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5/27/2016 | Homer-happy Cubs down Phils behind Lester

The young and the old showed off their home run swings as 24-year-old sluggers Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant each hit a solo shot and veteran David Ross belted a three-run blast to power the Cubs to a 6-2 victory over the Phillies on Friday at rainy Wrigley Field.

5/27/2016 | Ross reaches milestone with 100th homer

The countdown is over. David Ross hit his 100th career home run on Friday. Cubs players have been counting each one of Ross' homers as he inched closer to No. 100 in his final season. The veteran catcher has announced he will retire at the end of the year, which is his 15th season in the big leagues.

5/27/2016 | Soler HR puts dent in Wrigley scoreboard

The video scoreboard in left at Wrigley Field took a hit when the Cubs' Jorge Soler crushed a home run off it in the fourth inning on Friday.

5/27/2016 | Bryant dusts off first-base mitt as Rizzo rests

The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo got a "mini All-Star break" while Kris Bryant got a chance to break in his first baseman's glove on Friday.

5/27/2016 | Hendricks, Eickhoff hope for support as Cubs host Phils

Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks could use a little help when he starts against Jerad Eickhoff and the Phillies on Saturday at 1:20 p.m. CT at Wrigley Field.

5/26/2016 | Contreras among Cubs prospects opening eyes

Andy Haines, in his first season with the Cubs' organization, joined the big league team in St. Louis, and he gave an update on some of the top Minor League prospects, including No. 2-ranked prospect Willson Contreras.

5/26/2016 | Bryant Kris-crosses all over the field

Kris Bryant has been needed in the outfield more since Kyle Schwarber suffered a season-ending knee injury in the third game of the season. Bryant's versatility gives Maddon one more piece to play with along with super utilityman Ben Zobrist and young Javier Baez.

5/26/2016 | Homers ruled the day among top prospects Wednesday

Wednesday's slate of Minor League action saw four Top 30 prospects connect on a pair of home runs on a day where the ball seemed to be flying out of the yard across all levels.

5/25/2016 | Bryant dialing up power with regularity on road

There's no place like the road for the Cubs' Kris Bryant. Bryant hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to help the Cubs beat the Cardinals, 9-8, on Wednesday at Busch Stadium. It was his fourth home run on the nine-game road trip and raised his season total to 10.

5/25/2016 | Cubs win 23rd straight behind Arrieta to tie mark

Jake Arrieta wasn't as cyborg-like as he has been in the past on Wednesday, but still moved to 9-0. He scattered seven hits over five innings and was charged with a season-high four runs, snapping his record run of 30 straight starts of three earned runs or fewer.

5/25/2016 | Southpaws seek northward trek in performances

The Phillies open a three-game series at Wrigley Field on Friday, with Adam Morgan taking the mound against Cubs left-hander Jon Lester.

5/25/2016 | Cubs outslug Cards as Arrieta moves to 9-0

The intrigue wasn't over, as many may have expected, when the Cubs handed their starter, Jake Arrieta, a five-run second-inning lead. But despite their ambitious comeback against a pitcher who hasn't lost in 10 months, the Cardinals fell short of flipping the results on Wednesday afternoon. Instead, Chicago escaped Busch Stadium with a 9-8 victory and second series win over its rivals this season.

5/25/2016 | Rubber match at Busch Stadium pits Arrieta against Martinez

In Wednesday's series finale, the Cardinals will strive to keep the Cubs from running away early with the NL Central. But it won't be easy -- the Cubs have won 22 straight games started by ace Jake Arrieta. The Cardinals counter with Carlos Martinez; they have won all five games started by the right-hander against the Cubs.

5/25/2016 | Grimm takes 'defensive highlight' off bucket list

Justin Grimm is a hockey fan as long as the Chicago Blackhawks are playing, and he made a nifty Blackhawks-worthy glove save on Tuesday night and crossed another item off his bucket list when he snared a grounder between his legs.

5/25/2016 | Group of Phillies among top prospect performers

Rhys Hoskins has hit his share of home runs this season, but none have been bigger than the walk-off grand slam he hit Tuesday to lead Double-A Reading past Erie, 11-9. Hoskins was among the top prospect performers on Tuesday.

5/25/2016 | Hammel helps own cause against Cardinals

Before Jason Hammel even took the mound on Tuesday night, he had hit a two-run double to extend his personal hitting streak to three games, brought his RBI total to a career-high five and had a six-run cushion.

5/24/2016 | Cubs' 15-hit attack polishes Hammel's gem

Any chance the Cardinals had of rolling over momentum from their series-opening walk-off win evaporated before they could send their first batter to the plate on Tuesday, as the Cubs opened the night with a six-run first and then cruised to a 12-3 victory that evened the three-game set at Busch Stadium.

5/24/2016 | Maddon confident Rizzo will get through funk

"He'll get through it, we'll get through it," Joe Maddon said of Anthony Rizzo's recent struggles. "He'll come out on the other side with a vengeance. I like that he's still out there smiling, he's a kid playing this game, and I love that. He enjoys the day. Believe me, he'll put up huge numbers by the end of the season."

5/24/2016 | Heyward deemed ready, back in Cubs' lineup

Jason Heyward still has some soreness on his right side, but he was good enough to play on Tuesday and was back in the Cubs' lineup for the first time since he crashed into the center-field wall in San Francisco's AT&T Park on Friday.

5/24/2016 | Hammel, Wacha square off with something to prove

Tuesday night's matchup between the Cardinals and Cubs will feature two starters, Jason Hammel and Michael Wacha, who face an uphill climb after their last outings.

5/24/2016 | Cubs not worried after 3rd straight loss

"We need to play better," John Lackey said after the Cubs fell to the Cardinals on Monday for their third straight loss. "'Worry,' I think, is a strong word. We're doing OK."

5/24/2016 | Maturing Zobrist playing with youthful vigor

Ben Zobrist notched his fifth three-hit game of the season on Monday in the Cubs' 4-3 loss to the Cardinals. He's reached safely in each of his last 29 starts, and has hit safely in 30 of 40 games.

5/23/2016 | Grichuk's 1st walk-off HR closes Central gap

With a walk-off home run by Randal Grichuk, the Cardinals completed a 4-3, come-from-behind win on Monday to carve into the Cubs' lead in the National League Central. The victory, which came in front of a sellout crowd at Busch Stadium, pulled the Cardinals to within six games of the Cubs, the closest they've been since the second day of May.

5/23/2016 | Lilly to represent Cubs at 2016 Draft

Former Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly will represent the team at the MLB Draft, to be held June 9-11. The Cubs do not have a pick until No. 104, in the third round.

5/23/2016 | Heyward encouraged after taking BP

Jason Heyward took batting practice on Monday for the first time since crashing into the wall at AT&T Park, and said he would like to play sometime during the three-game series against the Cardinals.

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