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  • Cubs lose 6-4 in 10 innings to Rockies

    Cubs lose 6-4 in 10 innings to Rockies
    Left-hander Chris Rusin arrived at Wrigley Field, but most of Wednesday night's focus was on Emilio Bonifacio, who was out of the lineup as the Chicago Cubs try to win their third consecutive game against the Colorado Rockies. Rusin served as protection...
  • Cubs without Rizzo, Castillo vs. Greinke

    Cubs without Rizzo, Castillo vs. Greinke
    The Chicago Cubs have stuck by their plan of giving Anthony Rizzo a rest every other day as he recovers from lower back stiffness. But they will field a lineup Thursday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers with very little or no experience against Zack...
  • Rizzo not expected back by Monday

    Rizzo not expected back by Monday
    PITTSBURGH — Manager Rick Renteria has Chris Coghlan in the No. 3 hole this afternoon in the series finale against the Pirates, with Luis Valbuena as the clean-up hitter.  “He’s been swinging the bat pretty good,” Renteria said...
  • Cubs explode for 16 runs, 19 hits, finish sweep

    Cubs explode for 16 runs, 19 hits, finish sweep
    BOSTON — It seemed like a long time ago that general manager Jed Hoyer acknowledged the Cubs offense was "frustrating" and in need of improvement in several areas. That actually occurred early Wednesday night, well before the Cubs unleashed a 19-...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    I constantly hear reporters citing the contract with Sam Zell and the Tribune that the Ricketts family was "forced" to accept in purchasing the Cubs as the reason that it is impossible to increase payroll and sign free agents.  What am I missing?  Are the...
  • Cubs part ways with reliever Veras

    Cubs part ways with reliever Veras
    The Chicago Cubs cut ties with reliever Jose Veras by designating him for assignment Tuesday. Veras had an 8.10 ERA in 12 appearances. The Cubs owe Veras $3.85 million this season and a $150,000 buyout for 2015. The Cubs also placed catcher Welington...
  • Cubs' 5-game winning streak comes to an end

    Cubs' 5-game winning streak comes to an end
    Cubs manager Rick Renteria cautioned there would be hiccups along the way, and sure enough, the Cubs experienced one Sunday. The Marlins scored twice in the eighth inning off Pedro Strop to escape with a 4-3 victory and snap the last-place Cubs' season-...
  • Padres pound the Cubs 13-3

     Padres pound the Cubs 13-3
    The Chicago Cubs, who have lost 13 of their last 16 games, dropped two out of three to the San Diego Padres after Thursday night's 13-3 trouncing at Wrigley Field. Edwin Jackson (5-11) took the loss and Padres starter Tyson Ross (9-10) “We...
  • Agent's free advice: Bring Kris Bryant to majors

    Agent's free advice: Bring Kris Bryant to majors
    It's no secret the Cubs don't plan to bring up Kris Bryant this season, preferring to let their top-hitting prospect progress at Triple-A Iowa while Luis Valbuena and Mike Olt man third base in the majors. They haven't veered from their plan for any...
  • Cubs lose third straight, 5-4

    Cubs lose third straight, 5-4
    PHOENIX -- After a brief chat with his players on Sunday and conducting an optional workout Thursday, manager Rick Renteria hopes he won't need to deliver a pep talk as the Chicago Cubs open the second half Friday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks....
  • Series preview: Padres at Cubs

    Series preview: Padres at Cubs
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: 2-2. Tuesday: 7:05 p.m., CSN Plus; LH Eric Stults (3-11, 4.98) vs. RH Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 6.00). Wednesday: 7:05 p.m., CSN; RH Ian Kennedy (7-9, 3.62) vs. LH Tsuyoshi Wada (0-0, 0.00). Thursday: 7:05 p.m.,...