| May 16, 2015
| 6:12 PM
A nationally respected college sports figure who lives outside the Chicago area texted a question Friday impossible to answer without cramping my thumbs.
"So why is (Tom) Thibodeau going to leave?" he asked.
The implication, based on subsequent texts:...
| May 15, 2015
| 7:03 PM
The abiding theme for the Cubs during this current winning streak has stressed confidence and humility.
They leaned heavily on both those qualities Friday during an emotional 11-10 roller-coaster victory over the Pirates in 12 innings.
| May 13, 2015
| 12:22 PM
Manager Joe Maddon is sticking with a winning lineup as the Chicago Cubs try to win their third consecutive game Wednesday night against the New York Mets and hard-throwing Matt Harvey.
The Cubs will essentially field the same lineup that has produced...
| May 12, 2015
| 7:59 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched eight sparkling innings, Kris Bryant homered for the second straight day and the Chicago Cubs spoiled Noah Syndergaard's anticipated debut with a 6-1 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
| May 8, 2015
| 9:08 PM
MILWAUKEE — Except for the breeze frequent swings and misses generated, there was a development Friday night that could bode well for the Cubs in the upcoming months.
That was the power they displayed, as Dexter Fowler, Anthony Rizzo, Jorge...
| May 8, 2015
| 8:22 PM
Led by home runs by Dexter Fowler, Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler and Starlin Castro, the Cubs held on for a 7-6 victory over the Brewers on Friday night at Miller Park. The Cubs were tied for seventh in the National League with only 21 home...
| May 7, 2015
| 6:26 PM
ST. LOUIS -- Starlin Castro smiled when he was reminded that Thursday marked the five-year anniversary of his first major league game.
Through all the scrutiny that has fallen upon Castro during his time with the Chicago Cubs, the 25-year-old...
| May 4, 2015
| 8:56 PM
The Cubs pounced on Carlos Martinez in the first inning for five runs Monday night, but the Cardinals chipped away before scoring four times in the seventh to seize a 10-9 victory and extend their winning streak to seven games.
| Apr 30, 2015
| 6:12 PM
Cubs hitters are showing remarkable patience in the early going that ultimately could separate them from past non-contending teams.
By trusting their eyes and the batters behind them, the Cubs have managed to generate more scoring opportunities. And on...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 9:35 PM
CINCINNATI — The arm strength and sharpness were what the Cubs envisioned in the winter.
Now if Jon Lester can find a way to solve Billy Hamilton, the Cubs can feel even better about their high-priced ace.
The speedy Hamilton's two hits, three...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 3:56 PM
The Cubs could not hold a 4-1 lead as the Pirates rallied for four runs in the sixth and seventh innings to take a 5-4 victory Thursday and earn a split of their four-game series.
At the plate
Starlin Castro had two hits, but he grounded...