| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:14 PM
You've made it to the second half of the baseball season, congratulations.
Through some wonderful offseason distractions by the Bulls and Blackhawks, we've made it through two pretty unwatchable teams. With the exception of Jose Abreu, Chris Sale,...
| 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-...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 6:58 PM
The Cubs could use a break.
Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Braves at the symbolic halfway point of the season leads into the All-Star break, giving most of the team four days off.
In typical fashion for the Cubs in this season, they fell behind 7-0...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:57 PM
For a last-place ballclub, the Cubs were lively and upbeat before Friday's series-opener against the Braves at Wrigley Field.
They were ecstatic fans had picked teammate Anthony Rizzo for the All-Star Game in the MLB.com Final Vote balloting.
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Anthony Rizzo will not soon forget the process of the fans voting him onto the National League All-Star team in the MLB.com Final Vote.
"I thanked all of the front office and the people who were working behind the scenes to pump it up and promote it,"...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 2:02 PM
DES MOINES — Maybe the best things to happen to Javier Baez this year were his early season struggles at Triple-A Iowa and the sudden shift of media attention toward fellow prospects Kris Bryant and Addison Russell.
Baez's standing as the top...