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Peterson tagged early, Mets fall to Cubs 6-3 and get swept

Sep. 15, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David Peterson got only one out and the slumping New York Mets fell behind early Wednesday night in a 6-3 loss that completed a three-game sweep by the Chicago Cubs. The NL East leaders lost their fifth consecutive home game and dropped to 5-7 in a 16-game stretch...

Mets come up empty for deGrom and lose to Cubs again, 4-1

Sep. 14, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom and the first-place Mets were supposed to beat up on all these bad opponents this month. Instead, the bottom feeders have been nothing but trouble. New York's ace was outpitched by journeyman Adrian Sampson, and the frustrated Mets...

Cubs hound Bassitt, beat NL East-leading Mets 5-2

Sep. 13, 2022 00:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Bassitt had his shortest start in three months, failing to get through the fourth inning as the NL East-leading New York Mets lost to the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Monday night. New York remained 1 1/2 games ahead of Atlanta, which lost 3-2 in San Francisco. ...

Estrada, Flores homer in late innings, Giants beat Cubs 4-2

Sep. 12, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Thairo Estrada homered in the seventh, Wilmer Flores connected in the eighth and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Sunday night. The Giants kept the Cubs’ offense in check while using six pitchers on a bullpen day, though Zach...

India's hit in 9th gives Reds 4-3 win over Cubs

Sep. 08, 2022 20:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan India hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Chicago was ahead 3-2 when Alejo Lopez’s liner off Mark Leiter Jr. (2-7) slipped between right fielder Seiya Suzuki...

Paul Goldschmidt hits 34th homer as Cardinals beat Cubs 8-4

Sep. 03, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit his 34th homer, and the surging St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 on Saturday night for their third straight victory. Tommy Edman and Tyler O’Neill also went deep for NL Central-leading St. Louis, which improved to 27-8 in its...

Reyes, Hoerner help Cubs beat Blue Jays 7-5, avoid sweep

Aug. 31, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Franmil Reyes homered, Nico Hoerner drove in a pair of runs and the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 on Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep. Ian Happ and Zach McKinstry each had two hits as the Cubs snapped a five-game losing streak north of the...

Zach McKinstry homers as Cubs beat Cardinals 7-1

Aug. 24, 2022 23:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach McKinstry homered and drove in three runs, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 on Wednesday night. Nico Hoerner had three hits for Chicago, and Yan Gomes added two RBIs. Rowan Wick (4-6) got five outs for the win, leading a solid...

Arenado, O'Neill, Edman homer, Cards thump Cubs for DH split

Aug. 24, 2022 00:51 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nolan Arenado and Tyler O’Neill homered in a five-run fourth inning, Corey Dickerson had four hits and the St. Louis Cardinals pounded the Chicago Cubs 13-3 on Tuesday night to split a doubleheader. The Cubs blanked the Cardinals 2-0 in the opener, ending St....

Contreras hits 2 homers, Cubs outlast contending O's 3-2

Aug. 18, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Willson Contreras hit a pair of homers, Adrian Sampson pitched scoreless ball into the sixth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Thursday. Contreras had his 10th multi-homer game, which ranks second among Cubs catchers behind Gabby...