| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:33 PM
The Cubs chipped away at a heavily taxed Dodgers pitcher staff that saw 39-year-old Jamey Wright make his first start since Sept. 1, 2013. Wright lasted two innings and 46 pitches, but the Dodgers produced 16 hits — including a four-...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Left-hander Travis Wood was tagged for five hits during the Cardinals' four-run fourth, and Adam Wainwright got his 20th victory with seven innings of three-hit ball.
At the plate
After Anthony Rizzo hit a double with two outs in the...
| 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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:34 AM
The Cubs are winning and I don't know why.
I mean, I know why they’re winning games, such as the sweep in Fenway Park this week: terrific pitching and enough hitting, and sometimes great pitching and unbelievable hitting.
One day Jake Arrieta...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 7:33 AM
MILWAUKEE -- Now that Jeff Samardzija has his first win, the Chicago Cubs will try to provide more offense Sunday to try to get him more victories.
Catcher Welington Castillo and third baseman Mike Olt, whom each have struggled as this 10-game trip...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Eli Whiteside will make his Chicago Cubs debut Thursday night as the Cubs try to complete their first three-games sweep this season against the New York Mets.
Whiteside, who earned World Series rings with the San Francisco Giants in 2010 and 2012, was...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:29 AM
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...
| 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...