Chicago Cubs: Top five wins in the Joe Maddon era

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We take a look at the top five wins in the Chicago Cubs in the Joe Maddon era, as this city and team experienced so many memorable moments in his five-year tenure with the team

With the world ultimately put on pause, it’s a perfect time to reminisce.  The Chicago Cubs under Joe Maddon gave us countless moments to look back on with a smile. From the surprise NLCS run in 2015 to the breaking of the unbearable 108-year curse, Cubs fans got to experience it all under Maddon. Picking out the five best is nearly impossible, but choosing five of the most memorable is what we will take a look at.

5. Chicago Cubs 2015 Wild Card Game: Cubs 4, Pirates 0

The sudden death showdown in Pittsburgh cracks the top-five, as this was arguably the game that put the Cubs on the map. The 2015 Cubs racked up 97 wins, good for third-most in all of baseball. The only unlucky part is that the two teams in front of them happened to be the Pirates and Cardinals, ultimately putting them into the Wild Card game.

The Cubs traveled to Pittsburgh as we watched Jake Arrieta outduel Gerrit Cole. Arrieta threw a complete game shutout with 11 strikeouts and was aided by the excellent home run shot into the Allegheny River by Kyle Schwarber. A truly memorable day for the Cubs as they picked up their first postseason win since 2003.