Latest Willson Contreras News

Wisdom's double in 11th propels Cubs to 7-5 win over Nats

Aug. 17, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Wisdom drove in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 7-5 on Tuesday night after losing a 4-0 lead. Wisdom led off the inning with a double down the left-field line against Victor Arano (1-1), scoring...

Happ leads homer barrage, Cubs power past struggling Reds

Aug. 13, 2022 23:09 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ian Happ, Willson Contreras and Franmil Reyes homered, and the Chicago Cubs beat the stumbling Cincinnati Reds 7-2 on Saturday night. Happ hit an RBI single in the fifth inning and a three-run shot in the seventh, continuing his long run of success at Cincinnati....

Smyly stars as Cubs beat Reds in 2nd 'Field of Dreams' game

Aug. 12, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Standing among rows of Iowa cornstalks, Nico Hoerner had Johnny Bench on his left and Billy Williams right next to him. “Pretty incredible,” Hoerner said. For sure. Even for a “Field of Dreams.” Led by Drew Smyly and a...

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...

Thompson, Velázquez, Morel power Cubs past Nationals 6-3

Aug. 09, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Keegan Thompson pitched six effective innings, rookies Nelson Velázquez and Christopher Morel homered in the third inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 6-3 Monday night. Thompson (9-5) didn’t walk a batter for the second time in three starts...

Smyly finally wins at home as Cubs beat Marlins 4-0

Aug. 06, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Smyly tossed shutout ball into the seventh inning for his first win at Wrigley Field for the Cubs, leading Chicago past the Miami Marlins 4-0 on Saturday. P.J. Higgins homered and singled, and Nico Hoerner added three hits and an RBI to help the Cubs defeat...

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...

Mets get Ruf from Giants, Givens from Cubs before deadline

Aug. 03, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Determined to keep their top minor league prospects, the New York Mets made incremental upgrades to the lineup and bullpen at the trade deadline. Without a big splash, they hope that's enough to sink Atlanta in the NL East. The first-place Mets...

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...

LEADING OFF: Trade deadline, Soto sweepstakes, deGrom return

Aug. 02, 2022 05:15 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ DEADLINE DAY The Juan Soto sweepstakes come down to the wire, with baseball's 6 p.m. EDT trade deadline fast approaching. Soto is the biggest name on the block, with Washington...