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  • Series preview: Cubs at Cardinals

    Series preview: Cubs at Cardinals
    All games on WBBM-AM 780. Season series: Tied 1-1. Monday: 7:10 p.m., CSN. LH Travis Wood (2-1, 3.04) vs. RH Carlos Martinez (3-0, 1.73). Tuesday: 7:15 p.m., WGN-9. RH Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 5.23) vs. LH Tyler Lyons Wednesday: 7:15 p.m., CSN....
  • Day of firsts for Addison Russell and Jon Lester at Wrigley Field

     Day of firsts for Addison Russell and Jon Lester at Wrigley Field
    Rookie Addison Russell deposited his first major league home run into the empty — under construction — left-field bleachers on Friday at Wrigley Field. And veteran left-hander Jon Lester earned his first victory for the Cubs as Russell's...
  • Major League Baseball quotes

    Major League Baseball quotes
    "We are gonna do our best to take the crowd out of it early. Wish us luck." ADAM EATON, Chicago White Sox outfielder, joking on Twitter before the White Sox and Baltimore Orioles played the first major league game without spectators. The Orioles,...
  • Lester gets 1st win with Cubs in 1-0 victory over Brewers

    Jon Lester was glad to finally get his first win with the Cubs. Lester pitched seven scoreless innings and Addison Russell hit his first career home run in Chicago's 1-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. Lester (1-2) allowed just three hits,...
  • LEADING OFF: Scherzer-Harvey matchup, Lester tries again

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ MA Max Scherzer returns to the Washington rotation and faces Mets ace Matt Harvey at Citi Field. Scherzer missed his previously scheduled start after jamming his right thumb while...
  • Up next: Brewers at Cubs

    All games on WBBM-AM 780. Season series: Cubs 11-8 in 2014. Friday: 1:20 p.m., CSN. RH Wily Peralta (0-3, 5.04) vs. LH Jon Lester (0-2, 6.23). Saturday: 1:20 p.m., CSN. RH Mike Fiers (0-3, 5.79) vs. RH Jake Arrieta (3-1, 2.03). Sunday: 1:20 p.m.,...
  • LEADING OFF: Mets go for record 12th win in row, visit Yanks

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ FAST TRACK Jacob deGrom and the surprising New York Mets try to set a franchise record with their 12th straight victory — they can do it with a win at Yankee Stadium in the Subway...
  • Jon Lester, Jonathan Herrera give Cubs plenty to celebrate

    Jon Lester, Jonathan Herrera give Cubs plenty to celebrate
    The post-game celebration late Friday night could be heard outside the visitor’s clubhouse at Great American Ball Park and was reminiscent of a football team winning a playoff game. The Cubs toasted role player Jonathan Herrera with a beer...
  • Jon Lester and offense deliver a bit extra in 11-inning victory over Reds

     Jon Lester and offense deliver a bit extra in 11-inning victory over Reds
    CINCINNATI — The arm strength and sharpness were what the Cubs envisioned in the winter. Now if Jon Lester can find a way to solve Billy Hamilton, the Cubs can feel even better about their high-priced ace. The speedy Hamilton's two hits, three...
  • Up next: Cubs at Reds

     Up next: Cubs at Reds
    All games on WBBM-AM 780. Season series: 2-1. Friday: 6:10 p.m., CSN. LH Jon Lester (0-2, 6.89) vs. RH Mike Leake (0-1, 3.92). Saturday: 12:10 p.m., ABC-7. RH Jake Arrieta (2-1, 1.74) vs. RH Anthony DeSclafani (3-0, 0.86). Sunday: 12:10 p.m.,...
  • Cubs starters could go a long way in providing relief for bullpen

    Cubs starters could go a long way in providing relief for bullpen
    PITTSBURGH — The Cubs might not have to look to Triple-A Iowa or another major-league team to solve their recent bullpen issues. The remedy, according to manager Joe Maddon and his starters, is a rotation that needs to pitch deeper into games....