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  • Saturday's recap: Cubs 4, Twins 1

    Saturday's recap: Cubs 4, Twins 1
    The summary After wasting scoring opportunities in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings Saturday, the Cubs rallied in the 10th on Starlin Castro's two-run, tiebreaking single for a 4-1 win over the Twins. Jon Lester was left with a no-decision despite...
  • Up next: Cubs at Twins

     Up next: Cubs at Twins
    All games on WBBM-780. Series: Twins 2-1 in 2012. Friday: 7:10 p.m., WGN-9. RH Kyle Hendricks (2-2, 3.80) vs. RH Phil Hughes (4-6, 4.79). Saturday: 1:10 p.m., ABC-7. LH Jon Lester (4-5, 3.99) vs. RH Trevor May (4-5, 4.26). Sunday: 1:10 p.m., ABC-...
  • Streaking Kris Bryant replicates Bill Madlock as Cubs rookie star

    Streaking Kris Bryant replicates Bill Madlock as Cubs rookie star
    Kris Bryant extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a first-inning single Saturday night. Bryant's streak got some help when the official scorer credited him with a hit after originally ruling he reached base on an error in the fourth inning...
  • Cubs will need a more consistent Jon Lester if they want to contend

     Cubs will need a more consistent Jon Lester if they want to contend
    If the Cubs are to remain in the postseason conversation, they will need veteran lefty Jon Lester to deliver on a consistent basis. Lester started Sunday night's series finale against the Reds at Wrigley Field. In his previous outing, Lester allowed...
  • The Times' MLB power rankings

    The Times' MLB power rankings
    Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games: 1. ST. LOUIS: Best record but the best fans in baseball? Judging by All-Star voting, same state, but look west. (1) 2. DODGERS: A Clayton Kershaw advisory is in effect for...
  • For 44 years, Glencoe woman a Cubs season ticket holder

    For 44 years, Glencoe woman a Cubs season ticket holder
    She has been there from Fergie Jenkins to Jon Lester and from Billy Williams to Kris Bryant. As a cavalcade of players, managers and executives have entered and exited Wrigley Field for 44 years, one Glencoe resident has seen them all. Her name is Carol...
  • Up next: Reds at Cubs

     Up next: Reds at Cubs
    All games on WBBM-AM 780. Season series: Cubs 4-1. Thursday: 7:05 p.m., CSN. RH Michael Lorenzen (1-1, 3.29) vs. LH Tsuyoshi Wada (0-1, 4.19). Friday: 3:05 p.m., WGN-9. RH Johnny Cueto (4-4, 2.64) vs. RH Jason Hammel (5-2, 2.76). Saturday: 6:...
  • Tuesday's recap: Tigers 6, Cubs 0

    Tuesday's recap: Tigers 6, Cubs 0
    The summary Manager Joe Maddon's pregame concerns were realized when Anibal Sanchez held the Cubs to six singles in 72/3 innings Tuesday night as the Tigers coasted to a 6-0 victory at Comerica Park in Detroit. Cubs ace Jon Lester was pulled after...
  • Cubs' Jon Lester continues going the wrong way

     Cubs' Jon Lester continues going the wrong way
    DETROIT — Rafael Soriano. Kyle Schwarber. It wouldn't have mattered who was added to the roster Tuesday night as Anibal Sanchez pitched in the manner the Cubs expected Jon Lester to perform on a consistent basis. In what has become a lumpy start...
  • Cubs waiting for playoff-style push from Lester

    Cubs waiting for playoff-style push from Lester
    DETROIT -- The Chicago Cubs’ playoff hopes were enhanced in late April by contributions from All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo and rookies Kris Bryant and Addison Russell and have continued into early June by No. 3 starter Jason Hammel. But...
  • Sanchez shines, Tigers slug way to 6-0 win over Cubs

    DETROIT Brad Ausmus didn't think Jon Lester was overly concerned about it. Entering tonight's game, the Cubs left-handed ace allowed a lifetime .314 batting average against Ausmus' lineup. And when he walked off the mound in the fifth inning, it was...