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8/27/2015 | Relay race: Cubs thwart inside-the-park HR

Cubs manager Joe Maddon was able to find a bright spot after watching the Giants' Madison Bumgarner strike out 12 over six innings in Chicago's 9-1 loss on Thursday. In the Giants' seventh, the Cubs were able to thwart Nori Aoki, who got a little too adventurous on the bases.


8/27/2015 | Cubs acquire Rodney in deal with Mariners

The Cubs added another arm to the bullpen mix Thursday, acquiring right-hander Fernando Rodney from the Mariners for a player to be named or cash considerations. Rodney is expected to join the Cubs on Friday in Los Angeles.


8/27/2015 | Giants rout Cubs for series win, gain ground

Madison Bumgarner fanned 12 Cubs over six innings and Marlon Byrd drilled a three-run homer to propel San Francisco to a 9-1 victory over Chicago on Thursday afternoon at AT&T Park.


8/27/2015 | Kershaw out to avenge earlier meeting vs. Cubs

Clayton Kershaw challenged his teammates after the Dodgers were swept by the Astros last Sunday, saying the team needed to play with a sense of urgency. On Friday, Kershaw will make his first start since then when the National League West leaders, coming off a sweep in Cincinnati, play host to starter Jason Hammel and the Cubs at Dodger Stadium.


8/27/2015 | Fowler day to day; Bryant makes 1st RF start

Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler said he may borrow catcher Miguel Montero's gear to protect himself in his next at-bat. In three games over three days, Fowler has taken a foul ball off his right hand, his left elbow and his right shin, and he did not start Thursday in the Cubs' 9-1 loss to the Giants.


8/27/2015 | Cubs have terrific tandem in Bryant, Russell

Looking down the road, it's hard to imagine a more exciting and productive left-side infield tandem than what the Cubs have with Kris Bryant at third and Addison Russell at shortstop. Those of a certain age in Chicago might see shades of Ron Santo and Ernie Banks, basking in the North Side sun.


8/27/2015 | Cubs' kids given tough test by veteran Giants

No matter how well the Cubs have played lately, they weren't going to go undefeated the rest of the season. And Wednesday's game showed how the rookies still have some growing up to do.


8/26/2015 | Maddon: Castro could return to starting lineup

Starlin Castro, who lost his job as the Cubs starting shortstop, could work his way back into the every day lineup, manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday.


8/26/2015 | MadBum, Giants aim to gain more ground on Cubs

The Chicago Cubs' potent lineup faces its toughest task of the series as it squares off against Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner in Thursday afternoon's finale.


8/26/2015 | Adjustment helps Castro have big game

When Starlin Castro hit a ball to right field in the eighth inning Tuesday night, he was thinking triple. That's all that was missing after the Cubs shortstop had singled in the third, doubled in the fourth and homered in the sixth.


8/26/2015 | Three homers back Arrieta to 16th victory

Jake Arrieta became the first pitcher in the Major Leagues to reach 16 wins and Kyle Schwarber, Miguel Montero and Starlin Castro each homered to power the Cubs to an 8-5 victory over the Giants on Tuesday night. Chicago now has won 21 of its last 25 games.


8/26/2015 | Peavy, Hendricks seek return to win column

The Giants hand the ball to Jake Peavy in a critical second game of a three-game set against the Cubs on Wednesday night at AT&T Park. The Cubs counter with right-hander Kyle Hendricks, who is looking to win for the first time since he beat San Francisco on Aug. 8.


8/25/2015 | Jimenez stays hot for Emeralds with first multi-homer game

Cubs No. 13 prospect Eloy Jimenez refuses to cool down for Class A Short Season Eugene.


8/25/2015 | Cubs mull speed options for postseason

Cubs manager Joe Maddon isn't ready to name which starting pitcher would start the National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser but he is thinking ahead to what he wants for his postseason roster. The Cubs signed Quintin Berry and Emilio Bonifacio to Minor League contracts, and both reported to Triple-A Iowa. Both will be considered as extras on the bench for the postseason, specifically as pinch-runner options.


8/25/2015 | Strop draws smiles for pacing Bryant on HR

Kris Bryant hit a walk-off solo homer with two outs in the ninth Monday to lift the Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the Indians at Wrigley Field. Check out the video because it shows Pedro Strop sprinting from the bullpen in time to run step for step with Bryant from third to home.


8/24/2015 | Bryant comes up clutch again

Kris Bryant stepped up to the plate with two outs in the ninth inning, his team tied at 1 with Cleveland, but he wasn't thinking about hitting a home run to win the game. Really, he was thinking about hitting a fly ball.


8/24/2015 | Kluber-Lester battle lives up to hype

Corey Kluber's focus is singular on the day he pitches. The ace of the Indians' rotation narrows his concern to each hitter who steps into the batter's box, and he doesn't bother to pay much attention to who is opposite him on the mound.


8/24/2015 | Bryant's HR gives Cubs walk-off win vs. Tribe

On a day where both starters dazzled, Kris Bryant stole the show with a two-out, walk-off home run in the ninth inning as the Cubs defeated the Indians, 2-1, on Monday at Wrigley Field. Monday's game was a makeup of a game scheduled for June 15 that was postponed because of inclement weather.


8/24/2015 | Cubs place Motte, Soler on disabled list

The Cubs' push for the postseason will be more difficult after right fielder Jorge Soler and reliever Jason Motte were both placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday, Soler with a left oblique strain and Motte with a right shoulder strain.


8/23/2015 | Fowler bringing power while embracing leadoff

Every time Dexter Fowler gets ready to bat, Cubs manager Joe Maddon stops him to say the same thing, to provide a gentle reminder: "You go, we go."


8/23/2015 | Fan struck by ball at Wrigley transported to hospital

A fan was struck by a foul ball during the Cubs' 9-3 win over the Braves on Sunday at Wrigley Field. The Cubs said the fan was conscious and transported to a local hospital for further examination.


8/23/2015 | Maddon enjoys consistency with few off-days

Manager Joe Maddon calls this part of the year, the one after the Trade Deadline and before rosters expand, the one players have to "fight through." But the Cubs aren't getting much relief as they make that push to the end of the regular season.


8/23/2015 | Cubs' 5-HR game completes sweep of Braves

Four Cubs homered -- including two from Kris Bryant -- while Jason Hammel allowed two runs across 6 1/3 innings as Chicago defeated the Braves, 9-3, on Sunday at Wrigley Field to complete the series sweep. It marks the fourth sweep for the Cubs this season, the first time they have accomplished such a feat since 1945.


8/23/2015 | Aces Kluber, Lester match up in makeup game

A pair of aces will square off when the Indians travel to Wrigley Field for a one-day stop in the Windy City on Monday afternoon. Defending American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and Cubs lefty Jon Lester will face one another in the Interleague makeup of the teams' June 15 rainout.


8/22/2015 | Russell's controversial game-tying HR looms large

Addison Russell knew the wind had been blowing out at Wrigley Field since the Braves had come to town on Thursday. So when he hit a ball off Braves pitcher Matt Marksberry into left field in Saturday's 9-7 win against Atlanta, he knew it had a chance of landing in the stands.




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