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Jiménez homers in 9th to power White Sox past Cubs, 3-1

Jun. 19, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Eloy Jiménez came up in a big spot and delivered. It was exactly how he pictured the moment when he became a professional ballplayer. With one major twist. Jiménez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the ninth inning in his first game against his first major league organization,...

Dodgers edge Cubs 3-2 with late-game heroics

Jun. 16, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenley Jansen sent a late-night text to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts after his blown save against the Cubs. "I wanted the ball after what happened last night," the closer said. "I really wanted to face them again." Jansen got his wish, and quickly found himself in trouble again. But he...

Rizzo's 2-run homer in 9th lifts Cubs over Dodgers 2-1

Jun. 16, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yu Darvish can rest easier now. He finally conquered his demons at Dodger Stadium. He tossed seven innings of one-run ball while being booed heavily and Anthony Rizzo hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the...

Cubs' Kyle Hendricks goes on IL with shoulder inflammation

Jun. 15, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Cubs have placed starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation. The move Saturday comes a day after one of the right-hander's worst outings of the season. He allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings of a 5-3 loss to the Dodgers. Manager Joe...

Dodgers rally to beat Cubs 5-3 for 7th straight home win

Jun. 15, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rich Hill attacked with pinpoint location and his reliable curveball. Where the 39-year-old pitcher surprised was at the plate. Hill singled in the go-ahead run in the fourth inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 Friday night for their seventh straight home...

Dodgers outslug Cubs with 4 homers to win 7-3

Jun. 14, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger's recent 0-for-13 slump appears to have been a mere blip in a memorable season so far. Bellinger hit a pair of home runs, Max Muncy and David Freese each added a two-run shot and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 Thursday night in the opener of a four-game...

Hamels throws 7 scoreless, 4 batters hit as Cubs top Rockies

Jun. 12, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Cole Hamels was sharp all afternoon — even when his fastball hit Nolan Arenado in the arm. At least that's what Arenado thinks. Hamels struck out nine in seven scoreless innings, singled twice and drove in two runs to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Colorado Rockies 10-1 in a testy game...

Rookie Peter Lambert bottles up Cubs again, Rockies win 10-3

Jun. 12, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Peter Lambert baffled Chicago yet again and took a chunk out of the turf with a sliding catch. Now that's making an impression. The rookie went five strong innings to lock up Chicago for a second time in five days as the Colorado Rockies won their 10th straight at home by beating the Cubs...

Powerful Rockies rally past Cubs, 9th straight win at home

Jun. 11, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Ian Desmond hit a monster blast that brought fans to their feet but it was a manufactured run that made the difference for the Colorado Rockies. Colorado scored its first five runs on homers — including Desmond's 486-foot rocket — but Ryan McMahon delivered the go-ahead run with...

Hendricks masters Cardinals again in Cubs' 5-1 win

Jun. 9, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks doesn't believe he was sharp on Sunday night. The Cardinals might beg to differ. Hendricks tossed one-run ball over seven innings to continue his dominance over St. Louis, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 win. Carlos González hit his first homer with the Cubs and Kyle...