Cubs return to postseason for 5th time in 6 years
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The Chicago Cubs are headed back to the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons.

Chicago officially clinched a postseason berth after the Washington Nationals swept their doubleheader with the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Nationals designated hitter Yadiel Hernandez smacked a two-run walk-off homer in the eighth inning to push the Cubs into the playoffs.

Chicago currently owns the NL's No. 2 seed and would face the division rival Cincinnati Reds in a best-of-three series if the postseason started today.

Despite clinching, the Cubs lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday following Jacob Stallings' walk-off home run. Chicago's magic number to clinch the NL Central is now at four.

Cubs return to postseason for 5th time in 6 years
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