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Boy asks for homer, Rizzo hits slam as Cubs beat Padres 6-5

Jul. 19, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Before Friday's game against San Diego, 9-year-old Matteo Lambert of Vienna, Virginia, met Anthony Rizzo in the Chicago Cubs' dugout and gave him a note asking for a "moonshot" on behalf of group running a 5K in Grant Park this weekend to raise money for kids with cancer. Rizzo followed with...

Schwarber's homer in 10th gives Cubs 4-3 win over Reds

Jul. 17, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber wasn't thinking home run when he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday night. That, he believes, was the key to success. Schwarber hit a solo home run with one out to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The lefty...

Cubs hit 3 homers, beat Pirates 8-3 to complete 3-game sweep

Jul. 14, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After struggling prior to the All-Star break, the Chicago Cubs have started the second half clicking on all cylinders. Jason Heyward, Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber hit home runs and the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. The NL Central leaders...

White Sox begin placing extended netting to foul poles

Jul. 10, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Work crews have begun extending the protective netting to the foul poles at Guaranteed Rate Field, a step the Chicago White Sox are taking following a couple of high-profile injuries this season. The White Sox say the majority of the work should be completed Wednesday and the netting will be...

Cubs erupt after Maddon's ejection to rip Pirates 11-3

Jul. 4, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Maddon isn't against pitching inside. It's when the ball starts buzzing batter's heads that the Chicago Cubs manager thinks the increasingly thin line between aggressive and dangerous can get a little too blurry. On Thursday, Maddon thought Pittsburgh starter Jordan Lyles crossed it....

Suarez homers early, Reds hold on for 8-6 win over Cubs

Jun. 30, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — With July 4 still a few days off, Eugenio Suarez got an early jump on the fireworks. Suarez ended his slump with Cincinnati's longest homer of the season, Anthony DeSclafani pitched six scoreless innings and the Reds held off the Chicago Cubs 8-6 Sunday. Phillip Ervin and Nick Senzel...

Baez hits grand slam, Cubs beat Reds 6-0 behind Quintana

Jun. 29, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Javier Baez hit his first grand slam of the season . Jose Quintana got his first win since May 5. And a long, hot game ended with a dust-up involving Yasiel Puig and an ejection for the Cincinnati Reds manager. Amid all the drama, the Chicago Cubs managed to pull out one they really...

Attorney: Girl hit during Astros game had skull fracture

Jun. 26, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for the family of a 2-year-old girl struck by a foul ball during a game last month between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros said Wednesday that the girl suffered a skull fracture. Attorney Richard Mithoff provided the first update by the girl's family on her condition since...

Day after girl struck by foul, Dodgers studying more netting

Jun. 24, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers say they're studying how to improve the protective netting after a young girl was hit in the head by a liner from slugger Cody Bellinger. The fan was hit Sunday and taken to a hospital for precautionary tests. On Monday, the team said in a statement that it began...

Bellinger tops NL in fan All-Star voting; Trout leads AL

Jun. 21, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger was the top vote-getter in the major leagues and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout led the AL in the first stage of Major League Baseball's new two-phase fan balloting to determine All-Star Game starters. Bellinger got 3.69 million votes...