| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:23 PM
CINCINNATI — Arismendy Alcantara earned three more days in the major leagues and fellow rookie Kyle Hendricks left a more than credible impression in his debut start.
In the process, the Cubs sustained their pride Thursday in an emotionally...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:57 PM
For a last-place ballclub, the Cubs were lively and upbeat before Friday's series-opener against the Braves at Wrigley Field.
They were ecstatic fans had picked teammate Anthony Rizzo for the All-Star Game in the MLB.com Final Vote balloting.
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:24 PM
It's no secret the Cubs don't plan to bring up Kris Bryant this season, preferring to let their top-hitting prospect progress at Triple-A Iowa while Luis Valbuena and Mike Olt man third base in the majors.
They haven't veered from their plan for any...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:45 PM
PHOENIX -- After a brief chat with his players on Sunday and conducting an optional workout Thursday, manager Rick Renteria hopes he won't need to deliver a pep talk as the Chicago Cubs open the second half Friday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks....
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:46 AM
There are lot of things about the Cubs’ plan that I get. What Theo Epstein is doing with prospects is smart. They need new grandstands and better player amenities. I get all that. What I don't get is the Ricketts' insistence on all the outfield...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 3:58 PM
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Season series: 2-2.
Tuesday: 7:05 p.m., CSN Plus; LH Eric Stults (3-11, 4.98) vs. RH Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 6.00).
Wednesday: 7:05 p.m., CSN; RH Ian Kennedy (7-9, 3.62) vs. LH Tsuyoshi Wada (0-0, 0.00).
Thursday: 7:05 p.m.,...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:54 PM
The Cubs management talks about developing homegrown players. But they don't seem to have much respect for Jeff Samardzija, who is one of the Cubs’ few success stories. Is Theo Epstein biased because Jeff was never in the Red Sox organization? --...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:31 PM
PITTSBURGH — Watching ace Jeff Samardzija get knocked around Thursday night wasn't nearly as painful for the Cubs as seeing Emilio Bonifacio hurt his right rib cage, an injury that could sideline him for an indefinite period.
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:40 PM
BOSTON — It seemed like a long time ago that general manager Jed Hoyer acknowledged the Cubs offense was "frustrating" and in need of improvement in several areas.
That actually occurred early Wednesday night, well before the Cubs unleashed a 19-...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 1:01 PM
MIAMI -- Luis Valbuena will stay at the leadoff spot Tuesday night when the Chicago Cubs play the Miami Marlins.
Valbuena will bat leadoff for the third consecutive game after collecting two hits Monday night.
Here's the Cubs' lineup:
| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Following a quick turnaround after Saturday night's rain-delayed game, the Cubs and Pirates reported for duty Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
"I work pretty good on 4-6 hours' sleep," Cubs manager Rick Renteria quipped.
Apparently his players...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:32 PM
The Chicago Cubs' three-game losing streak has coincided with some miserable slumps.
Outfielder Justin Ruggiano is hitless in his past 13 at-bats. Infielder Luis Valbuena is in a 1-for-22 slump that has seen his batting average drop from .292 to .266....