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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...