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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...

Pirates beat Chicago 9-5, extend Cubs' skid to 9 games

Sep. 26, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Musgrove finished his season on a good note and then made a young boy happy. Musgrove pitched three-hit ball through six innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 9-5 on Thursday night and extended the Cubs' losing streak to nine games. Musgrove (11-12) was charged with three...

Molina, DeJong HRs carry Cardinals past struggling Cubs 9-8

Sep. 21, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yadier Molina and Paul DeJong homered on Craig Kimbrel's first two pitches in the ninth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals handed the reeling Chicago Cubs their fifth straight loss with a wild 9-8 victory on Saturday. Marcell Ozuna also connected as the NL Central-leading Cardinals (88-67)...

Molina, DeJong homer off Kimbrel in 9th, Cards beat Cubs 9-8

Sep. 21, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yadier Molina trotted around the bases while his teammates celebrated in the dugout. Paul DeJong lost his voice because he was screaming so much. It was one wild party for the St. Louis Cardinals — again. Molina and DeJong homered on Craig Kimbrel's first two pitches in the ninth...

Molina, Cardinals hold off fading Cubs again, 2-1

Sep. 20, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yadier Molina and the St. Louis Cardinals are taking charge of the NL Central by grinding out tough, ugly wins. And bouncing back after absorbing some unpleasant blows. Molina overcame a painful foul tip to get three of St. Louis' four hits, including a two-run single, and the Cardinals held...

Zobrist excited to be back with Cubs

Sep. 1, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When Ben Zobrist stepped away from the Chicago Cubs in May to focus on his family, he knew it was the right decision. When he figured he could once again focus on baseball while he was at the ballpark, he knew it was time to return. Zobrist is back with the Cubs after spending almost four...

Yelich hits 3-run homer as Brewers beat Cubs 4-0

Sep. 1, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The last day of August and first day of September looked awfully familiar to the Milwaukee Brewers. Christian Yelich hit a three-run homer off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning, and Milwaukee beat Chicago 4-0 on Sunday for its second straight shutout against the Cubs. The Brewers leaned on...

Caratini hits 2 HRs off deGrom, Cubs beat Mets 4-1 for sweep

Aug. 29, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Night after night, Victor Caratini and the Chicago Cubs kept finding ways to beat the New York Mets. Like something out of "Groundhog Day"? "Kinda was, for three days," Cubs manager Joe Maddon. Noted Cubs fan Bill Murray — and star of the popular 1993 movie — certainly agreed....

Cubs hammer Syndergaard, Kimbrel escapes in 10-7 win vs Mets

Aug. 29, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Chicago Cubs built a lead the New York Mets simply couldn't overcome Wednesday night. Might've done the same in the National League playoff race, too. Kyle Schwarber hit one of Chicago's three homers against a stunned Noah Syndergaard, and the Cubs jumped to an early nine-run advantage...

Turner, Nationals beat Cubs 7-2 for 4th straight win

Aug. 25, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Trea Turner's renewed focus on the little things is producing big results. Turner reached base four times and scored twice, Yan Gomes and Howie Kendrick each drove in two runs and the surging Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 on Saturday. Turner got Washington off to a quick...