CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs stormed up the dugout steps, spraying champagne the whole way. Then came a victory lap around Wrigley Field to douse their loyal fans and soak up a second straight NL Central title. It was a joyous scene, one they hope to top in October.
"It's a relief and you have to let it out and enjoy it," first baseman Derrek Lee said after Saturday's 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals wrapped up the division championship. "We're still trying to get to our ultimate goal."