| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:58 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Cubs broke a 1-1 stalemate in a disastrous third inning for the Dodgers. Ryan Sweeney singled to right field to drive in Anthony Rizzo and move the Cubs in front, 2-1. Matt Kemp fielded Sweeney's hit and made a throw to third base that...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:19 PM
LOS ANGELES — From owner Tom Ricketts to pitching coach Chris Bosio, the Cubs collectively acknowledge the franchise has a long way to go in achieving its goal of sustained success.
But Bosio pointed to a perk that could be used as a measuring...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:52 PM
LOS ANGELES — The only time Edwin Jackson showed signs of weariness Sunday was when he was asked if he thought he could be traded before the end of the season.
"I don't know how many times I can say it," Jackson replied after pitching six...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:26 PM
DENVER — Amid the hoopla surrounding Javier Baez, the Cubs' megaprospect wasn't about to change a style that produced impressive numbers but left him vulnerable at times.
"I always swing big, hard," Baez said.
And after going hitless with...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 8:13 AM
Chris Coghlan stabilized the Chicago Cubs' leadoff spot after Emilio Bonifacio injured an oblique muscle in mid-June.
But in the time since Bonifacio was traded, rookie Arismendy Alcantara struggled and Anthony Rizzo got hurt, the Cubs have experimented...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:18 PM
DENVER — Before Javier Baez's game-winning home run in his first game in the majors Tuesday night at Coors Field, the Cubs tried their best to persuade the media not to overhype the event.
Manager Rick Renteria said the reporters were "more...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:02 PM
PITTSBURGH — The Cubs cautioned there would be some growing pains for Javier Baez, who previously struggled at the start of each rung on the minor league ladder.
But Baez's struggles may have been exacerbated by being a centerpiece in a lineup...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 12:12 PM
The Chicago Cubs aim for their first sweep of the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field in five seasons with the return of slugger Anthony Rizzo.
Rizzo, who hit a walk-off home run Monday night, returns after receiving Tuesday night off to preserve his...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:41 PM
The Chicago Cubs have stuck by their plan of giving Anthony Rizzo a rest every other day as he recovers from lower back stiffness.
But they will field a lineup Thursday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers with very little or no experience against Zack...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:21 AM
The Cubs decided not to take batting practice on the field Friday morning before facing Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, the best pitcher in the game.
Kershaw (19-3, 1.70 ERA) will be going for his major league-leading 20th win against a Cubs lineup that...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 8:57 AM
PITTSBURGH — Manager Rick Renteria has Chris Coghlan in the No. 3 hole this afternoon in the series finale against the Pirates, with Luis Valbuena as the clean-up hitter.
“He’s been swinging the bat pretty good,” Renteria said...