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  • For Cubs' Travis Wood, it's live and learn

    For Cubs' Travis Wood, it's live and learn
    CINCINNATI — Left-hander Travis Wood will be hard pressed to match 3.11 ERA of 2013, but he believes he will benefit from the hard knocks he has sustained this season. "You always learn more when you see your faults and how they're going against...
  • Sox's Sale leads Final Vote balloting; Cubs' Rizzo second

    Sox's Sale leads Final Vote balloting; Cubs' Rizzo second
    As the second full day of balloting for the baseball All-Star Game’s Final Vote opens up, Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale leads the way in the American League, while Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is second in National League polling....
  • All-Star Game voting makes for strange alliances

     All-Star Game voting makes for strange alliances
    Early Sunday afternoon, before Major League Baseball announced its All-Star rosters, the Cubs and White Sox were busy scheming for the two players who still had a chance to make a team via MLB's Final Vote. For the Cubs, that meant Anthony Rizzo. For...
  • Cubs fall apart in nightcap after strong start

     Cubs fall apart in nightcap after strong start
    CINCINNATI — The Cubs tried to dispel any suggestions late Tuesday night that their struggles are related to the departure of ace Jeff Samardzija. But after surging to a five-run lead behind three home runs and the crafty pitching of left-hander...
  • Series preview: Cubs at Pirates

    Series preview: Cubs at Pirates
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Pirates lead 4-2. Monday: 6:05 p.m., WCIU-26. RH Edwin Jackson (4-5, 4.59) vs. RH Charlie Morton (2-7, 3.31). Tuesday: 6:05 p.m., CSN. LH Travis Wood (5-5, 5.04) vs. LH Francisco Liriano (1-6, 4.54)....
  • Just in time, Cubs rediscover their losing ways

    Just in time, Cubs rediscover their losing ways
    Thank goodness the Cubs got back to being the Cubs. I have no idea what they were doing winning Рa season-high five games in a row Рbut they had to stop that. And on Sunday, mercifully, they did. They failed to hit in the clutch and they...
  • Cubs' Rizzo hitting into All-Star consideration

    Cubs' Rizzo hitting into All-Star consideration
    PITTSBURGH -- The selections for the National and American leagues in the All-Star Game are 3 1/2 weeks away. But Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is making a strong push. Rizzo, who went 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles Tuesday night...
  • Way they're playing, Cubs in no rush for prospects

     Way they're playing, Cubs in no rush for prospects
    PITTSBURGH — There will be a day soon when the likes of Javier Baez and Kris Bryant receive overwhelming receptions at Wrigley Field the same as Pirates top prospect Gregory Polanco received in his major league debut Tuesday night. But Cubs...
  • 10 reasons not to promote Kris Bryant

    10 reasons not to promote Kris Bryant
    Much ink and hot air have been spent clamoring for the Cubs’ future to become the Cubs’ present. Understandably, fans crave any hint of a young player who will stop this garbage. Pipe down, people. Wise up while you’re at it. Here...
  • Special agent for a day: FBI reaches out to boy with cancer

    Special agent for a day: FBI reaches out to boy with cancer
    FBI agents have a reputation as hard-boiled, tough-as-nails crime fighters. But employees in the agency's Chicago office recently stepped out of character to give a seriously ill 6-year-old boy a day to remember. It all started when Special Agent...
  • Marlins' patience sets a good example for Cubs

     Marlins' patience sets a good example for Cubs
    PHILADELPHIA — Justin Ruggiano saw the latest phase of the Marlins' rebuilding program while spending the previous two seasons in Miami after 2,910 at-bats in the minors. As frustrating as it was for Marlins players and fans to see veterans such...
  • It's partly mind over matter for Starlin Castro

    It's partly mind over matter for Starlin Castro
    The road to recovery started in the offseason, only to hit a speed bump in spring training. But during the time Starlin Castro was recovering from a hamstring strain and then coped with a sluggish start that rekindled the debate of whether he already...