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  • Series preview: Nationals at Cubs

    Series preview: Nationals at Cubs
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Nationals 4-3 in 2013. Thursday: 7:05 p.m., CSN. RH Doug Fister (6-2, 2.65) vs. LH Travis Wood (7-6, 4.55). Friday: 3:05 p.m., WGN-9. RH Tanner Roark (7-4, 2.79) vs. RH Jason Hammel (6-5, 2.99)....
  • Chicago's managers: questioning their decision-making

    Chicago's managers: questioning their decision-making
    Both Chicago managers were jeered Tuesday night, though Robin Ventura probably couldn’t hear White Sox fans shouting at their TVs from his dugout spot in Baltimore, some 700 miles away. It was one of those rare nights of Chicago baseball symmetry,...
  • Cubs' Arrieta braces for rotation turnover

    Cubs' Arrieta braces for rotation turnover
    The only sense of dejection from Jake Arrieta late Tuesday night stemmed from the probability that he might not have Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel as teammates for much longer. “I’ve always wanted to pitch at a high level for whatever...
  • Cubs president virtually rules out Kris Bryant for 2014

    Cubs president virtually rules out Kris Bryant for 2014
    A refrain that is all too familiar to Cubs fans: "Wait till next year," also will apply to top slugging prospect Kris Bryant, who hit 22 home runs at Double-A Tennessee before being promoted to Triple-A Iowa and hitting another home run in his debut...
  • Cubs hand Marlins second straight home series loss

    Cubs hand Marlins second straight home series loss
    MIAMI A starter striking out 11 is noteworthy regardless of the opponent, but that achievement loses some value when it comes against the Marlins. Jake Arrieta pitched the Cubs to a series-clinching 6-1 win Wednesday, totaling 11 strikeouts over seven...
  • Cubs' Jake Arrieta masters Marlins in 6-1 victory

    Cubs' Jake Arrieta masters Marlins in 6-1 victory
    MIAMI — While ace Jeff Samardzija can control his future after the 2015 season, Jake Arrieta is making the Cubs feel better about their own. Arrieta took another step toward becoming a more reliable part of the Cubs' future with his latest...
  • Cubs' prospect Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Cubs' prospect Bryant promoted to Iowa
    MIAMI — Third baseman Kris Bryant caught the eye of several Cubs players in spring training, so they were among the least surprised Wednesday with his long-awaited promotion from Double-A Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa, where he will join top prospect...
  • Marlins 6, Cubs 5

    The Sports Xchange By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange Marlins 6, Cubs 5 MIAMI -- Garrett Jones slugged a three-run homer in the seventh inning to lead the Miami Marlins to a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night at Marlins Park. The...
  • Jones ends power drought in Marlins win over Cubs

    Jones ends power drought in Marlins win over Cubs
    MIAMI – The contact didn't coincide with any of the thunder claps audible from inside Marlins Park Tuesday night. It didn't make Garrett Jones' three-run, seventh-inning homer any less dramatic. Jones' first since May 23 was perfectly timed,...
  • Jones' late homer propels Marlins past Cubs

    The Sports Xchange By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange Jones' late homer propels Marlins past Cubs MIAMI -- There was thunder outside and thunder inside. Just as the effects of the rainy weather were being heard inside domed Marlins Park, Garrett...
  • Garrett Jones, Anthony DeSclafani lift Marlins over Cubs

    MIAMI Right about the time booming thunderclaps began rattling the rafters at Marlins Park, and flashes of lightning brightened the night sky on the other side of the glass panels in left, Garrett Jones made some noise of his own. All it took was one...
  • Cubs' Jeff Samardzija maintains focus on now

    Cubs' Jeff Samardzija maintains focus on now
    MIAMI — After laboring through six innings Tuesday night, the wait until Jeff Samardzija's next start may seem like an eternity. While pitching in front of at least six scouts from pitching-thirsty playoff contenders, Samardzija weaved in and...