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  • Montgomery to DL; Chatwood to start for Cubs
    The Cubs placed left-hander Mike Montgomery on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to Tuesday) with left shoulder inflammation and recalled lefty Randy Rosario from Triple-A Iowa on Friday. Right-hander Tyler Chatwood will start against the Pirates at PNC Park on Saturday in place of Montgomery.
  • Lester regains form with 6 scoreless, 8 K's
    Cubs lefty Jon Lester was in All-Star form for his 13th win, racking up a season-high-tying eight strikeouts and outdueling Pirates starter Ivan Nova. Pittsburgh native Ian Happ homered in the fourth inning for the game's only run, and the relief trio of Steve Cishek, Carl Edwards Jr. and Pedro Strop secured the victory.
  • Baez's tag, Contreras' arm thwart steal attempt
    Javier Baez continues to make the improbable seem routine. "If you can break it down and slow it down, it's amazing how he puts his body in position," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. "He lets the ball come to him, and he positions himself in a manner that's unique."
  • Rizzo's staredown inspires Strop to finish save
    Rizzo's staredown inspires Strop to finish save
  • Darvish ready for rehab start; Bryant swinging
    Yu Darvish (right triceps tendinitis) will be returning to the mound to begin his Minor League rehab assignment on Sunday, Cubs manager Joe Maddon confirmed on Thursday.
  • Baez's baserunning among top tools in division
    Hitting, hitting for power, running, fielding and throwing. Those are the five tools coined by the legendary Branch Rickey, and you'll find most of them in our tour of some of the best tools in the National League Central.
  • Cubs' nicknames for Players' Weekend
    For the second consecutive year, Major Leaguers will put their personalities and passions on the field when Players' Weekend takes center stage during all games from Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26.
  • 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 MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.
  • Every 30-30 season, ranked by club
    The marvel of the 30-30 club is predicated on the rare combination of speed and power it takes to swipe 30 bases and bash 30 homers in the same season.
  • Rizzo leads new-look Cubs lineup past Crew
    In his first game back in the cleanup spot, Anthony Rizzo got the Cubs going with a two-run home run in the first inning off Brewers starter Junior Guerra. Rizzo finished with three RBIs, as the Cubs took the finale from the Brewers. Jason Heyward had three hits and two RBIs, while David Bote added two hits and two runs. Guerra allowed seven runs (six earned) over 3 2/3 innings, while Kyle Hendricks was charged with four runs over six-plus innings for Chicago, although he earned his third win in his last four starts.
  • Cubs' 'pen plays Duck, Duck, Goose after HR
    Cubs' 'pen plays Duck, Duck, Goose after HR
  • Cubs acquire Terrance Gore from Royals
    The Cubs acquired speedster Terrance Gore from the Royals for cash considerations on Wednesday.
  • Cubs' struggling bats have players-only meeting
    The Cubs' offense has sputtered since the All-Star break, posting a .256 team average and has a -28 run differential entering Wednesday's game against the Brewers, and the players met to remind each other how good they can be.
  • Quintana unable to keep ball in yard vs. Crew
    Jose Quintana had been stingy against the Brewers, holding them to five earned runs over seven starts. On Tuesday afternoon, the Cubs left-hander served up that many runs in the first three innings in a 7-0 loss at Wrigley Field.
  • Cubs' best August trade came in 2003
    While the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline rightfully garners the lion's share of attention when it comes to each year's trade season, there have been numerous deals struck during the month of August that have been impactful down the stretch and in subsequent years. Here's a look at the best August trade each team has ever made.
  • From Africa to hero, Bote's had quite a journey
    In a matter of weeks, David Bote has gone from an 18th-round Draft pick nobody knew to a Cubs hero, schmoozing with actor Bill Murray after hitting a pinch-hit walk-off grand slam.
  • What you need to know about David Bote
    What you need to know about David Bote
  • Hamels' 1-hit, 9-K home debut sets up walk-off
    As thrilling as the final curtain was in the Cubs' 4-3 walk-off win over the Nationals on Sunday night, David Bote's grand-slam heroics wouldn't have been possible without Cole Hamels' dominant opening act.
  • Walk-off slam rescues Cubs after Max's gem
    David Bote smacked a pinch-hit walk-off grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning on Sunday night to lift the Cubs to a stunning 4-3 victory over the Nationals. The rookie's blast took Cole Hamels off the hook after the lefty allowed one hit in seven innings but exited on the wrong end of a pitchers' duel with Max Scherzer, who fanned 11 in seven scoreless innings.
  • Maddon: A-Rod meeting didn't get 'heated'
    Joe Maddon and Alex Rodriguez met Sunday before the Cubs' game against the Nationals for the first time since the former American League MVP made comments critical of Yu Darvish on the ESPN broadcast two weeks ago.
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