Latest Addison Russell News

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...

Cubs' Rizzo sprains right ankle, set for MRI on Monday

Sep. 15, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo was helped off the field Sunday by a trainer and a teammate with a sprained right ankle, and Wrigley Field fell silent. With Chicago's postseason pursuit already hindered by a season-ending injury to shortstop Javier Báez, the team may now be without another star player....

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...

Cubs lose 4-0 to Pads, fall into tie for 2nd wild-card spot

Sep. 12, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — If this was Chris Paddack's final start of 2019, he will have finished his rookie season with a brilliant performance that hurt the Chicago Cubs in their pursuit of a wild-card spot. Paddack pitched six strong innings and the San Diego Padres beat the Cubs 4-0 Wednesday night, dropping...

Cubs' wild-card lead cut, Padres walk off 9-8 in 10th

Sep. 11, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With the Chicago Cubs playing a five-man infield, Manuel Margot was looking for a pitch up in the strike zone that he could elevate. Turned out he didn't even have to take his bat off his shoulder. Margot drew a four-pitch, bases-loaded walk with one out in the 10th inning and the San...

LEADING OFF: Astros romp, Trout out, Hoerner in, Cueto back

Sep. 10, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOUSTON HAMMERS Rookie Yordan Alvarez and the Houston Astros have set a franchise record by totaling 36 runs in their last two games, helped by exceptionally fast starts. On Sunday, the AL West leaders built a whopping 13-0 cushion in the first three innings on...

Hoerner 3 hits, 4 RBIs in debut, Cubs beat Padres 10-2

Sep. 10, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nico Hoerner went from sitting on his couch in Oakland and watching the Chicago Cubs on TV on Sunday to having a remarkable major league debut with them on Monday night. The touted prospect had three hits and four RBIs in his big league debut and made some nice plays at shortstop for the...

Báez could return if Cubs make playoffs

Sep. 9, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — All-Star shortstop Javier Báez could return to the Chicago Cubs if they reach the playoffs. Báez saw a hand specialist in Chicago who confirmed the slugger has a hairline fracture of his left thumb. He is expected to miss the rest of this month, but the team said Monday he will...

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...