Granderson's 300th homer helps Mets rally past Cubs

/ Jun 15, 2017

Granderson's 300th homer helps Mets rally past Cubs

On a night when Matt Harvey fizzled and so much went wrong for the New York Mets, they still rallied late for a rousing win. Curtis Granderson opened a five-run eighth inning with his 300th homer, a tiebreaking shot that helped the Mets bail ...

Rockies beat Cubs for seventh straight win

/ Jun 11, 2017

Rockies beat Cubs for seventh straight win

The Colorado Rockies arrived at Wrigley Field this week with a chance to solidify their standing as a National League contender, and they haven’t missed a beat. Of course, these Chicago Cubs look a long way from their World Series-winning form. Mark Reynolds and ...

Baez hits grand slam, Bryant homers as Cubs beat Reds 9-5

/ May 19, 2017

Baez hits grand slam, Bryant homers as Cubs beat Reds 9-5

The Cubs are starting to show the pop that helped propel them to their first championship in 108 years. For that, manager Joe Maddon credited their starting pitching. Javier Baez hit a grand slam, Kris Bryant homered and the Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds ...

Uehara's scoreless innings streak ends in loss

/ Apr 17, 2017

Uehara's scoreless innings streak ends in loss

Koji Uehara was charged with three runs — two earned — Sunday after making 21 straight appearances, dating back to last year, without allowing any runs, as the Chicago Cubs were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1. Uehara (0-1) relieved Jon Lester, who pitched ...

Maeda, Iwakuma fall in first outings of 2017

/ Apr 5, 2017

Maeda, Iwakuma fall in first outings of 2017

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda gave up three runs over five innings and the Seattle Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma gave up two solo homers in an otherwise solid six innings as both Japanese lost their first starts of the season Tuesday. Maeda (0-1), who ...

Kawasaki finalizes agreement to return to Hawks

/ Apr 1, 2017

Kawasaki finalizes agreement to return to Hawks

Popular infielder Munenori Kawasaki joined the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Saturday on a one-year deal believed to be worth ¥90 million (roughly $808,000). The deal brings the 35-year-old back to his roots. Kawasaki turned pro out of high school, joining NPB’s only team on ...

/ Jan 19, 2017

Kawasaki vows to play for Cubs this season

Infielder Munenori Kawasaki posted on his official blog Thursday that he will play with the Chicago Cubs again this season. “I will play with all my heart and really want to enjoy baseball again,” said Kawasaki, who is expected to be on a minor ...

Video coordinator Masamoto seizing chance with Cubs

/ Dec 31, 2016

Video coordinator Masamoto seizing chance with Cubs

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Getting a job in American pro baseball is an uphill battle, even more so for foreigners. But Naoto Masamoto is proof that the American dream is not an impossible one. Masamoto, the video coordinator for the World Series champion Chicago Cubs, spoke little English ...