Latest Cole Hamels News

Hamels gets a no-decision against Phillies, Cubs win 8-4

May. 23, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels wasn't sharp. The Chicago Cubs compensated with power and a solid bullpen effort. Hamels struggled in his first start against his original team, Albert Almora Jr. hit his first career grand-slam and the Cubs rallied from an early three-run deficit with three homers, beating the...

LEADING OFF: Scherzer vs. deGrom, Hamels faces Phillies

May. 22, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: CURTAIN UP! LIGHT THE LIGHTS! Max Scherzer, the 2016 and '17 NL Cy Young Award winner, starts for Washington and Jacob deGrom, the 2018 NL Cy Young winner, starts for the New York Mets in a rematch of opening-day starters. The Mets won the opener 2-0 as deGrom...

Báez's pinch-hit single lifts Cubs over Phillies 3-2

May. 22, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The heart of the Chicago Cubs' lineup, including a taped-up Javier Báez, proved to be too much for the Philadelphia Phillies and their tired bullpen. Báez's pinch-hit single capped a two-run, ninth-inning rally and lifted the Cubs over Philadelphia 3-2 on Tuesday night to stop the...

Bryant hits 3 HRs as Cubs punish Nats' bullpen in 14-6 win

May. 18, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs saved their best for last — bad news for a Nationals bullpen that's having a hard enough time as it is. Bryant matched a career high with three home runs and drove in five while the Cubs piled on against Washington's bullpen in a 14-6 win Friday...

Suarez singles in rain, Reds slow Cubs' surge with 4-2 win

May. 17, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A heavy rain was turning the field slick. The grounds crew was waiting to fetch the tarp. Eugenio Suarez knew this might be the Reds' best chance to take control and win a series. Suarez singled home the go-ahead run during a fifth-inning downpour and added another RBI single Thursday...

Contreras homers in 15th, Cubs beat Brewers 2-1

May. 11, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As the ball sailed to the left-field bleachers, Willson Contreras spun and tossed his bat toward the Cubs' dugout. He let his helmet go as he approached the plate, got mobbed by teammates and had his jersey ripped off. The celebration was a long time coming, following a nine-inning stretch...

LEADING OFF: Brewers streaking, Scherzer skid, d'Arnaud deal

May. 11, 2019 2:56 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SOMETHING BREWIN' Zach Davies (4-0, 1.56 ERA) starts for the Brewers as they go for their eighth straight win. Ryan Braun homered as Milwaukee won the series opener 7-0 at Wrigley Field on Friday, pulling into a virtual tie with the Cubs for the NL Central lead....

González pitches Brewers past Cubs 7-0 for 7th straight win

May. 10, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gio González is quite comfortable with the Milwaukee Brewers. After a strange start to the season, that's a big deal for the veteran left-hander. González pitched two-hit ball into the sixth inning and Ryan Braun homered, helping the Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-0 on Friday for...

Cubs bullpen goes wild, Marlins rally in 9th to win 6-5

May. 7, 2019 1:35 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs closer Pedro Strop lost his control, and then Kyle Ryan had a brain cramp on a comebacker. The Miami Marlins, with the worst record in the majors, found a wild way to win against previously red-hot Chicago. Strop walked three batters in the ninth inning and Miami took advantage,...

Cubs pound Cardinals 13-5 for 7th straight win

May. 6, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — By the time Kris Bryant's drive sailed over the wall in center field, that tough start for the Chicago Cubs was long gone. Brushed away by one dazzling stretch. Bryant hit his fourth career grand slam in Chicago's six-run eighth inning, and the Cubs pounded the St. Louis Cardinals 13-5 on...