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  • Lou Piniella writes apology for missing Reds' celebration

    Lou Piniella writes apology for missing Reds' celebration
    CINCINNATI -- One of the biggest no-shows Saturday of the Cincinnati Reds' celebration of the 25th anniversary of their World Series title team was manager Lou Piniella. Piniella, who also managed the Chicago Cubs from 2007 to 2010 and won two...
  • Marte's ninth-inning hit helps Pirates edge Diamondbacks, 2-1

    PHOENIX Starling Marte snuck a seeing-eye single past a diving shortstop to score Neil Walker with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Pirates slipped past the Arizona Diamondbacks late for a 2-1 win Saturday night at Chase Field. "We just had to...
  • Starlin Castro stays at 6th spot in Cubs' order

    Starlin Castro stays at 6th spot in Cubs' order
    PITTSBURGH -- There isn't any urge to move Starlin Castro back to the cleanup spot even after his recent surge. Castro will remain in the sixth spot Monday night when the Chicago Cubs play the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Castro is 4-for-10 in...
  • Cubs see 9th-inning come-from-behind victory as great sign

    Cubs see 9th-inning come-from-behind victory as great sign
    DENVER — The Cubs' first small step toward legitimizing themselves as playoff contenders started to crystallize Sunday as Dexter Fowler's drive landed in the right-field seats at Coors Field. More hurdles await the Cubs, but they took great...
  • Cubs push the right motivational buttons en route to 1st victory

    Cubs push the right motivational buttons en route to 1st victory
    After two games, the Cubs are starting to figure out how to handle each other during difficult situations. For Starlin Castro, it's a pat on the back from pitcher Jake Arrieta. For Arrieta, it's some tough love from catcher Miguel Montero. And for...
  • Cubs in battle with Cardinals for Illinois fan loyalty

    Cubs in battle with Cardinals for Illinois fan loyalty
    The Cubs have their work cut out for them for more than just their bid to climb up the National League Central division standings. The Cardinals are encroaching on their home state turf, according to the recent Facebook data. The Cardinals visited ...
  • Cubs vow to address Jon Lester's inability to hold runners

     Cubs vow to address Jon Lester's inability to hold runners
    Well before the Cubs signed Jon Lester to a record-setting six-year, $155 million contract, they were aware that he hadn't attempted a pickoff throw to first base since 2013. Manager Joe Maddon said the issue was addressed in spring training and that...
  • Wisconsin a slight favorite to win NCAA title, plus MLB odds as the season begins

    Wisconsin a slight favorite to win NCAA title, plus MLB odds as the season begins
    Big day today. The national championship game  in the NCAA tournament and the full rollout of Major League Baseball for 2015. Yes, there was a game on Sunday night in Chicago, but this is really Opening Day. From RJ Bell of Pregame.com, here's the...
  • Cubs' Theo Epstein: Revenue needed 'for us to get where we want to go'

    Cubs' Theo Epstein: Revenue needed 'for us to get where we want to go'
    President Theo Epstein marveled at the new video board at Wrigley Field before speaking of the need for more upgrades and the importance of generating more revenue. "I don't think you can really play here for another 10 to 15 years without making...
  • All talk aside, Cubs must prove they can contend with Cardinals, Pirates

    All talk aside, Cubs must prove they can contend with Cardinals, Pirates
    Cubs catcher Miguel Montero was asked early in spring training what he was looking forward to most this season. "Full house there playing at Wrigley," he replied. "And kick some ass this year." That attitudinal adjustment is perhaps the most glaring...
  • Prospects for rebuilt Cubs more exciting than renovated Wrigley Field

    Prospects for rebuilt Cubs more exciting than renovated Wrigley Field
    At the corner of Clark and Addison, where hope and patience intersect every opening day, the only thing rising higher than the giant new video board are expectations for the Cubs. From sunrise to sunset, crews toil on baseball's biggest construction...