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Cubs set team HR record, clobber Pirates 14-1

Sep. 14, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — All of a sudden, the Chicago Cubs are locked in at the plate and looking like a confident, playoff-bound team again. Kris Bryant and rookie Nico Hoerner each homered among three hits, and the Cubs went deep four times to set a club record with 237 home runs as they pounded the Pittsburgh...

LEADING OFF: Cubs' Russell hit in face, D-backs face deGrom

Sep. 9, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SHORT STUFF The Cubs are awaiting word on Addison Russell after the infielder was hit in the face by a fastball Sunday. Russell remained in the game for a bit before being pulled as a precaution. The Cubs say he has a nasal contusion and is under evaluation for...

LEADING OFF: Cubs' Russell hit in face, D-backs face deGrom

Sep. 8, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: SHORT STUFF The Cubs are awaiting word on Addison Russell after the infielder was hit in the face by a fastball Sunday. Russell remained in the game for a bit before being pulled as a precaution. The Cubs say he has a nasal contusion and is under evaluation for...

Brewers beat up Lester, top Cubs 8-5 to narrow WC lead

Sep. 8, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers had a final chance this weekend to deal direct damage to the Chicago Cubs' grasp on the second NL wild card, and they didn't waste it. Tyler Austin drove a pinch-hit, three-run homer during the Brewers' five-run fourth inning against Jon Lester, and Milwaukee beat the...

Russell leaves game after hit on head by pitch

Sep. 8, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell left Sunday's game against Milwaukee in the third inning, after he was hit on the head by a 94 mph pitch from Milwaukee's Adrian Houser. Russell's helmet flew off as the ball hit around the area of his left cheek, and Russell fell to the ground. Manager...

Schwarber's slam powers Cubs to 10-5 win over Brewers

Sep. 6, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kyle Schwarber helped the Cubs put some distance between themselves and the Milwaukee Brewers. Schwarber launched a grand slam to cap a five-run sixth inning that sent Chicago to a 10-5 victory over Milwaukee on Thursday night in the opener of a crucial four-game series. "That ball was...

Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel goes on IL; Báez late scratch

Sep. 5, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel was put on the injured list with elbow inflammation on Thursday ahead of a big series against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs also scratched infielder Javier Báez with lingering soreness in his left thumb. Kimbrel hasn't pitched since allowing a...

Brewers beat Cubs 2-0, snapping Chicago's 4-game win streak

Aug. 31, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers showed last year they know how to finish strong. They are hoping for a repeat performance this season. Manny Piña drove in two runs with a first-inning single and Josh Hader closed out a strong performance by Milwaukee's bullpen, helping the short-handed Brewers...

Cubs activate Zobrist off restricted list following divorce

Aug. 31, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have activated Ben Zobrist from the restricted list to help with their postseason push. The 38-year-old Zobrist has been out since May 8 while going through a divorce. The 2016 World Series MVP is batting .241 with 10 RBIs in 26 games this year. Infielder David Bote was...

Castellanos homers twice, Cubs cruise past Brewers 7-1

Aug. 30, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos has been in quite a hitting groove since joining the Chicago Cubs. Castellanos hit a pair of two-run homers, José Quintana took a shutout into the sixth inning, and the Cubs cruised to their fourth straight win, 7-1 over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. Castellanos,...