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  • Kyle Schwarber latest in Cubs line of rookies off to fast starts

    Kyle Schwarber latest in Cubs line of rookies off to fast starts
    The hit parade began Aug. 5 when Javier Baez cranked a game-winning home run in his Cubs debut. It continued three weeks later when Jorge Soler homered in his first at-bat and became the third major-league player since 1900 with at least one extra-...
  • Cubs waiting for playoff-style push from Lester

    Cubs waiting for playoff-style push from Lester
    DETROIT -- The Chicago Cubs’ playoff hopes were enhanced in late April by contributions from All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo and rookies Kris Bryant and Addison Russell and have continued into early June by No. 3 starter Jason Hammel. But...
  • Anthony Rizzo falls to 4th in latest NL All-Star voting

    Anthony Rizzo falls to 4th in latest NL All-Star voting
    DETROIT -- Despite an exceptional start, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has fallen to fourth in the latest National League All-Star voting released Tuesday. Rizzo, who has a 12-game hitting streak to go with a .332 batting average with 11 home...
  • Series preview: Cubs at Tigers

    Series preview: Cubs at Tigers
    All games on WBBM-AM 780. Season series: First meeting. Tuesday: 6:08 p.m., CSN. LH Jon Lester (4-4, 3.86) vs. RH Anibal Sanchez (3-7, 5.69). Wednesday: 6:08 p.m., CSN. RH Jake Arrieta (5-4, 3.04) vs. RH Shane Greene (4-5, 5.40). Who's hot:...
  • Cubs take season series from Nationals; Javier Baez has broken finger

    Cubs take season series from Nationals; Javier Baez has broken finger
    WASHINGTON — Completing a season-series victory over the defending National League East champion Nationals validated the Cubs' belief that they can play with the elite teams. But now comes the hard part for the Cubs, who could lose Javier Baez,...
  • Anthony Rizzo cautious about possible Kyle Schwarber promotion

    Anthony Rizzo cautious about possible Kyle Schwarber promotion
    WASHINGTON – After completing an impressive four-game series that extended his hitting streak to a career-high 12 games Sunday, Chicago Cubs All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo has displayed wise judgment on hitting and the needs of the offense....
  • Joe Maddon searching for offense beyond the steady Anthony Rizzo

     Joe Maddon searching for offense beyond the steady Anthony Rizzo
    WASHINGTON — Like a scientist searching to find a cure for an ailment, manager Joe Maddon has used 38 different lineups trying to invigorate the Cubs lineup. Maddon's move to elevate Anthony Rizzo to the second spot Friday night provided the...
  • Anthony Rizzo, David Ross take charge in Cubs' 2-1 win

    Anthony Rizzo, David Ross take charge in Cubs' 2-1 win
    WASHINGTON – Manager Joe Maddon admitted late Thursday night he had no clue about the biggest play that secured the Chicago Cubs’ 2-1 win at Washington. That’s because first baseman Anthony Rizzo sensed Clint Robinson¬† - representing...
  • Cubs admit they have plenty of room for improvement

    Cubs admit they have plenty of room for improvement
    WASHINGTON – There was plenty of intrigue to the Chicago Cubs’ 2-1 win Thursday night over the Washington Nationals that ran deeper than a game-ending pickoff play. The Cubs’ first four batters reached base but failed to extend their...
  • Another thing that's right with Anthony Rizzo is way he's hitting lefties

     Another thing that's right with Anthony Rizzo is way he's hitting lefties
    WASHINGTON — The Cubs' youthful talent conjures up mixed feelings for manager Joe Maddon. "I remember when I saw (Mark) Teixeira, Michael Young, Alex Rodriguez and Hank Blalock," Maddon said in recalling the 2003 Rangers infield with an average...
  • Facing left-handers is all right with Anthony Rizzo

    Facing left-handers is all right with Anthony Rizzo
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- One of the biggest staples of Anthony Rizzo’s 2014 turnaround season was his success against left-handed pitchers. Rizzo rebounded with a .300 batting average against left-handers after batting only .189 the previous season....