Chicago Cubs (18-12, first in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (13-17, third in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Chicago: Kyle Hendricks (3-3,...
Chicago White Sox (17-11, third in the AL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (16-10, first in the AL Central)
Chicago; Sunday, 2:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Dylan Cease (4-1,...
Chicago White Sox (15-11, third in the AL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (16-8, first in the AL Central)
Chicago; Friday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Dallas Keuchel (3-2,...
Chicago Cubs (15-7, first in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (5-6, third in the NL Central)
St. Louis Cardinals (5-6, third in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (15-7, first in the NL Central)
Chicago; Wednesday, 2:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Jack Flaherty (1-0,...
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant got an injection Tuesday for his ailing left wrist, sidelining the slugger for at least two days.
St. Louis Cardinals (5-5, third in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (14-7, first in the NL Central)
Chicago; Tuesday, 8:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Daniel Ponce de Leon...
MIAMI (AP) — With six teams idled Friday by the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the...
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Steven Souza Jr. played in his third spring training game Wednesday, trying to make the most of an opportunity for quality playing time in the outfield for the Chicago Cubs this...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs are taking two more low-risk fliers on a pair of players hoping to rebound from injuries, reaching one-year deals with reliever Jeremy Jeffress and outfielder Steven Souza...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Diamondbacks did not offer 2020 contracts to outfielder Steven Souza Jr., pitcher Taijuan Walker and catcher Caleb Joseph, making them free agents.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Jake Lamb is expected to be sidelined for about six weeks after straining his left quadriceps while running out a double this week.
Arizona Diamondbacks (82-80, third in the NL West in 2018) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71, first in the NL West in 2018)
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Steven Souza Jr. will require season-ending knee surgery to repair multiple tears in his left knee after being injured Monday night.
With opening day just around the corner, the list of notable players who are going to be absent keeps growing.
World Series MVP Steve Pearce will start the season on the injured list for the...
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Steven Souza Jr. injured his left knee Monday night when he slipped on home plate during an exhibition game against the Chicago White...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Adam Jones had been climbing Camelback Mountain and hitting at Grand Canyon University for the past two weeks, waiting for a major league team to give him a job. On...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Outfielder Adam Jones and the Arizona Diamondbacks have finalized a $3 million, one-year contract.
Jones is likely to start in center field between Steven Souza Jr....
Outfielder Adam Jones and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with nine of their 10 arbitration-eligible players, leaving only left-handed reliever T.J. McFarland without a deal.
Among those reaching agreements Friday were shortstop Nick Ahmed, outfielder David Peralta, third baseman Jake Lamb and starting pitcher Robbie Ray.
PHOENIX (AP) — The series between National League playoff hopefuls Atlanta and Arizona has been a wild ride, and Saturday night's ending might have topped them all.
Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson made a diving stop on the outfield grass and cut down Nick Ahmed at home plate for the final out to preserve Atlanta's 5-4 victory in 10 innings.
"He just gave every last bit of energy he had and obviously won the game for us," Braves manager Brian Snitker said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It had been a couple of weeks since Steven Souza Jr. approached Arizona manager Torey Lovullo in Cincinnati about batting leadoff, so the right fielder began to question whether he would get his chance.
"I was wondering," he said.
Then, with the offense in a deep funk, Souza arrived at the ballpark Wednesday and checked the lineup: leadoff.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks are making themselves right at home at Petco Park.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run, Steven Souza Jr. drove in three and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 9-4 on Friday night.
Goldschmidt drove the first pitch he saw from left-hander Joey Lucchesi out to left-center field for his 28th of the season. That got Arizona going en route to its sixth straight win over San Diego at Petco Park.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bartolo Colon kept the Texas Rangers close after a rough first inning in his first start since setting the record for victories by a Latin American pitcher.
His catcher helped the 45-year-old right-hander extend that mark.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks had chances to win in the ninth inning, again in the 10th, and the next three innings after that.
After all those chances and more than 4 1/2 hours of baseball, David Peralta finally ended it with his first walk-off home run.
Peralta hit his second solo homer off the game off the top of the wall in the 14th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied from a two-run deficit in the ninth to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 on Monday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks are playing downhill baseball and moving up the standings.
Nick Ahmed homered twice and had four RBIs, Steven Souza Jr. drove in three more runs and the Diamondbacks jumped on the San Francisco Giants early for a 9-3 victory on Saturday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks showed up with a purpose on Friday, a day after blowing a five-run lead and losing to the Chicago Cubs.
Zack Greinke won his seventh straight decision by holding San Diego to three hits in seven innings, and Steven Souza Jr. had the big hit in the six-run third that carried the Diamondbacks to a 6-2 victory.
CHICAGO (AP) — Clay Buchholz took another step in mounting a career comeback.
Buchholz pitched effectively into the seventh inning in his return from the disabled list, Steven Souza Jr. had three hits and an RBI and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have activated outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the 10-day disabled list and placed outfielder Jarrod Dyson on the DL with a strained right groin.
Souza, acquired from Tampa Bay in a three-team trade in February, opened the season on the DL with a strained right pectoral. He returned on May 3 but reinjured the pec and was put back on the DL on May 22.
Souza was in right field for Thursday night's series opener against San Diego.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired outfielder Jon Jay in a trade with the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday in exchange for two minor league pitchers.
With two outfielders on the DL, the 33-year-old Jay gives Arizona an experienced outfielder they desperately need.
A.J. Pollock is out with a fractured thumb, and Steven Souza Jr., with a right pectoral strain.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Steven Souza Jr. is back on the 10-day disabled list.
Souza originally strained his right pectoral muscle during spring training and didn't start his big league season until May 3. He reinjured the muscle on a throw from right field Friday night at New York, took two days off and struck out as a pinch-hitter in Monday night's 4-2 loss to Milwaukee.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks will wait until Monday before deciding whether outfielder Steven Souza Jr. will go back on the disabled list.
Souza reinjured his right pectoral muscle on a throw from right field Friday night. He originally hurt the muscle during spring training and didn't start his big league season until May 3.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks activated right fielder Steven Souza Jr. from the disabled list and he was in the lineup for his debut with the team Thursday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Souza, acquired in a three-team offseason trade from the Tampa Bay Rays, had been sidelined since straining his right pectoral muscle trying to make a diving catch in a spring training game.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona manager Torey Lovullo says outfielder Steven Souza Jr. likely will open the season on the disabled list after straining his right pectoral muscle while diving for a baseball in a spring training game Wednesday night.
Lovullo says Souza will be out "a couple of weeks at least."
The extent of the injury was discovered in an MRI on Thursday, and it was a relief to all concerned, especially to Souza, that it wasn't worse.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Steven Souza Jr. will get an MRI on Thursday after straining his right shoulder during a spring training game Wednesday night.
The team announced Souza's diagnosis following a 14-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants. Souza left the game in the fourth inning after diving for a ball and missing in right-center field. He kicked his legs in apparent pain while waiting for a team trainer, then walked off the field holding his arm.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have finalized a $4 million, one-year contract with free-agent outfielder Carlos Gomez.
The 32-year-old batted .255 with 17 home runs, 23 doubles, 51 RBIs and 13 stolen bases in 105 games for the Texas Rangers last season.
With the Rays, Gomez likely will move into the right-field job vacated when Steven Souza Jr. was traded to Arizona last month.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Surprised to be traded, Steven Souza Jr. heads to Arizona for what promises to be a key role on a Diamondbacks team that expects to be good.
The 28-year-old outfielder knew the Tampa Bay Rays were making some big changes but felt assured by management that he still figured in their plans.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade Tuesday that included five players plus two to be named later.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Their seven-game winning streak is over and the Chicago Cubs are still being challenged for the NL Central lead with 11 games left in the season.
Blake Snell gave up two hits in seven shutout innings and the Tampa Bay Rays ended the Cubs' season-best winning streak 8-1 on Wednesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are hanging around in the AL playoff chase thanks to their first series win at Kansas City since 2009.
Logan Morrison, Steven Souza Jr. and Adeiny Hechavarria each went deep and the Rays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Wednesday night.
The Rays took two out of three and have won three consecutive series. The Royals lost 18 of 28 games in August, including six of seven to end the month. The Rays had lost their previous seven series at Kauffman Stadium.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash watched as the Rays piled up 16 hits.
He enjoyed the performance very much.
Corey Dickerson had four hits, including two doubles, and Tampa Bay beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 on Friday night.
"We've been waiting for one of those days to just rack up a bunch of hits," Cash said. "It's been a while, so it was good to see."
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit a grand slam, Nelson Cruz added his 31st home run and the Seattle Mariners rolled to their fourth straight win Saturday night, a 7-6 decision over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Haniger's first career grand slam came in his first game back after a three-week stretch on the disabled list, lifting the Mariners to a 4-1 lead in the third inning. It was his eighth homer of the season.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Steven Souza Jr.'s game-ending home run saved the run-starved Tampa Bay Rays from a three-game sweep.
"That's the beauty of having guys who hit homers," said pitcher Chris Archer after Sunday's 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. "At any point it can change. This went in our favor and it was very, very exciting."
HOUSTON (AP) — A week ago, the Tampa Bay Rays were feeling pretty low after squandering a late lead in a heartbreaking 6-5 loss to the New York Yankees in 11 innings.
Seven days later this group is feeling much better after taking three of four from the Houston Astros, capped by a 5-3 win on Thursday night.
Steven Souza Jr. homered and drove in three runs, and Corey Dickerson added three hits and made a dazzling defensive play to preserve the lead for Tampa Bay.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Saturday for their sixth straight victory.
Chase Headley started the New York ninth with a leadoff walk against Brad Boxberger (2-3). Pinch-runner Jacoby Ellsbury stole second and Todd Frazier was hit by a pitch. After Ronald Torreyes' single loaded the bases, Boxberger was replaced by Dan Jennings.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — David Freese was thinking about throwing the ball before it was in his glove. He never got the chance to wing it.
Freese misplayed a groundball at third base, allowing Steven Souza Jr. to score in the 10th inning and giving the Tampa Bay Rays a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — This dash to third base was a bit different for Mallex Smith.
The Tampa Bay left fielder rushed in to tag out speedy Billy Hamilton after a lengthy rundown, highlighting the Rays' 8-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.
"When you get the fast guy like that, you've got to bring our fast guy and run him down," Rays right fielder Steven Souza Jr. said.