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Meneses hits 2-run HR in 8th as Nationals beat Cubs 6-5

Aug. 09, 2022 23:44 PM 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...

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...

Quintana wins in St. Louis debut, Cardinals sweep DH vs Cubs

Aug. 05, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Newly acquired José Quintana won in his debut with St. Louis, Tyler O’Neill and Nolan Arenado homered and the Cardinals beat Chicago 7-2, completing a doubleheader sweep of the Cubs on Thursday night. The Cardinals won the opener 4-3 as Lars Nootbaar hit a tying...

Cubs-Cards postponed; St. Louis' new starters prep for bows

Aug. 03, 2022 21:25 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Wednesday's game between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals was postponed by rain, allowing the Cardinals to line up their newly fortified starting rotation. St. Louis added four pitchers in deals over the last several days, including left-hander José...

Wainwright, reunited with Molina, hurls Cards past Cubs 6-0

Aug. 03, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched seven spotless innings with longtime catcher Yadier Molina back behind the plate, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 on Tuesday night. Paul Goldschmidt homered and drove in three runs to lead the St. Louis offense. Dylan...

Wood takes no-hitter into 7th, Giants beat Cubs to stop skid

Jul. 29, 2022 02:33 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alex Wood took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Thursday night to stop a seven-game slide. Yermín Mercedes hit an early two-run single, and four Giants pitchers combined on a three-hitter to snap...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani's strikeout streak, Giants' losing skid

Jul. 27, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday: ___ SHOHEI'S STRIKEOUTS Los Angeles Angels two-way force Shohei Ohtani has struck out at least 10 batters in five straight starts going into this outing at home against Texas. ...

Dbacks extend Giants' losing streak to 7 games with 5-3 win

Jul. 27, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Torey Lovullo's offensive mantra through six seasons in the desert has been to build innings by getting runners on base, move them around and wait for someone to get a big hit. A bunt single, a safety bunt and a homer — the Arizona Diamondbacks followed their...

Contreras salutes fans, helps Cubs win 6th in row, top Bucs

Jul. 26, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras drew a standing ovation in perhaps his last home game at Wrigley Field, then keyed an early burst as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 Tuesday for their season-high sixth straight win. Contreras, one of three members left from the...

Velázquez hits 2 HRs, drives in 5 as Cubs rout Phillies 15-2

Jul. 22, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nelson Velázquez does not like hitting against position players. Maybe he’ll feel a little better now – especially after such a rare accomplishment in Cubs history. Velázquez hit two late homers – including a ninth-inning drive off Phillies backup...