| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:18 PM
WASHINGTON — Jake Arrieta thought Thursday's day off was unnecessary with the four-day All-Star break looming.
It's understandable that Arrieta would want to stay on a normal schedule after going 4-0 with a 0.92 ERA in June.
The Cubs pitching...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:40 PM
The TV in the restaurant's bar had the Cubs game on Monday night. The owner, though, was completely oblivious to Jake Arrieta's quest to throw a no-hitter against the Red Sox. His sporting mind was elsewhere.
"You watching the U.S. game tomorrow?" he...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Cubs manager Rick Renteria cautioned there would be hiccups along the way, and sure enough, the Cubs experienced one Sunday.
The Marlins scored twice in the eighth inning off Pedro Strop to escape with a 4-3 victory and snap the last-place Cubs' season-...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:27 PM
WASHINGTON -- Shortstop Starlin Castro will get to be a teammate of Jeff Samardzija for at least one more time.
Castro, 24, was rewarded for his rebound season Sunday by being voted by the players to the National League All-Star team. In a weird twist...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:01 AM
WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva took the place of injured Jake Arrieta in April, and now Villanueva will take the spot of the traded Jeff Samardzija when the Chicago Cubs play the Washington Nationals on Saturday.
This also could serve as an audition...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 9:04 PM
WASHINGTON — Jake Arrieta pitched admirably Sunday as he moved to the forefront of the Cubs’ staff in the wake of the departures of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.
But like Samardjiza and Hammel, he knows the Cubs’ offensive...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- On the same night top prospects Javier Baez and Kris Bryant each hit home runs for Triple-A Iowa, the Chicago Cubs loaded up on more prospects.
That came at a cost of top pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, leaving a Cubs team...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:34 PM
White Sox: Ozzie Guillen reunites with Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, and could return to organization after Marlins' contract ends.
Indians: Bud Selig says no one has told him there are any problems with Chief Wahoo...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Do you see any free agent outfielders that the Cubs might sign in the next two years since the current outfielders are all journeymen and average at best? Where do you think the Cubs payroll will be if they get rid of Darwin Barney ($ 2.3 million), Nate...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:11 PM
All games on WGN-AM 720.
Season series: Cardinals 5-4.
Friday: 3:05 p.m., WGN-9.
RH Joe Kelly (2-1, 2.84) vs. LH Travis Wood (7-9, 5.12).
Saturday: 3:05 p.m., CSN.
RH Shelby Miller (7-8, 4.25) vs. RH Jake Arrieta (5-2, 2.12).
Sunday: 1:20 p.m....
| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:47 PM
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,...