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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:37:09 EDTKris Bryant had hit one time at Fenway Park when he was a collegian and playing in the Cape Cod League, but he didn't clear the Green Monster during that visit. Bryant did just that Friday. He launched his third home run of the season in the first inning, sending an 0-1 pitch from the Red Sox's Drew Pomeranz over the Monster.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:06:44 EDTWith the Chicago Cubs in town for a three-game series at Fenway Park this weekend, team president of baseball operations Theo Epstein was taking full advantage of the opportunity to return to his hometown, this time as the man who was key to ending two of the longest-enduring World Series championship droughts in history.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:57:03 EDTWho is keeping the mood light for the young Cubs? Beat reporter Carrie Muskat answers this and more in the latest Inbox.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:17:26 EDTIt all began 15 years ago, and you are going to want to be part of the MLB.TV celebration of baseball and technology, as the world's longest-running and most successful live-streaming sports product is a way of life for millions.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:01:01 EDTThe last time the Cubs played in Boston was in 2014. Anthony Rizzo drove past Massachusetts General Hospital at the time and got a knot in his stomach, because that's where he began his treatment for cancer. He was diagnosed in 2008 while a Minor Leaguer in the Red Sox's organization.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:09:17 EDTTale of the tape: Cubs-Red Sox
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:36:16 EDTTom Ricketts plans to be among a sea of Chicagoans at Fenway Park this weekend for one of baseball's most intriguing Interleague series. You know he's bringing his World Series ring to show Red Sox owner John Henry and others, including president/CEO emeritus Larry Lucchino, who have collected three of their own since 2004.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:42:47 EDTWho 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.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:00:28 EDTTyler Mahle's chances of throwing his second straight perfect game came undone just two batters into his start on Thursday. The Reds' No. 10 prospect still was plenty good, tossing six dominant frames to extend his scoreless innings streak to 19 2/3 for Double-A Pensacola.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:03:50 EDTAfter seeing his team score five runs over the previous three days, manager Clint Hurdle decided it was time for a change atop the order. Hurdle turned to Josh Harrison, his "Tabasco sauce" leadoff man, and Harrison helped spice up the Pirates' lineup in a 6-5 win over the Cubs on Wednesday night at PNC Park.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:37 EDTJon Lester began Wednesday as the only Major League pitcher with at least four starts this year without a decision. That changed, although not in the way the Cubs' lefty would've liked.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:19:16 EDTJoe Maddon remembers his first trip to Boston in 1995. He was a coach on the Angels, the team arrived around 6 a.m., and it was raining. That didn't stop him from exploring.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:14:55 EDTJon Lester will return to Fenway Park on Friday for the first time since he was traded in 2014 by the Red Sox to the Athletics, but he won't pitch in the Interleague series.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:16:49 EDTA night after scoring a season-high 14 runs and pounding out 17 hits, the Cubs were limited to two hits Tuesday at PNC Park. But they only needed one, compounded by a timely mistake by the Pirates, to escape with a 1-0 win over Gerrit Cole and the Bucs.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:25:57 EDTThe Pirates had a runner at second base and two outs in the sixth inning against the Cubs' Kyle Hendricks, who was protecting a 1-0 lead. Hendricks got Francisco Cervelli to strike out swinging at a 78-mph changeup and pumped his fist, although you had to be paying attention to see it.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:23:07 EDTJason Heyward won his fourth Gold Glove Award last year as the top defensive right fielder in the National League. This season, he's started seven games in center and on Tuesday, made his 11th start in right field for the Cubs. Would he prefer to play right field?
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:09:54 EDTThe first time the Cubs and Pirates met this season, the Bucs came from behind three days in a row to sweep the series at Wrigley Field. The Cubs ensured there would be no comeback Monday night, running up a big lead in the first two innings and cruising to a 14-3 win at PNC Park.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:46:28 EDTRoss goes boy band on Dancing With the Stars
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:59:00 EDTIf it looks as if Jason Heyward is hitting the ball harder, he is.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:00:21 EDTKyle Schwarber started in right field at PNC Park during the 2015 National League Wild Card game, and Cubs manager Joe Maddon hinted in Spring Training that may happen during the regular season as well. But Schwarber made his 10th start in left field on Monday as the Cubs opened a three-game series against the Pirates.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:05:21 EDTAnthony Rizzo says that, for him, the components of a sizzling hot streak pretty much resemble the components for any other day at the office.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:53:42 EDTRussell gets autographs one Pokemon card at a time
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:34:28 EDTIt's been a rough first few weeks of the season for Reds right fielder Scott Schebler. But pitcher Bronson Arroyo was fortunate to have Schebler's contributions supporting his strong start in a 7-5 victory over the Cubs as Cincinnati salvaged one game from its three-game series at Great American Ball Park on Sunday.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:43:37 EDTOn a chilly and blustery Saturday afternoon, the Cubs' bats provided plenty of heat with three home runs and a 12-8 victory over the Reds that gave Chicago its first four-game winning streak of the season. Meanwhile, Cincinnati has dropped four games in a row, and seven of nine, to drop to a .500 record at 9-9.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:22:03 EDTLast April, Jason Heyward was the new kid on the block. This April, he is just one of the guys.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:11:27 EDTReds tease Cubs fans with 'Bandwagon Cam'
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:06:52 EDTChicago manager Joe Maddon gave another endorsement to the eight-man bullpen concept Saturday when infielder Tommy La Stella was activated from the bereavement list and optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 02:05:28 EDTIn 2016, the Cubs won 15 of 19 games vs. the Reds. They also won 15 of the previous 19 games at Great American Ball Park the past two seasons. That trend continued on Friday, but it was far from easy as the game went 11 innings before a 6-5 Cubs victory.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:31:45 EDTYep, he's Anthony Rizzo for a reason. The Chicago first baseman and No. 3 hitter was 0-for-3 with a walk Friday night when he stepped to the plate in the ninth inning with two outs, two on base, and the Cubs trailing Cincinnati, 5-2.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:40:06 EDTRoss has acquired new duties at Bryzzo
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:37:20 EDTNo pitcher has been more dominant than Class A Columbia's Merandy Gonzalez to begin the season. That trend continued on Friday night, as the Mets' No. 14 prospect extended his scoreless innings streak to 20 2/3 by tossing seven frames in a win against Lexington.