| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:54 PM
The Cubs management talks about developing homegrown players. But they don't seem to have much respect for Jeff Samardzija, who is one of the Cubs’ few success stories. Is Theo Epstein biased because Jeff was never in the Red Sox organization? --...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:40 PM
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-...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 1:01 PM
MIAMI -- Luis Valbuena will stay at the leadoff spot Tuesday night when the Chicago Cubs play the Miami Marlins.
Valbuena will bat leadoff for the third consecutive game after collecting two hits Monday night.
Here's the Cubs' lineup:
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Following a quick turnaround after Saturday night's rain-delayed game, the Cubs and Pirates reported for duty Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
"I work pretty good on 4-6 hours' sleep," Cubs manager Rick Renteria quipped.
Apparently his players...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:32 PM
The Chicago Cubs' three-game losing streak has coincided with some miserable slumps.
Outfielder Justin Ruggiano is hitless in his past 13 at-bats. Infielder Luis Valbuena is in a 1-for-22 slump that has seen his batting average drop from .292 to .266....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:32 PM
The Cubs have the same record they had after 77 games last season — 33-44.
Yet first-year manager Rick Renteria's players still appear as though they would try to run through a brick wall for him. Or in the case of outfielder Junior Lake, a...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Jason Hammel insists he is oblivious to trade rumors that naturally accompany an impressive performer on a last-place team.
Baseball, after all, is a bottom-line business. Yet Hammel continues to pitch like nobody's business.
The towering right-hander...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 12:18 PM
BOSTON - From sample sizes ranging from small to lengthy, the Chicago Cubs hope to continue their past success against Jake Peavy when they face the Boston Red Sox in an interleague game Monday night at Fenway Park.
Ryan Sweeney, who is 2-for-4 lifetime...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:19 PM
BOSTON — A tense pitchers' duel didn't provide nearly as much suspense for the Cubs as a game-ending replay that validated their 2-1 win over the Red Sox.
"It was nerve-wracking, especially with Papi (David Ortiz) coming up," Anthony Rizzo said....
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:31 PM
PITTSBURGH — Watching ace Jeff Samardzija get knocked around Thursday night wasn't nearly as painful for the Cubs as seeing Emilio Bonifacio hurt his right rib cage, an injury that could sideline him for an indefinite period.
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:55 PM
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Season series: Cubs 2-1
Monday: 6:10 p.m., CSN. RH Jason Hammel (6-4, 2.81) vs. RH Tom Koehler (5-5, 3.68).
Tuesday: 6:10 p.m., WGN-9. RH Jeff Samardzija (2-6, 2.77) vs. RH Jacob Turner (2-4, 6.38).
Wednesday: 11:40 a.m.,...