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Carter Hawkins joins Chicago Cubs as new general manager

Oct. 18, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Carter Hawkins was part of Cleveland's front office when the Indians lost to the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 World Series. He vividly remembers being on the team bus for the trip to the airport after Game 5. “We're just inching along, just barely going...

LEADING OFF: Closer to starter, Scherzer lined up for Game 1

Oct. 15, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday: ___ MAX EFFORT Dodgers ace Max Scherzer got the last three outs in the thrilling Game 5 of the NL Divsion Series and is now lined up to throw the first pitch for Los...

Chicago Cubs hire Carter Hawkins as general manager

Oct. 15, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs hired Carter Hawkins as general manager on Friday, dipping into Cleveland's front office in an effort to bolster their own player development system. The 37-year-old Hawkins spent 14 seasons with Cleveland, including the last five as an...

Masterful Webb pitches Giants past Dodgers in playoff opener

Oct. 09, 2021 01:26 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Logan Webb pumped his fists as he set down a star-studded Dodgers lineup all game long, then raised his pitching hand in appreciation after a masterful postseason debut. Webb struck out 10 while working into the eighth inning, Buster Posey hit a...

Don't blame Mrs. O'Leary's cow for the Great Chicago Fire

Oct. 07, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago seems to like to pin the blame for its misfortune on farm animals. For decades the Cubs' failure to get to the World Series was the fault of a goat that was once kicked out of Wrigley Field. And for well over a century, a cow belonging to Mrs. O'Leary caused the Great...

For Hoyer, pitching tops to-do list as Cubs try to regroup

Oct. 06, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Watching Kyle Schwarber launch another long home run against Gerrit Cole in a wild-card game brought back memories of the slugger's drive to Allegheny River in 2015 for Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer. Back then, Chicago was on the way to...

Second no more? Playoffs give White Sox chance to build base

Oct. 06, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kenny Heuer and his fiancée, Carrie Campbell, showed up dressed for the occasion. He made his loyalties clear by wearing an Eloy Jiménez jersey for a game between his beloved Chicago White Sox and the crosstown Cubs at Guaranteed Rate Field in late...

A capsule look at the White Sox-Astros playoff series

Oct. 05, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Thursday, at Houston, 4:07 p.m. (FS1); Game 2, Friday, at Houston, 2:07 p.m. (MLB); Game 3,...

Cubs looking to pick themselves up after dismantling core

Oct. 04, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs took the wrecking ball to their championship core. Now, it's time to start piecing things back together. While Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber turn their attention toward playoff games with new teams, the Cubs come into the...

Betts leads MLB in jersey sales, 4 Dodgers in top 10

Oct. 04, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts and the reigning World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers had four of the top 10 selling jerseys in Major League Baseball this season. Betts' No. 50 uniform claimed the top spot for the second straight year after he was acquired prior to...