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  • Lake in, Alcantara out of Cubs' lineup

    Lake in, Alcantara out of Cubs' lineup
    Junior Lake will receive a rare start while slumping Arismendy Alcantara sits Wednesday night as the Chicago Cubs try to beat National League Central leader St. Louis in the third and final game of this series. Lake, who was on the 25-man roster from...
  • Chicago Cubs' home attendance on the rise

    Chicago Cubs' home attendance on the rise
    Thanks to promotions celebrating the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field and the promoting of highly prized prospects such as Javier Baez and Jorge Soler, the Chicago Cubs are expected to experience their first increase in home attendance since the 2008...
  • Clayton Kershaw applies the clincher for Dodgers

    Clayton Kershaw applies the clincher for Dodgers
    The closer the Dodgers moved to the division title Wednesday night, the louder the fans at Dodger Stadium chanted. "M-V-P! M-V-P!" By the time Clayton Kershaw walked off the field in the eighth inning with a four-run lead, the call of the crowd was...
  • Cubs' Arrieta shows why he's an ace

    Cubs' Arrieta shows why he's an ace
    After capping a 10-5 season by holding the St. Louis Cardinals to two hits over seven innings Wednesday night, it would seem axiomatic that Jake Arrieta would start the Chicago Cubs’ 2015 opener on April 6 against the Cardinals. But Arrieta, known...
  • Pirates into the playoffs for second straight year

    Pirates into the playoffs for second straight year
    ATLANTA -- Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole continued to polish his reputation as a money pitcher on Tuesday, and this time it secured his team a spot in the playoffs for the second straight year. Cole overcame some early troubles to retire 17...
  • Series preview: Cubs at Brewers

    Series preview: Cubs at Brewers
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Cubs 9-7. Friday: 7:10 p.m., CSN. LH Eric Jokisch (0-0, 1.74) vs. RH Matt Garza (8-8, 3.64) Saturday: 6:10 p.m., WGN-9. LH Tsuyoshi Wada (4-3, 3.22) vs. RH Wily Peralta (16-11, 3.62). Sunday: 1:10 p.m.,...
  • Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo itching to return

    Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo itching to return
    TORONTO — Even with a discolored lower left leg, Starlin Castro hasn't ruled out rejoining the Cubs before the end of the season. "I don't care if it's one game," a determined Castro said Monday, six days after suffering a high left ankle sprain....
  • Marlins rise in playoff race on homers by McGehee, Ozuna in ninth

    Marlins rise in playoff race on homers by McGehee, Ozuna in ninth
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  • Valbuena 3rd, Soler 4th in Cubs' lineup

    Valbuena 3rd, Soler 4th in Cubs' lineup
    Injuries to Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro have allowed manager Rick Renteria to tinker more with the middle of the Chicago Cubs' lineup. The Cubs will try to complete a three-game sweep of National League Central contender Milwaukee on Wednesday...
  • On The Fly: Kershaw In League Of His Own

    Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers is 17-3 with a 1.70 ERA, has pitched a no-hitter, had a streak of 41 consecutive scoreless innings and could win the Cy Young and MVP in the National League. What a season. And Yahoo! Sports had this stat: Until Tuesday...
  • Cubs aim for 'something special'

    Cubs aim for 'something special'
    After getting punched for most of five months, the Chicago Cubs would have a reason to gloat after damaging the National League Central title hopes of Milwaukee with their first three-game home sweep of the Brewers in 10 seasons. But even after knocking...