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  • Kyle Schwarber determined to be Cubs regular catcher

     Kyle Schwarber determined to be Cubs regular catcher
    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...
  • Tuesday's recap: Cubs 7, Reds 0

    Tuesday's recap: Cubs 7, Reds 0
    The summary 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...
  • Cubs manager marvels at Greg Maddux's durability

    Cubs manager marvels at Greg Maddux's durability
    Rick Renteria had the opportunity to watch Greg Maddux perform during his Hall of Fame career and he was the Padres first base coach when Maddux pitched for them in 2008. While so many dominant pitchers of this era seem to break down with elbow or...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    If (Theo) Epstein continues trading every starting pitcher with value, who will pitch in 2015?  Does he expect Edwin Jackson to pitch every day? At this rate, the Cubs won't enjoy sustained success in this century. --Jaime G., Universal City, Texas...
  • Veterans say Rick Renteria right on focus message

    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...
  • Mark Buehrle critiques Cubs' aggressiveness

    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...
  • Renteria sees progress in Cubs' seventh straight loss

    Renteria sees progress in Cubs' seventh straight loss
    PITTSBURGH-- No Rizzo, no Castro, no Soler. No chance. 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,...
  • Series preview: Cardinals at Cubs

    Series preview: Cardinals at Cubs
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Cardinals 5-4. Friday: 3:05 p.m., WGN-9. RH Joe Kelly (2-1, 2.84) vs. LH Travis Wood (7-9, 5.12). Saturday: 3:05 p.m., CSN. RH Shelby Miller (7-8, 4.25) vs. RH Jake Arrieta (5-2, 2.12). Sunday: 1:20 p.m....
  • Ramirez's 3-run HR wins it for LA in extras

    Ramirez's 3-run HR wins it for LA in extras
    LOS ANGELES --The sight of rain Saturday night at Dodger Stadium seems to be the only occurrence more rare than a three-game winning streak by the Chicago Cubs. Light showers started to fall in the bottom of the ninth inning and persisted, as did the...
  • Cubs Game Day: Cubs, Hendricks coast to 8-2 win

    Cubs Game Day: Cubs, Hendricks coast to 8-2 win
    LOS ANGELES -- The Chicago Cubs' ticket list already was stretched with manager Rick Renteria and starting rookie pitcher Kyle Hendricks returning Friday night to Dodger Stadium. Their level of support was expanded, but it also put stress on the...
  • Cubs lose third straight, 5-4

    Cubs lose third straight, 5-4
    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....