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Maddon looking forward to Fenway return

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:19:16 EDT

Joe 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.

Hendricks outduels Cole as Cubs edge Bucs

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:16:49 EDT

A 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.

Velo differential helps Hendricks get on track

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:25:57 EDT

The 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.

MLB.TV: Watch every night on every device

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:17:26 EDT

It 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.

Lester eager for first visit to Fenway since '14

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:14:55 EDT

Jon 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.

Heyward: No preference for placement in OF

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:23:07 EDT

Jason 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?

Blue Monday: Cubs put on show vs. Pirates

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:09:54 EDT

The 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.

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.

Ross goes boy band on Dancing With the Stars

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:46:28 EDT

Ross goes boy band on Dancing With the Stars

Heyward continues to impress at the dish

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:59:00 EDT

If it looks as if Jason Heyward is hitting the ball harder, he is.

Maddon sticking with Schwarber in left field

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:00:21 EDT

Kyle 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.

3 HRs in 3 days? Simply business for Rizzo

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:05:21 EDT

Anthony Rizzo says that, for him, the components of a sizzling hot streak pretty much resemble the components for any other day at the office.

Russell gets autographs on Pokemon cards

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:53:42 EDT

Russell gets autographs one Pokemon card at a time

Cubs outmuscled as Cincy sweep bid denied

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:34:28 EDT

It'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.

Contreras' slam leads Cubs' HR show in Cincy

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:43:37 EDT

On 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.

Maddon: Heyward's adjustments 'very effective'

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:22:03 EDT

Last April, Jason Heyward was the new kid on the block. This April, he is just one of the guys.

Reds tease Cubs fans with 'Bandwagon Cam'

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:11:27 EDT

Reds tease Cubs fans with 'Bandwagon Cam'

La Stella to Minors as Cubs keep 8 in 'pen

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:06:52 EDT

Chicago 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.

Rizzo HR helps Cubs to another dramatic win

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 02:05:28 EDT

In 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.

Down, but not out: Rizzo comes through in 9th

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:31:45 EDT

Yep, 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.

Ross has acquired new duties at Bryzzo

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:40:06 EDT

Ross has acquired new duties at Bryzzo

Happ hits seventh homer for Iowa, leads Minors

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:37:20 EDT

No 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.

Russell hitting ball harder this season

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:31:13 EDT

Addison Russell says he isn't obsessed with statistics. But he was OK with this one.

Full circle: Rings mean World to Cubs scouts

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:14:23 EDT

They've spent more than 90 years combined looking for the players who would help the Cubs win a World Series. They've endured razzing from their peers and sympathy from friends after each losing season. They've been on the road so much, they've lost track of the miles and hotel nights. But this week, Billy Blitzer, Bob Lofrano and Mark Servais were like little kids on Christmas morning.

Szczur's Game 7 painting auctioned for $35K

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:41:50 EDT

Outfielder Matt Szczur's painting of the final out of Game 7 of the World Series was auctioned off for $35,000 at the Cubs' Bricks and Ivy Ball, held Wednesday night at Navy Pier. The event raised more than $2.2 million for Cubs Charities.

Epstein one of 100 Most Influential People

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:31:10 EDT

Epstein one of 100 Most Influential People

Watch David Ross dance to 50 Cent on 'Ellen'

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:46:44 EDT

Watch David Ross dance to 50 Cent on 'Ellen'

Cubs rally late with Russell's walk-off homer

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:31:43 EDT

For the second straight game, the Cubs rallied for a win. Kris Bryant hit a game-tying RBI single in the ninth and one out later, Addison Russell smacked a walk-off, three-run homer Wednesday to lift the Cubs to a 7-4 victory over the Brewers and take the series.

Cubs fan bursts into tears with a trip to Wrigley

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:48:03 EDT

Cubs fan bursts into tears with a trip to Wrigley

Walk-off win epitomizes Cubs' resiliency

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:02:55 EDT

Engraved on the Cubs' championship rings is the phrase, "We never quit." It was their motto last season as they won 103 games and eventually the World Series. That may be the theme for 2017 as well.

Cease unhittable in start with South Bend

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:15:01 EDT

Dylan Cease has shown improvement in each of his three starts for Class A South Bend this season. On Wednesday, the Cubs' No. 3 prospect was untouchable as he fired a career-high six innings without allowing a hit against Great Lakes.

Hendricks seeking 'balance' amid slow start

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:16:14 EDT

Kyle Hendricks is a slow starter, and he knows that. But it doesn't make it any easier for the Cubs' right-hander to deal with how his 2017 season is going so far.