing we could see a baseball three-peat next week if the Pirates stay hot as well.
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