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  • 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.,...
  • Cubs on path to developing own big league talent

    Cubs on path to developing own big league talent
    Manager Rick Renteria grew up in Southern California in the 1970s following a Dodgers franchise that took deep pride in cultivating homegrown talent that produced two consecutive National League pennants. That model, along with a current Cardinals...
  • Streaking Pirates Sweep Series With Red Sox

    Streaking Pirates Sweep Series With Red Sox
    PITTSBURGH -- Pennant race games are often nerve wracking, but Gerrit Cole loves them. The righthander pitched into the eighth inning for yet another September win, and left fielder Starling Marte homered as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox...
  • Cubs just can't seem to handle Reds

    Cubs just can't seem to handle Reds
    CINCINNATI — If and when the Cubs elbow themselves into contention in upcoming seasons, they might want to concentrate on at least breaking even with the National League Central-rival Reds. The Reds have beaten the Cubs 11 of 16 games this...
  • New rules for Cubs

    The Cubs are winning and I don't know why. I mean, I know why they’re winning games, such as the sweep in Fenway Park this week: terrific pitching and enough hitting, and sometimes great pitching and unbelievable hitting. One day Jake Arrieta...
  • Ricketts family to host political fundraiser at Wrigley Field

    Ricketts family to host political fundraiser at Wrigley Field
    The annual Cubs-Sox series isn’t the only partisan event being held at Wrigley Field this season. The Ricketts family will hold a political fundraiser at the ballpark on Aug. 12 for Pete Ricketts, the Republican nominee for governor of Nebraska....
  • Rounding Up The Deals: David Price To Tigers In 3-Team Blockbuster

    Division leaders Detroit and Oakland forged an American League arms race as the Tigers got David Price from Tampa Bay and the A's dealt for Boston's Jon Lester in a frenzied finish to Thursday's trade deadline. The pair of aces could lead to an epic...