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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...