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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.

Contreras homers, but Cubs' win streak ends

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:15:49 EDT

The Cardinals stunned the red-hot Cubs, scoring a season-high nine runs in the eighth inning to post an 11-4 come-from-behind victory on Friday afternoon to snap Chicago's winning streak at six.

Bryant sits to rest injured pinkie finger

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:03:18 EDT

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant did not start Friday because of a sprained left pinkie finger, and he may miss the entire weekend series against the Cardinals.

Lester looks to continue Cubs' success vs. Cards

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:41:41 EDT

Jon Lester (6-6, 4.07 ERA) will look to make the most of his encore performance as he faces off against Adam Wainwright (11-5, 5.08 ERA) and the Cardinals on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

Inbox: Is backup backstop on Cubs' list?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:29:12 EDT

Will the Cubs target a veteran catcher to back up Willson Contreras? Beat reporter Carrie Muskat takes a look at what the club might do at the Trade Deadline in the latest Inbox.

Cubs show interest in dealing for Darvish

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:56:44 EDT

The Cubs have inquired to the Rangers on the availability of ace Yu Darvish, according to sources, and a trade match between the teams is more plausible than it would've been entering the All-Star break.

At Baez's camp, fun, games and fundamentals

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:07:34 EDT

Lost in the crowd of more than 450 youngsters at the Baseball ProCamp sharing his name, Javier Baez bounced around from station to station until one small child finally grabbed his attention.

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.

Will rest of NL Central react to surging Cubs?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:35:08 EDT

Don't ask Jose Quintana about the Cubs' first-half problems. All they've done since acquiring him from the White Sox is win. This 6-0 run for the Cubs since the Quintana trade is exactly what a president of baseball operations or a general manager hopes will happen when they make a trade.

Cubs secure sweep with sixth straight win

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:59:03 EDT

As the early portion of the season's second half has unfolded, the Cubs have altered the National League's playoff picture and begun the surge many have long anticipated they would make. The defending World Series champions captured their sixth straight victory and completed a three-game sweep with Wednesday afternoon's 8-2 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park.

Lackey validates spot in revitalized rotation

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 03:01:26 EDT

As the Cubs are evaluating how to move forward with a revamped starting rotation, John Lackey knew he had to prove his value as a key contributor to the staff. Lackey pitched with confidence in his return from plantar fasciitis in his right foot. He also left a good impression as he went five innings, allowing just one run in the Cubs' 5-1 victory against the Braves on Tuesday night at SunTrust Park.

Rising up: Cubs power way to 5th straight win

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 02:30:19 EDT

Though this season's first half did not evolve as well as the Cubs had hoped, their perfect start to the second half has provided indication they could once again have some fun in October. The defending World Series champs matched a season-best five-game winning streak with Tuesday night's 5-1 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park.

Hendricks near return after strong rehab start

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:49:15 EDT

After throwing five hitless and scoreless innings in his second rehab start at Double-A Tennessee on Monday, right-hander Kyle Hendricks knew he was ready for a return to the Cubs' starting rotation.

Bryant Cubs' Heart and Hustle Award winner

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:04:11 EDT

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association revealed the 30 preliminary winners of the 2017 Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday. The honor is the only one voted on by former players, and is bestowed each year upon the active player who most represents a passion for the game of baseball, and best embodies the values, spirit and tradition of the game.

Lester bests Braves as Cubs win fourth straight

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:05:16 EDT

A little more than a week later, Jon Lester and the Cubs have distanced themselves from the frustration they carried into the All-Star break. The veteran left-hander helped the defending World Series champs remain perfect in the second half with Monday night's 4-3 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park after an hour-long rain delay before first pitch.

Schwarber tumbles over wall after foul grab

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:39:24 EDT

Kyle Schwarber made a running catch in foul territory then ended up in the seats in the sixth inning of Monday's game against the Braves.

Lester does it all to keep Cubs rolling

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:34:21 EDT

If the Cubs are to make a deep run at the National League Central crown, they are going to need Jon Lester to return to his dominant ways.

Maddon: Heyward 'as good as I've seen him'

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 19:04:53 EDT

After an injury-riddled first half of the season, Jason Heyward feels like he has turned a corner in his return to the Cubs' lineup.

Quintana strikes out 12 in Cubs debut

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 18:39:14 EDT

Jose Quintana admitted he was a little nervous before his first start with the Cubs on Sunday, yet the left-hander looked like the calmest player on the field.

Red-hot Contreras declares Cubs 'are back'

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 19:01:26 EDT

After helping the Cubs score 27 runs in three games against the Orioles, Willson Contreras declared: "We are back. We're back to where we were last year."

Almora, Machado share laugh on HR trot

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 13:39:33 EDT

When the Cubs' Albert Almora Jr. homered to lead off the third inning on Saturday night, he said something to Orioles third baseman Manny Machado as he trotted past him. Whatever it was made Machado laugh.

Q&K: Quintana fans 12 in dazzling debut win

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 19:15:27 EDT

Jose Quintana made a great first impression on the Cubs, who did their best to welcome him. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo each belted two-run homers and rookie Ian Happ smacked a two-run double to back Quintana in his debut, an 8-0 Interleague victory on Sunday over the Orioles at Camden Yards.

Arrieta dominates in first return to Baltimore

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 00:09:12 EDT

Jake Arrieta ate at his favorite breakfast spot on Saturday, then toured his old hangouts in Baltimore, showing his two young children where he used to live. He capped his homecoming with a win that could be a sign of things to come.

Cubs' bats stay hot behind Arrieta to top O's

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 00:16:47 EDT

Cubs manager Joe Maddon wasn't panicked about his team's first half, confident that Chicago would be able to turn it on when it mattered most. And while it's only two games into the second half, Maddon's club has rewarded that trust.

Maddon: Aug. 1 'key date' for 2nd-half surge

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 19:23:21 EDT

Mark your calendars, Cubs fans. Manager Joe Maddon said Aug. 1 is the day when it's time to start the second-half push.

Paulino spins gem for South Bend

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 01:34:24 EDT

Rafael Devers put his entire skillset on display while leading Pawtucket to a 7-4 win over Syracuse in his Triple-A debut on Saturday.

Russell wins it after Cubs' 8-0 lead vanishes

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 01:30:00 EDT

If the Cubs are going to have a chance to defend their World Series championship, they're going to need a lot more offensive nights like Friday.

Refreshed Cubs get 2nd half off to good start

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 01:27:54 EDT

During the All-Star break, Anthony Rizzo went on a boat trip to Bimini, Javier Baez enjoyed family and the beach in Puerto Rico, and Jake Arrieta returned home to Austin, Texas. Collectively, the Cubs hit the re-set button on the season.

Quintana arrives with Cubs in Baltimore

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 19:54:32 EDT

When Joe Maddon met on Friday with his newest starter, Jose Quintana, the manager encouraged the left-hander to be himself and pointed out that the Cubs don't have many rules. Maddon also told Quintana this was a great opportunity to have an impact on the Cubs in the second half.

Epstein keeping options open before Deadline

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 20:17:52 EDT

Now that the Cubs got a head start on the other Major League teams by trading for Jose Quintana on Thursday, are they finished making deals? The non-waiver Trade Deadline is July 31.

Cubs bolster rotation by acquiring Quintana

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:09:00 EDT

The Cubs got a jump on teams looking for starting pitching now and in the future by acquiring Jose Quintana from the crosstown White Sox for top prospects Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease plus two other Minor Leaguers.