| May 27, 2015
| 10:45 AM
The Chicago Cubs signed Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million contract last December for his prized left arm and not for his bat.
But Lester is on the verge of setting a dubious record Wednesday night against ace Max Scherzer of the Washington...
| May 26, 2015
| 7:33 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell hit a game-ending RBI double in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the surging Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Chris Coghlan started the winning rally with a one-out single against Matt Grace (2-...
| May 26, 2015
| 8:26 AM
After the Cubs lost a well-played, 2-1 game Monday against the Nationals, manager Joe Maddon said his feeling was “we’re as good as anybody we’ve played so far.”
Apologies to John Wayne, but that's bold talk for a four-eyed...
| May 25, 2015
| 5:28 PM
The thinnest margin for error gave the Cubs a reference point for how they can climb closer to the Nationals.
Despite a respectable pitching effort by left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada against one of the National League's most formidable lineups, the Cubs...
| May 24, 2015
| 6:38 PM
PHOENIX — Certain games and opponents are used as measuring sticks.
This week's six-game homestand represents another chance for the Cubs to validate their status as postseason contenders.
Following a 4-3 loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday,...
| May 24, 2015
| 5:56 PM
All games on WBBM-AM 780.
Season series: First meeting. Nationals 4-3 in 2014.
Monday: 1:20 p.m., WGN-9.
RH Tanner Roark (0-2, 2.66) vs. LH Tsuyoshi Wada (0-0, 3.86).
Tuesday: 6:05 p.m., CSN.
RH Jordan Zimmermann (4-2, 3.52) vs. RH Kyle...
| May 23, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit another home run and Max Scherzer had another dominant outing to help the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night for their sixth straight win.
Harper's homer, his 11th in 14...
| May 22, 2015
| 8:07 AM
It’s not even June, but the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner and the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw faced off for the third time already on Thursday at AT&T Park.
The Giants won for the third time, as Bumgarner outpitched Kershaw and homered off...
| May 20, 2015
| 6:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Cleanup hitter Bryce Harper and manager Matt Williams were both ejected in the third inning Wednesday night, but the Washington Nationals came back to beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Denard Span's tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh....
| May 15, 2015
| 7:11 PM
Final arguments are scheduled Monday in New York City in a court dispute between the Orioles and Washington Nationals over the division of tens of millions of dollars in rights fees from the regional sports network televising both teams' games.
| May 11, 2015
| 9:07 AM
It may be only May 11, but already it looks like wild card or bust for the Cubs and White Sox.
The Cubs open a homestand against the Mets and Pirates trailing first-place St. Louis by 6 1/2 games, while the White Sox begin a road trip to Milwaukee and...