Latest Joe Maddon News

Hendricks, Cubs edge Giants 1-0 for 5th straight win

Aug. 22, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon says Wrigley Field plays like two different ballparks depending on the elements. His team is finding success in both versions. Kyle Hendricks pitched seven sharp innings and Chicago won despite getting only two hits, edging the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Thursday for...

Quintana, Rizzo lead Cubs past Pirates 7-1 at LLWS

Aug. 19, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — José Quintana, Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs put on quite a show. The grinning Little Leaguers soaked in every moment. Quintana pitched seven crisp innings, Rizzo hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday night in the MLB Little...

Bryant homers, Cubs win 2-0 as Pirates strand 11

Aug. 17, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Bryant heard a voice from the crowd just before he homered to put the Chicago Cubs ahead in the seventh inning Saturday. After committing an error at third base each of the previous two innings, Bryant watched Steven Brault lift his leg. That's when he could just make out what a fan...

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...

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...

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...

Correction: Cubs-Phillies story

Aug. 14, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story Aug. 13 about the Philadelphia Phillies beating the Chicago Cubs, The Associated Press erroneously reported the final score. It was 4-2, not 3-2. A corrected version of the story is below: J.T. Realmuto powers Phillies past Cubs 4-2 J.T. Realmuto homered and drove in the...

Bryant homers, Cubs rally for 6-3 win over Reds

Aug. 11, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Chicago Cubs were down, and the Cincinnati Reds had All-Star Luis Castillo on the mound. Just when it looked as if the Cubs were in trouble, they rallied. Kris Bryant led the way. Bryant capped Chicago's four-run seventh with a three-run homer, and the Cubs beat the Reds 6-3 on Sunday...

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...