White Sox halt six-game losing streak with 9-5 victory over Cubs

Jose Abreu and Yoan Moncada and the White Sox line up after defeating the Cubs Saturday to halt a six-game losing streak. (Getty Images) | Getty Jose Abreu doubled in three runs, Yoan Moncada homered for the first time since Aug. 17 and the bullpen pitched six scoreless innings Jose Abreu has had so many […]

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Cubs clinch National League Central title

Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images The Cubs clinch the NL Central crown with the Brewers’ 3-0 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday. Their last division title came back in 2017. The Cubs have clinched the National League Central title with the Brewers’ 3-0 win over the Cardinals on Saturday. The Cubs’ last division title came […]

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Polling Place: When dust settles at G-Rate, will Cubs or White Sox have taken series?

The Cubs and White Sox each need a winning weekend. | David Banks/Getty Images This crosstown series definitely has some serious implications. Soon, all of baseball’s playoff teams will wipe their slates clean and begin finding out what autumn has in store for them. Heartbreak? Glory? Maybe even a hit or two? You know who […]

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Pity series: Cubs, White Sox meet just as both teams are reeling from terrible week

Neither the White Sox nor the Cubs are in great shape as they close the regular season at Guaranteed Rate Field this weekend. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images It should have been a celebration of two good teams as they rollicked and rolled to the playoffs, which begin Tuesday. Instead, it’s two teams lying in crumpled […]

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Dodgers’ Mookie Betts is MLB’s best-selling jersey; Cubs’ Javy Baez ranks No. 8

The Cubs’ Javier Baez has the eighth-best-selling MLB jersey for 2020. | Tony Dejak/AP No White Sox player made the top 20. NEW YORK — Dodgers star Mookie Betts supplanted Yankees slugger Aaron Judge on Friday for baseball’s top-selling jersey in his first year on the West Coast. Javier Baez, at No. 8, on the […]

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Top prospect Brailyn Marquez among players added to Cubs’ 40-man postseason roster

The Cubs intend to add prospect and left-handed pitcher Brailyn Marquez to the 40-man postseason roster. | Cubs The Cubs finalized their final postseason 40-man roster following Thursday’s 7-0 loss to the Pirates.  Brailyn Marquez is the Cubs’ future, but the future just got a little closer. The Cubs will add their 21-year-old top prospect […]

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Cubs plan to add prospect Brailyn Marquez to 40-man postseason roster

The Cubs intend to add prospect and left-handed pitcher Brailyn Marquez to the 40-man postseason roster. | Cubs The Cubs have not confirmed their final postseason 40-man roster, but it had to be finalized by Wednesday. The Cubs are expected to add 21-year-old top prospect and hard-throwing left-handed pitcher Brailyn Marquez to the postseason 40-man […]

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Anthony Rizzo homers in back-to-back games, but offense continues to scuffle

Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images Rizzo homered in his first at-bat in the Cubs’ 2-1 loss to the Pirates on Wednesday. The Cubs’ recent power outage has been a head-scratcher, and something that has been a strength of the team for a good part of the season has eluded it for much of September. ‘‘Home […]

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Jon Lester not wasting his opportunities with postseason around the corner

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar Lester tosses six-scoreless innings in the Cubs’ X-X victory against the Pirates on Monday. Every start from here on out is an opportunity for veteran left-hander Jon Lester. Unlike the Cubs’ postseason runs from 2015-18 when Lester was the workhorse of the rotation, those duties now fall on the shoulders of […]

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This You Gotta See: Bears-Giants, Ryder Cup and playoff positioning for Cubs, White Sox

The Cubs are looking to wrap up a division title — and hopefully a No. 2 seed in the playoffs. | Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images The Cubs and Sox meet next weekend — a World Series preview? And is there a Red Line stop outside Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas? And then there […]

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Shot at all-city series has Anthony Rizzo excited

Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs scores past Mitch Garver #8 of the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a game at Wrigley Field on September 18, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. | Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images Cubs star scores only run of game in first inning as Hendricks stymies Twins An all-Chicago World Series […]

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Jon Lester keeps things close as Cubs walk-off Indians in 10 innings

AP Photo/Mark Black Lester allowed two runs in five innings in the Cubs’ 3-2 victory. Javy Baez delivered the game-winning single with two outs and two strikes. Starting pitcher Jon Lester felt like he figured something out before his last start against the Brewers, and those corrections in his mechanics allowed him to throw six […]

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Cubs announce 2021 spring training schedule

Manager David Ross and the Cubs hope to start their spring training schedule on Feb. 27 against the Dodgers. | John Antonoff/ Chicago Sun-Times The Cubs’ spring schedule features four matchups against the White Sox. The Cubs and MLB announced their tentative 2021 spring training schedule on Wednesday. The Cubs are scheduled to open the […]

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With two weeks left in the shortened season, the postseason starts now for the Cubs

Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images The Cubs are attempting to play their best baseball of the season before the playoffs come. They showed that in Tuesday’s 6-5 victory over the Indians. With two weeks left in the regular season, it feels like the postseason has already started for the Cubs, who have played tight games […]

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Orphaned cub of famous mother bear Mink dies in traffic

New Hampshire authorities say one of three black bear cubs orphaned by the recent death of their famous mother was hit and killed by a bus By The Associated Press September 15, 2020, 2:44 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WEST LEBANON, N.H. — One of three black bear […]

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Cubs’ starting pitching must carry team across finish line with 12 games left

Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images The Cubs received quality starts from four of their five starters last week. Just like at the beginning of the shortened season, they’ll have to get great starting pitching to seal the deal. Just 12 games remain on the Cubs’ regular-season schedule, and with the offense still trying to find […]

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Cubs’ Alec Mills Throws a No-Hitter Against the Brewers

MILWAUKEE — From college walk-on to major league starter, the Chicago Cubs right-hander Alec Mills had to earn most every break he got. On the cusp of big-league history, he was happy to welcome this bit of luck: expecting to see the two-time batting champion Christian Yelich in the on-deck circle, Mills looked over and […]

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Alec Mills’ unlikely road to becoming part of MLB history

AP Photo/Morry Gash Mills, 28, wasn’t originally supposed to be part of the Cubs’ rotation, but after Jose Quintana’s thumb injury in July, he made the most of his opportunity. MILWAUKEE – When right-hander Alec Mills started his big-league career with the Cubs last season, his goal was to be himself and to help the […]

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Cubs’ Alec Mills no-hits the Brewers for 16th no-hitter in franchise history

Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images Mills’ no-no is the first Cubs’ no-hitter since Jake Arrieta no-hit the Cincinnati Reds on April 16, 2016 MILWAUKEE – If you asked anybody who would be the Cubs’ starting pitcher to throw a no-hitter, 10 times out of 10, the answer would likely be anyone but Alec Mills/ But […]

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Cubs’ biggest addition to bullpen might be Craig Kimbrel

AP Photo/Morry Gash Kimbrel earned his second save of the season in the Cubs’ 4-2 comeback win over the Brewers on Saturday, throwing another scoreless inning with a strikeout.  MILWAUKEE — When right-hander Craig Kimbrel has been bad this season, he has been really bad. But Kimbrel has come on strong recently and has continued […]

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