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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The playoff picture is clear Sunday night for both the Cubs and the White Sox.They now know who they will face, as both teams make it to the post-season in the same season for the third time in history.It's been a roughly 60 game season -- during a pandemic, but not only did the White Sox and the Cubs manage to avoid any outbreaks, but for the first time since 2008 they both made the playoffs.RELATED: Chicago Cubs, White Sox close in on division titlesThe Chicago Cubs will host the Miami Marlins and the Chicago White Sox are headed to Oakland for the best of three wildcard series that starts Tuesday.RELATED: 2020 MLB playoffs: Wild-card standings, playoff...
    Cubs were the only team to have a perfect COVID-19 free regular season.  The Chicago Cubs may not have been the team to secure the best record in the MLB’s shortened season, but they earned another distinction that in 2020 is quite a thing to be proud of. According to Russ Dorsey, a Cubs beat writer, the Cubs were the only team to have a COVID-free regular season. The Chicago Cubs will finish the 60-game regular season as the only team in MLB without a single player testing positive for COVID-19. Thats a pretty remarkable feat. — Russell Dorsey (@Russ_Dorsey1) September 27, 2020 Regular-season is the distinction because, of course, we haven’t entered the post-season yet. The Cubs clinched...
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    How Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich Found Their Way Back to Each Other After Split The Presidential Debate: Everything You Need To Know Javy Baez smokes a 101.7 mph double… batting left-handed It’s been a very rough season for Chicago Cubs shortstop Javy Baez, who was terrific in 2018 and 2019. Baez entered play on Friday with the second-worst OPS (.579) among qualified MLB hitters, but maybe “El Mago” needed to just get back to having fun again (which surely has been difficult in a pandemic and with empty stadiums). © Provided by The Comeback With the Cubs blowing out the White Sox 10-0 on Friday night, the White Sox brought in position player Yolmer Sanchez to pitch in...
    The Chicago Cubs are in serious trouble after not taking care of business. The last week has not been kind to the Chicago Cubs, and they need to snap out of it fast. Related Story Tempers flare after Chad Kuhl hits Javier Baez with pitch (Video) Read now >> This is a team that needed to duke it out with the Braves for the other NLCS spot to face presumably the Dodgers for the right to go to the World Series over in Arlington, Texas. If the Cubs get swept or look bad in a 1-2 series defeat at the hands of the White Sox, it’s over.
    (AP) — Chad Kuhl pitched seven sharp innings and Colin Moran and Bryan Reynolds had home runs among their three hits each Thursday in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 7-0 victory over the slumping Chicago Cubs. Kuhl (2-3) retired the first nine batters and had a no-hitter until Anthony Rizzo doubled to the wall in right-center with one out in the sixth inning. Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Bell (55) rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Kyle Ryan (56) during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) The right-hander finished his comeback season on a strong note. He allowed two hits, struck out five hits...
    Chicago Cubs (32-24, first in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (17-39, fifth in the NL Central) Pittsburgh; Thursday, 1:35 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Chicago: Alec Mills (5-4, 4.14 ERA) Pittsburgh: Chad Kuhl (1-3, 5.03 ERA) LINE: Cubs favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: Ian Happ and the Cubs will take on the Pirates Thursday. The Pirates are 15-24 against the rest of their division. Pittsburgh has a team on-base percentage of .278, last in the National League. Colin Moran leads the lineup with a mark of .319. The Cubs are 22-17 against the rest of their division. The Chicago pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.83, Jon Lester paces the staff with...
    Chicago Cubs (32-23, first in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (16-39, fifth in the NL Central) Pittsburgh; Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Chicago: Kyle Hendricks (6-4, 2.93 ERA) Pittsburgh: Trevor Williams (1-8, 6.71 ERA) BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Steven Brault. Brault pitched seven innings, surrendering zero runs on two hits with six strikeouts against Chicago. The Pirates are 14-24 against the rest of their division. Pittsburgh’s team on-base percentage of .278 is last in the National League. Colin Moran leads the club with an OBP of .315. The Cubs are 22-16 in division play. The Chicago pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.85. Yu Darvish leads the...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) – Jacob Stallings hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates slowed the Chicago Cubs’ bid to win the NL Central with a 3-2 victory. The Cubs began the day with a 4 ½-game lead over St. Louis and Cincinnati in the division standings and a magic number of four to clinch the title. Stallings connected with one out off Andrew Chafin to help the Pirates ended their five-game losing streak and win for the just second time in 15 games. It was Stallings’ third home run of the season. PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 21: Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes (13) makes contact during the MLB baseball...
    Week in celebrity photos for Sept. 21-25, 2020 Navigating telehealth: What to expect at a remote doctor’s visit MLB postseason: Braves, Cubs and Indians are heading to October The Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians are all headed back to the postseason.  On the National League side, the Braves and Cubs both punched their tickets to October thanks to the Washington Nationals, who surprisingly swept the Philadelphia Phillies in a doubleheader. The Indians clinched thanks to Jose Ramirez’s three-run tenth-inning walk-off home run against the Chicago White Sox.    Atlanta and Chicago are third and fourth National League teams to secure a spot in MLB’s expanded postseason field, joining the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. The...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — José Quintana is back in time to help the Chicago Cubs’ playoff push. The NL Central-leading Cubs plan to activate the left-hander on Tuesday and start him against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Injuries have dogged Quintana for much of the season. He’s appeared in just two games, both out of the bullpen, thanks to issues with his left thumb and a lat problem. Quintana recently completed a 35-pitch session off the mound and Cubs manager David Ross said he plans to give Quintana “a little bit of a leash” in his first start since last Sept. 26. There’s a chance Quintana could get another opportunity to pitch when the Cubs wrap up the regular season with a...
    CHICAGO -- Powered by the steady presence of José Abreu, the White Sox revival is roaring on the South Side.On the North Side, Yu Darvish is pitching like an ace again, and the Cubs are eyeing another October run.Chicago's major league teams are linked by more than just geography these days. They also share a most enviable position this time of year - first place.RELATED: Chicago White Sox, Cubs announce 2021 schedules"I think that every time we take the field, we feel invincible," White Sox rookie Luis Robert said through a translator.Sure looks that way. The playoff-bound White Sox have won 24 of 32 to rise to the top of the AL Central. Following Sunday's 7-3 loss at Cincinnati, they...
    Louisville federal buildings close as city awaits state findings on Breonna Taylor Foods you can and cant keep after their expiration date Twins clinch 2nd straight playoff spot, beat Mills, Cubs 8-1 CHICAGO (AP) — Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sanó and Josh Donaldson homered as the Minnesota Twins clinched a second straight postseason berth with an 8-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. © Provided by Associated Press Minnesota Twins' Jake Cave (60) runs to score on a single hit by Eddie Rosario against the Chicago Cubs during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski) © Provided by Associated Press Minnesota Twins' Mitch Garver hits a two-run single against...
    Jon Lester wants to return to the Chicago Cubs. The Chicago Cubs are in the middle of a strange 2020 season in which stars like Javier Baez have struggled while relative unknows like Alec Mills made history with a no-hitter. The remaking of the core of the Cubs might finally get kicked off this offseason, as veteran left-hander, Jon Lester is going to hit the open market after his contract expired. Lester acknowledged that his Cubs career might end after his sixth season with Chicago, but he also claimed that the Cubs are “family” while reaffirming his desire to re-sign with the club in order to pick up his 200th career win next season. Blown away by all the love y’all....
    Chicago — Umpires hastily cleared the field during a game between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night when a small drone flew into Wrigley Field over the bleachers and landed on the grass in deep left center. A drone sits on the grass after it landed in Wrigley Field outfield  during game between Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians on night of September 16, 2020, in Chicago. Play was briefly suspended. Mark Black / AP As Willson Contreras came to bat with two outs in the bottom of the fifth and the game tied at 2, the device was spotted over the left-center stands. Before the drone landed, umpires rushed players into the dugouts. Cleveland Indians wait out...
    National Guard major: Military police asked about using heat ray against DC protesters Heres why Trader Joe’s employees are so peppy Báez single gives Cubs 4th straight win, 3-2 over Indians © APWF Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez (9) celebrates with teammates after driving in the winning run during the 10th inning against the Cleveland Indians in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black) CHICAGO (AP) Javier Baez's RBI single in the 10th inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to their fourth straight win, 3-2 over the Cleveland Indians, on Wednesday night in a game that was briefly delayed when a drone entered Wrigley Field and briefly landed on the outfield grass. Automatic runner Ian Happ...
    Chicago Cubs pitcher Tyler Chatwood’s recovery isn’t going as planned Chatwood might not be able to pitch for the Cubs again this season. After hitting the injured list on Sept. 1, Chatwood was hopeful to make his return in the middle of the month, and therefore be ready for the postseason should the Cubs hold on and win the NL Central. Unfortunately for him, any further time on the injured list could force David Ross’ hand. Ross said Chatwood’s elbow wasn’t feeling good, and they’re going to be cautious with him moving forward. In a shortened season where the World Series is up for grabs, there’s no reason to force Chatwood back. The unpredictability of the postseason could make it...
    The North Side of Chicago is now the No-Hit Side. Cubs right hander Alec Mills pitched the second no-hitter of the 2020 MLB season on Sept. 13, etching his name in the record books just weeks after White Sox hurler Lucas Giolito tallied a no-hitter vs. the Pirates. It’s even sweeter when you add in that Mills grew up a Cubs fan.  The Cubs’ 12-0 drubbing of the Brewers was only made sweeter by Mills’ effort, going the distance while walking just three batters in the process. It’s the Cubs’ first no-hitter since Jake Arrieta no-hit the Reds on April 21, 2016, and the 16th no-hitter in Cubs history. MORE: 10 single-season MLB feats we’ll never see again There have been...
    The Cubs and White Sox made some Chicago baseball history in 2020. The MLB decided on a 60-game regular season in 2020 and that seemed to limit the chances of seeing no-hitters or perfect games. But that has not been the case as there have been two on the year. Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito had the first and Alec Mills of the Chicago Cubs had the second on Sunday. That is two no-hitters in fewer than 50 total games this season and both from the same city. Both clubs have been around a long time, however, this is the first time Chicago baseball fans have witnessed the rare feat. Your 2020 no-hitters so far: Lucas Giolito, White SoxAlec...
    Now both Chicago MLB teams have a no-hitter to their credit this season. The Cubs’ Alec Mills joined the White Sox’s Lucas Giolito on Sunday by no-hitting the Brewers 12-0 in Milwaukee. Mills needed 114 pitches to achieve the feat; No. 114 resulted in a ground ball to a shifted shortstop Javy Baez, who threw out Jace Peterson. The no-no also was the Cubs’ first since Jake Arrieta blanked the Reds in 2016. While Giolito was a highly regarded prospect in the minors, the 28-year-old Mills was the opposite. That makes his achievement a little more compelling. A quick profile of the North Side no-hit pitcher: Mills might not have gotten a chance under today’s draft rules   The right-hander began...
    Chicago Cubs pitcher Alec Mills threw a no-hitter Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers. In the nine-inning performance, Mills had five strikeouts and three walks. The Cubs defeated the Brewers, 12-0. Chicago moved to 28-20 on the year and Milwaukee fell to 20-28. PHILLIES' ZACK WHEELER SUFFERS FINGER INJURY WHILE GETTING HIMSELF READY: 'YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS UP' Mills was credited with his fifth win of the season. It’s the 16th time a Cubs player has pitched a no-hitter in the franchise’s history. He got an abundance of offense. David Bote was 1-for-3 but hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning of the game. He finished with a total of three RBI. Victor Caratini had three RBI as well....
    Chicago Cubs OK Alec Mills Sunday threw the league’s second no-hitter, beating Milwaukee Brewers 12-0. Mills, 28, scored five out of three walks. When asked how he felt in a Postcom interview on the Marquee Sports Network, Mills replied: “I don’t know anything, it hasn’t hit me yet. I don’t know how to celebrate. Today came together.” YearPitcherNo.Above. The sun. Alec Mills 5 Brewers 2010 Dallas Broad 5 * Rays 2013 Henderson Alvarez 6 Tigers 2009 Mark Buhrley 8 * Rays 2002 Derek Lowe 8 Rays * Perfect game – ESPN statistics and information The Brewers never won the final inning as Mills threw 114 pitches at the...
    Alec Mills of the Chicago Cubs made a name for himself after throwing a no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday afternoon. Right-handed pitcher Alec Mills, who was DFA’d by the Kansas City Royals a few years ago, has thrown a no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs as his team beat the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee, 12-0 on Sunday. Mills, 28, was making just his 15th career start. He was making his ninth start for the Cubs this season and had been 4-3 with a 4.74 ERA.This highlights a big day for Chicago sportsThe no-hitter was finished just a short while after the Chicago Bears had finished off a comeback win against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field...
    MILWAUKEE -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Alec Mills has completed eight hitless innings against the Milwaukee Brewers.Mills has walked three Sunday and hasn't let a runner past first base. He's struck out four and thrown 102 pitches.He's due to face nine-hitter Jacob Nottingham to start the ninth, followed by late-game replacements Tyrone Taylor and Jace Peterson. Those two filled in for Avisail Garcia and 2018 NL MVP Christian Yelich after the game turned into a blowout.The 28-year-old right-hander has been rounding back into form for Chicago after starting the year strong and then slumping. He pitched six shutout innings in his previous start Tuesday against Cincinnati and entered Sunday 4-3 with a 4.74 ERA this season.Garcia nearly got to Mills twice....
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cubs’ Alec Mills completes no-hitter against Brewers, 16th in Chicago franchise history and second in MLB this season. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    RICH ROVITO, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Cubs pitcher Alec Mills has completed six hitless innings against the Milwaukee Brewers. Mills has walked two Sunday and hasn't let a runner past first base. He's struck out four and thrown 72 pitches. The 28-year-old right-hander has been rounding into form for Chicago. He pitched six shutout innings in his previous start Tuesday against Cincinnati. He entered Sunday 4-3 with a 4.74 ERA this season. The Cubs led 9-0 after scoring five unearned runs in the fourth. Neither team had a hit through three innings. Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano has thrown the only no-hitter at Miller Park, against the Houston Astros on Sept. 14, 2008. The Cubs played the Astros in...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Cubs pitcher Alec Mills has completed six hitless innings against the Milwaukee Brewers. Mills has walked two Sunday and hasn’t let a runner past first base. He’s struck out four and thrown 72 pitches. The 28-year-old right-hander has been rounding into form for Chicago. He pitched six shutout innings in his previous start Tuesday against Cincinnati. He entered Sunday 4-3 with a 4.74 ERA this season. The Cubs led 9-0 after scoring five unearned runs in the fourth. Neither team had a hit through three innings. Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano has thrown the only no-hitter at Miller Park, against the Houston Astros on Sept. 14, 2008. The Cubs played the Astros in Milwaukee because of...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer off Josh Hader in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs topped the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Saturday night. NL Central-leading Chicago had gone scoreless for 17 straight innings before breaking through against Hader, who hadn’t allowed a homer all season long. Javier Báez and pinch-hitter Anthony Rizzo sparked the rally with consecutive one-out singles. Heyward then put the Cubs ahead to stay with a deep drive to center for his sixth homer. Lefties were batting just .115 with six homers against Hader in the All-Star closer’s career coming into the game. After Heyward and company returned to the dugout, Ildemaro Vargas followed with another homer to give Chicago a 4-2...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer off Josh Hader in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs topped the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Saturday night. NL Central-leading Chicago had gone scoreless for 17 straight innings before breaking through against Hader, who hadn’t allowed a homer all season long. Javier Báez and pinch-hitter Anthony Rizzo sparked the rally with consecutive one-out singles. Heyward then put the Cubs ahead to stay with a deep drive to center for his sixth homer. Lefties were batting just .115 with six homers against Hader in the All-Star closer’s career coming into the game. After Heyward and company returned to the dugout, Ildemaro Vargas followed with another homer to give Chicago a 4-2...
    Scientists are seeing an acceleration of pandemics This Popular Grocery Chain Is Adding Pickup Service to 480 Stores Hoerner, Happ, bullpen lead Cubs past Reds 8-5 © APWF Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress, left, and catcher Willson Contreras celebrate the team's 8-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds in a baseball game, early Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) CHICAGO (AP) Willson Contreras had four hits to tie a career high, rookie Nico Hoerner added three RBIs and the Chicago Cubs overcame an early three-run deficit to top Sonny Gray and the Cincinnati Reds 8-5 Thursday on a long, wet night at Wrigley Field. © APWF Chicago Cubs outfielders, from left, Cameron Maybin, Ian Happ...
    15 firefighters injured in California Two Beloved Chains From Your Childhood Are Going Out of Business Cubs Darvish, Reds Bauer to duel once again © APWF Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish, of Japan, throws against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Just over a week ago, the Chicago Cubs' Yu Darvish bested Cincinnati's Trevor Bauer in a matchup featuring two of the majors' top starting pitchers. The two will again square off on Wednesday night, when Darvish tries for an eighth straight win and Bauer looks to avoid his fourth consecutive losing decision for the visiting Reds. Darvish (7-1, 1.44 ERA) has...
    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs added speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton to their active roster Tuesday and optioned slumping slugger José Martínez to their alternate training site. Hamilton was claimed off waivers from the New York Mets on Monday. Hamilton, who turns 30 on Wednesday, went 1 for 22 in 17 games with New York before he was designated for assignment on Friday. Martínez, an infielder/outfielder, is 0 for 14 since he coming over in a trade with Tampa Bay on Aug. 30. The Cubs were hoping he could help address their trouble against left-handed pitching this year, but it hasn’t worked out so far. “In this weird season it’s hard to give somebody consistent at-bats when they feel off...
    The Chicago Cubs’ Javier Baez took a shot at the Houston Astros for using technology to cheat. With less than one month remaining in the 60-game MLB season, the Chicago Cubs have surprised the baseball world by holding a significant lead in the NL Central division, despite their lack of moves this past winter. Even though the team is winning, shortstop Javier Baez has been struggling as of late, where he’s batting below .200 as of this writing. When asked about his low production following Chicago’s 5-1 win on Monday against the St. Louis Cardinals, Baez attributed it to the lack of in-house video during the game, which is no longer allowed thanks to the Houston Astros and Boston Red...
    Before this season, Ian Happ of the Chicago Cubs wasn’t on the national radar, but he has become a legitimate NL MVP candidate in 2020. If you were to guess before the season started which Chicago Cubs player was most likely to win the NL MVP award this year, you probably would have answered Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez or maybe even Willson Contreras. Almost no one would have correctly predicted who their two best hitters would be as we’ve played more than two-thirds of this shortened 2020 MLB season. Jason Heyward, who had to leave Sunday’s game, has been their second-best hitter this year, but their first has clearly been Ian Happ, who is leading the team in many offensive...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks went eight innings, and the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs beat the second-place St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Monday. The Cubs got just the sort of start they needed from Hendricks and closed out the five-game series on a winning note after losing three straight. They lead their longtime rivals by 2 1/2 games. Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez, left, throws to first base after forcing out St. Louis Cardinals’ Matt Wieters (32) at second base during the seventh inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) Hendricks (5-4) gave up a run and seven hits in his second straight win. He also struck out four and walked none in his...
    Gender-reveal party sparked a California wildfire Four iconic NYC restaurants closed by the pandemic Hendricks goes 8 innings, Cubs beat Cardinals 5-1 © APWF St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong, right, tags out Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant between first base and second base during the second inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) CHICAGO (AP) Kyle Hendricks went eight innings, and the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs beat the second-place St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Monday. The Cubs got just the sort of start they needed from Hendricks and closed out the five-game series on a winning note after losing three straight. They lead their longtime rivals by 2 1/2 games. Hendricks...
    California wildfires: Gender-reveal event sparks one blaze as record heat fuels flames Four iconic NYC restaurants closed by the pandemic St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs Live Stream, MLB Lineups, TV Channel, Start Time The St. Louis Cardinals will meet the Chicago Cubs in the series finale of their five-game meeting. The Cardinals have dominated this series and won last night by the score of 7-3, with the Cubs only getting one win this while series on Friday night. © Provided by For The Win The Chicago Cubs will look for some relief by sending out Kyle Hendricks (4–4, 3.78 ERA, 40 SO) and the red-hot Cardinals will counter with the right-hander Johan Oviedo (0–1, 4.30 ERA, 10 SO). Here is everything you...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer off a struggling Jon Lester, and the St. Louis Cardinals gained ground in the NL Central race by beating the Chicago Cubs 7-3 on Sunday night. St. Louis pulled within 1 1/2 games of Chicago with its third consecutive win over the division leaders, sweeping a doubleheader on Saturday after the Cubs won 4-1 in the series opener Friday night. The longtime rivals have one game left in their pandemic-shortened season series on Monday. Tommy Edman also homered for the Cardinals, who improved to 14-0 when they score at least five runs this season. Dakota Hudson (2-2) worked five innings of three-run ball, shrugging off a shaky start. Chicago dropped to...
    More than 200 campers rescued by helicopter as Creek Fire prompts state of emergency in California: What we know Fall semester brings no relief to struggling college towns and the businesses that rely on students Goldschmidt homers as Cardinals beat Lester, Cubs 7-3 © APWF Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester wipes his face during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) CHICAGO (AP) Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer off a struggling Jon Lester, and the St. Louis Cardinals gained ground in the NL Central race by beating the Chicago Cubs 7-3 on Sunday night. St. Louis pulled within 1 1/2 games of...
    The Cubs designated Steven Souza Jr. for assignment in between games of their doubleheader against the Cardinals. Steven Souza Jr. has undoubtedly had better days. In between the Cubs doubleheader with the Cardinals on Saturday, the outfielder was designated for assignment. In the words of ESPN’s Jesse Rogers: “Yikes.”The Cubs dropped Steven Souza Jr. for right-handed pitcher Tyson Miller.Making sense of the move for the Cubs, beyond the obvious embarrassment for Souza, isn’t simple. Souza certainly hasn’t lit up the league this year. His batting averaged was a woeful .160 in 10 appearances for the Cubs. Saturday didn’t give Chicago much hope for a turnaround. He went 0-for-2 in the 4-2 loss to St. Louis. His poor performance made Souza...
    Breonna Taylor: Activists demanding justice for Breonna Taylor protested on Kentucky Derby Day These restaurant chains are unveiling new designs inspired by the pandemic Wainwright helps Cards beat Cubs 4-2 in doubleheader opener © APWF St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong (16) celebrates with teammate Yadier Molina (4) after scoring on a Paul DeJong single during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) CHICAGO (AP) Adam Wainwright pitched six-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader. Wainwright allowed two runs, struck out six and walked one while improving to 4-0...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish pitched seven dazzling innings in his seventh consecutive win, and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Friday night in the opener of a big five-game series. Led by Darvish and Willson Contreras, Chicago won for the fourth time in five games and strengthened its grip on the top spot in the NL Central. St. Louis dropped into a virtual tie with Milwaukee for second, 4 1/2 games back of the Cubs. Contreras had three hits and four RBIs, including a leadoff drive in the sixth for his fifth homer. He also had a big two-run single on the ninth pitch of his at-bat against Jack Flaherty in the first. Darvish (7-1)...
    The Chicago Cubs have re-signed veteran reliever Pedro Strop to solidify the back-end of the bullpen, which has been problematic. Pedro Strop is back with the Chicago Cubs. Strop re-signed with the Cubs, according to ESPN’s Jesse Rogers, after he was released by the Cincinnati Reds earlier this season. Strop came to Chicago from the Baltimore Orioles in 2013 along with Jake Arrieta in one of the more lopsided deals in recent Cubs history and was a vital member at the back of the bullpen. Source: Former Cubs reliever Pedro Strop is signing back with the Cubs. Was recently released by Cincinnati. Both Chicago teams had interest in him but hes going back to the N. Side. Hell report to...
    The Chicago Cubs could bring up their top pitching prospect, Brailyn Marquez at some point this month, Bleacher Nation‘s Brett Taylor wrote on Friday. He wrote that The Athletic‘s Sahadev Sharma was the first to float the idea in his latest article. For now, the Cubs will try to piece everything together and then reevaluate in a week or so,” Sharma wrote. “One name to not completely write off yet is Brailyn Marquez, the Cubs’ top pitching prospect, who is working at the alternate site in South Bend.” He added that Marquez started off slowly and seemed unlikely to help the team this season when the year began. However, he’s said to be “trending in the right direction” lately. He...
    The team announced that this Friday, through its website, it will begin the sale of the tickets where fans can put their image to be present in the series against the Cubs. Which will start on September 25 in the south of the city. Each one has a cost of 49 dollars and the place to buy it is whitesox.com/fantasticfaces
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — First-time father Bryan Reynolds hit a three-run homer in his return from paternity leave to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Thursday. Reynolds, who along with wife Blair welcomed son Reese on Monday, sent a drive off Alec Mills (3-3) into the seats in right field in the third inning for his second third home run of the season to help Pittsburgh snap a four-game losing streak. Reynolds also doubled leading off the second and celebrated by pretending to rock a baby to sleep. Cole Tucker added two hits, including a flare to left field in the sixth off reliever Jason Adams to give Pittsburgh plenty of cushion and boost rookie JT Brubaker...
    (AP) — First-time father Bryan Reynolds hit a three-run homer in his return from paternity leave to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Thursday. Reynolds, who along with wife Blair welcomed son Reese on Monday, sent a drive off Alec Mills (3-3) into the seats in right field in the third inning for his second third home run of the season to help Pittsburgh snap a four-game losing streak. Reynolds also doubled leading off the second and celebrated by pretending to rock a baby to sleep. Cole Tucker added two hits, including a flare to left field in the sixth off reliever Jason Adams to give Pittsburgh plenty of cushion and boost rookie JT Brubaker (1-0) to...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — First-time father Bryan Reynolds hit a three-run homer in his return from paternity leave to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Thursday. Reynolds, who along with wife Blair welcomed son Reese on Monday, sent a drive off Alec Mills (3-3) into the seats in right field in the third inning for his second third home run of the season to help Pittsburgh snap a four-game losing streak. Reynolds also doubled leading off the second and celebrated by pretending to rock a baby to sleep. Cole Tucker added two hits, including a flare to left field in the sixth off reliever Jason Adams to give Pittsburgh plenty of cushion and boost rookie JT Brubaker...
    VIDEO5:4705:47DraftKings co-founder discuss Chicago Cubs partnershipSquawk on the Street DraftKings on Thursday announced an exclusive partnership with the Chicago Cubs, one day after the fantasy sports company and bookmaker detailed an alliance with another Windy City icon, Michael Jordan.  Under the deal, DraftKings will be the Cubs' official daily fantasy and sports betting partner. The company also will seek to establish a "first-of-its-kind sportsbook" at the Cubs' 106-year-old Wrigley Field, according to a press release. Doing so requires approval by the city of Chicago.  In an interview on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street," DraftKings co-founder Matt Kalish said the company hopes to work with Illinois regulators and local officials to bring the Wrigley sportsbook "to market as soon as we...
    The Chicago Cubs have forged a new partnership with DraftKings that will eventually lead to a sportsbook being placed inside Wrigley Field, TMZ Sports reported on Thursday. While allowing in-person wagering at a baseball stadium was once thought to be inconceivable, times have changed and the state of Illinois has taken steps to allow such endeavors. The Cubs announced the new partnership and said that the ability for fans to place bets will either be inside the ball park, or somewhere very close by. The team said the intent was absolutely so that people who were going to a match-up during the day, could stop off and place a bet on who would win, who would knock in the first...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ian Happ finished what he started, singling home Nico Hoerner in the top of the 11th to lead the Chicago Cubs to an 8-7 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Happ, who led off the game with a home run, went 3 for 6 with two RBIs as Chicago spoiled the major league debut of Pirates prospect Ke’Bryan Hayes. Hayes, the son of longtime major league infielder Charlie Hayes, hit a tying homer in the eighth and added an RBI double. The 23-year-old third baseman missed a chance to win the game in the bottom of the ninth when he struck out looking with two men on, but he was placed on second in the...
    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs acquired veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin and two left-handed relievers in three trades on Monday, adding some help for the pursuit of their first division title since 2017. The NL Central leaders sent minor league infielder Zack Short to Detroit for Maybin, who is batting .244 with a homer and two RBIs in 14 games this year. The Cubs got Andrew Chafin and from Arizona for a player to be named or cash, and will get $370,373 from the Diamondbacks on Oct. 16 to offset part of Chafin’s salary. Josh Osich was acquired in a deal with Boston for a player to be named or cash. “Left-handed relief and right-handed hitters that can hit left-handed...
    The Chicago Cubs have reportedly been busy just ahead Major League Baseball’s trade deadline. On Monday, ESPN reported the club acquired not one, but two left-handed relievers by trading with the Boston Redsox for Josh Osich while getting Andrew Chafin from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Both deals came after analysts have spent much of the last week claiming the Cubs were on the hunt for bullpen help. Pitchers like Trevor Rosenthal and Pedro Strop were mentioned as potential targets, but Rosenthal ended up with the Padres and Strop is still without a new team. Chafin is in his sixth Major League season and up until now, he’s spent his entire career with the Diamondbacks. While he had posted solid numbers in...
    The Chicago Cubs were active buyers ahead of the MLB trade deadline, finishing with a flurry that includes veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin. The first-place Chicago Cubs made several shrewd moves to stabilize the roster as they head down the stretch of the truncated season. After trading for Jose Martinez and signing AJ Ramos over the weekend, and then trading for relievers Andrew Chafin and Josh Osich, the Cubs made a final splash with the trade of Cameron Maybin, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Outfielder Cameron Maybin has been traded from Detroit to the Chicago Cubs, source tells ESPN. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 31, 2020 The Cubs front office of president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer alluded...
    Will the Chicago Cubs be able to add some help for the bullpen via the Baltimore Orioles before the end of the trade deadline?  Things have gone quite smoothly for the Chicago Cubs in 2020, with the team currently at the top of the NL Central standings with a 20-14 mark. However, there’s no denying they could use some help in the bullpen if they want to try and bring home another World Series title. With the trade deadline on Monday, could Chicago end up making a splash? Per a report, Chicago is among the multiple teams who have been in contact with the Baltimore Orioles for one of their lefty arms. Several teams seek a lefty reliever and there...
    Lady Gaga Says the Wrath of Pop Will Inspire You While Accepting MTV VMAs TRICON Award 6 Reasons I Will Never Trust Suze Orman Chicago Cubs sign reliever A.J. Ramos to minor-league deal The Cubs have agreed to a minor-league deal with right-hander A.J. Ramos, ESPN.com’s Jesse Rogers reports (Twitter link).  Ramos was most recently with the Dodgers on a minors contract, but was released a few days ago. © Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports There’s little risk for the Cubs in seeing what A.J. Ramos has during this second act of his career. This is the latest step in Ramos’ comeback attempt, as he sat out the entire 2019 season after undergoing shoulder surgery midway through the 2018 campaign....
    The Cubs hit six home runs against the Reds on Sunday, all by their outfield Chicago added even more power to their lineup before the trade deadline, making a move for Jose Martinez of the Tampa Bay Rays, who should fit into the designated hitter equation. However, in the midst of a close NL Central race, the Cubs increased their lead over the weekend against the struggling Cincinnati Reds. Their most recent victory on Sunday came at the expense of Reds pitching, who found out all too well just how much power is in the Cubs lineup when it’s at its best. All three Cubs outfielders for Sunday’s game — Kyle Schwarber, Ian Happ and Jason Heyward — hit two...
    CINCINNATI (AP) — Chicago’s starting outfield of Kyle Schwarber, Jason Heyward and Ian Happ each homered twice, and the Cubs pounded the Cincinnati Reds 10-1 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series. Schwarber hit the first and the last of the Cubs’ season-high six homers, belting a solo drive in the fourth inning against Luis Castillo (0-5) and a grand slam off José De León in the ninth. Heyward connected for solo drives in the fourth and sixth, and Happ hit a two-run shot in the fifth and a solo homer in the seventh. The NL Central-leading Cubs hit 14 homers in the series. Help is on the way, too, after they acquired acquired José Martínez in a...
    The Chicago Cubs are trying to improve their bullpen as best they can. A.J. Ramos is the latest to help out. The Chicago Cubs have one of the best records in all of Major League Baseball, but they have one glaring weakness, which is their bullpen. Their combined bullpen ERA of 5.68 sits as the fourth-worst in the entire league, and while it’s not a huge deal now, it’s going to be when the games get tougher. To help stop the bleeding out of the pen, the Cubs have brought in some help in the form of A.J. Ramos, who hasn’t pitched in the majors since the 2018 season. He was with the New York Mets that year and threw 19.2...
    Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian Dine at Same Restaurant as Sofia Richie Should I Take Social Security Now and Invest It, or Wait Until I’m 70? Rizzo homers twice, Darvish keeps winning as Cubs beat Reds © APWF Chicago Cubs' Jeremy Jeffress, left, celebrates with Victor Caratini, right, in the seventh inning during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster) CINCINNATI (AP) Yu Darvish scattered seven hits over six innings, Anthony Rizzo homered twice and the Chicago Cubs snapped a three-game skid with a 3-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. Darvish (6-1) allowed two runners past second base and won his...
    Cameron Maybin might be leaving the Detroit Tigers soon and Evan Woodbury of MLive.com believes he could be a Chicago Cub by the start of next week. While the NL Central frontrunners have mostly been talked about when it comes to relievers, the writer said The Athletic reported the team is also looking for outfield help and Maybin could fit what they are looking for. Woodberry pointed out that Maybin is a free agent after this season. That means he would be a short term pickup. Because the trade deadline is August 31 and the regular season ends on September 27, it would be a shorter-term acquisition than most other years. Because of the “rental” player nature of a potential...
    U.S. death toll from Hurricane Laura rises to 15 How to Stuff a Turkey the Right Way (for the Juiciest, Most Flavorful Result) Suárez drives in 3 runs as Mahle, Reds beat Cubs 6-5 © APWF Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras hits a solo home run in the ninth inning during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster) CINCINNATI (AP) Eugenio Suarez and Jesse Winker homered, helping Tyler Mahle and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Friday night. © APWF Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras runs the bases after hitting two-run home run in the ninth inning during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Friday, Aug....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- In light of the Jacob Blake shooting, the Chicago Bears shut down practice Thursday.Bears players joined other professional athletes taking a stand against racial and social injustice.After the NBA canceled their games on Wednesday, Danny Trevathan tweeted, "I'm so sick of the senseless killings unarmed Black Americans. To this day all we want is the be treated equal."Prior to practice being called, Bears assistant coaches were seen wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts.Running back Tarik Cohen tweeting later, "Together We Are Inseparable."And David Montgomery echoed those words saying, "Alone we are nothing. Together we are everything."For the Cubs and the White Sox, Thursday night was a regularly scheduled night off.But that didn't stop leaders from both teams from...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- In light of the Jacob Blake shooting, the Chicago Bears shut down practice Thursday.Bears players joined other professional athletes taking a stand against racial and social injustice.After the NBA canceled their games on Wednesday, Danny Trevathan tweeted, "I'm so sick of the senseless killings unarmed Black Americans. To this day all we want is the be treated equal."Prior to practice being called, Bears assistant coaches were seen wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts.Running back Tarik Cohen tweeting later, "Together We Are Inseparable."And David Montgomery echoed those words saying, "Alone we are nothing. Together we are everything."For the Cubs and the White Sox, Thursday night was a regularly scheduled night off.But that didn't stop leaders from both teams from...
    The Chicago Cubs are reportedly in the market for relief help, and at least one analyst thinks that means they could be setting up a reunion with an old friend. The Cincinnati Reds recently released Pedro Strop, and Brett Taylor of Bleacher Nation wrote on Thursday that he thinks the former closer’s return to the Windy City is more than just a journey down memory lane. The analyst believes Strop might be on the cusp of signing a new contract with his old team. On the Bleacher Nation twitter account, the analyst showed that Strop was posting images to his Instagram account that looked quite familiar. Eventually, the reliever did post pictures that made it clear he had arrived in...
    The Cubs bullpen has not performed well this season and could use some help. Maybe an old friend is just what they need to turn things around in the pen.  The Chicago Cubs are one of the best teams in Major League Baseball this year, but they have one glaring weakness — their bullpen is the second worst in the entire league, sitting with a combined ERA of 5.79. Hope isn’t lost for the Cubs, however. For one, the trade deadline is next week and Chicago is surely going to add a reliever or two to their pen for the rest of this shortened season and expanded postseason. Chicago should also look into bringing back former Cub Pedro Strop to help...
    Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo is sick and tired of political agendas and doesn’t care if that bothers you.  When the Chicago Cubs took the field on Wednesday night, they did so without Jason Heyward. Heyward’s absence was voluntary and seemed to be in solidarity with other players across North American sports who were striking to bring attention to the ongoing and seemingly endless social injustice occurring in their country. The Milwaukee Bucks sat out Game 5 of their NBA Playoffs series against the Orlando Magic, which started a domino effect that saw all basketball games postponed and various other teams decide not to play. The Chicago Cubs were not among those teams, despite Heyward’s objections — although he reportedly...
    Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo took politicians to task Wednesday as teams and players across the sports world refused to play in games over the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. Rizzo’s comments came after the Cubs' game against the Detroit Tigers. His teammate Jason Heyward chose to sit out the game. IN PROTEST OVER SHOOTING OF JACOB BLAKE, 3 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL GAMES POSTPONED “I've gone through a lot with my high school and s--t doesn’t change,” Rizzo told reporters, according to NBC Sports Chicago. “And it’s just the fact of the matter.” Rizzo went to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. -- where one of the deadliest school shootings took place in 2018. He spoke emotionally...
    Jason Heyward is sitting out Wednesday night, but not his Chicago Cubs teammates are not. On Wednesday, the NBA followed the lead of the Milwaukee Bucks by announcing all playoff games will not be played, as the players are looking to raise awareness for social justice following the police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. Shortly afterward, the Milwaukee Brewers met with the Cincinnati Reds and decided as a group to sit out their scheduled game. The Chicago Cubs opted to play their game against the Detroit Tigers, but did so without outfielder Jason Heyward, who was listed as a healthy scratch. According to Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic, Heward met with manager David Ross before the game and decided he...
    DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth inning as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-1 on Tuesday night. The Tigers have won three of five since a nine-game losing streak dropped them out of serious postseason contention. Chicago still leads the NL Central despite going 5-8 in its last 13 games. Spencer Turnbull (3-2) picked up the win with 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and walked three while striking out five. In his previous start, he only lasted two innings, walking four batters. “After my start in Chicago, there were a couple things I knew I wasn’t doing well, especially with runners on base,” he said. “I made a...
    DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth inning as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-1 on Tuesday night. The Tigers have won three of five since a nine-game losing streak dropped them out of serious postseason contention. Chicago still leads the NL Central despite going 5-8 in its last 13 games. Spencer Turnbull (3-2) picked up the win with 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and walked three while striking out five. In his previous start, he only lasted two innings, walking four batters. “After my start in Chicago, there were a couple things I knew I wasn’t doing well, especially with runners on base,” he said. “I made a...
    By DAVE HOGG, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth inning as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-1 on Tuesday night. The Tigers have won three of five since a nine-game losing streak dropped them out of serious postseason contention. Chicago still leads the NL Central despite going 5-8 in its last 13 games. Spencer Turnbull (3-2) picked up the win with 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and walked three while striking out five. Cubs starter Tyler Chatwood (2-2) struggled in his return from the injured list, allowing eight baserunners while getting just four outs. Miguel Cabrera gave the Tigers the lead with a first-inning RBI single....
    Jose Quintana is making his return to the active roster The Chicago Cubs are sitting in first place in the National League Central and are getting reinforcements as the second half of the short season approaches. Jose Quintana and Tyler Chatwood have been activated as the pitching staff regains two valuable members. Chatwood is set to get his rotation spot back, while Quintana will be in an unfamiliar role as a relief pitcher.Jose Quintana’s new role and opportunityQuintana joined the Cubs during the 2017 season and has a 4.23 ERA during his time with the club. He is set to be a free agent following the 2020 season and could earn himself a nice new contract as a reliever if...
    Nikki Haley: It is a lie that America is racist 14 hotels across the US that offer standalone cottages, villas, cabins, and bungalows for a socially distant stay Báez hits 2 HRs, Cubs beat Tigers for 11,000th franchise win © APWF Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez celebrates after the final out in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. The Cubs won 9-3. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) DETROIT (AP) Javier Baez hit two home runs and the Chicago Cubs became the second franchise in major league history to post 11,000 wins, beating the Detroit Tigers 9-3 on Monday night. Only the Giants have won more, with 11,179 victories after starting...
    The White Sox are fighting to become the kings of Chicago. The Chicago White Sox have not made the postseason since 2008 and entered 2020 with high hopes. Those hopes remained even with the shortened season and the team is off to a great 17-12 start. We will need more than just nice starts from players like Anderson and Abreu to even consider the White Sox as a contender in their own division, let alone in the city of Chicago. There is still half the shortened season to be played and the White Sox have some tough divisional games on the schedule. Next: Cubs and White Sox set to make history If fans do want to create a legitimate case...
    All Times EDT East Division W L Pct GB Tampa Bay 19 11 .633 _ New York 16 9 .640 ½ Toronto 14 13 .519 3½ Baltimore 14 14 .500 4 Boston 9 20 .310 9½ Central Division W L Pct GB Minnesota 19 10 .655 _ Cleveland 17 11 .607 1½ Chicago 17 12 .586 2 Detroit 11 15 .423 6½ Kansas City 11 17 .393 7½ West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 20 9 .690 _ Houston 15 13 .536 4½ ...
    Yu Darvish has been nothing short of excellent this season. Chicago Cubs fans didn’t embrace Yu Darvish when he first started pitching on the north side, as his struggles with command led to him not pitching anywhere near the level of the $126 million contract he signed before the 2018 season. During the middle of last season, Darvish flipped a switch, which helped him become even more dominant than the guy who was leading the AL in strikeouts with the Texas Rangers. Darvish’s production has carried over to 2020, as he has won five of his six starts and posted a 1.70 ERA. He has given up just two home runs in six innings and struck out 44 in 37...
    Jose Quintana is reportedly ready to return to the Chicago Cubs but his manager, general manager and team president aren’t quite sure in what role he’ll return in, Brett Taylor of Bleacher Nation wrote on Sunday. Quintana injured his thumb on the eve of summer camp. A deep cut to his thumb, apparently suffered while doing dishes, eventually required surgery. He’s been on the injured list ever since. On Friday, Quintana went through what is said to be the final step of his recovery. He threw a bullpen session that Cubs‘ manager David Ross told Cubs.com went well enough to convince the club the pitcher is ready to make his 2020 regular-season debut. Quintana could get the start this coming...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A retired Chicago doctor and diehard Cubs pounded the pavement Sunday to raise awareness for patient and caregiver safety. As the Cubs prepared to take on the White Sox, Dr. Dave Mayer began his trek at 8 a.m. at Guaranteed Rate Field, and arrived at Wrigley Field about three hours later. The ballparks are about eight miles apart. Mayer is walking across the U.S., visiting all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums. Since February, he has walked almost 200 straight days, more than 1,300 miles, and just under 3 million steps. He said he is having fun, but his cause is serious. “People don’t realize that behind cancer and heart disease, more people die from preventable errors, and...
    The Chicago Cubs announced on Saturday that star third baseman Kris Bryant has officially been placed on the 10-day injured list.  For the Chicago Cubs, the issues they’ve had with the bullpen isn’t the only problem they’ve got to worry about now. Unfortunately for them, an injury to Kris Bryant has been added to the list and manager David Ross can only hope things won’t linger throughout the rest of the campaign. On Saturday, the Cubs announced they’ve placed Bryant on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Aug. 19, with a finger injury. The hope now is that Bryant will be able to take another week off and then get back in the lineup with his powerful swing. The #Cubs...
    The Chicago Cubs trade deadline plan seems simple, but not if you ask Theo Epstein. Even with after a 10-1 loss to Chicago White Sox Friday night, the Chicago Cubs are still 16-9 and hold a four-game lead in the NL Central. They are just 4-6 in their last 10 games, as the bullpen and some notable hitters have struggled. With the bullpen and perhaps offensive reinforcements in mind, the Cubs appear to be a clear buyer as the Aug. 31 trade deadline nears. But President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein spoke to the media on Friday and, via Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun Times, pumped the brakes on any significant moves to come. “There are a lot of...
    The Chicago Cubs have two starters they were counting on at the beginning of the season on the Injured List and that means they could be going after another pitcher before MLB’s trade deadline. Brett Taylor of Bleacher Nation wrote on Friday that one hurler the Cubs might go after is the San Francisco Giants’ Kevin Gausman. The writer said one reason he believes this is a possibility is that President Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer have shown quite a bit of interest in past seasons. Gausman was originally on the Cubs’ radar when he was with the Baltimore Orioles. Now, he’s on his third team since 2018 on a one year deal. San Francisco is not considered...
    Are baseball records set in a shortened season really MLB history? The Cubs and White Sox are testing that theory Chicago’s crosstown series between the Cubs and White Sox rarely has the hype that it truly deserves. In 2020, with both teams succeeding in their respective divisions and led by former players who’ve participated in such a series, the games still lack the necessary buzz in the Chicago sports scene, as the ongoing pandemic will limit fan support to the television set. The Sox of the South Side are 15-11, fresh off a series sweep of the Detroit Tigers and wins over prized prospects Tarik Skubal and Casey Mize. The Cubs, meanwhile, hold a four game lead in the NL...
    Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant really knows Cubs fans so well he was able to deliver this spot-on impression of the things Cubs fans say. With no fans in the stands, life this season for the Chicago Cubs players have surely felt quite different in the middle of the shortened 60-game Major League Baseball campaign. For first baseman Kris Bryant, you can tell he misses the passion of the Chicago faithful screaming their heads off. At the same time, Bryant has also gotten to know Cubs fans everywhere pretty well and has a pretty strong idea of what they’d be saying this summer if they were still keeping Wrigley Field packed like normal. In a recent interview with Red Bull,...
    Hailey Baldwin’s Best Makeup-Free Pics Through the Years Corporate culture had to go home: how the pandemic, protests could drive accountability in the workplace Carpenter hits slam, Flaherty shaky, Cardinals beat Cubs 9-3 © APWF Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez (9) tags out St. Louis Cardinals' Brad Miller (15) at second base during the third inning of Game 1 of a baseball doubleheader, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks) CHICAGO (AP) Matt Carpenter belted a grand slam and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cubs 9-3 in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Wednesday, holding Chicago to two hits even though a shaky Jack Flaherty couldn't make it out of the second inning. Flaherty gave up...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Carpenter belted a grand slam and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cubs 9-3 in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Wednesday, holding Chicago to two hits even though a shaky Jack Flaherty couldn’t make it out of the second inning. Flaherty gave up a leadoff homer to Ian Happ and recorded just five outs in his first start since a season-opening win over Pittsburgh. Carpenter drove a rope to center in the first inning against Alec Mills (2-2) for his second career grand slam. Tommy Edman had three hits and Kolten Wong scored four runs. Chicago Cubs’ Josh Phegley (4) is greeted by David Bote (13) after hitting a two run home run against the...
    Colorado wildfires prompt open-fire ban, disrupt interstate travel CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to onions expands Darvish wins again as Cubs beat Cardinals 6-3 © APWF Chicago Cubs center fielder Ian Happ (8) and right fielder Jason Heyward (22) celebrate ending the top of the fourth with a catch by Heyward during a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black) CHICAGO (AP) Yu Darvish pitched six effective innings in his fourth straight win, and the banged-up Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Tuesday night. Darvish allowed one run and eight hits while improving to 4-0 with a 1.04 ERA since he struggled in his first start of the...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish pitched six effective innings in his fourth straight win, and the banged-up Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Tuesday night. Darvish allowed one run and eight hits while improving to 4-0 with a 1.04 ERA since he struggled in his first start of the season July 25 against Milwaukee — matching his career-best win streak. The Japanese right-hander struck out seven and walked one. St. Louis pushed across two runs in the eighth and had runners on the corners when pinch hitter Andrew Knizner looked at a called third strike from Rowan Wick, ending the inning. Wick then worked the ninth for his fourth save. Chicago played without Kris Bryant after the...
    Virus updates: Texas passes staggering 10K deaths The best WFH — work-from-hotel — deals available right now St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs Live Stream, MLB Starting Lineups, TV Channel, Start Time The Chicago Cubs will welcome the St. Louis Cardinals to Wrigley Field for the second game in a four-game series tonight. The Cards took last night’s game 2-1 to take an early lead in the series. © Provided by For The Win The Cubs will send Yu Darvish (3–1, 1.88 ERA, 27 SO) to the mound and Daniel Ponce de Leon (0–1, 6.75 ERA, 8 SO will get the nod for the Cardinals in tonight’s game. Everything you need to know to catch all the MLB action tonight is below! St....
    CHICAGO (AP) — Brad Miller hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Monday in the opener of an unusual five-game series between the NL Central rivals. The game was tied at 1 when St. Louis loaded the bases with none out in the seventh against Kyle Hendricks. After Dylan Carlson bounced into a forceout at home, Hendricks (3-2) was replaced by Rowan Wick. Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks (28) delivers during the first inning of Game 1 of a baseball doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton) Miller then hit a liner toward the gap in left-center. Center...
    Albert Almora, Jr. stole a hit away from Tommy Edman If you see any police on the streets of Chicago looking for a thief near Wrigley Field, point them in the direction of the Cubs locker room. Already down a run early in the first game of their doubleheader against the rival St. Louis Cardinals, Almora was tasked with keeping Edman off the bases on a fly ball to very shallow center field. Kyle Hendricks wouldn’t have blamed Almora had the poorly-hit baseball landed on the turf prior to his diving attempt, but the 26-year-old went all-out, getting a solid jump off the bat and covering an unprecedented amount of ground with a swan dive. Glovely weather were having, @albertalmora....
    Yu Darvish is finally pitching like an All-Star again, and the Chicago Cubs have emerged as early leaders in the NL Central. The Cubs entered this season at a bit of a crossroads. Since winning the World Series in 2016, they’ve won only one postseason series. They didn’t make the playoffs at all in 2019, and David Ross replaced Joe Maddon as manager before this season. The NL Central was hard to figure out coming into 2020, but Chicago broke out early to a 13-3 record, and the Cubs still lead the division by 3 ½ games even after dropping the last three games of their series against Milwaukee. Darvish took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the...
    Former Chicago Cubs great Mark Grace called his ex-wife a dingbat in the middle of broadcasting a game.  Mark Grace will always be loved in the Windy City. He spent several great years with the Chicago Cubs and enjoyed 16 total campaigns in the bigs. He’s now traded his jersey for a suit, as he’s in the broadcast booth. However, Grace went viral on Twitter for all of the wrong reasons on Saturday after ended up calling his ex-wife a dingbat in the middle of the Cubs-Brewers game. What in the world was Grace thinking in doing this? He’s received plenty of negative feedback for the comments. Marquee viewers treated to a rambling Mark Grace calling his ex-wife a “dingbat”...
    By SARAH TROTTO, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Avisail Garcia doubled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cubs 6-5 Saturday, handing Chicago its first two-game losing streak this season. The Cubs were the only team in the majors that hadn't dropped back-to-back games before two straight losses to Milwaukee at Wrigley Field. Chicago had won three of four and 12 of 15. Garcia doubled to deep right off Jeremy Jeffress (1-1) to score automatic runner Christian Yelich from second base to start the 10th. Luis Urías reached on an infield single for an additional run. Alex Claudio retired three straight batters in the Cubs 10th for his first save. Ian Happ drove...
    CHICAGO (AP)— Avisail Garcia doubled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cubs 6-5 Saturday, handing Chicago its first two-game losing streak this season. The Cubs were the only team in the majors that hadn’t dropped back-to-back games before two straight losses to Milwaukee at Wrigley Field. Chicago had won three of four and 12 of 15. Garcia doubled to deep right off Jeremy Jeffress to score automatic runner Christian Yelich from second base to start the 10th. Luis Urias reached on an infield single for an additional run. (© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)