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Cubs drop Sunday slugfest in LA

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:06:50 EDT

In a marquee pitching matchup between Clayton Kershaw and Jon Lester, it was all about the hitting. Rookie Cody Bellinger, Kiké Hernandez, Austin Barnes and Yasiel Puig each homered for the Dodgers in a 9-4 victory Sunday to complete a sweep of the Cubs, who belted three home runs of their own.



Rizzo leads #ASGWorthy power display

Sun, 28 May 2017 21:15:41 EDT

It's been home runs or nothing for the Cubs over the last week, and they continued that trend on Sunday. Anthony Rizzo, Willson Contreras and Javier Baez each went deep off Clayton Kershaw, of all pitchers, but it wasn't enough as the Dodgers posted a 9-4 win to complete a sweep.



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Sun, 28 May 2017 01:20:58 EDT

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Hendricks looks to stay hot in San Diego

Sun, 28 May 2017 14:39:49 EDT

Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks has settled into a nice groove over his last six starts. The Padres are looking for Jarred Cosart to do the same when the two pitchers square off at Petco Park for Monday's series opener.



VOTE: Pick this summer's All-Stars

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:33:06 EDT

Which Cubs are #ASGWorthy? Cast your All-Star ballots up to 5 times in any 24-hour period (max 35 votes).



Cubs expect Zo to return for Padres opener

Sun, 28 May 2017 17:51:54 EDT

Ben Zobrist did not start for the second day on Sunday to give his left wrist more time to heal, but he and manager Joe Maddon expects the veteran back in the Cubs' lineup on Monday in San Diego.



Cubs desperately need to end SoCal slump

Sat, 27 May 2017 23:28:01 EDT

The Cubs are 0-for-California after getting shut out on Saturday for the second straight game, and they face Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on Sunday in the series finale.



Cubs shut out in LA for second straight game

Sat, 27 May 2017 23:50:28 EDT

A dominant pitching performance by Brandon McCarthy and four-run fifth inning by the offense led the Dodgers to their second straight shutout of the Cubs on Saturday, this one a 5-0 win that clinched the series at Dodger Stadium.



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.



Happ gets first look at 2B with Zo hurting

Sat, 27 May 2017 23:05:53 EDT

Ian Happ had only started in the outfield since he was promoted to the Cubs two weeks ago, but on Saturday the rookie was back at his more natural position of second base, to fill in for Ben Zobrist, who has a sore left wrist.



Cubs get shut down by Dodgers' Wood

Sat, 27 May 2017 01:48:32 EDT

In a rematch of the 2016 National League Championship Series, lefty Alex Wood tossed five innings of a combined two-hitter to lead the Dodgers to a 4-0 win over the Cubs in Friday night's series opener at Dodger Stadium.



Arrieta's troubling homer trend continues

Sat, 27 May 2017 02:38:22 EDT

Jake Arrieta served up five hits, including a solo homer by Chase Utley in the third and a two-run shot to straightaway center by Adrian Gonzalez in the sixth in the Cubs' 4-0 loss to the Dodgers. It's the fourth time in 10 starts this season that the right-hander has given up multiple home runs, a trend he'd like to stop.



Ron Burgundy responds to 'Anchorman' trip

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:15:58 EDT

Ron Burgundy responds to 'Anchorman' trip



Maddon wants Schwarber to ignore numbers

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:17:10 EDT

The Cubs' Kyle Schwarber, who is batting .149 this month, did not start on Friday against Dodgers lefty Alex Wood, but the lefty-swinging slugger will be back in the lineup on Saturday. Manager Joe Maddon is trying to figure out a way to get Schwarber on track while ignoring his batting average on the scoreboard.



Cubs go on 'Anchorman'-themed road trip

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:03:47 EDT

Cubs go on 'Anchorman'-themed road trip



Cubs crack three HRs in finale W over Giants

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:14:15 EDT

The Cubs picked up the home run pace on Thursday as Kris Bryant, Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist each hit solo shots to post a 5-1 victory over the Giants and Jeff Samardzija for their seventh win in the past nine games.



Heyward's offseason swing work paying off

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:48:02 EDT

The Cubs' Jason Heyward knew all the work he did on his swing this offseason paid off in the eighth inning Wednesday night. The Giants had called on lefty Steven Okert to face Heyward, who fouled off the first pitch, then tripled to right. That good feeling continued Thursday when Heyward hit a solo homer in Chicago's 5-1 win over San Francisco.



Bryant homers -- with or without fan's grab

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:26:03 EDT

Ultimately, nobody disputed that Kris Bryant belted a first-inning home run Thursday afternoon to propel the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the Giants.



Maddon impressed with Davis' demeanor

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:22:11 EDT

Wade Davis is 10-for-10 in save opportunities this season, but on Wedensday night, he served up a two-run homer to snap a stretch of 64 1/3 homerless innings. It also was his first game in a week. Does Cubs manager Joe Maddon need to get his closer more work?



Jimenez belts grand slam for Pelicans

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:48:10 EDT

Ian Anderson rewarded the Braves' trust in him on Thursday against Augusta, as he rebounded from what had been a shaky month of May to set a career high with 11 strikeouts over six scoreless innings in his best professional start.



Rizzo's power helps Hendricks beat Giants

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:58:14 EDT

It's been home runs or nothing lately for Anthony Rizzo, who notched his 14th career multi-homer game with two solo shots, doing so against lefty Matt Moore, to power the Cubs to a 5-4 victory over the Giants on Wednesday night.



#ASGWorthy Rizzo stays hot with 2 homers

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:28:31 EDT

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo tallied two home runs in a 5-4 win over the Giants on Wednesday, notching his 14th career multi-homer game despite the near-20 mph winds.



Cubs muscle past Giants to back Lester

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:08:29 EDT

Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward homered in the first and second innings, respectively, and Anthony Rizzo added a two-run shot in the fourth to give Jon Lester all he needed and power the Cubs to a 4-1 victory Tuesday night over the Giants.



Lester goes distance with 4-hitter, 10 K's

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:30:01 EDT

Cubs ace Jon Lester dominated his start against the Giants on Tuesday, pitching the 15th complete game of his career in a 4-1 Cubs victory. Lester struck out 10 batters without allowing a count to even reach three balls.



Olympic gymnast Liukin did flip before first pitch

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:18:52 EDT

Olympic gymnast Liukin did flip before first pitch



Statcast of the Day: Schwarber's 470-foot HR

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:10:34 EDT

Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber launched a home run onto Sheffield Avenue behind the right-field bleachers at Wrigley Field with one out in the first inning Tuesday off the Giants' Johnny Cueto to spark a 4-1 victory. The home run was the longest of Schwarber's career at 470 feet and the longest by a Cubs player this season.



Ross' DWTS run ended with a 2nd-place finish

Tue, 23 May 2017 23:32:57 EDT

Ross' DWTS run ended with a 2nd-place finish



Cubs bullpen begins new dancing tradition

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:29:47 EDT

Cubs bullpen begins new dancing tradition



Heyward takes charge with rookie in center

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:13:27 EDT

Usually, the center fielder is the field general during a game, but right fielder Jason Heyward is the boss in the Cubs outfield.



Wright sets up auction for Texas tornado relief

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:50:00 EDT

When Ty Wright saw the devastation in East Texas caused by tornadoes last month, he became concerned about whether friends and family were safe. The hitting coach for Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach, Wright then decided to do something to try to help the people restore their lives.



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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:17:26 EDT

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Cubs' power rally comes up short vs. Giants

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:46:02 EDT

Joe Panik smacked a leadoff home run and an RBI double among his three hits to back Ty Blach and lead the Giants to a 6-4 win over the Cubs on Monday night and get a little payback in the first meeting between the two teams since the National League Division Series.



Statcast of the Day: Almora's 4-star catch

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:23:39 EDT

Joe Maddon wanted Albert Almora Jr. in the lineup Monday night because of his defense to back up John Lackey, and the Cubs center fielder proved his manager's call correct in the first inning with a stellar catch.



Zobrist explains his approach to leading off

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:53:21 EDT

Ben Zobrist said moving to the leadoff spot can be harder for some players because it can be difficult facing a pitcher before seeing any pitches to get the timing down. There's also a mental aspect that comes into play -- a dilemma every hitter faces when leading off.