| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:32 PM
TORONTO -- The seventh and eighth innings of the Chicago Cubs’ 9-2 loss to Toronto gave more ammunition for manager Rick Renteria to deliver a direct but necessary briefing to his young team.
“I think it’s a message we’ve been...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 10:05 PM
After getting punched for most of five months, the Chicago Cubs would have a reason to gloat after damaging the National League Central title hopes of Milwaukee with their first three-game home sweep of the Brewers in 10 seasons.
But even after knocking...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 12:37 PM
The Chicago Cubs have won three of their past five games without slugger Anthony Rizzo, who won't start Tuesday night against Milwaukee for his eighth consecutive game.
Rizzo, who has 30 home runs, possibly could undergo an MRI to determine the extent...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 9:33 PM
The Cubs made life miserable for former teammate Matt Garza as well as the Brewers' playoff hopes. They put together five hits Wednesday night during a four-run third off Garza to support rookie Kyle Hendricks.
At the plate
| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:41 PM
The Cubs took the opener of the doubleheader behind the pitching of Felix Doubront and some more long ball from the offense.
At the plate
Three of the Cubs seven hits were home runs from Logan Watkins, Chris Valaika and Starlin Castro....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:38 PM
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Print the T-shirts, resurrect the ticket push.
In promoting prospect Javier Baez from Triple-A Iowa, the Cubs have invigorated a fan base split between prospect loyalists and disgruntled supporters.
The next eight weeks...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Junior Lake will likely have to play this winter in his native Dominican Republic to make up for the extended time he spent on the Chicago Cubs' bench this season.
But Wednesday night, Lake will receive a rare start against Milwaukee and 11-game...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 11:53 AM
NEW YORK -- Chris Valaika will start Friday night in place of slumping Luis Valbuena when the Chicago Cubs face the New York Mets.
Valbuena is in a 1-for-22 slump. Valaika hit a pinch-hit, two-run single to account for the Cubs' runs in a 6-2 loss to...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:03 PM
LOS ANGELES -- In the wake of the trade of Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell to the Atlanta Braves, the Chicago Cubs added infielder Chris Valaika and reliever Blake Parker to their 25-man roster in time for Friday night's game against the Los Angeles...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 1:41 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Chris Valaika will make his first start for the Chicago Cubs at third base Saturday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
This marks a special moment for Valaika, 28, who will be making his first major league start since May 7, 2013,...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 8:36 PM
CINCINNATI — Timing is everything in baseball, whether it involves swinging the bat or perhaps even staging an auspicious major league debut.
Either way, Jorge Soler certainly knows how to make a favorable first impression.
The Cubs made the...