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Cubs lose 4-2 to Gray, Reds

Sep. 18, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs had been scoring in bunches lately. Then Sonny Gray took the mound for the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs were shut down by Gray and two relievers Tuesday night, falling 4-2 to the Reds in a loss that hurt their playoff positioning. Chicago had won five in a row, outscoring its...

Moustakas, Cain lift Brewers past Padres 3-1

Sep. 18, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mike Moustakas used one swing of the bat to give the Milwaukee Brewers' playoff push a big boost. Moustakas hit his 35th home run of the season, Lorenzo Cain also went deep and the Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Tuesday night with their 11th win in 12 games. "Moustakas, he's...

Trial of 2 underway in 2015 murder of 9-year-old Chicago boy

Sep. 17, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The trial of two men charged with first-degree murder in the 2015 slaying of a 9-year-old Chicago boy got underway Tuesday with a prosecutor noting the victim brought a basketball to a park while his alleged killers "brought guns." Dwright Boone-Doty and Corey Morgan are charged with...

Lawyer: Chicago archdiocese paid $80M to clients of law firm

Sep. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has paid $80 million to 160 victims of sexual abuse by clergy represented by a single law firm since 2001, the lawyer who heads the Minnesota-based firm told reporters Tuesday. According to a statement issued later by the archdiocese, it has paid...

Judge won't return R. Kelly bond money to woman who paid it

Sep. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge in R. Kelly's Illinois sexual assault case has refused to give $100,000 in bail money back to a Kelly friend who paid it in February to secure the singer's release from county jail. The judge says papers that restauranteur Valencia Love signed clearly indicated she could lose the...

Fetal remains case raises lots of questions, few answers

Sep. 17, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The discovery of more than 2,200 medically preserved fetal remains at the Illinois house of a late doctor who had performed abortions in Indiana has left authorities in the two states trying to figure out how and why he came to amass such a collection, when he started storing fetuses at his...

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...

Spangenberg lifts Brewers, ensures Padres' losing record

Sep. 17, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corey Spangenberg helped the Milwaukee Brewers keep pace in their playoff push and ensured another losing season for his old team Spangenberg drove in three runs, including a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the fourth inning, and the Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 Monday night....

Reds INF VanMeter departs due to family medical issue

Sep. 16, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Josh VanMeter has left Cincinnati's game against the Chicago Cubs because of a family medical issue. VanMeter was replaced by a pinch hitter in the fourth inning Monday night. The 24-year-old rookie lined to center in the second in his only at-bat. VanMeter is batting .242 with eight homers...

Cubs 1B Rizzo diagnosed with moderate ankle sprain

Sep. 16, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When Anthony Rizzo went down in the infield grass at Wrigley Field, it looked bad for the big first baseman and the Chicago Cubs. The result was somewhere in the middle. Rizzo will wear a walking boot for the next five to seven days after an MRI showed he had a moderate lateral right ankle...