| 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....
| 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-...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:39 PM
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.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:17 PM
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.,...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:06 PM
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-...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:23 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:57 PM
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.
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:24 PM
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...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:45 PM
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....
| 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? --...
| 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: