ThursDay, Oct. 8, 2015
- The Cubs defeated the Pirates 4-0 behind Jake Arrieta Wednesday night in the Wild Card game in Pittsburgh to advance to the Division Series against the Cardinals. The Cardinals and Cubs have played 2,241 games in the regular season but have never met in the playoffs.
- John Lackey will get the start against his former teammate Jon Lester in the opener on Friday, set for a first pitch of 5:45 p.m.
- The Blues will open the regular season tonight against the Edmonton Oilers at Scottrade Center. Brian Elliott will get the start in goal. There are seven new players on the Blues' 23-man roster for the opener, including 19-year-old forward Robby Fabbri, who will be making his NHL debut. He was the Blues' first-round pick in the 2014 draft.