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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...

Manager Joe Maddon won't be back with Cubs next season

Sep. 29, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

From the moment Joe Maddon joined the Chicago Cubs, taking the reins in a Wrigleyville bar five years ago, he talked about winning. He was the right manager at the right time for a franchise that had experienced mostly terrible timing for more than a century. Right until his time in Chicago ran out. The Cubs will...

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...

Iglesias' double in 10th leads Reds past Cubs 3-2

Sep. 19, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The improving Cincinnati Reds' pitching staff cooled off the previously surging Chicago Cubs' offense. José Iglesias had an RBI double in the 10th inning and five Cincinnati pitchers combined for a four-hitter as the Reds recorded their second straight win over playoff-contending...

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...

Rizzo's slam among 5 Cubs homers, Chicago rips Bucs 17-8

Sep. 13, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After a rough start, Anthony Rizzo, Willson Contreras and the Chicago Cubs rebounded with an overwhelming response at the plate. Rizzo hit a grand slam, Contreras launched two long solo homers and the Cubs kept pace in the NL wild-card race with a 17-8 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on...