PITTSBURGH (AP) — A seven-game losing streak has all but eliminated the Chicago Cubs and the near finality of that could be felt in their somber clubhouse following the latest defeat.
CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Zobrist will decide what he wants to do after the season is over.
The 38-year-old utilityman already knows how he feels about Joe Maddon's future in Chicago.
CHICAGO (AP) — All of a sudden, the Chicago Cubs are locked in at the plate and looking like a confident, playoff-bound team again.
Kris Bryant and rookie Nico Hoerner each homered among...
CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras spiked his bat in celebration as his soaring drive headed for the bleachers. Ben Zobrist sparked Chicago's lineup from the leadoff spot.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs scratched All-Star third baseman Kris Bryant on Tuesday night when soreness in his ailing right knee flared up again.
CHICAGO (AP) — When Ben Zobrist stepped away from the Chicago Cubs in May to focus on his family, he knew it was the right decision.
When he figured he could once again focus on baseball...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have activated Ben Zobrist from the restricted list to help with their postseason push.
The 38-year-old Zobrist has been out since May 8 while going through a...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have activated reliever Steve Cishek from the 10-day injured list.
The 33-year-old Cishek was sidelined by left hip inflammation. The right-hander is 3-5 with...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs utility man Ben Zobrist, who left the team three months ago to deal with a divorce, began a minor league assignment Friday with Class A South Bend.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist, who left the team three months ago to deal with a divorce, will begin his minor league assignment in South Bend, Indiana.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs' Ben Zobrist and his wife, Julianna Zobrist, have filed court documents in separate states seeking to end their marriage.
CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell says he understands the booing he has heard since returning to the Chicago Cubs after his suspension for violating baseball's domestic violence policy, calling it "a...
CHICAGO (AP) — By the time Kris Bryant's drive sailed over the wall in center field, that tough start for the Chicago Cubs was long gone.
PHOENIX (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon likes to set his lineups before every series so the players know what to expect.
Before Sunday's game against Arizona, a group of veteran...
CHICAGO (AP) — Left-hander Jon Lester was put on the 10-day injured list by the Chicago Cubs because of a strained left hamstring.
Injured while scoring from second base on Ben Zobrist's...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs ace Jon Lester will likely miss one or two starts because of a left hamstring injury.
Manager Joe Maddon told WSCR-AM on Tuesday that Lester "of course" will miss...
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs left-hander Jon Lester has left Chicago's home opener against Pittsburgh because of left hamstring tightness.
Lester hit an RBI double and scored from second on Ben...
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).
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.
CHICAGO (AP) — With every big swing, every defensive gem all over the infield, Javier Baez is making an argument for NL MVP.
It's turning into quite a case.
Baez homered and the Chicago Cubs took advantage of huge mistake by Ryan LaMarre, beating the crosstown White Sox 8-3 on Saturday night to increase their lead in the NL Central.
CHICAGO (AP) — With Pedro Strop sidelined by a hamstring injury, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon gave the ball to Jorge De La Rosa for the ninth inning.
And it worked.
The 37-year-old De La Rosa got three outs for his first career save, helping the Cubs top the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Friday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs were pounding out lopsided victories and squeezing out tight games while putting together their longest winning streak of the season.
Todd Frazier brought it to a screeching halt. Even so, the Cubs weren't complaining.
Frazier hit a grand slam and drove in a season-high five runs to lead the New York Mets to a 10-3 victory over Chicago on Wednesday, avenging a tough loss earlier in the day.
CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Zobrist figured plate umpire Phil Cuzzi was going to give him the boot regardless, so the Chicago Cubs veteran didn't hold back during his first career ejection.
Zobrist told Cuzzi he would prefer an "electronic strike zone" before being ejected in the eighth inning of Chicago's 7-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. That came two innings after Cubs manager Joe Maddon was tossed for the second time in four games after Cuzzi called Zobrist out on strikes.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Hendricks followed another difficult first inning with one crisp finish.
Hendricks retired his last 17 batters, and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 on Sunday night to salvage the finale of their weekend series.
Ben Zobrist and Anthony Rizzo homered as NL leading-Chicago moved 1 1/2 games ahead of second-place Milwaukee in the NL Central. Zobrist finished with four hits.
CHICAGO (AP) — The All-Star break is over. It's right about now when the Chicago Cubs usually take off.
Jason Heyward had three hits and two RBIs, Ian Happ belted a two-run homer and the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 on Thursday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Everything went so well Thursday night for the Chicago Cubs that free-swinger Javier Baez even drew a walk.
"We forgot to get the ball," manager Joe Maddon said in jest. "Not for him. For me."
Jose Quintana pitched six shutout innings, Ben Zobrist hit a two-run homer and Chicago beat the banged-up New York Mets 5-1 in the opener of a four-game series.
CHICAGO (AP) — There isn't much Kyle Hendricks thinks he needs to change. And it's hard to argue when he's in command like this.
Hendricks limited San Francisco to one run and two hits over seven innings, Ben Zobrist lined a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh and the Chicago Cubs beat the Giants 6-2 on Friday.
Hendricks (4-3) struck out seven and walked two, helping Cubs open the series on a winning note after a two-game sweep by Cleveland at Wrigley Field.
CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Zobrist says he's awaiting a resolution after being warned a few weeks ago by Major League Baseball for wearing black cleats in violation of the sport's uniform regulations.
The Chicago Cubs infielder says baseball needs a "consensus from the teams" and players have to come to one. He says he expects an agreement in a few weeks, but warned players have some "freedom" for now.
CINCINNATI (AP) — More than seven weeks into the season, Yu Darvish finally has his first win for the Chicago Cubs.
Darvish recovered from a shaky start and Kyle Schwarber hit one of Chicago's three home runs Sunday in a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Zobrist was joined by Chicago Cubs teammates Kyle Schwarber and Steve Cishek in wearing black spikes on Monday despite a warning from Major League Baseball that he was in violation of the sport's uniform regulations.
Zobrist posted a letter from MLB on Instagram on Saturday that cited him for violating regulations requiring 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.
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball has warned Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs against wearing black cleats.
Zobrist posted a letter from the league office on Instagram saying the cleats he wore May 2 against Colorado violated the collective bargaining agreement. MLB says they must be at least 51 percent blue — the Cubs' color — and warned he could be fined and disciplined if he doesn't comply.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant will return to the lineup on Saturday, six days after being hit in the head by a pitch in a game at Colorado.
Bryant will bat third in Chicago's game against the Milwaukee Brewers after missing four games. He'll wear a protective flap on his helmet.
"I feel good," Bryant said. "The last two days it was good doing full baseball stuff and everything felt great."
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo returned to the starting lineup Tuesday after being sidelined by lower back tightness.
Rizzo was activated from the 10-day disabled list before Chicago's series opener against St. Louis. He was eligible to return on Monday, but the Cubs' game against the Cardinals was postponed because of poor weather.
It wasn't exactly ideal conditions for Rizzo's return, especially after being sidelined by a back issue. It was another cold, windy night in Chicago.