7/21/2014 | Rizzo earns NL Player of the Week nod
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo came out of the All-Star Break on a tear, and he has been named the National League Player of the Week for his efforts in the first series of the second half.
7/21/2014 | Uecker recalls life-saving moment at Wrigley
A game at Wrigley Field may have saved Bob Uecker's life. The Brewers broadcaster doesn't remember the exact day, but he does recall that he was in the radio booth at Wrigley in September 2009, covering a game between Chicago and Milwaukee. Ryan Theriot was the batter, and Uecker said that suddenly, he couldn't see.
7/21/2014 | Scoreboard operators part of rich Wrigley tradition
From different vantage points, Darryl Wilson and Rick Fuhs have seen the most memorable moments of Wrigley Field's last 20-plus years, from Sammy Sosa's home runs to Kerry Wood's 20 strikeouts.
7/20/2014 | Hendricks set for second MLB start, Wrigley debut
Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks has already survived his first Major League challenge -- he was serviceable in his July 10 MLB debut in Cincinnati, surrendering four runs in six innings while dealing with a tight strike zone. Now, Hendricks will move on to his second challenge -- his first career start at Wrigley Field in Tuesday night's series opener against the Padres, who will counter with Eric Stults.
7/20/2014 | Rizzo's awe-inspiring grab backfires on Cubs
Anthony Rizzo made a tremendous catch of Aaron Hill's popup during Sunday's 3-2 loss to the D-backs, but it may have been better for the Cubs if he didn't.
7/20/2014 | Wada pegged to start Wednesday vs. Padres
Tsuyoshi Wada will start Wednesday against the Padres at Wrigley Field, filling the second vacancy in the Cubs' rotation created by the trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.
7/20/2014 | Wood spiraling due to 'frustrating' lack of command
Travis Wood has not looked like the same pitcher he was last season, and the Cubs left-hander knows it. So does pitching coach Chris Bosio. Command has been the major issue.
7/20/2014 | Trade impact still reverberating in Cubs clubhouse
The Cubs not only lost two starting pitchers but two players who made an impact in the clubhouse when Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel were traded. It has taken some time to adjust.
7/20/2014 | Ruggiano riding high as playing time grows
t's pretty simple, really. More regular at-bats and more playing time usually ends in better results. Justin Ruggiano is proof of that.
7/20/2014 | Cubs edged despite Rizzo dazzling with glove, bat
Anthony Rizzo matched his career high in home runs with his 23rd on Sunday and made an incredible acrobatic catch -- though it cost the Cubs the tie-breaking run as Chicago fell, 3-2, to the D-backs on Sunday at Chase Field.
7/19/2014 | Wada, Straily give Cubs options for fifth starter
Cubs manager Rick Renteria was not ready to name a fifth starter on Saturday, but one pitcher in the mix is left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada, who struck out 10 for the third time this season at Iowa on Friday.
7/19/2014 | Olt, Lake enduring growing pains at plate
Mike Olt and Junior Lake had first halves to forget. Olt does lead all National League rookies with 12 home runs, but entering Saturday, he was batting .144 while Lake was batting .218. Cubs manager Rick Renteria hasn't given up on either player.
7/19/2014 | Renteria voices support for embattled Jackson
On Friday, Edwin Jackson opened the second half with 5 1/3 innings against the Diamondbacks, and did not get a decision. After the game, Renteria complimented Jackson, who has garnered some ire through his struggles over the last year and a half.
7/19/2014 | Renteria keeping trade speculation on back burner
The Cubs jumped the market by making a blockbuster trade on July 4. The non-waiver Trade Deadline is July 31, and manager Rick Renteria was asked if he expected another move.
7/19/2014 | Arrieta looks to continue stellar campaign in finale
Jake Arrieta will make his first start following the break on Sunday against righty Josh Collmenter as the D-backs and Cubs wrap up the three-game weekend set. Arizona will be looking to complete the sweep over cellar-dwelling Chicago.
7/19/2014 | Wood can't find remedy for road woes as Cubs fall
Travis Wood's road struggles continued Saturday as he allowed seven runs (five earned) over 5 1/3 innings to the D-backs, who pulled away for a 9-3 victory over the Cubs at Chase Field.
7/19/2014 | Top prospects continue tear as Baez, Bryant homer
Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, the Cubs' top two prospects, each homered for the second straight night Friday as Triple-A Iowa defeated Round Rock, 4-1.
7/18/2014 | Hendricks to fill one of two openings in rotation
Kyle Hendricks, the Cubs' Minor League pitcher of the year last season, will be slotted into the fourth spot in the rotation, starting Tuesday as the team tries to fill the vacancies created by the July 4 trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.
7/18/2014 | Baez's move to second not a precursor for callup
Javier Baez made his second straight start at second base Friday for Triple-A Iowa, but Cubs manager Rick Renteria isn't ready to pencil him into the big league lineup just yet. The Cubs already have a logjam in the infield.
7/18/2014 | Cubs wary of pushing Arrieta too hard
The Cubs decided to take a cautious approach with Jake Arrieta this spring and will continue that plan of attack to open the second half. Arrieta will start on Sunday in the series finale against the D-backs.
7/18/2014 | Cubs ink 35th-rounder to wrap up Draft signings
The Cubs have signed 35th-round selection Jordan Minch, a left-handed pitcher from Purdue, and completed the signing period by agreeing to terms with 27 of their 40 picks in the 2014 Draft.
7/18/2014 | Miley battles Cubs eyeing continued resurgence
Saturday at Chase Field marks a meeting between two former All-Stars who were trending in distinctively different directions heading into the All-Star break. Wade Miley will go for the D-backs hoping to keep rolling while the Cubs start Travis Wood, who has struggled.
7/18/2014 | Rizzo tees off twice, but Cubs drop desert opener
Fresh from his first All-Star Game appearance, Anthony Rizzo smacked a two-run home run in the fourth and a lead-off shot in the sixth for homers Nos. 21 and 22 this season, but it wasn't enough as the Diamondbacks rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Cubs on Friday.
7/17/2014 | Bryant pads MiLB lead as Cubs 'Big 3' all homer
Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell, the Cubs' top three prospects, all homered Thursday. Bryant moved into first by himself with his 32nd in the Minors this season. He had been tied with Futures Game MVP Joey Gallo, the Rangers' No. 2 prospect.
7/16/2014 | Cubs' youth movement beginning to accelerate
Rick Renteria's first year as Cubs manager has been eventful, and there's sure to be plenty of compelling moments after the All-Star break, including the continued watch for top-flight prospects to join the club.
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