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Chicago Cubs hire David Ross to replace Maddon as manager

Oct. 24, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs thought they needed a new voice in the dugout. They are banking on good ol' "Grandpa Rossy" to give them a spark. The Cubs hired David Ross to replace Joe Maddon as their manager Thursday, hoping the former catcher can help them get back to the playoffs after missing out for...

David Ross on list of possible candidates for Cubs manager

Sep. 30, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The field of candidates to be the next manager of the Chicago Cubs is beginning to take shape. President of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Monday that former catcher David Ross is on the broad list being assembled by the front office. He also said he wants to talk to at least one...

After 114 losses, Tigers still waiting on top prospects

Sep. 30, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The most promising moment for the Detroit Tigers this year may have occurred far away from Comerica Park — or any other major league field. On April 29, Casey Mize threw a no-hitter in his debut for Double-A Erie. After narrowly avoiding triple-digit losses the previous two seasons,...

Cardinals lose to Cubs, NL Central race goes to final day

Sep. 29, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright was itching to spray champagne in the Cardinals clubhouse Saturday night. It's been nearly four years since his last boozy bash, and after getting roughed up by the Cubs, he and his St. Louis teammates will have to wait at least one more night. The Cardinals' push for a...

Cardinals lose 8-2 to Cubs, magic number down to 2

Sep. 28, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis' bullpen stumbled, and the Cardinals still inched closer to the NL Central title. Andrew Miller and Ryan Helsley were hit hard during an 8-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Friday night, but the Cardinals' magic number for clinching the division dropped to two. Miller (5-6), Helsley...

Goldschmidt, Cards clinch playoff spot, rally past Cubs 3-2

Sep. 22, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals celebrated the franchise's first postseason berth in four years with a champagne toast in the visitor's clubhouse. It was another sweet finish. Goldschmidt hit a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning and the Cardinals clinched a playoff spot by...

Carpenter HRs vs Kimbrel, Cards bump Cubs from WC spot

Sep. 20, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs wasted no time trading blows in the first game of their crucial four-game series. Then, the Cardinals' Matt Carpenter delivered a haymaker that put the rival Cubs on the ropes. Carpenter homered in the 10th inning against Craig Kimbrel in the All-Star...

Iglesias' double in 10th leads Reds past Cubs 3-2

Sep. 19, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The improving Cincinnati Reds' pitching staff cooled off the previously surging Chicago Cubs' offense. José Iglesias had an RBI double in the 10th inning and five Cincinnati pitchers combined for a four-hitter as the Reds recorded their second straight win over playoff-contending...

Cubs lose 4-2 to Gray, Reds

Sep. 18, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs had been scoring in bunches lately. Then Sonny Gray took the mound for the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs were shut down by Gray and two relievers Tuesday night, falling 4-2 to the Reds in a loss that hurt their playoff positioning. Chicago had won five in a row, outscoring its...

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...