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Cubs to add Kimbrel to major league roster Thursday

Jun. 27, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Craig Kimbrel will be added to the Chicago Cubs' roster Thursday before their series finale against Atlanta at Wrigley Field. The team made the announcement following Wednesday night's 5-3 loss to the Braves. Kimbrel, a seven-time All-Star closer, completed his minor league assignment...

Keuchel gets 1st win with Braves in 5-3 victory over Cubs

Jun. 27, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dallas Keuchel earned his first win for the Atlanta Braves and Nick Markakis hit a three-run homer Wednesday night in a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Brian McCann also connected for the Braves, who won a matchup of NL division leaders for the second straight night. Keuchel (1-1) allowed...

Attorney: Girl hit during Astros game had skull fracture

Jun. 26, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for the family of a 2-year-old girl struck by a foul ball during a game last month between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros said Wednesday that the girl suffered a skull fracture. Attorney Richard Mithoff provided the first update by the girl's family on her condition since...

Albies, Acuña hit homers to lead Braves past Cubs 3-2

Jun. 26, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Switch-hitting infielder Ozzie Albies and left-hander Max Fried are young and building impressive numbers against the Chicago Cubs. Albies and Ronald Acuña Jr. homered, Fried tossed six innings of two-hit ball and the Atlanta Braves edged the Cubs 3-2 Tuesday night. Batting...

LEADING OFF: Yanks try for HR record, Braves-Cubs cool off

Jun. 25, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOMER HAPPY Aaron Judge, Gary Sánchez, Edwin Encarnación and the New York Yankees try to set the major league record for most consecutive games with a home run. The Yankees homered in their 27th straight game Monday night, matching the mark set by Alex...

Contreras, Lester lead Cubs past Braves 8-3

Jun. 25, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras wasn't happy with a called second strike in the second inning. He took his displeasure out on the next pitch, hitting it out of the park. Contreras homered and had three RBIs, Jon Lester pitched five-hit ball through six innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves...

Cubs: Kimbrel close to return, could be activated this week

Jun. 24, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs says right-handed closer Craig Kimbrel could be activated later this week. Kimbrel signed a three-year, $43 million contract on June 7. He is set to pitch in another game at Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday. Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Monday the team...

Mets' Callaway, Vargas have confrontation with reporter

Jun. 23, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging him during a confrontation in the team's clubhouse after a loss Sunday. The dustup with beat writer Tim Healey of Newsday occurred after the Mets blew a late lead in a 5-3...

Baez HR, Cubs win 5-3; Alonso sets Mets mark for rookie HRs

Jun. 23, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Baez hit a milestone homer to win a game after Pete Alonso went deep once again to set a team record. Baez cracked the 100th homer of his career, a three-run drive in the eighth inning as the Chicago Cubs overcame another home run by Alonso to beat the New York Mets 5-3 on Sunday....

Alonso hits 27th HR, passes Strawberry for Mets rookie mark

Jun. 23, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Pete Alonso has hit his 27th home run, passing Darryl Strawberry for the New York Mets rookie record in just his 77th game. Alonso hit a solo drive against Chicago Cubs starter Cole Hamels in the fourth inning at Wrigley Field on Sunday. The 24-year-old slugger entered the day second in the...