| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:26 PM
PITTSBURGH-- No Rizzo, no Castro, no Soler.
The Cubs couldn't overcome the loss of their top three offensive threats Friday, losing 7-3 to the Pirates for their season-high seventh straight defeat.
For the kids in the Cubs' clubhouse,...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 9:57 PM
After Brandon Phillips' drive barely eluded the outstretched glove of diving center fielder Matt Szczur on the warning track Tuesday night, Jake Arrieta resumed his mastery.
Losing a no-hit bid in the eighth inning for the second time this season wasn't...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:02 PM
Anthony Rizzo has too much on his mind to take an extra look at Wrigley Field before the renovations start immediately.
"I think it's great with the renovations, and I know Wrigley is very historic," Rizzo said Wednesday night. "But it's still going...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:50 PM
TORONTO — Even with a discolored lower left leg, Starlin Castro hasn't ruled out rejoining the Cubs before the end of the season.
"I don't care if it's one game," a determined Castro said Monday, six days after suffering a high left ankle sprain....
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:40 PM
TORONTO — There's more to solving Mark Buehrle than not allowing him to jam you with his cut fastball or fool you with his pedestrian speed pitches. You also can't let him pitch at his preferred quick tempo.
But the Cubs fells short in several...
| 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...
| 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...