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LIVE Color Feed: Cubs vs. Rays

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:33:25 EDT

Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.



Contreras, Russell not ready for 9 innings

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:23:15 EDT

Neither Cubs catcher Willson Contreras nor shortstop Addison Russell is ready to play a full nine innings yet, and manager Joe Maddon said he's trying to ease both back into games and keep them healthy for possible postseason play.



Arrieta says he'll return Thursday vs. Crew

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:03:07 EDT

Jake Arrieta says he'll start on Thursday. The Cubs, however, want to make sure the right-hander passes some final tests before they make it official.



Davis not concerned with save streak

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:32:41 EDT

Wade Davis was more concerned about his fantasy football team after he picked up his 31st save on Sunday. That pretty much sums up the Cubs closer, who would prefer to count his saves once the season is over, which he's hoping won't be until sometime in November.



Cubs' 6th straight win has Cards 6 back

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:50:12 EDT

Kyle Schwarber hit his 27th home run and Jason Heyward smacked a clutch tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the seventh inning to lift the Cubs to their sixth straight win, a 4-3 victory Sunday over the Cardinals.



#AwardWorthy: Vote for Baez's glovework

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:06:09 EDT

Vote Javier Baez for Best Play, Defense, in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.



Getting it Duensing! Lefty delivers

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:46:12 EDT

The Cardinals tested the Cubs' pitching all day on Sunday, but the biggest at-bat may have come in the eighth inning when Chicago manager Joe Maddon made it tough on reliever Brian Duensing.



Rogers: Cubs' success has been a team effort

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:14:08 EDT

Justin Verlander helped his team clinch a division title on Sunday, celebrating about 1,100 miles away from Wrigley Field. He was pitching for the Astros, not the Cubs, of course. One of the reasons why he's pitching for Houston: Theo Epstein wouldn't send any members of his core group of young Major Leaguers to the Tigers as part of a package to get Verlander.



Contreras' suspension reduced to 1 game

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 11:37:56 EDT

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras didn't waste any time before apologizing to umpire Jordan Baker on Saturday. One day after Baker ejected Contreras from the game, the umpire and catcher shook hands at home plate. And the next day, Contreras' two-game suspension was reduced to one game, which he served on Sunday.



Cubs' Top 30 Prospects list

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:42:47 EDT

Who do the Cubs have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Chicago's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Russell returns from DL with curtain-call HR

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 21:47:02 EDT

Addison Russell was activated from the disabled list on Saturday after being sidelined since Aug. 3 with a strained right foot, and Cubs manager Joe Maddon is eager to get the shortstop together with Javier Baez in the middle of the infield.



Cubs back Hendricks, push Cards to 5 back

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:10:54 EDT

Albert Almora Jr. drove in two runs and Addison Russell delivered a pinch-hit homer to back Kyle Hendricks and lead the Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday to improve to a season-high 16 games over .500.



Almora stays hot despite righty-righty matchup

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 22:05:08 EDT

Albert Almora Jr. collected three hits on Saturday, driving in two runs in the Cubs' 4-1 win at Wrigley Field. He is now 7-for-9 with five extra-base hits and 10 RBIs in his last five games, and the majority of those at-bats have been against right-handers.



Cubs ride 7-run 6th to eventful win over Cards

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:29:45 EDT

The Cardinals-Cubs rivalry has historically been intense enough on its own, but it's overamped this weekend because of the close National League Central race. On Friday at Wrigley Field, the Cubs showed they're going to fight for the chance to repeat, rallying for an 8-2 victory.



Baez plays carom off the wall to get out

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:05:52 EDT

Baez plays carom off the wall to get out



Tseng shakes nerves, shows promise in debut

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 02:36:30 EDT

If Jen-Ho Tseng looked nervous in his first Major League start, it's because he was.



Lackey, Contreras ejected after disputed call

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 20:06:55 EDT

As if the Cardinals-Cubs series needed any more tension, Cubs pitcher John Lackey and catcher Willson Contreras were both ejected after arguing with home-plate umpire Jordan Baker in Friday's 8-2 win at Wrigley Field.



Cubs rout Mets for sweep, 3 up on MIL, STL

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 01:33:54 EDT

What's the best way to deal with getting swept at home? The Cubs responded by pulling off a sweep of their own, beating the Mets, 14-6, on Thursday night at Wrigley Field. Anthony Rizzo smacked his 32nd home run and finished a triple shy of the cycle, and Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer to spark the Cubs, who had lost three in a row to the Brewers last weekend.



It's gut-check time as Cubs face stiff test

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:12:29 EDT

They've been tested before, of course. You don't end a 108-year championship drought without playing well when it matters the most.



Cubs overwhelm Mets, maintain Central lead

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 01:45:48 EDT

It wasn't that long ago when the Mets swept the Cubs in the 2015 National League Championship Series. This week, the Cubs and Mets squared off again, but clearly the two teams are having different seasons. Chicago posted a 17-5 victory on Wednesday to maintain a 2 1/2-game lead over the Brewers while opening a three-game lead over the Cardinals in the NL Central. The Mets are looking ahead to next year.



Cautious Contreras has adventurous game

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 02:17:43 EDT

The Cubs want Willson Contreras to be careful on the bases, and he did just that in the third inning on Wednesday night. The trouble is, he and rookie Ian Happ messed up some basic baserunning.



Register for chance to buy Cubs playoff tix

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:07:40 EDT

Fans interested in purchasing single-game tickets to potential Cubs postseason games at Wrigley Field can do so now.



After Minors award, Tseng earns MLB debut

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:10:47 EDT

On Wednesday, Cubs manager Joe Maddon met with Jen-Ho Tseng to talk to him about being honored as the Cubs' Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Then, Maddon surprised the right-hander with some news: Tseng will make his Major League debut on Thursday.



Bryant awakens Cubs, Quintana quiets Mets

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 01:58:03 EDT

If the Cubs are going to repeat as National League Central champs, they need Kris Bryant, and he hit his first home run of September, a three-run shot in the fourth inning, and 26th of the season to spark an 8-3 victory over the Mets on Tuesday night.



K.B. blasts Cubs out of funk with 4 RBIs

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 01:50:43 EDT

Kris Bryant hasn't exactly scuffled, but his numbers aren't quite the same as they were last season when he won the NL MVP Award. On Tuesday night, he hit his first home run in September to spark the Cubs to an 8-3 victory over the Mets and snap a three-game losing streak.



Fan's reaction to Happ's home run is intense

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:17:41 EDT

Fan's reaction to Happ's home run is intense



Cubs announce '18 schedule, open in Miami

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:57:09 EDT

The Cubs announced their 2018 regular-season schedule, and they will open next season in Miami against the Marlins on March 29. The Cubs' home opener will be played April 9 against the Pirates.



Rizzo wants Cubs to keep positive outlook

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:24:45 EDT

As far as Anthony Rizzo is concerned, the Cubs have the same goal on Sept. 12 that they did on April 1: Win games.



NL Central race is going down to the wire

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:16:59 EDT

The National League Central is still right there to be won, with three teams separated by 2 1/2 games and 20 days remaining in the regular season.



Inbox: Should Cubs tweak approach at plate?

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:54:32 EDT

Could the Cubs benefit from being more aggressive earlier in the count? If the club makes the postseason, will it carry three catchers? Beat reporter Carrie Muskat answers those questions and more in the Inbox.



Crew-Cubs dance-off still making waves

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:12:56 EDT

It started with a wave and was fueled by coffee and competitive juices. Who knew Major League relievers could dance? The Brewers and Cubs found out back in May when they sparked what has become a social media sensation.



Odenkirk led a spirited 7th-inning stretch

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:42:05 EDT

Odenkirk led a spirited 7th-inning stretch



Even a bat in the infield can't stop Baez

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 22:53:52 EDT

Even a bat in the infield can't stop Baez