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Molina, Cardinals hold off fading Cubs again, 2-1

Sep. 20, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yadier Molina and the St. Louis Cardinals are taking charge of the NL Central by grinding out tough, ugly wins. And bouncing back after absorbing some unpleasant blows. Molina overcame a painful foul tip to get three of St. Louis' four hits, including a two-run single, and the Cardinals held...

LEADING OFF: Braves set to clinch, Cubs try to regroup

Sep. 20, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: POPPIN' Ronald Acuña Jr. and the Braves are poised to break out the bubbly, with a magic number of one to clinch their second straight NL East title. They can celebrate when Mike Foltynewicz (7-5, 4.80 ERA) starts at SunTrust Park against San Francisco. A...

Carpenter HRs vs Kimbrel, Cards bump Cubs from WC spot

Sep. 20, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs wasted no time trading blows in the first game of their crucial four-game series. Then, the Cardinals' Matt Carpenter delivered a haymaker that put the rival Cubs on the ropes. Carpenter homered in the 10th inning against Craig Kimbrel in the All-Star...

Cubs' Rizzo homers in surprise return vs Cardinals

Sep. 19, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo hit a tying home run in his surprise return to the lineup Thursday night for the opener of a crucial four-game series against the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals. Four days after suffering a sprained right ankle that threatened his status for the rest of the...

Schwarber homers as Cubs beat Reds 8-2

Sep. 17, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Playing without Anthony Rizzo, the Chicago Cubs turned to Kyle Schwarber. And Nicholas Castellanos. And Alec Mills. It seemed like everyone helped out. Schwarber hit a three-run homer and made a diving catch in left field, and the Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Monday night for their...

Rizzo's slam among 5 Cubs homers, Chicago rips Bucs 17-8

Sep. 13, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After a rough start, Anthony Rizzo, Willson Contreras and the Chicago Cubs rebounded with an overwhelming response at the plate. Rizzo hit a grand slam, Contreras launched two long solo homers and the Cubs kept pace in the NL wild-card race with a 17-8 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on...

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...

Hittin' season: Harper, Phils pound Cubs in Manuel's return

Aug. 14, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hittin' season has arrived for the Philadelphia Phillies. J.T. Realmuto hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper went deep twice and the Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 in Charlie Manuel's first game as hitting coach, ruining Cole Hamels' return Wednesday night. Manuel was back in red...

Whoa! Rookie Aquino homers 3 more times, Reds drub Cubs 10-1

Aug. 10, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie Aristides Aquino isn't keeping mementos from his prodigious power display, the one reminding everyone of another Reds outfielder who wore No. 44 and slashed homers with a whiplash swing. After taking so long to get this far, the thrills are enough. Aquino homered in his first three...

Reds rookie Aquino homers in first 3 at-bats vs Cubs

Aug. 10, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds rookie Aristides Aquino homered in his first three at-bats against the Cubs on Saturday night, then drew a four-pitch walk and struck out in his last two plate appearances. Aquino hit three solo shots — the first two off Kyle Hendricks — for seven homers in his first 10...