| Aug 11, 2014
| 9:26 PM
It's no secret the Chicago Cubs will look to fortify their rotation this offseason through every avenue available, but Jake Arrieta reiterated he still welcomes the challenge of being the ace of their staff if that’s placed upon him.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 10:06 PM
All games on WGN-AM 720.
Season series: Cubs 3-0.
Friday: 6:10 p.m., WGN-9.
LH Travis Wood (7-9, 4.86) vs. RH Zack Wheeler (7-8, 3.53).
Saturday: 6:10 p.m., WGN-9.
RH Dan Straily (1-2, 4.93 with A's) vs. LH Jonathon Niese (6-8, 3.46).
| Aug 17, 2014
| 2:58 PM
The Cubs snapped a three-game losing streak behind Jake Arrieta's seven innings of two-hit ball and an opposite-field home run by Starlin Castro that snapped a 1-1 tie in the ninth. The Cubs overcame a game-tying single in the eighth by...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:18 PM
DENVER — While rookie Kyle Hendricks further solidified his chances of staying in the Cubs' rotation past 2014 on Thursday, team executives already have embarked vigorously on a 24-month mission to acquire premium starting pitching.
| Aug 8, 2014
| 7:20 PM
The Cubs knew they had little chance of making a deal for Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels after putting in a waiver claim Wednesday.
They obviously don't need Hamels this season, but considered it a long shot worth taking to have one of the game's best...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 8:16 PM
The summary: Anthony Rizzo's walk-off single against a five-man infield in the 12th inning gave the Cubs the win, avoiding a sweep. It was their sixth extra-inning game in their last 12 contests. Ryan Sweeney's leadoff double set up the rally.
| 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 1, 2014
| 9:07 PM
LOS ANGELES — Thursday's trading deadline passed, but the Cubs are far from done in trying to improve in the final two months of another losing season.
A starting rotation that changed by 40 percent following the trade of ace Jeff Samardzija and...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses. Statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: After Lester deal, had best starting rotation in the American League — for a couple of hours. (1)
2. ANGELS: Reliever Joe Smith’s streak...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:18 PM
DENVER — Before Javier Baez's game-winning home run in his first game in the majors Tuesday night at Coors Field, the Cubs tried their best to persuade the media not to overhype the event.
Manager Rick Renteria said the reporters were "more...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 9:25 PM
DENVER — Javier Baez was grateful to have the chance to hit a game-winning home run Tuesday night after striking out three times.
With each opportunity, Baez seeks to narrow gaps in his game as quickly as possible.
"Hopefully, I'll figure it out...