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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The Cubs’ 14-7 record is so fine, it’s almost like they’re not hitting .229

Javy Baez is hitting .200 for the Cubs. | Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images There’s smoke-and-mirrors, and then there’s whatever the heck we’re seeing with the leaders of the NL Central. Is it possible the Cubs have found the secret formula for .667 baseball — missing the ball as often as possible and having all […]

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Defense starting to become Cubs’ calling card during fast start

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast Cubs shortstop Javy Báez: “The positioning has been a little different. We’ve been making adjustments that we didn’t make in the past.” It would be easy to look at the Cubs offense with names like Kris Bryant, Javy Báez and Anthony Rizzo and think that would be their calling card. Yes, […]

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Fake fans are chanting his name at Wrigley, but will Javy Baez be the Cubs’ top priority?

Javy Baez watches a batting-practice long ball fly. | Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images The sound — “Javy! Javy!” — reminds us there’s one player on this team of well-known names whose boundless talent just might set him apart from everybody else. Fake news! Sorry, meant to say fake noise. Or, to put it a […]

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