Cubs clinch NL Central title with Cardinals loss

Chicago Cubs' Jorge Soler swings on a two-run home run during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, in Chicago. The Brewers won 5-4. (Joe Lewnard/Daily Herald via AP)
Chicago Cubs' Jorge Soler swings on a two-run home run during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, in Chicago. The Brewers won 5-4. (Joe Lewnard/Daily Herald via AP)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have won the NL Central, becoming the first major league team this season to clinch a division title when St. Louis lost 6-2 at San Francisco.

The Cubs lost 5-4 to the Milwaukee Brewers earlier Thursday night, but captured their first NL Central crown since 2008 when the Giants finished off their victory over the Cardinals.

Wrigley Field was empty when Matt Adams made the final out on the West Coast, but a loud cheer went up in the neighborhood around the iconic ballpark and several people honked their car horns.

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