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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...

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...

Goldschmidt walk-off hit, O'Neill 2 HRs as Cards beat Cubs

Oct. 02, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning, and the playoff-bound St. Louis Cardinals won for the 19th time in their last 20 games, 4-3 over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. Tyler O'Neill homered twice and threw out the potential...

Steele cruises, Cubs send Pirates to 100th loss in 9-0 rout

Sep. 30, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Steele breezed through seven shutout innings and the Chicago Cubs scored six runs in the second inning Thursday night, beating Pittsburgh 9-0 and sending the Pirates to their 100th loss of the season. Steele (4-4) struck out seven and gave up...

Contreras 3 RBIs, Cubs beat Pirates, end 7-game losing skid

Sep. 29, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Willson Contreras drove in all of the Cubs’ run as Chicago beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Wednesday night to end a seven-game losing streak. Contreras’ two-run double high off the right-field wall in the seventh inning rallied the Cubs from a...

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...

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...

Cardinals set team record with 15th straight win, beat Cubs

Sep. 25, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Harrison Bader and the St. Louis Cardinals clearly recognize their record is impressive. Now they also want to win their next game — and many more after that. The Cardinals set a franchise mark with their 15th straight win, boosted when catcher Yadier...

Kepler homers twice, Ryan’s 11 Ks lead Twins over Cubs 5-4

Sep. 23, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Kepler homered twice, rookie Joe Ryan struck out a season-high 11, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 Wednesday night. Kepler staked the Twins to a 2-0 lead with a homer in the first inning and hit his 19th home run in 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...