| Jul 13, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Anthony Rizzo has assumed a leadership role on the Cubs, even though he has not exactly campaigned for it.
"I don't want to say, 'Oh, I'm the leader of this team' and this and that," Rizzo said. "You just come in and play every day. I am not going to...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:11 PM
With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals.
The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:59 PM
The list of players who were the most valuable on their team through the first half of the 2014 baseball season includes usual suspects such as Andrew McCutchen, Troy Tulowitzki, Paul Goldschmidt, Felix Hernandez and David Price.
As with every season,...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:45 PM
PHOENIX -- After a brief chat with his players on Sunday and conducting an optional workout Thursday, manager Rick Renteria hopes he won't need to deliver a pep talk as the Chicago Cubs open the second half Friday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks....
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:11 PM
All games on WGN-AM 720.
Season series: Tied 2-2
Friday: 8:40 p.m., CSN.
RH Edwin Jackson (5-10, 5.64) vs. vs. Trevor Cahill (1-6, 5.66).
Saturday: 7:10 p.m., WGN-9.
LH Travis Wood (7-8, 4.96) vs. LH Wade Miley (5-6, 4.18).
Sunday: 3:10 p.m.,...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 1:34 PM
PHOENIX -- Rookie Arismendy Alcantara will make his seventh start and his second in center field Saturday night as the Chicago Cubs try to snap a three-game losing streak against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Alcantara, who stole two bases and scored a...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 6:41 PM
PHOENIX — Anthony Rizzo had no regrets Sunday about making a spectacular catch that allowed the Diamondbacks to score the go-ahead run in a 3-2 loss.
"I don't think there's any Cubs fan who wanted me to miss it, and I don't think there were any...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:36 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A few hours before Monday's game at Regions Field, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler engaged in an intense game of Ping-Pong in the visitor's clubhouse.
The game was broken up before they could finish, but the two Cubs prospects...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 12:08 PM
CINCINNATI --Starlin Castro remembers watching and hearing about the hoopla 13 years ago when Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. played his final All-Star Game in Seattle after a storied 21-year career.
And Castro takes great delight in playing in...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:04 PM
CINCINNATI — Left-hander Travis Wood will be hard pressed to match 3.11 ERA of 2013, but he believes he will benefit from the hard knocks he has sustained this season.
"You always learn more when you see your faults and how they're going against...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:06 PM
CINCINNATI — Manager Rick Renteria called a team meeting after Thursday's 6-4, 12-inning victory that ignited a loud roar from the visitor's clubhouse.
Renteria broke the news that Anthony Rizzo won the National League Final Vote to Tuesday's All-...