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David Ross on list of possible candidates for Cubs manager

Sep. 30, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The field of candidates to be the next manager of the Chicago Cubs is beginning to take shape. President of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Monday that former catcher David Ross is on the broad list being assembled by the front office. He also said he wants to talk to at least one...

Judge 3-peats as top MLB jersey seller; Harper second

Sep. 27, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge had the top-selling jersey in Major League Baseball for the third consecutive season. The New York Yankees slugger beat out Bryce Harper, according to results released Friday by MLB. Judge maintained the top spot despite missing more than a third of the season. The 2017 AL...

Cubs eliminated, then fall to Pirates for 8th straight loss

Sep. 26, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs felt they were in the beginning stages of a dynasty three years ago. The Cubs ended a 108-year drought in 2016 by winning their first World Series since 1908. With a talented young core of hitters, Chicago thought it would be the first of multiple trips to the Fall...

Cubs lose 7th straight, on brink of elimination

Sep. 24, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A seven-game losing streak has all but eliminated the Chicago Cubs and the near finality of that could be felt in their somber clubhouse following the latest defeat. "You don't ever envision failing," right fielder Jason Heyward said quietly. "Whether you're a parent, someone going to...

LEADING OFF: Yost begins final homestand with Royals

Sep. 24, 2019 3:45 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ALL THOSE KS Major League Baseball's season strikeout record likely will be broken Tuesday for the 12th straight year — with five days to spare. Batters enter play with 41,098 strikeouts. There were 41,207 strikeouts last season and 40,104 in 2017, when...

Goldschmidt, Cards clinch playoff spot, rally past Cubs 3-2

Sep. 22, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals celebrated the franchise's first postseason berth in four years with a champagne toast in the visitor's clubhouse. It was another sweet finish. Goldschmidt hit a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning and the Cardinals clinched a playoff spot by...

Cubs' Bryant sprains ankle trying to beat double play

Sep. 22, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs star Kris Bryant has left their game against St. Louis after he sprained his right ankle while trying to beat out a double play. Bryant stepped hard on first and tumbled to the ground in the third inning. The 2016 NL MVP then had to be helped off the field. The team says X-rays taken at...

Molina, DeJong homer off Kimbrel in 9th, Cards beat Cubs 9-8

Sep. 21, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yadier Molina trotted around the bases while his teammates celebrated in the dugout. Paul DeJong lost his voice because he was screaming so much. It was one wild party for the St. Louis Cardinals — again. Molina and DeJong homered on Craig Kimbrel's first two pitches in the ninth...

Carpenter HRs vs Kimbrel, Cards bump Cubs from WC spot

Sep. 20, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs wasted no time trading blows in the first game of their crucial four-game series. Then, the Cardinals' Matt Carpenter delivered a haymaker that put the rival Cubs on the ropes. Carpenter homered in the 10th inning against Craig Kimbrel in the All-Star...

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....