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 ...

Yu Darvish fans eight to help Cubs top Diamondbacks

Baseball / MLB Apr 28, 2019

Yu Darvish fans eight to help Cubs top Diamondbacks

Yu Darvish settled down after a shaky start. He got some help from David Bote. Darvish pitched six effective innings and Bote homered twice, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 9-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Anthony Rizzo also connected for the Cubs, who ...

Maeda struggles as Dodgers fall against Cubs

Baseball / MLB Apr 24, 2019

Maeda struggles as Dodgers fall against Cubs

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda took his second loss of the season after a nightmare start Tuesday, giving up six runs in a 7-2 defeat to the Chicago Cubs. Maeda surrendered four runs in the first inning at Wrigley Field as the Cubs took ...

Cubs hurler Yu Darvish nabs first victory of season

Baseball / MLB Apr 16, 2019

Cubs hurler Yu Darvish nabs first victory of season

Yu Darvish thawed out and then nearly overheated in balmy South Florida, but he found enough in reserve to throw his hardest to the final batter he faced. Darvish struck out eight in a season-high 5⅔ innings for his first win of the year, and ...

Mariners' Yusei Kikuchi still winless after four MLB starts

Baseball / MLB Apr 11, 2019

Mariners' Yusei Kikuchi still winless after four MLB starts

Seattle Mariners rookie Yusei Kikuchi remained winless after four starts on Wednesday, a bad day for all three Japanese starting pitchers in the major leagues. Kikuchi took a no-decision in the Mariners' 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals, while Chicago Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish ...

Yu Darvish struggles again as Braves sweep Cubs

Baseball / MLB Apr 5, 2019

Yu Darvish struggles again as Braves sweep Cubs

Yu Darvish pitched four-plus innings and suffered his first loss of the season on Thursday in the Chicago Cubs' 9-4 defeat to the Atlanta Braves. Darvish, playing in his second game of the season, allowed three runs, all earned, on five hits and four walks, ...

Yu Darvish allows 3 runs in 1st outing since May

Baseball / MLB Mar 31, 2019

Yu Darvish allows 3 runs in 1st outing since May

Yu Darvish had long since flopped in his return to Texas when former teammate Joey Gallo beat the Chicago Cubs with one swing. Gallo hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Rangers rallied for an 8-6 victory Saturday night, giving new manager ...

Baseball / MLB Mar 24, 2019

Cubs release minor league reliever Junichi Tazawa

The Chicago Cubs said Sunday they have released pitcher Junichi Tazawa, who received a non-roster invitation to the club's spring training after signing a minor league contract over the winter. Tazawa can now enter into talks with any of the 30 MLB teams, including renegotiating ...