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  • Sunday's recap: Cardinals 3, Cubs 0

    Sunday's recap: Cardinals 3, Cubs 0
    The summary After a stirring rendition of the national anthem by Wayne Messmer and a touching tribute to the late Ernie Banks on Wrigley Field's new video board, the Cubs quickly reverted to their struggling ways against the defending National League...
  • New-look Cubs display familiar shortcomings against Cardinals

    New-look Cubs display familiar shortcomings against Cardinals
    Opening night at Wrigley Field started promisingly Sunday with the unveiling of the new video board and a tribute to the late Ernie Banks. But fans went home disappointed after a 3-0 loss to the rival Cardinals that the Cubs and newcomer Jon Lester...
  • Cardinals' Heyward gets majors' 1st hit of season

    Jason Heyward got the first hit of the new major league season, a double in the first inning for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night. Heyward scored the first run soon after that, on a single by Matt Holliday off new Cubs ace...
  • Wrigley Field improvements don't look as good from the rooftops

    Wrigley Field improvements don't look as good from the rooftops
    Up on the roof, specifically the one at 1032 Waveland Avenue, there was a lot to behold. There was the lush green of the infield, the brown of the lightly moistened dirt, the sound of the organ. But toward the left and at the bottom of the sightline...
  • Heyward, Wainwright spark Cardinals' 3-0 win over Cubs

    CHICAGO Cardinals left-handed hitters were 6-for-10 against $155 million left-hander Jon Lester of the Chicago Cubs Sunday night. Meanwhile, Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright held the Cubs to no hits in 11 at-bats with runners in scoring position...
  • Breaking down the Cubs for 2015

    Breaking down the Cubs for 2015
    Here's how the Cubs rate in five key areas on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest. Starting pitching The addition of Jon Lester gives the Cubs an established ace with postseason experience and an impressive resume that includes six 200-inning...
  • Theo Epstein and Larry Lucchino try to stay out of each other's business

    Theo Epstein and Larry Lucchino try to stay out of each other's business
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — From the recruitment of Theo Epstein to signing Jon Lester to using the Fenway Park blueprint in their Wrigley Field renovation, there's no doubt Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts has a serious case of Boston envy. The next thing you...
  • How will Wrigley changes affect the game itself?

     How will Wrigley changes affect the game itself?
    It's hard to know what baseball at Wrigley Field will look like this year, thanks to one of the busiest offseasons in recent Cubs history. It remains to be seen if Jon Lester will enjoy a seamless transition to a new league or whether the franchise's...
  • Cubs pitcher Jon Lester seeks his first hit

    Cubs pitcher Jon Lester seeks his first hit
    MESA, Ariz. -- Jon Lester has a sense of dry sense of humor, and he displayed it when asked about his hitting ability. "They’re hiding me," Lester deadpanned. "Secret weapon." Lester, who has spent nine seasons in the American League with the...
  • 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...