| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Not long after his team finished a three-game sweep Sunday night of the league-best Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie received a text message from one of his former teammates.
Orioles reliever Brian Matusz congratulated...
| Sep 29, 2014
MILWAUKEE — After capping a rebound season Sunday with his 32nd home run, Anthony Rizzo quickly responded when asked about the Cubs' expectations for 2015.
"To be the National League Central champs," Rizzo said after the Cubs wrapped up a...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Considering the constant auditions conducted by the Cubs in the second half, using the likes of Jae Kuk Ryu and Ryan O’Malley for a start wouldn’t have seemed like an outrageous each. Ryu and O’Malley each started games for the Cubs in...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 10:37 PM
More than six months after it began with a splash in Australia, baseball's 2014 regular-season grind comes to a close Sunday.
Barring a spectacular October, it wasn't a particularly memorable year by any stretch of the imagination.
| Sep 22, 2014
| 11:03 PM
After missing nine weeks with a right hamstring tear and getting traded despite his distinction as the Athletics' top prospect, Addison Russell believes he's ready for anything the Cubs may throw at him.
"This year threw me a curveball," Russell said...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:20 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Designated hitter Adam Dunn's heart was beating hard, and his adrenaline was flowing when he stepped to the plate as an Oakland Athletic for the first time Monday in the bottom of the first inning with two outs and a runner on second...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 9:57 PM
After Brandon Phillips' drive barely eluded the outstretched glove of diving center fielder Matt Szczur on the warning track Tuesday night, Jake Arrieta resumed his mastery.
Losing a no-hit bid in the eighth inning for the second time this season wasn't...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:22 PM
After capping a 10-5 season by holding the St. Louis Cardinals to two hits over seven innings Wednesday night, it would seem axiomatic that Jake Arrieta would start the Chicago Cubs’ 2015 opener on April 6 against the Cardinals.
But Arrieta, known...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 4:34 PM
PITTSBURGH — The final homestand of a season the Cubs dubbed the "Party of the Century" begins Monday at Wrigley Field.
Fans will get their last chance to see the 100-year-old ballpark without a jumbo-sized video board dominating the backdrop in...
| Sep 8, 2014
Welington Castillo has more than enough service time to not be forced to wear the costumes that the Cubs' rookies sported during their flight to Toronto on Sunday following a 10-4 loss to the Pirates that capped a three-game home sweep.
| Jul 4, 2014
| 8:03 PM
WASHINGTON — The Cubs put on their own blockbuster fireworks display Friday night by trading ace Jeff Samardzija and eight-game winner Jason Hammel to the Athletics for four prospects.
The trade will be announced Saturday — the same day...