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  • 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...
  • Dodgers have a date, possibly with destiny — it's Sept. 24

    Dodgers have a date, possibly with destiny — it's Sept. 24
    You can circle the date now — Sept. 24, a week from Wednesday. No heroics required. Keeping pace in the standings will be just fine. If the Dodgers simply pick up a half-game over the next nine days, they can clinch the National League West on...
  • Red Sox Scoreless In Loss To Pirates

    Red Sox Scoreless In Loss To Pirates
    Pirates 4, Red Sox 0: Russell Martin belted a two-run homer and Charlie Morton worked five scoreless innings in his first start in a month as host Pittsburgh posted its ninth win in 11 games. Starling Marte also went deep and Travis Snider added a run-...
  • Sunday's recap: Pirates 7, Cubs 3

    Sunday's recap: Pirates 7, Cubs 3
    Summary The Cubs blew an early 3-0 lead as Jacob Turner was shelled during a six-run fifth inning. They ended the road trip 1-5. At the plate The Cubs managed only four hits. John Baker and Chris Coghlan had RBIs on sacrifice flies. On the mound...
  • Sarah Wood, philanthropist

    Sarah Wood, philanthropist
    Sarah Wood gives good advice — and she follows it. Wood, wife of former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, is co-founder with her husband and vice president of the Wood Family Foundation. She is in her second year at the University of Illinois at Chicago,...
  • Glendale Community College's Marco Estrada looks to write career's newest chapter in pen

    Glendale Community College's Marco Estrada looks to write career's newest chapter in pen
    In some ways, it’s 2011 all over again for Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada. That year, the one-time Glendale Community College standout enjoyed a breakthrough season, as did his Brewers. Milwaukee returned to the postseason for the first...
  • Cubs stick with same lineup

    Cubs stick with same lineup
    The Chicago Cubs will stick with the same lineup Tuesday night despite their current offensive rut. Luis Valbuena will stay in the fifth spot despite an 0-for-19 slump when they oppose National League Central leader Milwaukee and 14-game winner Wily...
  • 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...
  • 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...