Latest Craig Counsell News

Morel and Crow-Armstrong hit 2 HRs each, lifting the Cubs over the Cardinals 8-3

Jul. 14, 2024 18:01 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pete Crow-Armstrong and Christopher Morel each homered twice to lead the Chicago Cubs to an 8-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Tomas Nido and Ian Happ also homered for the Cubs, who split the four-game set against their NL Central rivals. ...

Kyle Hendricks works 7 shutout innings as Cubs beat Cardinals 5-1, extend winning streak to 5 games

Jul. 13, 2024 00:21 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Hendricks allowed five hits in seven shutout innings and Nico Hoerner and David Bote each drove in two runs as the Chicago Cubs extended their season-best winning streak to five games with a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. “I was...

Justin Steele baffles Orioles for 7 innings as Cubs complete sweep with 8-0 rout

Jul. 11, 2024 22:45 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Justin Steele pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Seiya Suzuki had three extra-base hits and three RBIs, and the Chicago Cubs blanked the Baltimore Orioles 8-0 Thursday night for a three-game sweep. Dansby Swanson homered for the Cubs, who outscored the AL...

Cubs place outfielder Cody Bellinger on injured list with broken finger

Jul. 11, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have placed outfielder Cody Bellinger on the 10-day injured list with a left middle finger fracture. Bellinger was hit by a pitch thrown by Cionel Pérez in the seventh inning of Wednesday night's 4-0 victory over the Orioles. Bellinger initially...

Giants hold tribute for franchise legend Willie Mays

Jun. 24, 2024 22:28 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants held a pregame ceremony on Monday commemorating the life of franchise legend Willie Mays. The approximately 30-minute tribute was held in San Francisco’s first home game since the team’s beloved star died Tuesday at the age of 93. ...

Taillon pitches 7 sharp innings as the Cubs beat the Mets 8-1

Jun. 22, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jameson Taillon pitched seven crisp innings, Christopher Morel homered and the Chicago Cubs cooled off the New York Mets with an 8-1 victory on Saturday. Taillon struck out a season-high 10 in his first win since May 4. The right-hander allowed one run and six hits....

Martinez hits a 3-run homer as the Mets rough up Imanaga while routing the Cubs 11-1

Jun. 21, 2024 18:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — J.D. Martinez, Francisco Alvarez and Brandon Nimmo homered against Shota Imanaga, and the New York Mets pounded the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Friday. Francisco Lindor had three hits and scored twice as New York won for the eighth time in nine games. Jose Iglesias went 4...

Ian Happ and Dansby Swanson hit back-to-back homers as the Cubs hold off the Giants 6-5

Jun. 19, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Ian Happ hit a 442-foot homer, Dansby Swanson made it back-to-back longballs and the Chicago Cubs hung on to beat the San Francisco Giants 6-5 on Wednesday. Jorge Soler made it interesting in the eighth inning with a 444-foot grand slam over the bleachers in left...

Cubs score 3 runs in 8th, top Giants 5-2

Jun. 18, 2024 23:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cody Bellinger, Ian Happ and Christopher Morel each had RBI singles in Chicago's three-run eighth inning and the Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Tuesday night to end a two-game slide. Michael Busch led off the eighth against reliever Tyler Rogers (0-2) with...

Cubs place OF Mike Tauchman on IL, recall INF Miles Mastrobuoni from Triple-A

Jun. 18, 2024 19:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs placed outfielder Mike Tauchman on the 10-day injured list with a left groin strain before Tuesday's game with the San Francisco Giants. Tauchman left the Cubs' 7-6 loss to the Giants on Monday after legging out a single in the third inning. On...