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Cubs to cut OF Jason Heyward after the season

Aug. 08, 2022 23:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will cut ties with right fielder Jason Heyward after this season, ending one of baseball's most expensive and unproductive free-agent signings with a year left on his contract. “We’re not going have him with the team next year,” Cubs President...

Contreras hits 2-run HR in 8th as Cubs beat Marlins 2-1

Aug. 05, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras pounded his chest and pointed toward the roaring crowd. It was quite a return to Wrigley Field for a player many thought would be gone by now. Contreras hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning in his first home game since the trade deadline, Justin...

Contreras, Happ stay with Cubs after deadline passes

Aug. 02, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras' goodbye turned out to be a bit premature. The Chicago Cubs are keeping their catcher — along with Ian Happ — at least for now after Tuesday's trade deadline passed with no deal for the three-time All-Star. “I do understand the...

Velázquez hits 2 HRs, drives in 5 as Cubs rout Phillies 15-2

Jul. 22, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nelson Velázquez does not like hitting against position players. Maybe he’ll feel a little better now – especially after such a rare accomplishment in Cubs history. Velázquez hit two late homers – including a ninth-inning drive off Phillies backup...

Freeman gets 4 hits, Dodgers roar back to sweep Cubs 11-9

Jul. 10, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached the point in their latest roll when a five-run deficit and the early exit of a 20-game winner don't even seem like particularly daunting obstacles. “We weren't going to be denied today,” manager Dave Roberts said. “I...

Wisdom's slam, 6 RBIs lift Cubs over Reds 15-7

Jul. 01, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Wisdom hit a grand slam and a solo homer en route to a career-high six RBIs, rookie Christopher Morel had a career-high five hits and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 15-7 Thursday night. The Cubs collected 23 hits off five pitchers, tying their...

Contreras homers, Morel also goes deep as Cubs beat Reds 8-3

Jun. 30, 2022 01:00 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Christopher Morel unleashed a laser from center field toward the plate. In a flash, the Cubs let loose. Chicago catcher Willson Contreras pointed toward the dugout and let out a roar. Screaming pitcher Justin Steele pounded his glove several times. ...

Luis Castillo strikes out 11 as Reds beat Cubs 5-3

Jun. 29, 2022 00:38 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Luis Castillo hears all the trade rumors. He just doesn't pay much attention to them. “I'm still trying to go out there and give it all, my best, as well,” Castillo said through a translator. Castillo's best was quite good Tuesday night. ...

Chavis stars with bat, defense, Pirates edge Cubs in 10

Jun. 23, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Chavis hit a tying home run in the eighth before pulling off a defensive gem and delivering a game-ending single in the 10th, sending the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Chicago Cubs 8-7 Thursday. Chavis' solo homer, his seventh this season, made it 7-all...

Rookies Madris, Contreras lead Pirates to 7-1 win over Cubs

Jun. 21, 2022 23:11 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bligh Madris hit his first major league home run and fellow rookie Roansy Contreras pitched five solid innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. Madris connected in the sixth for a solo shot to right-center...