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Molina, Cardinals hold off fading Cubs again, 2-1

Sep. 20, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yadier Molina and the St. Louis Cardinals are taking charge of the NL Central by grinding out tough, ugly wins. And bouncing back after absorbing some unpleasant blows. Molina overcame a painful foul tip to get three of St. Louis' four hits, including a two-run single, and the Cardinals held...

Braves beat Giants 6-0, clinch 2nd straight NL East title

Sep. 20, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves clinched their second straight NL East title as Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his 41st homer in a 6-0 win over San Francisco on Friday night that eliminated the Giants from postseason contention in Bruce Bochy's last year as San Francisco manager. Acuña scored three runs...

Schwarber homers as Cubs beat Reds 8-2

Sep. 17, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Playing without Anthony Rizzo, the Chicago Cubs turned to Kyle Schwarber. And Nicholas Castellanos. And Alec Mills. It seemed like everyone helped out. Schwarber hit a three-run homer and made a diving catch in left field, and the Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Monday night for their...

Yelich keys Brewers 3-2 win over the Cubs

Sep. 8, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich's latest heroics left both managers shaking their heads. It also left the NL wild-card race tighter. Yelich sliced an opposite-field two-out double off Brandon Kintzler to plate the winning run in the ninth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on...

Cubs rally for 5 runs in 7th to beat Mariners 5-1

Sep. 2, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After not scoring for nearly three full games, the Cubs were desperate for a big hit or a lucky break. Both played a role in Chicago's late rally on Monday. Kyle Schwarber had a three-run triple to highlight a five-run seventh, and the Cubs snapped a 24-inning scoreless streak in a 5-1...

Yelich hits 3-run homer as Brewers beat Cubs 4-0

Sep. 1, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The last day of August and first day of September looked awfully familiar to the Milwaukee Brewers. Christian Yelich hit a three-run homer off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning, and Milwaukee beat Chicago 4-0 on Sunday for its second straight shutout against the Cubs. The Brewers leaned on...

Castellanos homers twice, Cubs cruise past Brewers 7-1

Aug. 30, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos has been in quite a hitting groove since joining the Chicago Cubs. Castellanos hit a pair of two-run homers, José Quintana took a shutout into the sixth inning, and the Cubs cruised to their fourth straight win, 7-1 over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. Castellanos,...

Sánchez pitches into 9th, slugging Nats roll past Cubs 9-3

Aug. 23, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Aníbal Sánchez wanted to help his weary teammates with a strong performance on the mound. The solid afternoon at the plate was an unexpected bonus. Sánchez pitched one-hit ball into the ninth inning and helped himself with two perfectly placed bunts, leading the Washington...

Bryant homers, Cubs rally for 6-3 win over Reds

Aug. 11, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Chicago Cubs were down, and the Cincinnati Reds had All-Star Luis Castillo on the mound. Just when it looked as if the Cubs were in trouble, they rallied. Kris Bryant led the way. Bryant capped Chicago's four-run seventh with a three-run homer, and the Cubs beat the Reds 6-3 on Sunday...

Happ's slam leads Quintana, Cubs over Athletics 10-1

Aug. 7, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Ian Happ and José Quintana are both locked-in right now, and that's good news for the Chicago Cubs. Happ hit his second career grand slam, Quintana tossed two-hit ball through seven innings to win his sixth straight decision and the Cubs ripped the Oakland Athletics 10-1 on Wednesday....