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  • Bragging rights: the aces — Jon Lester or Chris Sale

    Bragging rights: the aces — Jon Lester or Chris Sale
    The aces Cubs: Jon Lester The repertoire: Before experiencing a "dead" left arm, fastball ranged from 90 to 92, but tends to rise to the mid-90 mph range by midseason. Cut fastball gets right on top of hands to right-handed batters, and he can back...
  • All talk aside, Cubs must prove they can contend with Cardinals, Pirates

    All talk aside, Cubs must prove they can contend with Cardinals, Pirates
    Cubs catcher Miguel Montero was asked early in spring training what he was looking forward to most this season. "Full house there playing at Wrigley," he replied. "And kick some ass this year." That attitudinal adjustment is perhaps the most glaring...
  • Jorge Soler batting second and Jon Lester eighth? Don't be surprised

    Jorge Soler batting second and Jon Lester eighth? Don't be surprised
    PHOENIX — Joe Maddon isn't afraid to employ unconventional moves, and the Cubs' manager indicated he could have a few eye-opening surprises for Sunday night's season opener against the Cardinals. Maddon confirmed Friday night he's very...
  • Wainwright, Cardinals Beat Cubs 3-0 On Opening Night

    Wainwright, Cardinals Beat Cubs 3-0 On Opening Night
    CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched six innings of five-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Sunday night in the major leagues opener. Jason Heyward had three hits in his St. Louis debut and Matt Holliday drove in...
  • Cubs fans gear up for home opener

     Cubs fans gear up for home opener
    The Cubs faithful flocked to Wrigley Field en masse on a gorgeous Easter afternoon to watch their club open the season against the mighty St. Louis Cardinals. But unlike years past, many fans expressed cautious optimism that new ace pitcher Jon Lester,...
  • Preparation and perspiration go hand in hand with Cubs' Jon Lester

    Preparation and perspiration go hand in hand with Cubs' Jon Lester
    After concluding his final tuneup of spring training Tuesday, Jon Lester was asked to elaborate on how much time he would devote to his opening night start against the Cardinals. "How much time do you got?" Lester replied. Lester said he always...
  • LEADING OFF: Cards-Cubs open 2015 season at Wrigley Field

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ OPENING DAY Jon Lester is set to throw the first pitch of the 2015 season when new manager Joe Maddon and the refurbished Chicago Cubs host St. Louis in a night game at renovated...
  • Up next: Cardinals at Cubs

    Up next: Cardinals at Cubs
    All games on WBBM-AM 780. Season series: First meeting. Cubs 9-10 in 2014. Sunday: 7:05 p.m. ESPN2. RH Adam Wainwright (20-9, 2.38) vs. LH Jon Lester (16-11, 2.46). Tuesday: 7:05 p.m. WGN-9. RH Michael Wacha (5-6, 3.20) vs. RH Jake Arrieta (10-...
  • Cubs, Cardinals come into opener with high hopes

    The new videoboard looms large beyond the left-field wall, a gigantic symbol of a new day and a new era at Wrigley Field. The 101-year-old ballpark got a high-definition upgrade. So did the team that plays there. The Chicago Cubs will be tested right...
  • 6 Cubs worthy of (at least some) worship this summer

    6 Cubs worthy of (at least some) worship this summer
    Welcome to another season of Cubs baseball! Wait, come back! I know what you're going to say: You've been down this road before with nothing to show for your loyalty but pain, misery and bruises where the sticks and stones from fans of successful...
  • Jon Lester notes positives in minor-league outing but isn't totally happy

    Jon Lester notes positives in minor-league outing but isn't totally happy
    MESA, Ariz. — Jon Lester says baseball is a game of adjustments, and he certainly hopes to pitch sharper in the Cubs' opener Sunday night than he did Tuesday in a minor-league game. And though he's unhappy Kris Bryant won't be at Wrigley Field for...