Cubs clinch NL Central as Cardinals lose

The Cubs will be at home in the best-of-three wild-card round.

(670 The Score) The Cubs clinched the National League Central crown Saturday evening when the Cardinals lost 3-0 to the Brewers.

It marked the Cubs’ third division title in the last five years. It also guaranteed the Cubs home-field advantage in the best-of-three wild-card round series. The Cubs’ opponent for the opening round of the playoffs has yet to be determined, as it depends on the results of the last day of the regular season.

The Cubs’ magic number to clinch the division was one entering the day. The Cubs trailed the White Sox, 9-5, in the seventh inning in the evening.