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  • Cubs rally in 9th, survive replay challenge

    Cubs rally in 9th, survive replay challenge
    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....
  • 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-...
  • Young Cubs fall to Reds as streak reaches 6 games

    CINCINNATI — Youth is being served on the Cubs' roster. But latest arrivals Arismendy Alcantara, Dallas Beeler and Kyle Hendricks would like to be more than appetizers before the likes of Kris Bryant and Javier Baez arrive. Alcantara displayed...
  • Series preview: Braves at Cubs

    Series preview: Braves at Cubs
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Braves 3-0. Friday: 3:05 p.m., CSN. LH Alex Wood (6-7, 3.14) vs. RH Jake Arrieta (5-1, 1.78). Saturday: 3:05 p.m., WGN-9. LH Mike Minor (2-5, 4.54) vs. RH Edwin Jackson (5-9, 5.05). Sunday: 1:20 p.m.,...
  • Anthony Rizzo garners 8.8 million All-Star votes

    Anthony Rizzo garners 8.8 million All-Star votes
    CINCINNATI — Manager Rick Renteria called a team meeting after Thursday's 6-4, 12-inning victory that ignited a loud roar from the visitor's clubhouse. Renteria broke the news that Anthony Rizzo won the National League Final Vote to Tuesday's All-...
  • Cubs rookies carry day in comeback victory

    Cubs rookies carry day in comeback victory
    CINCINNATI — Arismendy Alcantara earned three more days in the major leagues and fellow rookie Kyle Hendricks left a more than credible impression in his debut start. In the process, the Cubs sustained their pride Thursday in an emotionally...
  • Cubs in celebratory mode after 5-4 victory

    Cubs in celebratory mode after 5-4 victory
    For a last-place ballclub, the Cubs were lively and upbeat before Friday's series-opener against the Braves at Wrigley Field. They were ecstatic fans had picked teammate Anthony Rizzo for the All-Star Game in the MLB.com Final Vote balloting. There...
  • 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....
  • Readers Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    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? --...
  • Valbuena will stay at the leadoff for Cubs

     Valbuena will stay at the leadoff for Cubs
    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: Valbuena 3B...