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Happ's home run caps comeback as Cubs stun Cardinals 6-5

Oct. 02, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ian Happ drove a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning to sour what could be Jon Lester’s final career start, lifting the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 Saturday night. Lester, 37, hasn’t declared whether he intends to come back...

Pirates beat Cubs 8-6 as Chicago's skid reaches seven games

Sep. 28, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Colin Moran hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates dealt the Cubs their seventh straight loss, rallying to beat Chicago 8-6 on Tuesday night. Moran’s homer, his 10th of the season, to deep center field in the first...

Votto helps Reds beat Pirates 13-1 to stay in playoff race

Sep. 27, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto homered twice and drove in four runs, and the Cincinnati Reds pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-1 on Wednesday to stay alive in the race for the second NL wild card. Nick Castellanos, rookie Jonathan India and Eugenio Suarez also connected...

Sweet! Cardinals win 16th in row, go ahead in 9th, top Cubs

Sep. 26, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Knizner slid across home plate, hopped up and pumped his right arm in jubilation. Make it a very sweet 16 for the St. Louis Cardinals. Knizner scored the go-ahead run on Codi Heuer's wild pitch in the ninth inning, and the...

Gordon homers, 4 Twins get 3 hits, Minnesota tops Cubs 9-5

Sep. 22, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nick Gordon hit a two-run homer and two singles, Josh Donaldson and Max Kepler each had three hits and two RBIs, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago Cubs 9-5 on Tuesday night. Mitch Garver added three singles and an RBI in his return from a back...

Wisdom sets Cubs rookie record with 27th HR, beat Brewers

Sep. 19, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Patrick Wisdom set a Chicago Cubs record for homers by a rookie on a day that exemplified his feast-or-famine approach. Wisdom struck out four times for a second straight day but delivered a towering three-run shot that highlighted the Chicago Cubs’...

Berríos tops old team, Blue Jays increase lead, beat Twins

Sep. 19, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — José Berríos pitched into the seventh inning to beat his former team, Bo Bichette homered in a five-run first inning and the Toronto Blue Jays increased their lead in the playoff race by beating the Minnesota Twins 5-3 Sunday. Toronto now leads the New...

Phillies win wild one on passed ball in 9th; top Cubs 6-5

Sep. 15, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andrew Knapp watched the ball roll toward Chicago's dugout and pulled up on his sprint down the basepath. He could stroll home on the wildest of walkoffs — a passed ball that kept the Phillies from dropping further in the NL pennant race. Knapp...

Wisdom, Rivas homer as Cubs beat fading Phillies 6-3

Sep. 14, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Gibson retired the first 12 batters. Not a bad start. Then Gibson embodied the Phillies' late-season malaise and watched 12 straight outs dissolve into three runs allowed in 12 consecutive pitches. The pennant race in...

Heyward’s walk-off HR in 10th gives Cubs 4-1 win over Reds

Sep. 09, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night for their eighth victory in nine games. Ian Happ homered for the third straight game, extending his hitting...