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7/25/2016 | White Sox answer Cubs' rally with walk-off

The White Sox won Round 1 of the 2016 Crosstown Cup in walk-off fashion, 5-4, Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field. It was the third straight win overall for the South Siders, who lost a four-run lead but won it on Tyler Saladino's single to center to score J.B. Shuck, who singled to open the frame. It was also the White Sox third straight walk-off victory.


7/25/2016 | Fowler gets half-night off, starts at DH

Joe Maddon wanted Dexter Fowler in the lineup, but the Cubs manager also wants to be careful with the outfielder who was just activated from the disabled list.


7/25/2016 | Cubs embrace arrival of electric closer

Hector Rondon may have been the happiest player in the visitors clubhouse at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday, and he had just lost his job as the Cubs' closer with the arrival of Aroldis Chapman.


7/25/2016 | Does Aroldis spell relief in Cubs' quest?

Theo Epstein and the Cubs have agreed to a deal to acquire left-hander Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees, a source told MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez. The clubs have not confirmed. It's the kind of move the Cubs have been putting themselves in position to make for a couple years. They've gotten themselves in a strong position, and now they're pushing their chips to the middle of the table.


7/25/2016 | Cubs get Chapman from Yanks in blockbuster

The Cubs acquired hard-throwing left-hander Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees for a package that included multiple top prospects. The Yankees' return was headlined by 19-year-old shortstop Gleyber Torres, the Cubs' No. 1 prospect and No. 24 overall per MLB Pipeline.


7/24/2016 | Cubs could be in mix for Chapman

The Cubs did add former closer Joe Nathan to the bullpen this weekend, but that may be a minor fix if the team makes a big splash and acquires hard-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman.


7/24/2016 | Lopez among top prospect performers Sunday

Nationals No. 5 prospect Reynaldo Lopez is among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Sunday.


7/24/2016 | Russell exits vs. Crew with left heel contusion

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell had to leave Sunday's game against the Brewers after the fourth inning because of a left heel contusion.


7/24/2016 | Arrieta toes rubber in crosstown opener vs. White Sox

The Crosstown Series between the Cubs and White Sox kicks off with the first of four games on Monday night at US Cellular Field at 7:10 p.m. CT.


7/24/2016 | 5-run 7th leads Cubs to series win over Crew

All the Cubs want to do is win series, and they did just that on Sunday, rallying from a four-run deficit to beat the Brewers, 6-5, in front of a sellout crowd of 43,310 at Miller Park


7/24/2016 | Warren to start in Triple-A; Maddon optimistic

Adam Warren was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday to make room on the Cubs' roster for Joe Nathan, who was activated from the 60-day disabled list. Warren will start for Iowa.


7/24/2016 | Zobrist, Heyward working hard to end slumps

The Cubs knew Ben Zobrist wasn't going to bat .406 the entire year, as he did in May. They also know Jason Heyward is better than his .231 average would indicate. Both players took early batting practice Saturday, but their efforts weren't enough to beat the Brewers.


7/23/2016 | Lester looks to keep up quality work for Cubs

When the Brewers and Cubs face off for the finale of their three-game series on Sunday at Miller Park, the pitching matchup will feature starting pitchers aged 32 and 31. Both are having impressive campaigns, but there is one main difference: One is a four-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, the other is a rookie.


7/23/2016 | Nieuwenhuis powers Brewers' win vs. Cubs

Mike Montgomery won't want to remember his Cubs debut. Kirk Nieuwenhuis greeted the left-hander with a three-run homer in the eighth inning, his second home run of the game and first off a southpaw this season, to lead the Brewers to a 6-1 victory over the Cubs on Saturday night. Chicago acquired Montgomery from the Mariners on Wednesday.


7/23/2016 | Former closer Nathan set to join Cubs' bullpen

The Cubs will add another piece to the bullpen on Sunday when veteran right-hander Joe Nathan joins the team.


7/23/2016 | Edwards' shirt, performance garner attention

Carl Edwards Jr.'s day started well. When the reliever boarded the team bus, Cubs manager Joe Maddon complimented him on his rose-printed shirt. After Friday's game, Maddon complimented Edwards on his outing.


7/22/2016 | Feeling 'like Opening Day,' Fowler flourishes

When Dexter Fowler checked in with Joe Maddon in his office Friday, the Cubs manager greeted him with, "You go, we go." That's the saying Maddon would give Fowler before each at-bat, and he has not used it since the outfielder has been on the disabled list. On Friday, Fowler was activated, Maddon sent him to the plate with his message, and the result was a leadoff home run in a 5-2 win.


7/22/2016 | Almora married Thursday, optioned Friday

With Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler activated from the disabled list before Friday's 5-3 win over the Brewers, Albert Almora Jr. was optioned to Triple-A Iowa to make room. When Almora was playing for Iowa, he planned on marrying his longtime girlfriend Krystal in a civil ceremony in Des Moines, but on the date they had set, he was called up to the Cubs.


7/22/2016 | Rizzo, Lucroy join forces to fight cancer

Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo are joining forces in support of the "Cancer Knows No Borders" campaign as they hope to encourage residents of Wisconsin and Illinois to donate to their choice of two cancer non-profit organizations, each of which is represented by one of the All-Stars.


7/22/2016 | Cubs vet Lackey opposes Crew rookie Davies

Squaring off Saturday at Miller Park will be a World Series contender and buyer at the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline against a seller in the midst of a rebuild. The Cubs entered the weekend with the best record in baseball, and they will take on the fourth-place Brewers in the second game of a three-game set between the division rivals.


7/22/2016 | Fowler stars in return as Cubs handle Crew

How much did the Cubs miss Dexter Fowler? A lot. Playing his first game since June 18, Fowler smacked a leadoff home run and a two-run double, finishing a triple shy of the cycle to back Jason Hammel and lead the Cubs to a 5-2 victory on Friday over the Brewers at Miller Park.


7/22/2016 | Montgomery shocked by deal, happy to join Cubs

Mike Montgomery admitted he was shocked when he was called into the clubhouse during the Mariners' game Wednesday and told he'd been traded to the Cubs. The Cubs officially added the left-handed reliever to the roster Friday and optioned right-hander Spencer Patton to Triple-A Iowa.


7/21/2016 | Cubs recall moments from Griffey's HOF career

On Sunday, Ken Griffey Jr. will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame along with Mike Piazza. Cubs such as Kyle Schwarber, David Ross and manager Joe Maddon look back on their own moments with the legendary outfielder.


7/21/2016 | De Leon, Alvarez among top prospect performers Wednesday

Ten was the magic number for a pair of Dodgers pitchers on Wednesday night as both Jose De Leon and Yadier Alvarez struck out 10 hitters in their respective starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City and Class A Great Lakes.


7/19/2016 | Seeking 5th straight W, Hendricks faces Mets

Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks has yet to allow an earned run in July. He'll look to keep that trend intact when he takes on Bartolo Colon on Wednesday for the series finale between the Mets and Cubs at Wrigley Field.




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