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Cubs rally for 5 runs in 7th to beat Mariners 5-1

Sep. 2, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After not scoring for nearly three full games, the Cubs were desperate for a big hit or a lucky break. Both played a role in Chicago's late rally on Monday. Kyle Schwarber had a three-run triple to highlight a five-run seventh, and the Cubs snapped a 24-inning scoreless streak in a 5-1...

Cubs scratch Darvish with right forearm tightness

Sep. 1, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs scratched scheduled starter Yu Darvish on Sunday because of right forearm tightness, sidelining the Japanese right-hander after one of his best performances with the team. Darvish pitched eight sparkling innings in a 5-2 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night. He is...

Newman hits RBI single in 9th, lifts Pirates past Cubs 3-2

Aug. 16, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Newman felt the entire crowd on his side when he stepped to the plate in the ninth inning of a tie game. Pinch-hitter Cole Tucker drew a bases-loaded walk and Newman hit an RBI single, all with two out, as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Cubs 3-2 on Friday night. Tucker...

Cubs recall Russell, option Almora to Triple-A Iowa

Aug. 16, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Addison Russell, who began the season on the suspended list, has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa for the second time this season. The Cubs also activated right-handed reliever Brandon Kintzler from the injured list prior to Friday night's game against the Pirates. Outfielder Albert...

Column: MLB needs to protect its fans at every ballpark

Aug. 16, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There's always a surge of excitement when a foul ball comes your way, mixed with a sense of dread. It's a thrilling souvenir to take home from the ballpark. Yet too many fans have been left bloody and maimed by these projectiles hurtling into the stands. One person even died. But, for some...

Harper hits grand slam in 9th, Phillies rally past Cubs 7-5

Aug. 16, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper knows everyone in the dugout and ballpark expects him to get clutch hits in moments just like this. Boy, he crushed it. Harper blasted a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning, capping a six-run rally that sent the Philadelphia Phillies over the Chicago Cubs 7-5...

Hamels sharp in return, Almora and Cubs beat Brewers 4-1

Aug. 3, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Back from a five-week stay on the injured list, Cole Hamels looked as sharp as ever. Hamels pitched five shutout innings, Albert Almora Jr. hit a tiebreaking home run and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Saturday. Out since June 28 because of a strained left oblique, the...

Cubs' Contreras out with hamstring injury, extent uncertain

Aug. 3, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — All-Star catcher Willson Contreras hurt his right hamstring while running out a flyball Saturday and the Chicago Cubs are waiting to learn the extent on the injury. Contreras will undergo an MRI on Monday, manager Joe Maddon said. "We'll find out the severity of it or the lack of severity of...

Schwarber hits grand slam, 3-run HR as Cubs top Brewers 11-4

Jul. 28, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After losing consecutive nail-biters in a matchup of NL Central contenders, Kyle Schwarber made sure the Chicago Cubs could breathe easier in the series finale. Schwarber hit a grand slam and a three-run homer to power the Cubs past the Milwaukee Brewers 11-4 on Sunday, averting a...

Yelich, Hiura HR in 10th off Kimbrel, Brewers beat Cubs 5-3

Jul. 28, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thanks to Christian Yelich and Keston Hiura, the first round of anticipated matchups with recently acquired Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel went decidedly in favor of the Milwaukee Brewers. Yelich and Hiura hit home runs in the 10th inning off Kimbrel to rally the Brewers past Chicago 5-3 on...