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Hoerner, Cubs top power-hitting rookie Meneses, Nationals

Aug. 10, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nico Hoerner homered to ignite a four-run rally in the seventh inning that sent the Chicago Cubs over power-hitting rookie Joey Meneses and the Washington Nationals 4-2 Wednesday. Hoerner’s seventh home run ended a shutout bid by Nationals starter Josiah Gray and...

Meneses hits 2-run HR in 8th as Nationals beat Cubs 6-5

Aug. 10, 2022 00:50 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Joey Meneses hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, Keibert Ruiz went deep twice and the Washington Nationals regrouped after blowing a three-run lead, beating the Chicago Cubs 6-5 Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak. The Nationals were rolling...

Wainwright, reunited with Molina, hurls Cards past Cubs 6-0

Aug. 03, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched seven spotless innings with longtime catcher Yadier Molina back behind the plate, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 on Tuesday night. Paul Goldschmidt homered and drove in three runs to lead the St. Louis offense. Dylan...

Nico Hoerner's double sends streaking Cubs past Pirates 3-2

Jul. 25, 2022 23:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nico Hoerner hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Monday night for their season-high fifth straight win. Hoerner finished with two hits and two RBIs. Rafael Ortega homered for Chicago, and Adrian...

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...

Carrasco, Mets hand Cubs 7th straight loss, 8-0

Jul. 15, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Carrasco pitched six sharp innings, Brandon Nimmo and Pete Alonso homered, and the New York Mets handed the Chicago Cubs their seventh straight loss, 8-0 on Thursday night. The Mets won for the third time in four games, maintained their 2 1/2-game lead over...

Orioles beat Cubs 7-1, extend winning streak to 10 games

Jul. 14, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Santander hit a two-run double to spark Baltimore’s three-run first inning, Spenser Watkins and four relievers scattered six hits and the Orioles extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 7-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night. It’s...

Cubs rally against Brewers' bullpen, win 2-1 at Milwaukee

Jul. 06, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — P.J. Higgins has learned how to stay ready when he isn't getting consistent playing time. The Cubs' backup catcher and first baseman delivered a tiebreaking two-out double off three-time All-Star Josh Hader in Chicago's 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on...

Suzuki homers again, Hendricks hurt as Cubs top Brewers 8-3

Jul. 06, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Seiya Suzuki has wasted no time getting back into the swing of things since coming off the injured list. Suzuki homered for the second straight night and had three RBIs as the Chicago Cubs overcame Kyle Hendricks’ early exit to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on...

Morel homers in 3rd straight game, Cubs beat Red Sox 6-5

Jul. 01, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Christopher Morel got a belt-high pitch and launched it toward Waveland Avenue for a long two-run homer. Another big moment for the rookie from the Dominican Republic. And he's had a few lately, whether he was delivering at the plate or in the field. ...