Phillies name Joe Girardi manager; Cubs hire David Ross

Baseball / MLB Oct 25, 2019

Phillies name Joe Girardi manager; Cubs hire David Ross

The Phillies got their man. Philadelphia hired former Yankees manager Joe Girardi to replace Gabe Kapler on Thursday. Girardi will be introduced at a news conference Monday. "I'm excited for this next chapter of my career," Girardi said in a statement. "The Phillies have a strong ...

Cardinals get past Yu Darvish, Cubs to clinch playoff berth

Baseball / MLB Sep 23, 2019

Cardinals get past Yu Darvish, Cubs to clinch playoff berth

Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals celebrated the franchise's first postseason berth in four years with a champagne toast in the visitor's clubhouse. It was another sweet finish. Goldschmidt hit a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning and the Cardinals clinched a playoff spot by ...

Cubs' Yu Darvish sharp, but bullpen blows lead

Baseball / MLB Aug 16, 2019

Cubs' Yu Darvish sharp, but bullpen blows lead

Chicago Cubs starter Yu Darvish struck out 10, silencing Philadelphia's bats for seven innings a night after the Phillies scored 11 runs in former manager Charlie Manuel's debut as hitting coach. But the Phillies rallied against Chicago's bullpen and moved within one game of the ...

Cubs' Yu Darvish yields three homers in loss to Reds

Baseball / MLB Aug 10, 2019

Cubs' Yu Darvish yields three homers in loss to Reds

Yu Darvish surrendered three home runs and was outdueled by Trevor Bauer on Friday night as the Chicago Cubs suffered a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds. After striking out the first three batters he faced at Great American Ball Park, Darvish ...

Cardinals blank Cubs, move into first place

Baseball / MLB Aug 2, 2019

Cardinals blank Cubs, move into first place

Jack Flaherty didn't panic. Instead, the St. Louis Cardinals' right-hander simply stayed the course during a lengthy stretch without a victory. That patience paid off Thursday. Flaherty struck out nine in seven strong innings and catcher Matt Wieters hit a three-run homer as the Cardinals beat ...

Darvish takes loss as Cards top Cubs

Baseball / MLB Jul 31, 2019

Darvish takes loss as Cards top Cubs

Yu Darvish was tagged with his fifth loss of the season as the St. Louis Cardinals snatched the division lead away from the Chicago Cubs with a 2-1 victory in their series opener on Tuesday. Darvish (3-5) was pleased with his six-inning effort in which ...

Willson Contreras powers Cubs past White Sox

Baseball / MLB Jun 20, 2019

Willson Contreras powers Cubs past White Sox

Willson Contreras went 2-for-3 with two home runs and five RBIs, and the Chicago Cubs pulled away for a 7-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Contreras clubbed a grand slam and a solo homer to help the Cubs split a two-game ...

Javier Baez and Cubs overcome Yu Darvish's rough outing

Baseball / MLB May 5, 2019

Javier Baez and Cubs overcome Yu Darvish's rough outing

Taylor Davis got the comeback started with a grand slam in the fourth inning. Javier Baez finished it with a go-ahead homer in the eighth. Just like that, the surging Cubs are in position to grab the NL Central lead. Baez led off the eighth inning ...