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A's get lefty reliever Chafin from Cubs for 2 minor leaguers

Jul. 27, 2021 09:51 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Oakland Athletics fortified their bullpen Monday night by acquiring left-hander Andrew Chafin from the Chicago Cubs for two minor leaguers. Chafin was 0-2 with a 2.06 ERA in 43 relief appearances covering 39 1/3 innings for the Cubs this season. The...

Báez hits bases-loaded single in 9th as Cubs top Reds 6-5

Jul. 27, 2021 01:51 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Javier Báez hit a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 6-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Anthony Rizzo homered in his second straight game for the Cubs, who opened what could be the...

Bryant, Rizzo, Bote homer as Cubs beat Diamondbacks 5-1

Jul. 25, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and David Bote homered, Trevor Williams pitched effectively into the seventh inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Sunday. Bryant and Bote each hit two-run shots as Chicago took two of three in the...

Varsho HRs in 3rd straight, D-backs beat reeling Cubs 7-3

Jul. 24, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Big changes could be coming and there's no telling what the Chicago Cubs' roster will look like in a week. For now, there's just uncertainty. Daulton Varsho homered in his third straight game and hit a tiebreaking single in a three-run seventh inning,...

Molina lifts Cards to 3-2 win over Cubs in 10 innings

Jul. 22, 2021 01:58 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals manager Mike Shildt had one thought when he saw Yadier Molina striding to home plate in the 10th inning: Game over. Molina doubled home the winning run against All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to give St. Louis a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs...

Cubs rally with six runs in ninth inning, beat Cardinals 7-6

Jul. 21, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ian Happ said he was being “selectively aggressive" with the game on the line. The Chicago outfielder triggered a six-run rally in the ninth inning, and the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6 in a matchup of NL Central rivals. ...

Contreras, Cubs rally for 4-2 victory over Diamondbacks

Jul. 17, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A little rest did a lot of good for Willson Contreras. The durable catcher capped Chicago's three-run ninth inning with a two-run homer, sending the Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the lowly Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. Contreras had...

Braves acquire OF Joc Pederson in trade with Cubs

Jul. 15, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Atlanta Braves acquired Joc Pederson in a trade with the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, bolstering their outfield after losing Ronald Acuña Jr. to a season-ending knee injury. Atlanta sent minor league first baseman Bryce Ball to Chicago for Pederson, who...

Cardinals-Cubs postponed by rain, to be made up in September

Jul. 11, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs got an extended All-Star break when Sunday's game against St. Louis was postponed because of rain. It sounds as if they could use the extra time off. Cubs manager David Ross said the team had internal conversations a...

Ohtani 1st All-Star picked as pitcher and hitter

Jul. 04, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shohei Ohtani achieved a first in the near century history of baseball’s All-Star Game: selection as both a hitter and pitcher. The Los Angeles Angels’ two-way sensation was among the American League starting pitchers picked Sunday for the July 13...