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Ready for WS rematch? Cubs definitely are

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:04:15 EDT

Since Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, the Cubs and Indians have only faced each other in innocent Spring Training games in Arizona. On Tuesday, they'll meet at Progressive Field for the first time since Nov. 2, 2016, when the two teams played a nail-biting finale that fans of both franchises will never forget.

Epstein knew risk of trading Gleyber for Aroldis

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:33:20 EDT

When the Cubs traded Gleyber Torres for Aroldis Chapman in July 2016, it was viewed as a steep price to pay for an impending free agent. But Theo Epstein was well aware of the gamble.

Cubs set to return to site of '16 World Series win

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:52:23 EDT

The Cubs return to Cleveland today for the first time since Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. Much of the team that won the World Series will be back to relive the memories and perhaps create new ones Among the new team members will be starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood, who couldn't be happier about dodging a start at his old home park, Coors Field, where his ERA was nearly double his ERA outside the ballpark. He is 0-1 with a save and a 3.21 ERA in three career games (two starts) against the Indians. First pitch is at 5:10 p.m. CT, and veteran righty Josh Tomlin is expected to start for the Tribe.

Cubs rally after Bryant exits, hang on vs. Rox

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:03:09 EDT

The Cubs wasted no time establishing momentum in Sunday's rubber match with the Rockies, riding a four-hit, three-run rally in the first inning to a 9-7 victory. Rockies starter German Marquez was cruising through the first before a 96-mph fastball got away from him and hit Kris Bryant in the brim of his helmet. Bryant left the game, and preliminary tests showed no signs of concussion. Brandon Morrow closed the game with a nail-biter of a save, loading the bases on two hits and a two-out walk before throwing a wild pitch to Ian Desmond and getting Nolan Arenado at the plate on a reviewed play after Arenado was initially called safe.

Bryant hit in helmet, no signs of concussion

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:36:46 EDT

The series finale in Colorado started on a scary note, as Kris Bryant took a pitch to the helmet in the first inning of Sunday's finale vs. the Rockies and had to leave the game. Bryant was examined upon exiting the game and passed all tests. He has a small laceration above his left eye from his sunglasses, but he shows no signs of a concussion. He was still being evaluated after the game and will be monitored carefully as he travels with the team to Cleveland.

Baez, LeMahieu explain spat at second base

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:46:42 EDT

he Cubs and Rockies had a number of delays in Sunday's series finale -- including Kris Bryant's departure and injury checks on Albert Almora Jr. after a pair of athletic catches -- but the oddest was a heated exchange between shortstop Javier Baez and Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu in the third inning of the Cubs' 9-7 win.

Almora Jr. makes pair of Superman catches

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:25:51 EDT

Almora makes Superman catches in back-to-back innings

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 MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.

Baez continues hot stretch with 7th HR, 3 RBIs

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:28:45 EDT

Javier Baez has been too hot to handle lately. He extended his hitting streak to six games Sunday with a 418-foot solo homer over the center-field wall in the second inning at Coors Field to extend the Cubs lead to 4-0.

Almora Jr. ranges 87 feet to snare ball in gap

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 01:37:19 EDT

The Cubs got a huge defensive stop on an outstanding play by center fielder Albert Almora Jr. in the bottom of the third inning of a 5-2 loss to the Rockies on Saturday.

Rough 5th spoils Darvish gem, Cubs fall to Rox

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 02:23:18 EDT

Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish was on fire through 4 2/3 innings Saturday but was torched him for five runs in the fifth in the Rockies' 5-2 win at Coors Field.

Bote gets hit in hometown in 1st MLB at-bat

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 01:51:52 EDT

Never mind the 41-degree temperature, Saturday night was a perfect night for baseball for Denver-area native David Bote, who made his Major League debut by knocking the first pitch he saw for an extra-base hit.

Cubs put Zobrist on DL, call up prospect Bote

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 02:40:44 EDT

A stretch of rough weather contributed to Ben Zobrist going on the 10-day disabled list Saturday (retroactive to April 18), as he experienced continued tightness in his mid-to-lower back. Zobrist's hard luck spelled good fortune for Colorado native David Bote, who was recalled from Triple-A Iowa and in the lineup Saturday at third base to make his Major League debut in the park where he grew up watching baseball as a kid.

Red-hot Baez fuels Cubs' 7-run 6th, rout of Rox

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 03:11:02 EDT

Javier Baez collected four hits and four RBIs, and the Cubs broke open a close game with a seven-run outburst in the sixth inning en route to a 16-5 win over the Rockies in the series opener at Coors Field on Friday night.

Cubs place Butler on DL, recall Farrell

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:09:00 EDT

Eddie Butler's homecoming to Colorado -- the team he came up with before a February 2017 trade to the Cubs -- started inauspiciously, as the right-handed pitcher went on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain Friday. The Cubs recalled right-hander Luke Farrell from Triple-A Iowa.

Alzolay leads top prospect performers

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 01:32:50 EDT

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday.

Cubs ride balanced attack to win over Cards

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:19:04 EDT

Javier Baez provided the spark and Jason Heyward the power with a two-run homer to back Jon Lester and lead the Cubs to an 8-5 victory on Thursday at Wrigley Field, snapping the Cardinals' winning streak at five.

Baez an immediate spark atop Cubs' lineup

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:37:45 EDT

Manager Joe Maddon was hoping Javier Baez could provide a spark at the top of the lineup, and the Cubs' second baseman did just that in the first inning of Thursday's eventual 8-5 win over the Cardinals.

Checking in on NL Central new guys: Darvish

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:12:45 EDT

There are new faces all around the National League Central in 2018. Let's take a spin around the division and check out the new guys.

De La Cruz among top prospect performers

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:01:27 EDT

Cubs right-hander Oscar De La Cruz was among top prospect performers on Thursday.

Maddon giving Happ time to work through woes

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:58:37 EDT

Ian Happ homered on the first pitch of the Major League season on March 29, but it's been a struggle for him since then. The switch-hitting outfielder was batting .204 in his first 13 games, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Thursday he's seeing encouraging signs.

Cubs, Braves to honor Jackie at May 14 game

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 15:38:48 EDT

The Cubs and Braves are expected to delay their celebration of Jackie Robinson Day to May 14, when the two teams will play a makeup game at Wrigley Field.

Baez's bat not enough to bail out Chatwood

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:45:53 EDT

Javier Baez finished a triple shy of the cycle, hitting a two-run homer in the eighth inning, but it wasn't enough to help Tyler Chatwood on Tuesday night. In his first two games with the Cubs, Chatwood issued seven walks over 11 innings. On Tuesday night the right-hander walked that many in 4 2/3 innings in a 5-3 loss to the Cardinals.

Cubs activate Rizzo to face Cardinals

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:31:47 EDT

First baseman Anthony Rizzo is expected back in the Cubs' lineup on Tuesday, when they will face the Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

Zagunis, Bote lead top prospect performers

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 20:51:01 EDT

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday.

Cubs' 9-run 8th caps amazing rally from 8 down

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 20:21:22 EDT

Down eight going into their half of the sixth, the Cubs rallied against the Braves, scoring 12 unanswered runs -- including nine in an epic eighth -- to win, 14-10, on Saturday. Javier Baez cleared the bases on a double to tie it, and Chicago went ahead on a bases-loaded walk by Kyle Schwarber. Ozzie Albies hit a leadoff homer and fell a triple shy of the cycle, driving in four runs, for Atlanta.

DYK: Facts, figures from Cubs' epic comeback

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 22:50:46 EDT

Saturday's Cubs comeback against the Braves featured plenty of twists and turns, particularly the wild eighth inning. Here are some things you should know about Chicago's shocker.

Almora makes presence felt early after illness

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 20:31:41 EDT

Albert Almora Jr. was a late addition to the Cubs' lineup on Saturday, but he wasted no time in making manager Joe Maddon glad he was there, and he played an early role in Chicago's epic 14-10 comeback victory over the Braves.

Relive best moments from Cubs' epic comeback

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 19:01:36 EDT

Relive best moments from Cubs' epic comeback

Darvish struggles in Wrigley debut for Cubs

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:42:39 EDT

Making his Wrigley Field debut for the Cubs, Yu Darvish took the loss in Atlanta's 4-0 victory over Chicago on a chilly Friday. Preston Tucker hit a three-run homer and another run scored on a wild pitch by Darvish in a long fifth inning.

Maddon encourages Baez's emotion for game

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:44:48 EDT

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he was surprised by Pirates manager Clint Hurdle's criticism of Javier Baez's play, and complimented his second baseman for how he responded to it.

Chip Caray sang 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame'

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:57:51 EDT

Chip Caray sang 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame'

Hendricks, Cubs unable to contain rival Bucs

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:16:42 EDT

Kyle Hendricks struggled with his fastball command on Thursday, Javier Baez didn't slug any more home runs, and the Cubs learned the Pirates aren't going to be pushovers in the National League Central. Gregory Polanco outslugged the Cubs, hitting a pair of solo home runs, and Francisco Cervelli sealed the win with a three-run shot to back Trevor Williams and power the Pirates to a 6-1 victory at Wrigley Field.