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Cubs' Arrieta back for opener of showdown in Milwaukee

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:16:50 GMT

Jake Arrieta returns to the mound Thursday as the Chicago Cubs try to lock down the National League Central when they open a four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. "He looked really good," Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said afterward Arrieta's side session. Arrieta (14-9, 3.48 ERA) has been a big reason for the Cubs' turnaround, posting a 1.98 ERA in the second half.



Rays, Snell end Cubs' 7-game winning streak

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:28:49 GMT

Their seven-game winning streak is over and the Chicago Cubs are still being challenged for the NL Central lead with 11 games left in the season. Blake Snell gave up two hits in seven shutout innings and the Tampa Bay Rays ended the Cubs' season-best winning streak 8-1 on Wednesday night. The Cubs, who had not lost since being swept by the Milwaukee Brewers in a three-game series in Chicago on Sept. 8-10, are scheduled to open a four-game series in Milwaukee on Thursday night, holding a 3 1/2-game lead over the Brewers.



MLB playoffs 2017: Updating the postseason picture

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:02:31 GMT

As the postseason inches ever-closer and the last divisional and wild card races sort themselves out, there will be a lot of updates about who’s in things and who’s out. We’re here to make following all of that easier with updates about the latest action around the league from now until the season ends. Sept. 21: Colorado is having some fun on Twitter about their current Wild Card situation — claiming to currently be fans of the Cubs and Reds. The Cubs because they played the Brewers on Thursday night and the Reds because they faced off against the Cardinals. Both teams that are hot on the Rockies’ tail in the NL Wild Card race. The Reds didn’t live up to their end of the bargain on Thursday



SportsTalk Live Podcast: Previewing Cubs-Brewers NL Central showdown

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:05:02 GMT

CSN's Tony Andracki and Jeff Nelson discuss the upcoming matchups and recent team meeting in this edition of the Cubs Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland & NW Indiana Honda Dealers. The Cubs are about to embark on their biggest regular-season series in at least the last decade, if not longer: A four-game set in Milwaukee against a Brewers team that is only 3.5 games back of the division leaders entering Thursday. Good news for the Cubs? They're 4-2 at Miller Park this year with a 2.72 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 10.1 K/9.  Bad news for the Cubs? They're only 7-8 against the Brewers in 2017 as Ryan Braun has posted a 1.040 OPS and 12 RBI in 12 games against Chicago pitching. And things don't calm down



Baseball results

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:03:40 GMT

Sept 21 (Gracenote) - Results from the MLB games on Wednesday (home team in CAPS) Texas 8 SEATTLE 6 Cleveland 6 LA ANGELS 5 Arizona 13 SAN DIEGO 7 HOUSTON 4 Chicago White Sox 3 Washington



Giants claim former Cubs first-round pick, move Brandon Belt to 60-day DL

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:04:00 GMT

The Giants now have two draft picks from the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft in their 40-man roster. The team claimed right-handed pitcher Pierce Johnson off waivers from the Cubs prior to Wednesday's game. Johnson, the No. 43 overall pick in that draft, was taken 23 spots after the Giants took Chris Stratton. To make room on the roster, the Giants transferred first baseman Brandon Belt to the 60-day disabled list. Belt has been out with a concussion. The 26-year-old Johnson made 43 appearances for Triple-A Iowa this season. He posted a 4.31 ERA with 74 strikeouts in 54.1 innings and converted nine save opportunities. Prior to the 2014 season, Johnson was ranked as the No. 87 prospect in all



Can Cubs count on Kyle Schwarber to be the hero again?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:58:50 GMT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Even in the good times, Jon Lester doesn’t really have great body language, trying to channel his emotions, use that competitive anger and stay focused on the next pitch, so there was no way for him to hide his frustrations this time. Lester handed the ball to manager Joe Maddon on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field and trudged back toward the visiting dugout with his head down and his team down six runs in the fifth inning of an 8-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays that left the Cubs searching for answers. What’s wrong with Lester? That question snapped the Cubs out of a seven-game winning streak, the talk about playoff rotations and the computer simulations that project the



The shame of MLB's morally repugnant anti-netting excuses

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:25:55 GMT

Every day that goes by with even one major league stadium lacking protective netting past each dugout, if not farther down both lines, baseball teams are inviting a child to get hit in the face by a projectile traveling 100 mph. Think about that.



Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Thursday, Sept 21

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:00:00 GMT

Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Thursday: SPORT Investment in women fuels professional dreams in Australia MELBOURNE - Having once washed her sports bras in the sinks of cheap hotel rooms



What’s wrong with Jon Lester? And is there enough time for Cubs to fix it?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:47:08 GMT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Even in the good times, Jon Lester doesn’t really have great body language, trying to channel his emotions, use that competitive anger and stay focused on the next pitch, so there was no way for him to hide his frustrations this time. Lester handed the ball to manager Joe Maddon on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field and trudged back toward the visiting dugout with his head down and his team down six runs in the fifth inning of an 8-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays that left the Cubs searching for answers. What’s wrong with Lester? That question snapped the Cubs out of a seven-game winning streak, the talk about playoff rotations and the computer simulations that project the