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4/26/2015 | Arrieta's in-game adjustments spur strong effort

In both of Jake Arrieta's starts against the Reds this season, the Cubs pitcher has gotten off to great starts. On Sunday, he showed what he can do when he gets out of rhythm.


4/26/2015 | Starlin adds to highlight reel with throw from knees

Cubs manager Joe Maddon has challenged his players to try to win Gold Gloves. Starlin Castro is taking that seriously.


4/26/2015 | Russell's big hit helps propel Cubs to victory

Addison Russell will finally get to play at Wrigley Field. The Cubs' No. 2 ranked prospect will make his home debut Monday night, and he arrives feeling a little better after hitting a key three-run double in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Reds.


4/26/2015 | Arrieta, Russell lead way as Cubs top Reds

Big hits from Miguel Montero and Addison Russell were enough to lift the Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Reds on Sunday at Great American Ball Park. Chicago took both games of the rain-shortened series.


4/26/2015 | Maddon lauds Bryant's keen batting eye

As much as Cubs fans want to see Kris Bryant hit home runs, manager Joe Maddon likes the walks the rookie third baseman has been working.


4/26/2015 | Motte sends text of support to injured Wainwright

Cubs reliever Jason Motte sent Adam Wainwright a text message Saturday night as soon as he heard that his former teammate was injured. Wainwright was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with an injury to his left Achilles and ankle that may be season-ending.


4/26/2015 | Worley meets Hammel in Wrigley rematch

The Pirates, one of the National League Central's reigning elite teams, and the Cubs, a growing force, begin their second series in a week Monday night at 7:05 p.m. CT in Wrigley Field.


4/25/2015 | Arrieta, DeSclafani to give it another go in finale

After sitting through a rain delay that lasted more than four hours on Saturday, the Cubs and Reds will meet for the series finale on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. ET. The forecast, which was dismal for the first two games of the series, is much better for the last one. Sunny skies are expected on Sunday, with temperatures expected to reach the lower 60s.


4/25/2015 | Ozzie, Rickey, Jenkins and Tiant enter Hall of Game

Now in its second year, the Hall of Game is for former Major League players who not only did great things on the field, but also exhibited the flair and passion reminiscent of the Negro Leagues players. Joining Ozzie Smith on Saturday in the Hall of Game induction class were Rickey Henderson, Ferguson Jenkins and Luis Tiant.


4/25/2015 | Cubs' tilt with Reds gets rained out

The Cubs had plenty of down time on Saturday at Great American Ball Park, as they waited 4 hours, 13 minutes before the game was postponed because of rain. No makeup date was announced. The Cubs return to Cincinnati from July 20-22 and Sept. 29-Oct. 1.


4/25/2015 | Rizzo's approach at the plate impresses Maddon

The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo began the day leading the Majors with a .493 on-base percentage, and manager Joe Maddon is happy with the first baseman's approach at the plate.


4/25/2015 | Maddon calls Reds' Hamilton a 'game changer'

Billy Hamilton didn't waste any time running on Chicago's Jon Lester. The Cubs weren't surprised. The Reds' center fielder has done that to other pitchers, as well.


4/25/2015 | Maddon content to bat pitcher in No. 8 slot

So far, Cubs manager Joe Maddon's preference for having the pitcher bat eighth seems to be working, and he plans on sticking with it.


4/25/2015 | Russell makes diving stop to throw out speedster Hamilton

Billy Hamilton was 2-for-2 with three stolen bases in his first two at-bats Friday against the Cubs, and he led off the fifth with a grounder toward right-center. Addison Russell dove to his right, snared the ball, and got to his feet in time to throw Hamilton out at first.


4/25/2015 | Lester improves, strikes out 10 against Reds

Jon Lester did not get a decision in the 7-3, 11-inning win over the Reds, but he had his best outing to date, striking out a season-high 10 batters over six innings.


4/25/2015 | Herrera proves he's ready for anything with go-ahead single

This spring, manager Joe Maddon wasn't quite sure what to expect from Jonathan Herrera, and he's discovering that the utility player is ready for anything. In his first at-bat of the game, Herrera delivered a tie-breaking RBI single to highlight the Cubs' four-run 11th in a 7-3 come-from-behind win over the Reds on Friday night.


4/24/2015 | Cubs' Arrieta, Reds' DeSclafani set for rematch

It's deja vu all over again for the starting pitching in this weekend's series between the Cubs and Reds. On Friday, Jon Lester and Mike Leake squared off as the Cubs won, 7-3, in the 11th; the two had faced each other in the opener in Chicago on April 13. On Saturday, it'll be a rematch between Chicago's Jake Arrieta and Cincinnati's Anthony DeSclafani.


4/24/2015 | Cubs rally to defeat Reds in extras

A four-run top of the 11th inning gave the Cubs a 7-3 victory over the Reds on Friday, their fifth game won in their final at-bat in 16 games overall. Jonathan Herrera delivered the go-ahead run with an RBI single.


4/24/2015 | Cubs appreciate Denorfia's highlight-reel catch

Cubs outfielder Chris Denorfia had a nice cut on his right knee and appreciation from his teammates as souvenirs from his diving catch on Thursday night at PNC Park.


4/24/2015 | Bryant keeping focus on game, not potential grievance

Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant said Friday he prefers to stay focused on the field, and not on any potential grievance that the Major League Baseball Players Association may consider filing on his behalf because of the timing of his callup.


4/24/2015 | Homer potential just one dimension of Bryant's game

In his first week in the big leagues, Kris Bryant is still searching for his first home run. But he has quickly demonstrated that he's far more than just the home run hitter he's known and expected to be.


4/23/2015 | Maddon wants starters to have extended outings

Joe Maddon doesn't want to put any pressure on Jon Lester, but the Cubs could sure use a complete game from the left-hander on Friday night.


4/23/2015 | Polanco's third hit caps Pirates' comeback vs. Cubs

Gregory Polanco hit an RBI double in a three-run sixth inning and a tie-breaking RBI single in the seventh to lift the Pirates to a 5-4 victory over the Cubs on Thursday, and split the four-game series.


4/23/2015 | Maddon appreciates players stepping up for any role

Third baseman Kris Bryant played center field, catcher Welington Castillo nearly switched to third base, and pitcher Travis Wood, always eager to pinch-hit, was one run away from playing the outfield.


4/23/2015 | Lester makes first road start as Cubs face Leake, Reds

The Reds wrapped up their 10-game road trip by taking three of four from Milwaukee at Miller Park to finish 4-6. They return home for a pair of three-game series, beginning with the Cubs on Friday at 7:10 p.m. ET/6:10 p.m. CT.




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