The sound of one hand counting: Cubs magic number falls to 5

The sound of one hand counting: Cubs magic number falls to 5

With Sunday's Cubs win
Counting the magic number
Requires just one hand

A Cardinals loss to the Brewers combined with a Cubs victory in Houston meant the magic number dropped two more notches on Sunday.

The Astros did their best to make Cubs fans nervous with two home runs on the first two pitches from Trevor Cahill in the bottom of the ninth. But Travis Wood needed just 11 pitches to finish the game and bring the Cubs one step closer to their first division title since 2008.

The north-siders will play three games in St. Louis before returning home to face the Brewers on Thursday in fron of 40,000+ very excited fans as they begin the final home stand of the regular season.

My preference - and I assume the preference of most Cubs fans - would be for the Cubs to win 2-out-of-3 in St. Louis, dropping the magic number to one. That would make their first win of the upcoming home stand the clincher and provide the 41,000 fans in attendance with a fantastic prelude to October baseball at Clark and Addison.

What would you like to see? A sweep in St. Louis - rubbing salt in the Cardinals' wound - or a title clinching victory in the Friendly Confines? Speak up in the comments section below.


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