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  • Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse injures ankle in loss to Cubs

    CHICAGO The Milwaukee Brewers' starting rotation took another hit Wednesday night that it couldn't afford to take. Kyle Lohse injured his right ankle during an at-bat in the third inning, and he left the game after pitching the bottom of the frame....
  • Baez, Cubs double up Brewers

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Baez, Cubs double up Brewers CHICAGO -- Javier Baez knew the result the moment the ball left his bat. The Cubs rookie second baseman collected his first career Wrigley Field home run Wednesday --...
  • Wednesday recap: Cubs 4, Brewers 2

    Wednesday recap: Cubs 4, Brewers 2
    The summary The last-place Cubs showed no fear as left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada blanked the National League Central-leading Brewers for 62/3 innings before allowing home runs to Rickie Weeks and Martin Maldonado. The Cubs scored all four runs in the first...
  • Cubs like rookies getting playoff 'indoctrination'

    General manager Jed Hoyer views many of the Cubs' remaining games against playoff contending teams as an "indoctrination" for rookies who were promoted from Triple-A Iowa in the past month. But even before rookie phenom Javier Baez launched a home run...
  • Recap: Cubs 4, Brewers 2

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Cubs 4, Brewers 2 Cubs 4, Brewers 2: Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back home runs and Tsuyoshi Wada took a shutout into the seventh inning as host Chicago beat first-place Milwaukee for the second straight night....
  • Cardinals 5, Marlins 2

    Cardinals 5, Marlins 2: Justin Masterson combined with three relievers on a five-hitter and Matt Adams drove in a pair of runs as visiting St. Louis salvaged the finale of the three-game series. Masterson and Daniel Descalso each recorded an RBI while...
  • Cubs 4, Brewers 2

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Cubs 4, Brewers 2 CHICAGO -- Rookie Javier Baez hit his first Wrigley Field home run while first baseman Anthony Rizzo added his 27th homer of the season as the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee...
  • Preview: Red Sox at Reds

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Red Sox at Reds Yoenis Cespedes is turning out to be everything the Boston Red Sox hoped when they acquired the slugger at the trade deadline. Cespedes will try to homer for the third straight game when the Red Sox visit the...
  • Learning curve for Arismendy Alcantara in center field

    The Cubs thought highly enough of Arismendy Alcantara's all-around talents to move him to center field at Triple-A Iowa on a part-time basis and now are giving him a full-time audition with the Cubs after the Aug. 5 promotion of Javier Baez. But...
  • Hendricks among Cubs' elite rookies

    One of the most interesting scouting reports on Chicago Cubs rookie standout Kyle Hendricks was provided Tuesday night by first baseman Anthony Rizzo. “He works well, he works fast,” Rizzo said after Hendricks pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings...
  • Pirates' Volquez gets 10th victory

    The Sports Xchange By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange Pirates' Volquez gets 10th victory PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates took plenty of heat from the media and fans when their biggest offseason acquisition following their first postseason...