Cincinnati to visit Chicago Wednesday
Cincinnati Reds (43-49, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (51-44, first in the NL Central)
Chicago; Wednesday, 2 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Sonny Gray (5-5, 3.42 ERA,...
CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber wasn't thinking home run when he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — After struggling prior to the All-Star break, the Chicago Cubs have started the second half clicking on all cylinders.
Jason Heyward, Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber hit...
CINCINNATI (AP) — With July 4 still a few days off, Eugenio Suarez got an early jump on the fireworks.
Suarez ended his slump with Cincinnati's longest homer of the season, Anthony...
Contreras, Lester lead Cubs past Braves 8-3
CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras wasn't happy with a called second strike in the second inning. He took his displeasure out on the next pitch, hitting it out of the park.
CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Baez hit a milestone homer to win a game after Pete Alonso went deep once again to set a team record.
Baez cracked the 100th homer of his career, a three-run drive in...
New York to visit Chicago Friday
New York Mets (35-40, fourth in the NL East) vs. Chicago Cubs (41-33, first in the NL Central)
Chicago; Friday, 2 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Jason Vargas (3-3, 3.74 ERA, 1.32...
Nova, White Sox to face Hamels, Cubs on Tuesday
Chicago White Sox (34-36, third in the AL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (39-32, second in the AL Central)
Chicago; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Ivan Nova (3-5, 6.28...
DENVER (AP) — Cole Hamels was sharp all afternoon — even when his fastball hit Nolan Arenado in the arm.
DENVER (AP) — Ian Desmond hit a monster blast that brought fans to their feet but it was a manufactured run that made the difference for the Colorado Rockies.
Hendricks masters Cardinals again in Cubs’ 5-1 win
CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks doesn't believe he was sharp on Sunday night.
The Cardinals might beg to differ.
Hendricks tossed one-run ball over seven innings to continue his...
St. Louis Cardinals (31-31, third in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (36-27, first in the NL Central)
Chicago; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (5-5,...
Cardinals open 3-game series against Chicago
St. Louis Cardinals (31-29, third in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (34-27, first in the NL Central)
Chicago; Friday, 2 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (4-5,...
CHICAGO (AP) — With a new veteran in the fold, the Chicago Cubs deep, dangerous lineup seems a little bit deeper and more dangerous.
Kyle Schwarber and Javier Báez homered, Kyle Hendricks...
HOUSTON (AP) — After a forgettable April, Kyle Hendricks wrapped up a fabulous May with another strong start.
Hendricks pitched eight terrific innings, Kyle Schwarber homered for the second...
CHICAGO (AP) — Eugenio Suárez hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Cubs reliever Steve Cishek, rallying the Cincinnati Reds past Chicago 6-5 on Friday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Taylor Davis got the comeback started with a grand slam in the fourth inning. Javier Baez finished it with a go-ahead homer in the eighth.
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SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Schwarber's last swing Tuesday night provided the latest sign that he is beginning to emerge from his early season slump.
CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run homer and Chicago's beleaguered bullpen stepped up after Jon Lester departed with left hamstring tightness, leading the Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates...
Giants lefty Bumgarner uneven in spring training debut
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner's line from his exhibition debut didn't look good, but the pitcher and San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy weren't daunted.
Suspended Russell, Cubs agree at $3.4M, $200,000 raise
CHICAGO (AP) — Suspended shortstop Addison Russell and the Chicago Cubs agreed Friday to a $3.4 million, one-year contract, a relatively small $200,000 raise for a player whose relationship with the team appeared strained after a domestic violence suspension.
A capsule look at the Rockies-Cubs playoff game
A look at the National League wild-card game between the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs:
Schedule: Tuesday, at Chicago, 8:09 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
Season Series: Tied 3-3.
Rockies: CF Charlie Blackmon (.291, 29 HRs, 70 RBIs), 2B DJ LeMahieu (.276, 15, 62), LF David Dahl (.273, 16, 48), 3B Nolan Arenado (.297, 38, 110), SS Trevor Story (.291, 37, 108), RF Carlos Gonzalez (.276, 16, 64), 1B Ian Desmond (.236, 22, 88), C Chris Iannetta (.224, 11, 36).
Schwarber homers as Cubs beat White Sox 6-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Moments after Kanye West left the mound, Kyle Schwarber and the Chicago Cubs put on their own show.
Schwarber homered and drove in two runs, and the Cubs beat the crosstown White Sox 6-1 on Sunday to lower their magic number for clinching the NL Central title to five.
Cubs SS Russell placed on leave before loss to White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs announced Friday that shortstop Addison Russell had been placed on administrative leave after he was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife.
Then Jose Quintana struggled against his former team.
The Cubs dropped their second straight game when Quintana was tagged for a three-run homer by Kevan Smith, sending the crosstown White Sox to a 10-4 victory.
Hendricks shuts down Reds, Cubs win 9-0 to complete sweep
CHICAGO (AP) — After dealing with ups and downs this season, Kyle Hendricks feels like he's in a groove.
Hendricks allowed two hits in seven innings, David Bote and Kyle Schwarber homered and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-0 on Sunday to complete a four-game sweep.
Murphy, Schwarber, Baez power Cubs over Reds 10-6
CHICAGO (AP) — Daniel Murphy can't fully explain his success at Wrigley Field. He's just happy he now calls the storied old ballpark home.
Murphy and Kyle Schwarber each hit a two-run homer, Javier Baez added a solo shot and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-6 on Saturday for their fourth straight win.
Cubs turn record-tying 7 double plays, beat Pirates 1-0
NEW YORK (AP) — The Chicago Cubs tied a major league record by turning seven double plays Friday night, including a game-ending effort by rookie third baseman David Bote on a grounder by David Freese to finish off a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Cubs got six double plays on grounders — five with Cole Hamels pitching — and one on a line drive. The Elias Sports Bureau said the Cubs became the third team in big league history to turn seven DPs in a nine-inning game.
Bote slams Cubs past Nats, Sale pitches Red Sox past Orioles
CHICAGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter David Bote smashed a grand slam against Ryan Madson with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday night.
Bote's long drive to center field came after Washington's Max Scherzer and Chicago's Cole Hamels delivered simply dominant starts.
Cubs’ Maddon ejected from game against Nationals
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon has been ejected from Chicago's game against the Washington Nationals.
Maddon got tossed during the seventh inning Friday for arguing an interference call against Willson Contreras running out a ground ball. The Cubs appeared to have runners on second and third after Kyle Schwarber led off with a single and third baseman Anthony Rendon threw wildly to first after fielding Contreras' slow roller.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Heath Fillmyer used a hockey mentality to get a baseball milestone Wednesday night.
Fillmyer allowed three singles over seven innings for his first major league win, Adalberto Mondesi and Drew Butera each drove in three, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 9-0.
MLB willing to loosen spikes color code for players
WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball is willing to loosen the regulations for the color of players' spikes.
Ben Zobrist, Kyle Schwarber and Steve Cishek wore black spikes in May despite a warning from Major League Baseball of violating a regulation requiring that at least 51 percent of the exterior of a player's shoes be the club's designated primary shoe color. For the Cubs, that color is blue.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ball cleared the center field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in the air, thrust both index fingers skyward and yelled with delight as a shower of streamers rained upon the crowd of 43,698.
It could have been a scene from a playoff game. That it was merely the All-Star Home Run Derby mattered not to Harper or the Washington Nationals fans, who were thrilled to see their hometown hero deliver the night's final longball Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local):
Bryce Harper has won the Home Run Derby in his home ballpark, providing another memory to Nationals fans in what could be his final season in Washington.
Baez homers, drives in 5 as Cubs rout Padres 11-6
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is running out of superlatives for All-Star slugger Javier Baez.
"Wow. That was a nice performance," Maddon said after Baez — who almost was scratched because he didn't feel well — hit a three-run home run and had five RBIs to highlight the NL Central-leading Cubs' 11-6 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night. Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ also went deep.
CHICAGO (AP) — Spotting opponents an early lead hasn't been a problem lately for Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs.
Rizzo drove in his second run of the game in the seventh inning to snap a tie, Kyle Schwarber followed with a solo homer in the eighth and the Cubs rebounded from an early three-run deficit to edge the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Tuesday for their fifth straight win.
The other team has scored first in each of Chicago's recent victories, but the Cubs have kept chipping away.
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo drove in his second run of the game in the seventh inning to snap a tie, Kyle Schwarber followed with a solo homer in the eighth and the Chicago Cubs rebounded from an early three-run deficit to edge the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Tuesday for their fifth straight win.
CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell and Chicago Cubs took advantage of the warm, windy weather at Wrigley Field to power their way to a comeback win.
Russell hit his second career grand slam, Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist each had two-run homers and the Cubs rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 10-6 on Friday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Whether they were making neat grabs or nailing runners at the plate, the Chicago Cubs came through with one sparkling play after another.
It was just what Jon Lester needed.
The four-time All-Star won his fifth straight start, Javier Baez backed him with three hits and two runs, and the Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Wednesday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Chicago Cubs got some key hits and effective pitching to get a big win.
Jason Heyward and Addison Russell homered, and Ian Happ had a tiebreaking RBI double in the seventh inning as the Cubs rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Saturday night.
Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks (5-6) gave up three runs and seven hits in six innings, snapping a career-high three game losing streak. Brandon Morrow got the last three outs for his 16th save in 17 chances.