Ichiro sparks Marlins to win

Jun 26, 2016

Ichiro sparks Marlins to win

Ichiro Suzuki slapped a ground ball toward the left side of the infield, then hustled down the line to first just in case the throw didn’t get there in time. It didn’t, and the Miami Marlins were in business. That play by Ichiro kick-started ...

Cubs bail out Lester in win over Pirates

Jun 19, 2016

Cubs bail out Lester in win over Pirates

The Chicago Cubs have done a lot for Jon Lester this season — including a lot of diving stops and long home runs. Once again on Saturday night, Lester’s teammates came through in a big way. Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and David Ross each ...

Red-hot Cubs off to best start since 1900

Jun 7, 2016

Red-hot Cubs off to best start since 1900

Jon Lester dominated for eight innings, and the Chicago Cubs bullpen was just good enough in the ninth for yet another victory. Lester pitched eight scoreless innings, Jason Heyward hit a two-run homer and the Cubs held off the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 on Monday ...

Arrieta moves to 9-0 as Cubs edge Cards

May 26, 2016

Arrieta moves to 9-0 as Cubs edge Cards

Jake Arrieta got some help from the Cubs’ offense to stay perfect. Arrieta remained unbeaten on the season despite allowing as many as four runs for the first time in nearly a year and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-8 on ...

Streaking Cubs top Padres for eighth-straight victory

May 11, 2016

Streaking Cubs top Padres for eighth-straight victory

Looking quite comfortable in the middle of the order, Ben Zobrist is benefiting from the relentless approach by the Cubs’ dangerous lineup. Zobrist went 4-for-4, Addison Russell had three RBIs and Chicago beat the San Diego Padres 8-7 on Tuesday night for its eighth ...

Baez hits game-winning home run in 13th inning

May 9, 2016

Baez hits game-winning home run in 13th inning

Javier Baez got the pitch he wanted and propelled the Cubs to yet another victory on a day when it looked like Jake Arrieta might finally pick up a loss. Baez homered in the 13th inning after Chicago walked Washington star Bryce Harper a ...

Arrieta tosses no-hitter against Reds

Apr 22, 2016

Arrieta tosses no-hitter against Reds

Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs pitched his second no-hitter in a span of 11 regular-season starts, shutting down the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 rout Thursday night. The reigning NL Cy Young winner threw the first no-hitter of the Major League Baseball season. ...

Cubs send Kawasaki back to minors

Apr 16, 2016

Cubs send Kawasaki back to minors

The Chicago Cubs said Friday that they have optioned infielder Munenori Kawasaki back to Triple-A Iowa. The move corresponds with the return of elite infielder Javier Baez, who has been on the disabled list with a left thumb injury. Kawasaki left the team to ...

Streaking Cubs spoil Finnegan's no-hit bid

Apr 12, 2016

Streaking Cubs spoil Finnegan's no-hit bid

Addison Russell circled the bases while the crowd roared, happy to have Brandon Finnegan’s flirtation with a no-hitter made irrelevant. Russell tried to soak it all in. With his heart pounding, it wasn’t easy. “Once I stepped on the plate, it was an awesome ...

Kawasaki called up from Triple-A

Apr 9, 2016

Kawasaki called up from Triple-A

The Chicago Cubs called up infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Iowa as an injury replacement, the club said Friday. Kawasaki, who signed a minor-league deal with the National League club this season, replaced injured left fielder Kyle Schwarber on the 25-man roster. He joined ...

Cubs release, re-sign Kawasaki

Mar 30, 2016

Cubs release, re-sign Kawasaki

Munenori Kawasaki will begin the season in the minors, the Chicago Cubs said Tuesday. The Japanese utility infielder was not part of the 25-man opening-day roster named by manager Joe Maddon and, barring injuries to the team, will head to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs ...

Mar 26, 2016

Cubs send Murton to minors

Former Hanshin Tigers outfielder Matt Murton, who had been taking part in the Chicago Cubs spring training as a non-roster invitee, has been sent back to the minors, the National League team said on Friday. Last month, the 34-year-old slugger signed a minor league ...