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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich (22) rounds second base past Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez (9) after hitting a three run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

Yelich three-run homer lifts Brewers past Cubs, 4-3

Aug. 15, 2020 12:32 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Christian Yelich hit a three-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the major league-leading Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Friday night. Yelich hit his fifth homer of the season off Alec Mills to right-center field, erasing Chicago's 3-1 lead in the sixth inning. Yelich didn't have much of a plan...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

Darvish takes no-hitter into 7th, Cubs beat Brewers 4-2

Aug. 14, 2020 12:54 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yu Darvish knew his pitch count was climbing, but he wasn't exactly showing signs of fatigue, either. Darvish took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his third straight dominant start, and the major league-leading Chicago Cubs defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Thursday night. Darvish...

Bryant held out of Cubs' lineup versus Brewers

Aug. 13, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Slugger Kris Bryant was held out of the surging Chicago Cubs' starting lineup against Milwaukee on Thursday night because of a sore left wrist and ring finger. Manager David Ross didn’t disclose if Bryant would be available off the bench, but said he made the move out of “an...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cubs beat Indians 7-2 to match their best start since 1970

Aug. 12, 2020 10:39 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bell bottoms were in style and Nixon was in the White House the last time the Chicago Cubs started a season this hot. Their rookie manager isn't taking any credit for the fast start. “I mean, I’ve got a good team,” David Ross said. “That’s what it is....

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish delivers to a Kansas City Royals batter during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Darvish pitches Cubs past Royals 6-1 for 6th straight win

Aug. 6, 2020 12:58 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yu Darvish pitched seven sharp innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory. Javier Báez drove in two runs for the Cubs (10-2), who handed Kansas City its sixth consecutive defeat. Kris Bryant and...

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel, second from left, is taken out of the baseball game by manager David Ross during the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-4. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Kimbrel shaky again, Cubs hold off Royals for 5th win in row

Aug. 5, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward, Jason Kipnis and Willson Contreras homered and the Chicago Cubs overcame another shaky outing by closer Craig Kimbrel to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Kimbrel took over to begin the ninth inning with a 5-2 lead, but struggled again...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Bryant homers, Mills shines as surging Cubs beat Royals 2-0

Aug. 4, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant homered in his return to the lineup and Alec Mills pitched seven effective innings, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Kansas City Royals 2-0 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive win. Javier Báez had a sacrifice fly and a nice play in the field as NL Central-leading...

Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Cubs slugger Bryant returns following stomach ailment

Aug. 4, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant is following through on his own words when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. Bryant returned to the starting lineup Monday night and homered in a 2-0 victory against Kansas City after missing two games with a stomach ailment. The 28-year-old Bryant, who...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Rotation reports: Cleveland rolling, Houston in flux

Aug. 3, 2020 2:33 AM EDT

Cleveland's starting rotation is rolling through the early stages of the season. The Houston Astros, on the other hand, are having to make do with a group that bears little resemblance to the one that pitched its way to the World Series last year. Someone forgot to tell the Indians that starting pitchers might...

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez, right, hits a winning single during the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Chicago, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Báez's single in 11th gives Cubs 2-1 win over Pirates

Aug. 2, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez singled through a drawn-in infield in the 11th inning, scoring David Bote from third base and giving the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Bote, who made the last out in the 10th, started the inning on second base as mandated by Major League...