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Baez backs Quintana with HR, but Cubs lose

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 01:23:58 EDT

Don't hand the National League Central to the surging Cubs just yet.

Heyward robs Braun of HR with leaping grab

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 00:16:52 EDT

Ryan Braun may want to consider hitting the ball somewhere other than right field when he's facing the Cubs and Jason Heyward.

Quintana revels in first hit, quality start vs. Crew

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 01:17:46 EDT

After Jose Quintana collected his first Major League hit, a single to right in the third inning Friday night, he just wanted to touch the baseball.

Maddon expects pre-Deadline deal for Cubs

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 20:00:04 EDT

With the non-waiver Trade Deadline on Monday, manager Joe Maddon expects the Cubs to make a move, but he isn't exactly sure what it would be.

Hendricks faces Crew in 2nd start back from DL

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 20:25:50 EDT

The Brewers have an opportunity to turn the page on a tough road trip, while the first-place Cubs will look to continue their second half success when they face off for Game 2 of a three-game series at Miller Park on Saturday.

Alzolay looks to keep rolling at Double-A

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 02:10:45 EDT

Here's a look at the top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action.

Candelario goes deep twice for Iowa

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 02:00:59 EDT

Billy McKinney has swung a hot bat since moving up to Triple-A, but never before did he have a game quite like he did on Friday.

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's Prospect Watch.

Cubs prevail after trading HRs with White Sox

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:45:56 EDT

The Cubs and White Sox staged a crosstown home run derby on Thursday night, with the north side squad coming out on top. Anthony Rizzo smacked a solo homer, and Kyle Schwarber added a two-run shot, a solo blast and an RBI triple to power the Cubs to a 6-3 Interleague victory over the White Sox. Willy Garcia and Jose Abreu homered -- Abreu twice -- for the Sox.

The hits keep coming for Schwarber

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:34:07 EDT

Since the All-Star break, Kyle Schwarber -- demoted earlier in the season -- is 10-for-36 with four home runs and seven RBIs, including a pair of homers in Thursday's win over the White Sox.

Quintana touched by White Sox tribute

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:55:27 EDT

Jose Quintana became emotional during the video tribute by the White Sox on Wednesday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. The new Cubs pitcher, whom the White Sox traded to the other side of town on July 13, took advantage of Wednesday and Thursday to say goodbye to his former teammates.

For Chicago clubs, Quintana deal rare win-win

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:00:46 EDT

Forget waiting two or three years -- or even until the end of this season -- to evaluate the Jose Quintana trade. Two weeks after it was concluded, it's safe to say that the deal between the Cubs and White Sox will turn out exactly as advertised.

Martinez rebounds well with Myrtle Beach

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:09:58 EDT

Ryan McMahon continues to impress, racking up hits at a rapid rate for Triple-A Albuquerque.

Jake extends Cubs rotation's post-break roll

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 02:27:49 EDT

The Cubs certainly look like they have enough firepower. With Jake Arrieta's win on Wednesday night, the Cubs are 10-2 since the All-Star break, a season-high six games over .500, and have a half-game lead in the NL Central over the Brewers.

Arrieta, Rizzo's 4 RBIs lead Cubs to 1st place

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:22:27 EDT

Anthony Rizzo (3-for-4) drove in four runs and Addison Russell added a solo homer, while Jake Arrieta gave up two hits, including Yoan Moncada's first MLB home run, to lift the Cubs to an 8-3 Interleague victory Wednesday night over their crosstown rivals.

Cry The W? WS rings lead to teething ones

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:00:39 EDT

Cry The W? WS rings lead to teething ones

Cubs give Baez breather after 5-K game

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:23:00 EDT

Javier Baez, who struck out five times on Tuesday, was not in Wednesday's lineup, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon had planned on giving the infielder a day off. It might be good timing.

Contreras shares bond with Daniel Rodriguez

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:43:47 EDT

Contreras shares bond with Daniel Rodriguez

Candelario reps Cubs on Top 100 Prospects list

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:50:31 EDT

As the Cubs have catapulted back into a tight race atop the National League Central, the team's pipeline has played a huge role.

Contreras sparks W as Chicago rivalry heats up

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:14:20 EDT

There were plenty of punchouts, some bruises and at least one heated exchange on Tuesday afternoon at Wrigley Field in Game 2 of the intracity Cubs vs. White Sox series.

Lackey's control woes put Cubs in conundrum

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:22:24 EDT

There's no worse job on a baseball roster than fifth starter, and that's the role veteran John Lackey is in for the Cubs.

Bryant argues strike, tossed for 1st time

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:04:07 EDT

Kris Bryant's fourth-inning at-bat against the White Sox was nothing if not eventful.

Maddon confident in rotation ahead of Deadline

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:43:49 EDT

The Cubs have been rumored to be interested in acquiring a starting pitcher before Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, but manager Joe Maddon said that topic has not been discussed with president of baseball operations Theo Epstein or general manager Jed Hoyer.

Hendricks glad to be back, aims to keep building

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:32:52 EDT

Kyle Hendricks was back on the mound on Monday, but it wasn't quite a return to normalcy.

Cubs' bats held in check by Chi-Town rivals

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:19:11 EDT

This year's Cubs vs. White Sox series means more than bragging rights for one side's fan base. The Cubs are trying to regain control of the National League Central, and they began the day tied for first place with the Brewers. But the White Sox spoiled their bid to open some ground in the division, posting a 3-1 Interleague win over their crosstown rivals on Monday afternoon.

Cubs may eye catcher, but Caratini commended

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:51:38 EDT

Although Willson Contreras most likely would play every day, manager Joe Maddon knows the catcher needs a break now and then. Maddon acknowledged on Monday that the Cubs were looking for another backup catcher before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, but he also commended rookie Victor Caratini.

Watch out, LA and DC: The Cubs are surging

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:00:07 EDT

The Cubs bred optimism elsewhere by running in place in the first half. They're hitting stride now and believe they can return to familiar surroundings in October via a different route.

Cubs catch Crew, get 2nd W from Jose Q

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 01:48:34 EDT

Kyle Schwarber smacked a game-tying solo home run and Willson Contreras hit a tiebreaking two-run shot to back Jose Quintana in his Cubs home debut, posting a 5-3 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday night.

Quintana overcomes nerves for quality start

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:57:51 EDT

Jose Quintana showed jitters early on, but he made the most of his first home Wrigley Field. The left-hander went six innings, allowing three runs and getting the win as the Cubs topped the Cardinals, 5-3.

Montgomery embraces move back to 'pen

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:20:04 EDT

Mike Montgomery is a capable starter, filling in after an injury to Kyle Hendricks with several solid outings, and he's done his part in the bullpen, pitching in several relief roles. But if there's any one thing that makes the left-hander so valuable, it might just be his mindset.

Cubs could find help behind plate, in bullpen

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:45:34 EDT

Yu Darvish pitching alongside Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, Jose Quintana and Kyle Hendricks? Well, yeah. Of course.

Lester's emotional day ends with wild win

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:18:29 EDT

Jon Lester's Saturday start came with a range of emotions. As he took the mound for the Cubs' 3-2 win over the Cardinals at Wrigley Field, Lester sported a cap with the letters "PLACT" etched on the front. He did so in remembrance of his uncle, who had passed away the day before.

Cubs sink Cards' 'pen after Waino-Lester duel

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:40:03 EDT

On Friday night, the Cardinals scored nine runs in the eighth inning to post a win over the Cubs. On Saturday, the Cubs got some payback. Kris Bryant hit a game-tying RBI single and scored on Anthony Rizzo's double, both with two outs in the eighth inning, to lift the Cubs to a 3-2 victory over the Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

Bryant shakes off pinkie, delivers in return

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:55:48 EDT

Kris Bryant is not only a fast healer but a really good baserunner, and he provided a spark Saturday for the Cubs. The third baseman, who missed just one game with a sprained left pinkie finger, was back in the lineup at Wrigley Field and delivered a game-tying RBI single, then scored the game-winning run on Anthony Rizzo's double in the Cubs' 3-2 win over the Cardinals.

Ice Cube leads 7th-inning stretch at Wrigley

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:50:25 EDT

Ice Cube leads 7th-inning stretch at Wrigley

Arrieta displays vintage form in tough loss

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:47:16 EDT

Joe Maddon was pleased with the production. Hours before Jake Arrieta's solid six-inning start and even longer before a humbling eighth inning that led to an 11-4 loss on Friday, the Cubs' manager spoke to the media about how he felt the All-Star break had "revitalized" the starters.