| Aug 19, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Chris Coghlan returns to the leadoff spot as the Chicago Cubs try to win their third consecutive game Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants.
Coghlan didn't start in Monday's 4-1 win over the New York Mets and went 1-for-12 in the four-game...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 7:41 PM
No rookie hazing. No jealousy.
That's the current mission of Cubs veterans who welcome the balancing act of trying to finish the season strong while aiding rookies who could end up taking their positions in the near future.
"I think everything that...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 9:25 PM
The Giants jumped on starter Edwin Jackson for four runs in the first inning and added three in the third to snap the Cubs' two-game winning streak. Jackson could be bumped from the rotation.
At the plate
Chris Valaika hit a two-run home...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Javier Baez’s first home run at Wrigley Field didn’t travel as far as Glenallen Hill’s rooftop shot in 2000, but Baez’s homer Wednesday night that landed on Waveland Avenue brought extra meaning to many of the 31,191 fans who...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:48 PM
All games on WGN-AM 720.
Season series: Rays 4-2 all time.
Friday: 3:05 p.m., WGN-9.
RH Chris Archer (7-6, 3.42) vs. LH Tsuyoshi Wada (1-1, 3.32).
Saturday: 3:05 p.m., WGN-9.
RH Jake Odorizzi (7-9, 4.09) vs. RH Edwin Jackson (6-11, 5.66)....
| Aug 10, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Javier Baez doesn't know where the phrase "Javy time" came from, but he definitely knows it didn't come from him.
"Somebody made that up," he said.
But six games into his major league career, the phrase has already become part of the Cubs fans'...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 9:18 PM
The summary: The Cubs scored three runs or fewer for the fourth consecutive game as they wasted an exceptional effort from Jake Arrieta, who limited the National League Central-leading Brewers to five hits in 7 1/3 innings.
At the plate: Chris Coghlan...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 10:59 PM
Hanley Ramirez, the Dodgers have missed you.
You’ve been around and all, and playing OK. But not really approaching the Hanley Ramirez of last season who looked like the most dangerous hitter in baseball.
There was a late-night reappearance...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:34 PM
LOS ANGELES — Shortstop Starlin Castro declared Sunday that the final two months of the season are important for him, as well as the rest of his Cubs teammates, despite the likelihood of a last-place finish in the National League Central.
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
On a day when everyone and everything seemed to move at a plodding pace in the muggy air, left-hander Paco Rodriguez provided two innings of energizing, scoreless relief for starter Josh Beckett.
Although the Dodgers lost, 7-3, they should thank...
| 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...