| Jul 13, 2014
| 6:58 PM
The Cubs could use a break.
Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Braves at the symbolic halfway point of the season leads into the All-Star break, giving most of the team four days off.
In typical fashion for the Cubs in this season, they fell behind 7-0...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:57 PM
For a last-place ballclub, the Cubs were lively and upbeat before Friday's series-opener against the Braves at Wrigley Field.
They were ecstatic fans had picked teammate Anthony Rizzo for the All-Star Game in the MLB.com Final Vote balloting.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:35 PM
BOSTON — White Sox left-hander Chris Sale needed a few extra days, but he earned the title of All-Star for a third time Thursday thanks to 6.7 million votes in his favor.
Sale was selected for Tuesday's game via Major League Baseball's Final...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Anthony Rizzo will not soon forget the process of the fans voting him onto the National League All-Star team in the MLB.com Final Vote.
"I thanked all of the front office and the people who were working behind the scenes to pump it up and promote it,"...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:33 PM
PITTSBURGH — There will be a day soon when the likes of Javier Baez and Kris Bryant receive overwhelming receptions at Wrigley Field the same as Pirates top prospect Gregory Polanco received in his major league debut Tuesday night.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:47 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The selections for the National and American leagues in the All-Star Game are 3 1/2 weeks away.
But Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is making a strong push.
Rizzo, who went 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles Tuesday night...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Much ink and hot air have been spent clamoring for the Cubs’ future to become the Cubs’ present. Understandably, fans crave any hint of a young player who will stop this garbage. Pipe down, people. Wise up while you’re at it.
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:05 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Justin Ruggiano saw the latest phase of the Marlins' rebuilding program while spending the previous two seasons in Miami after 2,910 at-bats in the minors.
As frustrating as it was for Marlins players and fans to see veterans such...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:37 PM
After popping up a sacrifice bunt attempt that landed in the glove of Reds first baseman Joey Votto, Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija snapped his bat over his leg before retreating to the dugout Monday night.
Samardzija's frustration was understandable,...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:42 PM
Jake Arrieta provided Wrigley Field fans with plenty of emotion before manager Rick Renteria and the Cubs' deep bullpen provided their own stress.
Before the tension-filled seventh and eighth innings, Arrieta continued his remarkable June ascent with...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Both Chicago managers were jeered Tuesday night, though Robin Ventura probably couldn’t hear White Sox fans shouting at their TVs from his dugout spot in Baltimore, some 700 miles away.
It was one of those rare nights of Chicago baseball symmetry,...