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  • Dodgers fail to support Zack Greinke again, lose 1-0 to Cubs in 10th

    Dodgers fail to support Zack Greinke again, lose 1-0 to Cubs in 10th
    Zack Greinke was pitching, so naturally the Dodgers did not score. Seemingly they are not allowed when the veteran right-hander pitches. Some blood pact apparently has been signed with the baseball devil. Greinke threw six scoreless innings and, as...
  • Indians pitching dismantled by Cubs in 17-0 loss

    CLEVELAND Indians pitchers appeared to have no chance to defeat the Cubs in a 17-0 thrashing Wednesday night at Progressive Field. It was shortstop Francisco Lindor's debut in front of the home fans, but those positive, hopeful feelings were quickly...
  • Wednesday's recap: Cubs 12, Tigers 3

    The summary Chris Coghlan and Miguel Montero each hit three-run homers in the Cubs' 12-3 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday night at Comerica Park. This was the second three-hit game for Montero, who snapped a 4-for-39 slump. Jake Arrieta blanked...
  • Cubs' Mike Baxter receives start

    DETROIT -- After getting shut out for the first time after 37 consecutive road games, the Chicago Cubs will try another lineup Wednesday night at Detroit. Seldom-used Mike Baxter will handle the designated hitter duties and bat seventh. Baxter has...
  • Cubs must show improvement in play and deportment

     Cubs must show improvement in play and deportment
    MIAMI — The Cubs' latest plan to give Javier Baez playing time at third base boosted the expectations of hitting consultant Manny Ramirez. "I'm telling you," Ramirez said. "Three more years, this is going to be the place to be. This is going to be...
  • Cubs' Jorge Soler goes on 15-day DL

    Cubs' Jorge Soler goes on 15-day DL
    MIAMI -- The Chicago Cubs placed right fielder Jorge Soler on the 15-day disabled list because of a left ankle sprain. Soler, who was batting .265, could miss up to three weeks. He injured the ankle while lunging to first base Monday. Soler had returned...
  • Jorge Soler's left ankle injury leaves Cubs lineup in flux

    Jorge Soler's left ankle injury leaves Cubs lineup in flux
    MIAMI — Manager Joe Maddon likes versatility, which might take on greater importance for the Cubs in light of Jorge Soler's left ankle injury and at which position Javier Baez eventually ends up. Kris Bryant looked comfortable in his first major-...
  • Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    On-base percentage now is a commonly used statistic, and I would think it is most important when a batter leads off an inning. Does anyone keep this stat? -- Steve D.,┬áChicago Yes, but it’s a very fluid stat given the way a lineup turns over...
  • Moves keep on coming as Cubs look for ways to bolster roster

     Moves keep on coming as Cubs look for ways to bolster roster
    SAN DIEGO — After a flurry of transactions during a two-day span, manager Joe Maddon wasn't tempted to take a peek at what bigger moves may lie ahead for the Cubs. "I've talked about staying in the present tense," Maddon said before Tuesday night'...
  • Cubs add Mike Baxter to roster

    Cubs add Mike Baxter to roster
    SAN DIEGO -- The Chicago Cubs added bench depth Tuesday by purchasing the contract of first baseman-outfielder Mike Baxter from Triple-A Iowa. Baxter, 30, is likely to serve as a left-handed pinch-hitter and outfielder. Baxter batted .290 in 34 games...
  • Joe Maddon says Cubs still interested in a 'prize' — James Shields

    Joe Maddon says Cubs still interested in a 'prize' — James Shields
    James Shields remains the biggest free agent on the market as spring training approaches, and Cubs manager Joe Maddon, for one, thinks the right-hander would be "a nice prize" to win. Maddon told the MLB Network Radio show "Inside Pitch" on Friday...