| Aug 3, 2014
| 8:33 PM
KEY MOMENT: Matt Kemp's fifth home run in six games, a sixth-inning solo blast, reduced the Dodgers' deficit to 3-2. But any chance of a comeback was lost in the eighth inning, when Brandon League walked the bases loaded and gave up three runs. League's...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:41 PM
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...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 8:57 AM
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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Injuries to Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro have allowed manager Rick Renteria to tinker more with the middle of the Chicago Cubs' lineup.
The Cubs will try to complete a three-game sweep of National League Central contender Milwaukee on Wednesday...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 6:36 PM
ST. LOUIS — Before a doubleheader against the Cardinals on Saturday, Anthony Rizzo gave the Cubs marketing department some unsolicited help.
Discussing the impact of rookies Javier Baez and Jorge Soler, along with the promise of top prospect...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:55 PM
CHICAGO – Former Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta said it was different pitching against his old team Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, facing so many familiar faces for the first time.
Arrieta was a home-grown Oriole, once a can’t-miss...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:27 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:16 PM
How long are the Cubs going to go with Darwin Barney at second base? He has hit terribly all year, and even his defense hasn't been as good. What options are there? -- Al, Kansas City, Mo.
First, I would like to apologize to everyone for not...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 12:20 PM
PITTSBURGH -- It's become more apparent recently that Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria is opting for more consistent players in his lineup.
That's the case Monday night with right fielder Nate Schierholtz and left fielder Chris Coghlan.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:34 AM
PITTSBURGH -- There was plenty of buzz Monday night at PNC Park before the promotion of outfield prospect Gregory Polanco to the Pittsburgh Pirates was made official.
The Pirates were so fond of Polanco before he was promoted from Triple-A...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:47 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The selections for the National and American leagues in the All-Star Game are 3 1/2 weeks away.
But Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is making a strong push.
Rizzo, who went 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles Tuesday night...