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  • Cubs' Arismendy Alcantara flashes his versatility

    Cubs' Arismendy Alcantara flashes his versatility
    Arismendy Alcantara appears to be as agreeable as he is versatile in his first several games in the big leagues. The rookie second baseman was deployed in center field Saturday. He handled himself confidently defensively and collected a pair of hits,...
  • Anthony Rizzo assumes leadership role his way

    Anthony Rizzo assumes leadership role his way
    Anthony Rizzo has assumed a leadership role on the Cubs, even though he has not exactly campaigned for it. "I don't want to say, 'Oh, I'm the leader of this team' and this and that," Rizzo said. "You just come in and play every day. I am not going to...
  • Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet

    Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet
    With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals. The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
  • Cubs have winners, if you look hard enough

    Cubs have winners, if you look hard enough
    Ah, summer. Who doesn't love a good summer romance? As a kid, my summer social existence revolved around the golf course pool. If a girl was lucky and the guy of her dreams happened to hang out at the pool while she was lifeguarding, there was a chance...
  • C.J. Edwards confident of a strong return

    C.J. Edwards confident of a strong return
    MESA, Ariz. — C.J. Edwards was scared for one of the few times in his successful career. One month after pitching in his first major league exhibition game and embarking on a successful start at Double-A Tennessee, the Cubs' top pitching...
  • Up next: Cubs at Diamondbacks

    Up next: Cubs at Diamondbacks
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Tied 2-2 Friday: 8:40 p.m., CSN. RH Edwin Jackson (5-10, 5.64) vs. vs. Trevor Cahill (1-6, 5.66). Saturday: 7:10 p.m., WGN-9. LH Travis Wood (7-8, 4.96) vs. LH Wade Miley (5-6, 4.18). Sunday: 3:10 p.m.,...
  • Cubs pitchers face huge challenge in 2nd half

    Cubs pitchers face huge challenge in 2nd half
    PHOENIX — It took a respectable pitching performance from rookie Kyle Hendricks to help the Cubs snap a season-high six-game losing streak July 10 and begin to eliminate lingering theories about the skid being linked to the trade of starters Jeff...
  • Cubs prospects soaking up big league experience

    Cubs prospects soaking up big league experience
    MESA, Ariz. — Shortly after front-line pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel were traded to the Athletics two weeks ago, Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva spoke of the importance of veterans in mentoring young players being promoted from the...
  • Rookies making strong bids to stick with Cubs

    Rookies making strong bids to stick with Cubs
    PHOENIX — Arismendy Alcantara made a brief stop in Iowa over the All-Star break to pick up some more clothes for his stay in the big leagues, and Kyle Hendricks will start Tuesday night with a chance to stick in the fourth spot in the Cubs'...
  • Rizzo looks for young Cubs to step up

     Rizzo looks for young Cubs to step up
    PHOENIX — A 100-loss season has become a possibility during the Cubs' 2-11 skid. But with Arismendy Alcantara providing a spark and Kyle Hendricks receiving an opportunity to earn a spot in the rotation, slugger Anthony Rizzo says the entire Cubs'...
  • Series preview: Cubs at Nationals

    Series preview: Cubs at Nationals
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Tied 2-2. Friday: 10:05 a.m., WGN-9. RH Jason Hammel (7-5, 2.98) vs. RH Tanner Roark (7-5, 2.98). Saturday: 3:05 p.m., CSN. RH Jeff Samardzija (2-7, 2.83) vs. LH Gio Gonzalez (5-4, 3.93). Saturday: 12:35...