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Oviedo cruises through 7, Pirates top Cubs 6-0 to end skid

Sep. 24, 2022 22:05 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Johan Oviedo tied his career high with seven strikeouts in seven innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 on Saturday night to snap an eight-game losing streak. Oviedo (4-2) retired the final 16 batters he faced, allowing just three hits on...

Quiroz hits go-ahead single in 8th, Cubs beat Pirates 6-5

Sep. 23, 2022 23:11 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Esteban Quiroz hit a go-ahead single in the eighth, his second in three innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Friday night for their fourth straight win. Quiroz lined a two-out hit against Yohan Ramirez (1-1) to left in the eighth,...

De La Cruz hits grand slam, Marlins beat Cubs 10-3

Sep. 19, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Bryan De La Cruz hit a grand slam in the third inning and the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 10-3 on Monday night. Rookie Charles Leblanc and Jon Berti also went deep while Miguel Rojas had three hits for the Marlins. Berti also singled twice and stole two bases,...

Joe, Grichuk lead Rockies over Cubs 4-3 for rare road win

Sep. 18, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Randal Grichuk had two hits and two RBIs, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday for a rare second straight win on the road. Connor Joe hit a solo homer for last-place Colorado, and Brendan Rodgers had a run-scoring groundout. Staked to an early...

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...

Cards' Wainwright, Molina make record 325th start as battery

Sep. 14, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and catcher Yadier Molina made their 325th career start together on Wednesday night, setting a major league record for most as a battery. The St. Louis duo eclipsed the regular-season mark of 324 by the Detroit Tigers pair of...

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. ...

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...

Aquino hits 2 home runs, Reds beat Cubs 7-1

Sep. 08, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Aristides Aquino hit two more home runs against the Cubs and helped the Cincinnati Reds pull away from Chicago 7-1 Wednesday night. Mike Minor (4-10), pitching at Wrigley Field for the first time since 2014 with Atlanta, gave up 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings but just one...

Wesneski 5 shutout innings in debut, Cubs beat Reds 9-3

Sep. 07, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Hayden Wesneski allowed two hits over five shutout innings of relief to win his major league debut, and the Chicago Cubs took advantage of 11 walks to beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-3 Tuesday night for their second win in nine games. Wesneski (1-0), a 24-year-old...