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  • Lackey to start as Cubs eye 4th straight win
    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.
  • Rizzo wins 2nd career Player of Week Award
    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.
  • Schwarber inspired by first responders
    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.
  • Baez, Cubs excited for Players Weekend fun
    When the Cubs play the Phillies later this month, fans will be introduced to "El Mago," a.k.a. the magician, Javier Baez.
  • Cubs rally for 3 in 10th to walk off with sweep
    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.
  • Baez's hustle after strikeout key in wild 10th
    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.
  • Rene glad to play for grandfather's favorite club
    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.
  • Cubs' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Cubs have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Chicago's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.
  • Happ leads bats behind Quintana to edge Jays
    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.
  • Check out photos of Ross jumping out of plane
    Check out photos of Ross jumping out of plane
  • Happ rebounds quickly, turns in big day vs. Jays
    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.
  • Cubs claim catcher Rivera off waivers
    The Cubs added depth at catcher on Saturday when they claimed Rene Rivera off waivers from the Mets.
  • Cubs, Arrieta spoil Blue Jays' return to Wrigley
    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.
  • Baez dazzles on both sides of ball
    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.
  • Cubs place Lester on DL with shoulder fatigue
    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.
  • Montgomery to step up in place of injured Lester
    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.
  • Cubs hit 4 HRs in 4th, including 3 in a row
    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.
  • Cubs rally from 9 down, but fall to Reds in finale
    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.
  • Zo' HBP flap: A sign of the apocalypse?
    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.
  • Rizzo's slam, walk-off WP send Cubs past Reds
    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.
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