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  • Cubs pitcher Lester catches peacock bass in Miami

    Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester has to be hoping that he handles the Miami Marlins in Wednesday night's game like he handled Miami's peacock bass Monday morning. Fishing with Capt. Alan Zaremba in the C-8 Canal, Lester caught several peacocks, including...
  • Preview: Cubs at Marlins, 7:10 p.m., Wednesday

    Preview: Cubs at Marlins, 7:10 p.m., Wednesday
    When/where: Marlins Park, 7:10 p.m., Miami On the air: Fox Sports Florida, 940-AM, 1230-AM (West Palm Beach), 710-AM (Spanish) On the mound: RHP Dan Haren (5-2, 3.03) vs. LHP Jon Lester (4-3, 3.30). Both starters are in their first seasons with...
  • Series preview: Cubs at Marlins

    Series preview: Cubs at Marlins
    All games on WBBM-AM 780. Season series: First meeting. Cubs 4-2 in 2014. Monday: 6:10 p.m., CSN. RH Jason Hammel (3-2, 2.98) vs. RH Jose Urena (0-1, 9.39). Tuesday: 6:10 p.m., CSN. RH Kyle Hendricks (1-1, 3.76) vs. LH Brad Hand (0-1, 4.50)....
  • Nationals' Max Scherzer has Cubs number — 13 strikeouts in 3-0 victory

    Nationals' Max Scherzer has Cubs number — 13 strikeouts in 3-0 victory
    Despite losing two of three to the formidable Nationals, manager Joe Maddon and Jon Lester stressed their optimism over the Cubs' competitiveness. "The takeaway is we can play with these guys," Maddon said after Max Scherzer struck out 13 Wednesday...
  • Cubs need to clean up mistakes

    Cubs need to clean up mistakes
    Jon Lester spoke late Wednesday night a brief moment he allows himself to get upset after a mistake before facing the next hitter. Wednesday night, Lester kept his composure that was put to the test after the Chicago Cubs made two of their three...
  • Cubs shake up lineup vs. Nationals, Max Scherzer

    Cubs shake up lineup vs. Nationals, Max Scherzer
    The Chicago Cubs have radically adjusted their lineup Wednesday night in an effort to solve Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer. Chris Coghlan, who normally bats seventh, will move up to the leadoff spot. Leadoff batter Dexter Fowler will bat...
  • Jon Lester tries to avoid history at the plate

    Jon Lester tries to avoid history at the plate
    The Chicago Cubs signed Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million contract last December for his prized left arm and not for his bat. But Lester is on the verge of setting a dubious record Wednesday night against ace Max Scherzer of the Washington...
  • Series preview: Nationals at Cubs

     Series preview: Nationals at Cubs
    All games on WBBM-AM 780. Season series: First meeting. Nationals 4-3 in 2014. Monday: 1:20 p.m., WGN-9. RH Tanner Roark (0-2, 2.66) vs. LH Tsuyoshi Wada (0-0, 3.86). Tuesday: 6:05 p.m., CSN. RH Jordan Zimmermann (4-2, 3.52) vs. RH Kyle...
  • Cubs Game Day: Diamondbacks rally for 5-4 win in 13

    Cubs Game Day: Diamondbacks rally for 5-4 win in 13
    Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 4 (13 innings) The summary: Kris Bryant's bloop single and Starlin Castro's RBI single gave the Cubs a two-run lead in the 10th, but Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run, game-tying home run with two out in the bottom of the 10th, and...
  • After Travis Wood notches save, Cubs announce he's heading to bullpen

     After Travis Wood notches save, Cubs announce he's heading to bullpen
    Travis Wood, who earned his first career save Saturday against the Pirates, is headed to the bullpen, manager Joe Maddon said after the 4-1 victory. "He is going to be in the bullpen, and then we will make an announcement (Sunday) regarding what we...
  • Kyle Hendricks steps up for Cubs' pitching staff

    Kyle Hendricks steps up for Cubs' pitching staff
    SAN DIEGO – Kyle Hendricks had an awkward but effective way Thursday night of describing the first complete game and shutout of his career. “I’m not going to say I needed it, but I kind of did need it,” Hendricks said. “I...