Cubs acquire closer Chapman in trade with Yankees

Jul 26, 2016

Cubs acquire closer Chapman in trade with Yankees

Before the Chicago Cubs completed a trade for Aroldis Chapman, owner Tom Ricketts and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein decided they had to hear from the closer himself about a domestic violence allegation in the offseason. So Ricketts and Epstein asked Major League ...

Familia gets out of jam as Mets defeat Cubs

Jul 20, 2016

Familia gets out of jam as Mets defeat Cubs

Jeurys Familia lost control, but not the lead, and kept the Mets ahead to keep his consecutive save streak intact. New York’s closer escaped a bases-loaded jam with a game-ending double play after Rene Rivera drove in the tiebreaking run with two outs in ...

Rizzo blasts three-run homer to lift Cubs

Jul 19, 2016

Rizzo blasts three-run homer to lift Cubs

Anthony Rizzo kept fouling the ball off, over and over again. When Steven Matz finally blinked, Rizzo capitalized with one mighty swing. Rizzo hit a three-run homer, Jon Lester pitched 7⅔ innings and the Chicago Cubs stopped an eight-game losing streak against the New ...

Darvish Ks nine, takes loss in return to mound

Jul 17, 2016

Darvish Ks nine, takes loss in return to mound

Yu Darvish was pleased with his first start since June 8 after recovering from shoulder discomfort, even though his pitch count quickly rose and he fell short of pitching five innings. Darvish returned from the disabled list to strike out nine but was inefficient ...

Jul 12, 2016

Kawasaki sent back to Triple-A Iowa

Utility infielder Munenori Kawasaki has been sent down to Triple-A Iowa, the Chicago Cubs announced Tuesday. Kawasaki had been promoted two games before the All-Star break for the second time this season. He has played three games in the majors this season and has ...

Jul 10, 2016

Cubs recall infielder Kawasaki from Triple-A Iowa

The Chicago Cubs on Saturday recalled infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Iowa. Kawasaki, 35, joined the Cubs on a minor league contract this year and played in 24 spring training games, batting .367 with one home run, eight RBIs, and one stolen base. He ...

Rookie Bell sparks Pirates past reeling Cubs

Jul 10, 2016

Rookie Bell sparks Pirates past reeling Cubs

The Chicago Cubs aren’t going to panic. Not over their suddenly struggling starting staff, and not over their dwindling division lead, either. Josh Bell’s grand slam in his second major-league at bat was one of four homers by the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 12-6 ...

Bryant's historic power surge downs Reds

| Jun 28, 2016

Bryant's historic power surge downs Reds

When Kris Bryant reached the dugout after his record-setting third homer, thousands of Cubs fans in the stands cheered for a curtain call. A few teammates wanted him to take a bow, too. Nope. That was the only thing Chicago’s top hitter wouldn’t do ...

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 ...