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Panik's double caps 3-run 8th as Giants rally past Cubs 5-4

Jul. 23, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fog machine, strobe lights and blaring music in the clubhouse tell the story of San Francisco's winning midseason vibe after all those months of losing when contending seemed so far out of the question. Joe Panik hit a go-ahead double with two outs in a three-run eighth inning, and...

Mejia homers as Padres beat Cubs 5-1 to avoid sweep

Jul. 21, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Adrian Morejon started his first major league game while sometimes-starter Cal Quantrill came out of the bullpen. The strategy worked. And the offense did the rest. Francisco Mejia homered, Fernando Tatis Jr. drove in three runs and the San Diego Padres avoided the sweep, beating the Chicago...

Báez, bullpen lead streaking Cubs over Padres 6-5

Jul. 20, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez tagged the San Diego Padres in all sorts of ways. The Chicago Cubs star hit a go-ahead, three-run homer, then made a nifty play with his glove in the ninth inning Saturday to help preserve a 6-5 victory. The game started out as a slugfest in sweltering conditions at Wrigley...

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...

Darvish finally wins at Wrigley, Cubs top Reds 5-2

Jul. 17, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish finally had a reason to celebrate at Wrigley Field. Darvish tossed six innings of two-hit, shutout ball to earn his first win at the iconic ballpark as a Cub and lead Chicago past the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on Wednesday. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell homered for the only hits off...

Suárez, Puig homer, Reds jump on Cubs errors to win 6-3

Jul. 16, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The last-place Cincinnati Reds keep finding ways to beat the top team in their division. Eugenio Suárez and Yasiel Puig each hit his 22nd home run of the season, and Cincinnati rallied past Chicago 6-3 on Monday night. Jesse Winker raced home with an unearned run to cap a two-run...

Lester homers, drives in 3, pitches Cubs past Pirates 10-4

Jul. 13, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester showed he still has got it all going on in his 14th major league season. Lester homered, tied a career high with three RBIs and pitched effectively into the seventh inning to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-4 on Saturday. All-Star catcher Willson Contreras'...

Cubs edge Pirates 4-3 on Heyward's hit, Bryant's baserunning

Jul. 12, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant rescued the Chicago Cubs with a clutch swing and some nifty baserunning. Heyward hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two out in the eighth inning, and the Cubs edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Friday in their first game after the All-Star break. Bryant set up...

Frazier stays hot, leads Pirates by listless Cubs 5-1

Jul. 3, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle didn't need to check the analytics before writing down Adam Frazier's name in the leadoff spot before Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs. Watching Frazier tie a major league record by roping four doubles the night before gave Hurdle all the...

Bell mashes 3 home runs, Pirates thrash Cubs 18-5

Jul. 2, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell isn't worried about the Home Run Derby messing with the considerable mojo he's built during his breakout season. Quite the opposite. Bell is pumped for the chance to step into the batter's box and swing for the fences with everyone in baseball watching. So pumped, in fact, he's...