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  • Battered Anthony Rizzo gets 1st day off of season

     Battered Anthony Rizzo gets 1st day off of season
    Durable first baseman Anthony Rizzo had an unusual view of Sunday's game — from the dugout — as Cubs manager Joe Maddon gave him his first day off of the season. Rizzo, in a 3-for-28 slump, was hit by a pitch for the 17th time Saturday...
  • Addison Russell rests, Chris Coghlan at cleanup spot

    Addison Russell rests, Chris Coghlan at cleanup spot
    Rookie second baseman Addison Russell will sit Wednesday night as the Chicago Cubs try to extend their winning streak to two games against the New York Mets. Jonathan Herrera will start in place of Russell, who is 0-for-10 in his past three games and is...
  • Happy New York homecoming for Cubs' Mike Baxter

    Happy New York homecoming for Cubs' Mike Baxter
    Cubs outfielder Mike Baxter isn’t sure if the right shoulder injury he sustained while preserving Johan Santana’s no-hitter three years ago with the Mets derailed his career. But Baxter couldn’t be more pleased over the fact that he...
  • Cardinals, Busch Stadium continue to haunt Cubs

    Cardinals, Busch Stadium continue to haunt Cubs
    The Cubs point to their 18-13 record in one-run games as a source of pride, especially as they try to climb toward a playoff berth. But their numerous shortcomings Friday night in a 3-2 loss at St. Louis in 10 innings was as glaring as the 9 ½-game...
  • Dodgers return to the home run to lift offense, down Cubs, 5-2

    Dodgers return to the home run to lift offense, down Cubs, 5-2
    The Dodgers' offense was built to keep coming at you, with a deep lineup of hitters who know how to grind out at-bats. Or they could just hit the ball over the fence. The Dodgers' struggling offense awoke just enough Wednesday to beat the Cubs, 5-2,...
  • Wednesday's recap: Dodgers 5, Cubs 2

    Wednesday's recap: Dodgers 5, Cubs 2
    The summary Dodgers star outfielder Yasiel Puig was a last-minute scratch, but Adrian Gonzalez and Justin Turner picked up the slack Wednesday night with a home run apiece off Kyle Hendricks in the 5-2 victory at Wrigley Field that snapped the Cubs...
  • Dexter Fowler, Kris Bryant return to Cubs' lineup at St. Louis

    Dexter Fowler, Kris Bryant return to Cubs' lineup at St. Louis
    Dexter Fowler will return to the lineup Friday night as the Chicago Cubs open a three-game series at St. Louis. Fowler has been relegated to reserve duty the past three games because of a left ankle sprain suffered in Monday's 4-2 win over the Los...
  • Cards edge Cubs in 10 innings, 3-2

    ST. LOUIS It took 10 innings, but the St. Louis Cardinals were able to pull out a 3-2 walk-off victory over the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on Friday night. After the Cardinals' bullpen prevented the Cubs from scoring in the top of the 10th, Peter...
  • Friday's recap: Cardinals 3, Cubs 2 (10 innings)

    Friday's recap: Cardinals 3, Cubs 2 (10 innings)
    The summary In a rematch of their May 7 showdown, Jake Arrieta and John Lackey each left with no decision Friday night despite solid pitching performances as the Cardinals rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Cubs in 10 innings at Busch Stadium. Pedro...
  • Cubs hand Dodgers a 1-0 loss in 10 innings

    Cubs hand Dodgers a 1-0 loss in 10 innings
    Chicago 1, Dodgers 0 (10 innings) KEY MOMENT: Manager Don Mattingly waited until the Cubs loaded the bases with no outs in the 10th inning to insert closer Kenley Jansen into the game. Predictably, the move turned out to be too late. Jansen got...
  • Cubs hope to sustain winning experience

    Cubs hope to sustain winning experience
    After playing a role in three pennant races with three teams, Jason Hammel wasn’t about to get too far ahead of himself in assessing the Chicago Cubs’ playoff aspirations. “We got three months to go,” Hammel said late Tuesday...