Tuesday's opener at Great American Ball Park will be a rematch between the Reds' Homer Bailey and the Cubs' John Lackey, who squared off Aug. 16. Neither starter got a decision in that game. Bailey gave up six runs over 5 2/3 innings, while Lackey gave up one run over six innings.
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Anthony Rizzo may have enjoyed his best seven-day stretch of the season during the past week, as the Cubs took series from the Reds and Blue Jays at home. On Monday, the slugger was named the NL Player of the Week for his efforts.
If Kyle Schwarber wasn't a Major League ballplayer, he would probably be a Navy Seal. Or maybe he would have followed his dad, Greg, and become a police officer. The Cubs outfielder knows the risks and the sacrifices his father made, which is why he's trying to honor first responders through his Neighborhood Heroes campaign.
When the Cubs play the Phillies later this month, fans will be introduced to "El Mago," a.k.a. the magician, Javier Baez.
Alex Avila belted a two-run walk-off single with one out in the 10th inning to power the Cubs to a 6-5 victory over the Blue Jays and complete a sweep of the Interleague series.
If there was one play that stood out in a wacky 10th inning of the Cubs' 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday, it came in the Chicago half, when Javier Baez hustled at the right time and Toronto catcher Raffy Lopez hesitated at the wrong instant.
When Rene Rivera was growing up in Puerto Rico, he would watch the Cubs games on television with his grandfather. Rivera was a big fan of Sammy Sosa and Ryne Sandberg, and on Sunday, he made his debut for his grandfather's favorite team.
Who do the Cubs have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Chicago's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Rookie Ian Happ did it all on Saturday afternoon, hitting an RBI single in the first inning and a solo home run in the fourth and scoring the tiebreaking run on Javier Baez's single in the sixth to spark the Cubs to a 4-3 Interleague victory over the Blue Jays at Wrigley Field.
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On Friday, Ian Happ started against the Blue Jays' J.A. Happ, who is of no relation, and struck out three times against the lefty and finished with one more K in the seventh. What a difference a day -- and being able to bat from the other side -- made for the Cubs' rookie.
The Cubs added depth at catcher on Saturday when they claimed Rene Rivera off waivers from the Mets.
One day after hitting six home runs in a loss, the Cubs needed four run-scoring singles to post a 7-4 Interleague victory on Friday afternoon over the Blue Jays, who were making their first trip to Wrigley Field since 2005.
Javier Baez hit his 20th home run and made what seemed like his 20 millionth unbelievable defensive play in the ninth inning to help preserve the Cubs' 7-4 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.
Jon Lester has some fatigue in his left shoulder and simply needs a rest, so the Cubs placed the left-hander on the 10-day disabled list on Friday.
Mike Montgomery will return to the Cubs' rotation to sub for Jon Lester, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Friday with left shoulder fatigue.
The Cubs went on a home run binge in the fourth inning on Thursday at Wrigley Field, with a leadoff homer by Kris Bryant and then back to back to back jacks against the Reds' Scott Feldman, but it wasn't enough as they lost, 13-10.
The Cubs belted six home runs, including back-to-back-to-back jacks in the fourth inning, to erase a nine-run deficit, but the Reds reclaimed the lead on rookie Phillip Ervin's tie-breaking, two-run homer in the seventh to secure a crazy 13-10 victory on Thursday at Wrigley Field that split the four-game series.
Ben Zobrist may be the most mild-mannered of all the players who manager Joe Maddon has known. So, for Zobrist to get involved in two disputed plays in a short amount of time -- and nearly get ejected -- is rare.
Anthony Rizzo smacked a grand slam in the first inning and Javier Baez scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch with two outs in a wild ninth on Wednesday night to lift the Cubs to a 7-6 victory over the Reds.
Joe Maddon got tired of what he called "playing good in the sandbox," and was ejected in the ninth inning on Wednesday night just before the Cubs tallied the game-winning run on a walk-off wild pitch for a 7-6 win over the Reds at Wrigley Field.
Young fan pops the question to Kris Bryant
When the Cubs' Kris Bryant was at first base, he had a chance to chat with his favorite player, the Reds' Joey Votto.
Eloy Jimenez and Zack Collins made an immediate impact and paced the Barons' offense to a 9-4 win over Montgomery in their Southern League debut.
Kyle Hendricks looked more like he did in 2016, which is good news for the Cubs. The right-hander threw six-plus scoreless innings Tuesday night and did not get a decision in the Cubs' 2-1 loss to the Reds.
Joey Votto scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by Scooter Gennett in the eighth inning Tuesday night and rookie Luis Castillo threw six scoreless to carry the Reds to a 2-1 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Fie.
Wrigley Field was taken over late Tuesday morning by a group of about 75 players from local high schools and other youngsters as the Cubs organization hosted a 2017 National PLAY Campaign event.
Alex Verdugo's hot streak continued as he hit his sixth homer of the season and drove in three runs in Triple-A Oklahoma City's 9-4 win over Round Rock on Monday night.
Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo smacked back-to-back home runs, reliever Mike Montgomery hit his first career double, driving in two runs, and Jon Jay missed hitting for a natural cycle by a home run to power the Cubs to a 15-5 victory Monday night over the Reds at Wrigley Field.
Before Jon Jay stepped into the batter's box in the eighth inning against Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett, who was doing double duty as a relief pitcher, the Cubs' outfielder got some encouragement from his teammates to complete the cycle. "Everyone kind of mentioned it -- 'Take a shot, take a shot,'" Jay said of his teammates' advice for his last at-bat. "We got the win, so it's cool."
Cubs shortstop Addison Russell, who is eligible to come off the disabled list on Sunday, is not close to returning, general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday.
How will the Cubs deal without hot-hitting Willson Contreras in the lineup? Lately, they've turned to Kris Bryant.
Jake Arrieta pitched six quality innings and Javier Baez smacked a three-run homer as the Cubs captured the series with the D-backs and moved a game ahead of the second-place Cardinals with a 7-2 win Sunday afternoon at Chase Field.
The key moment on Sunday, Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta said, was in the fifth inning. Rookie catcher Victor Caratini had given Arrieta a heads-up before it began, even though the right-hander was facing the D-backs' 7-8-9 hitters. It didn't help that Arrieta walked both Ketel Marte and Gregor Blanco to start the inning.