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Cubs put C Phegley, INF Vargas on playoff roster

Sep. 30, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs put catcher Josh Phegley and infielder Ildemaro Vargas on their roster for their NL wild-card series against the Miami Marlins. First-year manager David Ross had Willson Contreras and Victor Caratini in his starting lineup for Game 1 on Wednesday, so the addition of Phegley...

Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler (26) celebrates with Minnesota Twins' Marwin Gonzalez (9) after they score on Kepler's two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Kepler homers and Twins beat Cubs and Darvish 4-0

Sep. 20, 2020 11:43 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Kepler homered, José Berríos threw six shutout innings to outduel Yu Darvish and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Sunday night. Kepler had three hits and Josh Donaldson added two for the Twins, who took two of three from the NL Central-leading Cubs. After...

Minnesota Twins' Jake Cave (60) runs to score on a single hit by Eddie Rosario against the Chicago Cubs during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Twins clinch 2nd straight playoff spot, beat Mills, Cubs 8-1

Sep. 20, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sanó and Josh Donaldson homered as the Minnesota Twins clinched a second straight postseason berth with an 8-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. The Twins are guaranteed at least a wild-card berth. They trail the Chicago White Sox by three games in...

Detroit Tigers' Cameron Maybin scores on a Austin Romine double in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Detroit, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago Cubs get OF Maybin, 2 lefty relievers in 3 trades

Sep. 1, 2020 12:20 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs acquired veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin and two left-handed relievers in three trades on Monday, adding some help for the pursuit of their first division title since 2017. The NL Central leaders sent minor league infielder Zack Short to Detroit for Maybin, who is batting...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried (54) delivers during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Max Fried improves to 6-0 as Braves beat Red Sox 6-3

Aug. 31, 2020 11:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Austin Riley had a tie-breaking, bases-loaded triple to help Max Fried improve to 6-0 as the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the rebuilding Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Monday night. Adam Duvall belted a homer over the Green Monster and Nick Markakis had three hits and drove in two runs for...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Padres get Clevinger, Marlins acquire Marte at deadline

Aug. 31, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — San Diego acted boldly once again. Miami actually strengthened its roster. Mike Clevinger, Starling Marte, Archie Bradley and Todd Frazier were on the move. Lance Lynn and Dylan Bundy stayed put. Baseball's pandemic-delayed trade deadline was quite a day. The contending Padres got Clevinger...

Boston Red Sox's Bobby Dalbec, center, celebrates his two-run home run with Alex Verdugo, right, that also drove in Kevin Plawecki, left, during the third inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Dalbec homers for first big league hit, Red Sox top Nats 9-5

Aug. 30, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bobby Dalbec hit a two-run homer in his major league debut, Rafael Devers hit a pair of home runs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Washington Nationals 9-5 on Sunday. The 25-year-old Dalbec started hours after Boston traded first baseman Mitch Moreland to San Diego. Dalbec (2 for 4) struck...