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Chicago White Sox's Eloy Jimenez reacts on second after hitting an RBI double off Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Sergio Romo during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Chicago. Yolmer Sanchez scored on the play. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Second City? White Sox, Cubs close in on division titles

Sep. 20, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Powered by the steady presence of José Abreu, the White Sox revival is roaring on the South Side. On the North Side, Yu Darvish is pitching like an ace again, and the Cubs are eyeing another October run. Chicago's major league teams are linked by more than just geography these days....

Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson (24) tags out Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant (17) at third base during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

Hendricks sparkles, Cubs edge Twins 1-0 for 5th straight win

Sep. 19, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks tossed eight innings of three-hit, shutout ball to outduel Rich Hill, and the Chicago Cubs edged the Minnesota Twins 1-0 on Friday night for their fifth straight win. Hendricks stuck out 10 and walked one before Jeremy Jeffress worked around two walks in the ninth for his...

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez (9) celebrates with teammates after driving in the winning run during the 10th inning against the Cleveland Indians in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)

Báez single gives Cubs 4th straight win, 3-2 over Indians

Sep. 17, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez's RBI single in the 10th inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to their fourth straight win, 3-2 over the Cleveland Indians, on Wednesday night in a game that was briefly delayed when a drone entered Wrigley Field and landed on the outfield grass. Automatic runner Ian Happ advanced...

Chicago Cubs' Cameron Maybin reacts after being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, scoring the winning run during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, Sept.15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

Cubs walk off over Indians on consecutive HBPs

Sep. 16, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras and Cameron Maybin were plunked by consecutive pitches from Cleveland reliever Nick Wittgren in the ninth inning, forcing home the winning run as the Chicago Cubs beat the Indians 6-5 Tuesday night. Cleveland's Francisco Lindor hit a tying, two-run homer in the top of the...

Chicago Cubs' Jason Heyward is congratulated by Javier Baez after hitting a three-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Heyward homers off Hader, Cubs rally past Brewers 4-2

Sep. 12, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer off Josh Hader in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs topped the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Saturday night. NL Central-leading Chicago had gone scoreless for 17 straight innings before breaking through against Hader, who hadn't allowed a homer all...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich scores the game-winning run from third on a sacrifice fly by Ryan Braun during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 1-0. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Yelich scores on Braun's fly in 9th, Brewers beat Cubs 1-0

Sep. 12, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers are starting to get the kind of stellar pitching performances they’ll need for a successful late playoff run. Christian Yelich scored on Ryan Braun’s ninth-inning sacrifice fly, Brandon Woodruff pitched seven innings of one-hit ball and the Brewers beat...

Chicago Cubs' Nico Hoerner (2) is safe at home past the tag of Cincinnati Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Hoerner, Happ, bullpen lead Cubs past Reds 8-5

Sep. 11, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras had four hits to tie a career high, rookie Nico Hoerner added three RBIs and the Chicago Cubs overcame an early three-run deficit to top Sonny Gray and the Cincinnati Reds 8-5 Thursday on a long, wet night at Wrigley Field. Ian Happ drove in two runs and Hoerner, Kris...

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers to a Chicago Cubs batter during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Bauer outduels Darvish as Reds blank Cubs 3-0

Sep. 10, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Trevor Bauer tossed three-hit ball into the eighth inning to outpitch Chicago Cubs ace Yu Darvish and lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory Wednesday night. Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer in the first inning as Darvish's seven-start winning streak was snapped. Bauer (4-3) struck...

St. Louis Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt, left, hits a three-run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Goldschmidt homers as Cardinals beat Lester, Cubs 7-3

Sep. 6, 2020 11:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt's drive got up and just kept going, soaring out of a windy Wrigley Field on Sunday night. When it landed, St. Louis was well on its way to another big win in Chicago. Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer off a struggling Jon Lester, and the Cardinals gained ground in the NL...

St. Louis Cardinals players celebrate after they defeated the Chicago Cubs in the second baseball game of a doubleheader in Chicago, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

O'Neill, DeJong HR, Cardinals sweep doubleheader from Cubs

Sep. 6, 2020 12:24 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler O'Neill and Paul DeJong homered, five St. Louis pitchers combined on a three-hitter and the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 Saturday night to sweep a doubleheader. In the opener, Adam Wainwright pitched in the seventh and led the Cardinals to a 4-2 win. St. Louis pulled within 2...