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  • What did the trick for Cubs? Matt Szczur's double good for 1-0 victory

     What did the trick for Cubs? Matt Szczur's double good for 1-0 victory
    NEW YORK — Manager Joe Maddon was joking Tuesday night after his Cubs got a great laugh following the clubhouse performance of Simon Winthrop before the game as the magician was called in to alleviate tension from a five-game losing streak. "We'll...
  • Cubs concerned as top-tier pitching prospect Duane Underwood Jr. gets MRI

    Cubs concerned as top-tier pitching prospect Duane Underwood Jr. gets MRI
    The Cubs' thin pitching depth is bracing for another organizational hit. Duane Underwood Jr., whom Baseball America rates as the Cubs' 10th best prospect, underwent an MRI on Tuesday in Chicago to determine the seriousness of discomfort in his right...
  • Tuesday's recap: Cubs 1, Mets 0

    Tuesday's recap: Cubs 1, Mets 0
    The summary A pregame visit from a magician loosened the mood Tuesday night, but the Cubs offense didn't break through until the seventh inning when Matt Szczur's two-out double scored Kris Bryant to help snap a five-game losing streak with a 1-0...
  • Trying to make hitting skid disappear, Maddon hires magician

    Hoping to make a hitting slump disappear, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon tried a trick. Presto! He hired a magician. Known for his unusual, motivational and tension-cutting clubhouse activities while with the Tampa Bay Rays, Maddon thought a five-...
  • Cubs spirits up as sweep lifts them into possibly pivotal homestand

    Cubs spirits up as sweep lifts them into possibly pivotal homestand
    NEW YORK — After reaching a low point late Sunday night in St. Louis, the Cubs regrouped and left Citi Field with some timely momentum. "Overall, we knew we had to pick it up, offensively and defensively," Jake Arrieta said Thursday after...
  • Cubs preaching patience for their minor-league pitching prospects

    Cubs preaching patience for their minor-league pitching prospects
    The Cubs caught a break when Duane Underwood Jr.'s MRI revealed only inflammation and nothing more serious. But the act of trying to balance pitching depth against a heavily weighted batch of talented position players is a substantial task for the...
  • Donn Roach to start Saturday; Cubs sign 3rd-round pick Bryan Hudson

    Donn Roach to start Saturday; Cubs sign 3rd-round pick Bryan Hudson
    Donn Roach will get another shot as he will start Saturday for the Chicago Cubs against the Miami Marlins. Roach lasted only 3 1/3 innings Saturday in his Cubs debut at St. Louis, but manager Joe Maddon felt Roach pitched better than the four runs he...
  • Jake Arrieta celebrates two-year Cubs anniversary in dominant form

    Jake Arrieta celebrates two-year Cubs anniversary in dominant form
    Thursday marked the two-year anniversary of the trade that sent Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop to the Cubs from the Orioles. And Arrieta had plenty to relish after pitching eight innings of five-hit ball in leading the Cubs to a 6-1 win over the Mets....
  • Jonathan Herrera proves he's ready to play with safety squeeze and homer

     Jonathan Herrera proves he's ready to play with safety squeeze and homer
    Jonathan Herrera's contributions run deeper than his safety squeeze bunt and his two-run homer Thursday. "He gets prepared at every position every day," manager Joe Maddon said. "I watch him working with Addison (Russell) a lot at second base. He's...
  • Thursday's recap: Cubs 6, Mets 1

    Thursday's recap: Cubs 6, Mets 1
    The summary Jonathan Herrera, starting in place of rookie Kris Bryant at third base, equaled his career high with three RBIs to support Jake Arrieta as the Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Mets with a 6-1 victory Thursday in New York. At the...
  • Friday: Marlins at Cubs, 2:20 p.m.

    Friday: Marlins at Cubs, 2:20 p.m.
    Marlins at Cubs When/where: Friday, 2:20 p.m., Wrigley Field, Chicago On the mound RHP Tom Koehler (6-4, 3.66) vs. RHP Jason Hammel (5-3, 2.92): Koehler is 4-1, 3.07 over his past seven starts and has gone at least 6 2/3 innings in winning three...