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8/21/2014 | Arrieta set to face former teammates in Chicago

Jake Arrieta was drafted by the Orioles and came up through their system, and on Friday, he is scheduled to make his first start against them as the Cubs open an Interleague series.


8/21/2014 | Cubs place Castro on bereavement list

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was placed on the bereavement list Thursday so he could take care of a personal matter in the Dominican Republic.


8/21/2014 | Struggling Jackson hits DL with right lat strain

Edwin Jackson said he could no longer pitch through the discomfort, and on Thursday, the Cubs pitcher was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain.


8/21/2014 | Giants, Cubs to play one and a half on Thursday

Cubs legend Ernie Banks famously coined the phrase "Let's Play Two," which is a bit catchier than "Let's Play One and a Half." But that's precisely what will happen at Wrigley Field on Thursday.


8/21/2014 | Bryant regains Minor League homer lead with No. 41

Cubs' No. 1 prospect Kris Bryant retook sole possession of first place in the Minor League home run race Wednesday with a two-run home run in the third inning.


8/20/2014 | O's aim to to keep spotless mark in Chicago

The Orioles will try to remain perfect during their stay in Chicago when Kevin Gausman starts opposite Cubs right-hander and former O's pitcher Jake Arrieta at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon.


8/20/2014 | Jackson struggles in Cubs' loss to Giants

The Cubs surrendered the game-winning runs before they even got to bat in Wednesday's 8-3 loss to the pennant-racing Giants.


8/20/2014 | Giants' protest upheld; rain-shortened game to resume

The Giants' protest of Tuesday's rain-shortened game was upheld, becoming the first protest overturned by Major League Baseball since 1986. The game will resume at 4:05 p.m. CT on Thursday prior to the series finale, scheduled for 7:05.


8/20/2014 | Castro to be placed on bereavement list

Shortstop Starlin Castro will likely be placed on the bereavement list in light of a family emergency, Cubs officials said on Wednesday.


8/20/2014 | Renteria plans to give Szczur playing time

Rick Renteria said on Tuesday that recent callup Matt Szczur is in the thick of a bench that has four capable outfielders but that the rookie will see his time.


8/20/2014 | Giants protest upheld; rain-shortened game to resume

The Giants won a protest Wednesday over Tuesday night's rain-shortened 2-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs. The game will resume where it left off, with the Cubs coming to bat in the fifth, before Thursday's regularly scheduled game.


8/20/2014 | Peavy leads Giants against prospects-laden Cubs

The Cubs will turn to Edwin Jackson in Wednesday's matchup against the visiting Giants, who will counter with Jake Peavy in a showdown of veteran pitchers.


8/20/2014 | Rizzo's homer the difference in rain-shortened win

The Cubs snuck away with a 2-0, rain-shortened win over the Giants to open a three-game series at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. The Cubs rode Anthony Rizzo's 29th homer to victory -- a two-run shot in the first that reached Sheffield Avenue.


8/20/2014 | Tarp troubles lead to delay, shortened game

The Wrigley Field grounds crew encountered difficulty during Tuesday's game between the Cubs and Giants, leading to a four-hour, 34-minute delay that ultimately led to the game getting called early because of unplayable field conditions.


8/20/2014 | Russell's and Edwards' big games not enough

Shortstop Addison Russell drove in five runs and right-hander C.J. Edwards threw five scoreless innings, but big games Tuesday from the Cubs' Nos. 3 and 6 prospects weren't enough for Double-A Tennessee to stave off a late comeback by Montgomery. The Biscuits scored the final seven runs of the game and defeated the Smokies, 7-6.


8/19/2014 | Coghlan happy to be healthy, leading off

Cubs left fielder Chris Coghlan was back at the top of the lineup Tuesday after not starting Monday with soreness in his left big toe. He pinch-hit during the eighth and remained in left for the final two innings in Monday's series finale against the Mets.


8/19/2014 | Cubs host 'Buses for Baseball' children

The Cubs hosted children from the "Buses for Baseball" program to take part in pregame festivities before Tuesday's series opener against the Giants.


8/19/2014 | Bryant returns to lineup in Triple-A Iowa

Top Cubs prospect Kris Bryant returned to the Triple-A Iowa lineup Tuesday, going 1-for-3 with a double, walk and strikeout against Salt Lake. Bryant has been sidelined with a bruise on his left foot, which forced him out of Saturday's game.


8/18/2014 | Cubs split challenges in finale against Mets

Cubs manager Rick Renteria successfully challenged whether the Mets' Matt den Dekker stole second, and the call was overturned in Monday's 4-1 win at Citi Field. The skipper lost a second when an out call on Javier Baez in the fifth was ruled as stands.


8/18/2014 | Arrieta set to keep pitching down the stretch

Jake Arrieta missed the first month of the season because of tightness in his right shoulder and he has been monitored all year, but the Cubs have no plans to shut down the right-hander before the regular season ends.


8/18/2014 | Baez having a blast while learning on the job

In Javier Baez's first 12 games in the big leagues, he struck out 20 times, had 13 hits, including four home runs, and zero walks. That changed on Sunday when the hard-swinging Cubs rookie drew two walks against the Mets and he also belted a mammoth two-run homer in Monday's 4-1 win.


8/18/2014 | Alcantara remains leadoff candidate for Cubs

Arismendy Alcantara has struggled in the leadoff spot, but he was back at the top of the Cubs' lineup on Monday against the Mets. In eight games, Alcantara was 8-for-39 batting first. He was needed there because Chris Coghlan has been batting a sore left big toe.


8/18/2014 | Rizzo, Baez crush Mets behind stellar Hendricks

Rookie Kyle Hendricks logged seven solid innings, while Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez belted homers to help the Cubs earn a 4-1 win over the Mets on Monday at Citi Field.


8/17/2014 | Battle of the ages shapes Cubs-Mets finale

The Cubs will send Kyle Hendricks to the mound for the finale of their four-game set with the Mets on Monday at Citi Field, looking for a split. New York will counter with veteran Bartolo Colon, as it looks to win its series with Chicago.


8/17/2014 | MRI on prospect Bryant reveals foot bruise

Cubs fans can exhale. Kris Bryant's MRI on Sunday revealed only a bruise on his left foot.




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