| Aug 31, 2014
| 3:46 PM
PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Matt Barnes caught the ball with an angry snatch, a loud pop. The runner had stolen second, reached third on an error, and was dusting himself off there as Barnes smoldered.
The 91 mph fastball had worked for Barnes the first...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:04 PM
Anthony Rizzo’s extended absence would have cleared more at-bats for slugging prospect Kris Bryant.
But the Cubs — despite their recent improvement with a batch of recently promoted prospects — remain in a long-term mode.
| 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 30, 2014
| 6:36 PM
ST. LOUIS — Before a doubleheader against the Cardinals on Saturday, Anthony Rizzo gave the Cubs marketing department some unsolicited help.
Discussing the impact of rookies Javier Baez and Jorge Soler, along with the promise of top prospect...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 8:07 PM
After all the trades, slumps and injuries he has witnessed in his rookie season, manager Rick Renteria didn't hide his satisfaction with the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Giants in the completion of a suspended game Thursday.
"I'd be lying to you if I didn't...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 8:02 PM
NEW YORK — Jake Arrieta will continue to pitch through September, but finding innings for other Cubs players the rest of the season will be a challenge for manager Rick Renteria.
Arismendy Alcantara returned to the leadoff spot Monday for the...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 9:29 PM
The Cubs and their fans can take solace that they didn’t have to forfeit Tuesday night’s game.
But their victory was erased as the Giants won the first protest in 28 years. Major League Baseball ruled Wednesday that a mechanical failure...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:13 PM
Left-hander Felix Doubront performed his early work Monday but left well before his Chicago Cubs teammates took batting practice.
Doubront was headed to Triple-A Iowa to start his minor league rehabilitation assignment Tuesday night. Doubront, 26, hasn'...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:47 PM
NEW YORK – After outfielder Junior Lake was informed after Friday night’s 3-2 loss to the New York Mets that he was being optioned to Triple-A Iowa, there was even more reason for the Chicago Cubs to look ahead to September.
| 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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:27 PM
BOSTON — Jon Lester won't pitch for the Red Sox on Wednesday night. He might not be in a Boston uniform when the game begins.
Lester was scratched from his scheduled start in the series finale against the Blue Jays, manager John Farrell...