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  • 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...
  • Tsuyoshi Wada strikes out 9 in opening bid to shore up back of rotation

    Tsuyoshi Wada strikes out 9 in opening bid to shore up back of rotation
    SAN DIEGO — The Cubs' rotation experienced its first change of the season Wednesday night when Tsuyoshi Wada took the spot of fellow left-hander Travis Wood against the Padres. With the Cubs off to a solid start and harboring large ambitions,...
  • 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...
  • Up next: Cubs at Diamondbacks

    Up next: Cubs at Diamondbacks
    All games on WBBM-AM 780. Season series: 5-2 Diamondbacks in 2014. Friday: 8:40 p.m., CSN+. LH Jon Lester (4-2, 3.70) vs. RH Josh Collmenter (3-5, 5.36). Saturday: 9:10 p.m., CSN. RH Jake Arrieta (4-4, 2.77) vs. RH Rubby De La Rosa (4-2, 4.08)....
  • 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...
  • Joe Maddon living in the moment but not getting wrapped up in it

    Joe Maddon living in the moment but not getting wrapped up in it
    Joe Maddon insists he is trying to avoid becoming a fan. That is he won't succumb to the fickle day-to-day emotions that only non-invested bystanders can afford to feel and express. Yet as a fairly objective observer and astute manager of a burgeoning...
  • Up next: Pirates at Cubs

     Up next: Pirates at Cubs
    All games on WBBM-AM 780. Season series: Cubs 4-3 in 2015. Friday: 1:20 p.m., CSN. LH Jeff Locke (2-2, 4.71) vs. RH Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 4.65). Saturday: 3:05 p.m., ABC-7. RH Gerrit Cole (5-1, 2.32) vs. LH Jon Lester (3-2, 4.10). Sunday: 1:...
  • Back-to-back homers in 1st help Jon Lester, Cubs bullpen

    Back-to-back homers in 1st help Jon Lester, Cubs bullpen
    After the front office held a meeting to discuss ways to improve an erratic bullpen, the Cubs might have discovered a temporary solution. The formula Monday night was an early power surge that provided a cushion for ace Jon Lester and allowed manager...
  • Jon Lester raves about maturity of Cubs' youth

    Jon Lester raves about maturity of Cubs' youth
    Jon Lester remembers when he was part of a cast of young and talented prospects coming through the Boston Red Sox system. But as Lester looks at the production and mannerisms of some of his younger Cubs teammates, he has a more optimistic feeling...
  • Bryant Homers As Cubs Beat Mets 4-3

    Bryant Homers As Cubs Beat Mets 4-3
    CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo homered on consecutive pitches in the first, leading Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets on Monday night. Lester (3-2) allowed three runs and five hits in six...
  • Chris Coghlan remains in Cubs' lineup vs. Mets

    Chris Coghlan remains in Cubs' lineup vs. Mets
    Construction workers are putting the finishing touches on the left field bleachers that are scheduled to reopen Monday night, and the Chicago Cubs are looking for a rebound from left fielder Chris Coghlan. Coghlan will bat sixth against the New York...