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Hamels pitches 7 innings, Cubs complete sweep with 6-0 win

Apr. 17, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are starting to look more like themselves. Cole Hamels pitched seven strong innings and the Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a 6-0 win Wednesday night. "We obviously know that we need to come in and start winning," Hamels said. "We know we're a good...

Quintana goes 7 innings, Cubs beat Marlins 4-0

Apr. 16, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A modest scoreless streak from Jose Quintana has helped the Chicago Cubs to their best stretch of the young season. Quintana gave up six hits in seven innings to lead the Cubs to a 4-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. Quintana (2-1) struck out seven and extended his scoreless...

MLB investigating racist messages sent to Cubs' Carl Edwards

Apr. 16, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is investigating racist messages sent to Chicago Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on Instagram this month. Edwards was optioned to Triple-A Iowa after he had trouble with his motion and got off to a tough start this season. Lee Long, Edwards' agent, said the messages came...

Contreras homer, 3 RBIs help Cubs beat Marlins 7-2

Apr. 16, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Yu Darvish thawed out and then nearly overheated in balmy South Florida, but he found enough in reserve to throw his hardest to the final batter he faced. Darvish struck out eight in a season-high 5 2/3 innings for his first win of the year, and the Chicago Cubs adjusted to a big change in the...

Allen, Cozart lead Angels past Cubs 6-5

Apr. 13, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When the Los Angeles Angels got into big trouble and the phone broke and everything seemed to be falling apart, Cody Allen stayed cool. All the way to the very end. Allen worked out of a jam in the ninth inning and Zack Cozart had three hits, helping the Angels top the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on...

Angels CF Trout to miss series against the Cubs

Apr. 12, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Mike Trout has been ruled out for the Los Angeles Angels' weekend series against the Chicago Cubs after he strained his right groin during the team's last homestand. Trout visited Dr. Steve Yoon on Friday in Los Angeles. Angels general manager Billy Eppler said imaging showed a reduced...

Cubs' Caratini goes on IL with hand injury, needs surgery

Apr. 12, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs placed Victor Caratini on the 10-day injured list on Friday with a broken bone in his left hand, sidelining the backup catcher for four to six weeks. The 25-year-old Caratini is scheduled for surgery on Monday. He had been a pleasant surprise for Chicago, batting .571 with a...

Hamels helps Cubs beat Trout-less Angels 5-1

Apr. 12, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels loves pitching at Wrigley Field. No matter what the conditions are. Hamels tossed eight sparkling innings, Willson Contreras homered twice and the Chicago Cubs cooled off the short-handed Los Angeles Angels with a 5-1 victory Friday. With the wind blowing out at Chicago's iconic...

Quintana strikes out 11 in 7 innings, Cubs beat Pirates 2-0

Apr. 12, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs were in need of a strong outing by a starter, and Jose Quintana delivered. The left-hander struck out 11 in seven innings of four-hit ball as Chicago blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on Thursday night. Quintana (1-1) bounced back after being roughed up for eight runs and eight...

Lyles sharp, Cervelli and Marte homer, Pirates beat Cubs 5-2

Apr. 11, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jordan Lyles had everything, including a retooled curveball, clicking on a cold, windy night at Wrigley Field. Lyles struck out 10 in six crisp innings to tie a career high, Francisco Cervelli and Starling Marte homered off Yu Darvish, and the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Chicago Cubs 5-2...