| Sep 4, 2014
| 4:54 PM
The Tribune’s Mark Gonzales answers readers’ questions about the possibility of Justin Grimm returning to the rotation, Kris Bryant’s exclusion from the 40-man roster, and Welington Castillo’s future:
Q: Justin Grimm originally...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 9:20 PM
The Cubs, hoping to post a winning record at Wrigley Field for the first time since 2009, blew a 3-0 lead but rallied in the 10th. Anthony Rizzo double with one out to set up Welington Castillo's game-winning hit off reliever Pat Neshek with...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 9:45 PM
The sweetest redemption for rookie left-hander Zac Rosscup and catcher Welington Castillo surfaced at an ideal time for the Chicago Cubs.
After blowing a 3-0 lead against National League Central leader St. Louis, Rosscup and Castillo each played...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:21 PM
TORONTO — Manager Rick Renteria showed that he hasn't given up on the Cubs' fifth consecutive non-winning season, and the year's remaining 16 games allow the rookies to respond to Renteria's challenge to display better focus.
"A lot of us are...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Mark Buehrle has heard the hype regarding the Cubs' young hitters, and his preferred style could have left him vulnerable against them Tuesday.
But if the youngsters can learn to adjust as effectively as the Blue Jays starter did in beating them, the...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:26 PM
PITTSBURGH-- No Rizzo, no Castro, no Soler.
The Cubs couldn't overcome the loss of their top three offensive threats Friday, losing 7-3 to the Pirates for their season-high seventh straight defeat.
For the kids in the Cubs' clubhouse,...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:05 PM
The question of whether Kyle Schwarber will wind up as a regular an everyday catcher in the major leagues is one the Cubs don't have to answer for a while.
But it's one everyone keeps asking, especially after Schwarber proved what he can do...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:46 PM
Jake Arrieta pitched 7 1/3 no-hit innings before Brandon Phillips ripped a double that eluded a diving Matt Szczur on the warning track in left center. Arrieta also came close to a no-hitter June 30 at Boston when Stephen Drew singled with...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The Cubs tossed autographed baseballs to selected fans before finishing with a 41-40 record at Wrigley Field, their first home winning record since 2009.
Jake Arrieta led the way with seven innings of two-hit ball in which he struck out 10...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:32 PM
TORONTO -- The seventh and eighth innings of the Chicago Cubs’ 9-2 loss to Toronto gave more ammunition for manager Rick Renteria to deliver a direct but necessary briefing to his young team.
“I think it’s a message we’ve been...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Baseball is a game of failure, or at least trying to handle it.
Those players who can maintain a strong level of confidence throughout an arduous season are a step ahead of the competition.
Rookie Jorge Soler has provided a small but impressive sample...