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5/25/2016 | Bryant dialing up power with regularity on road

There's no place like the road for the Cubs' Kris Bryant. Bryant hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to help the Cubs beat the Cardinals, 9-8, on Wednesday at Busch Stadium. It was his fourth home run on the nine-game road trip and raised his season total to 10.

5/25/2016 | Cubs win 23rd straight behind Arrieta to tie mark

Jake Arrieta wasn't as cyborg-like as he has been in the past on Wednesday, but still moved to 9-0. He scattered seven hits over five innings and was charged with a season-high four runs, snapping his record run of 30 straight starts of three earned runs or fewer.

5/25/2016 | Southpaws seek northward trek in performances

The Phillies open a three-game series at Wrigley Field on Friday, with Adam Morgan taking the mound against Cubs left-hander Jon Lester.

5/25/2016 | Cubs outslug Cards as Arrieta moves to 9-0

The intrigue wasn't over, as many may have expected, when the Cubs handed their starter, Jake Arrieta, a five-run second-inning lead. But despite their ambitious comeback against a pitcher who hasn't lost in 10 months, the Cardinals fell short of flipping the results on Wednesday afternoon. Instead, Chicago escaped Busch Stadium with a 9-8 victory and second series win over its rivals this season.

5/25/2016 | Rubber match at Busch Stadium pits Arrieta against Martinez

In Wednesday's series finale, the Cardinals will strive to keep the Cubs from running away early with the NL Central. But it won't be easy -- the Cubs have won 22 straight games started by ace Jake Arrieta. The Cardinals counter with Carlos Martinez; they have won all five games started by the right-hander against the Cubs.

5/25/2016 | Grimm takes 'defensive highlight' off bucket list

Justin Grimm is a hockey fan as long as the Chicago Blackhawks are playing, and he made a nifty Blackhawks-worthy glove save on Tuesday night and crossed another item off his bucket list when he snared a grounder between his legs.

5/25/2016 | Group of Phillies among top prospect performers

Rhys Hoskins has hit his share of home runs this season, but none have been bigger than the walk-off grand slam he hit Tuesday to lead Double-A Reading past Erie, 11-9. Hoskins was among the top prospect performers on Tuesday.

5/25/2016 | Hammel helps own cause against Cardinals

Before Jason Hammel even took the mound on Tuesday night, he had hit a two-run double to extend his personal hitting streak to three games, brought his RBI total to a career-high five and had a six-run cushion.

5/24/2016 | Cubs' 15-hit attack polishes Hammel's gem

Any chance the Cardinals had of rolling over momentum from their series-opening walk-off win evaporated before they could send their first batter to the plate on Tuesday, as the Cubs opened the night with a six-run first and then cruised to a 12-3 victory that evened the three-game set at Busch Stadium.

5/24/2016 | Maddon confident Rizzo will get through funk

"He'll get through it, we'll get through it," Joe Maddon said of Anthony Rizzo's recent struggles. "He'll come out on the other side with a vengeance. I like that he's still out there smiling, he's a kid playing this game, and I love that. He enjoys the day. Believe me, he'll put up huge numbers by the end of the season."

5/24/2016 | Heyward deemed ready, back in Cubs' lineup

Jason Heyward still has some soreness on his right side, but he was good enough to play on Tuesday and was back in the Cubs' lineup for the first time since he crashed into the center-field wall in San Francisco's AT&T Park on Friday.

5/24/2016 | Hammel, Wacha square off with something to prove

Tuesday night's matchup between the Cardinals and Cubs will feature two starters, Jason Hammel and Michael Wacha, who face an uphill climb after their last outings.

5/24/2016 | Cubs not worried after 3rd straight loss

"We need to play better," John Lackey said after the Cubs fell to the Cardinals on Monday for their third straight loss. "'Worry,' I think, is a strong word. We're doing OK."

5/24/2016 | Maturing Zobrist playing with youthful vigor

Ben Zobrist notched his fifth three-hit game of the season on Monday in the Cubs' 4-3 loss to the Cardinals. He's reached safely in each of his last 29 starts, and has hit safely in 30 of 40 games.

5/23/2016 | Grichuk's 1st walk-off HR closes Central gap

With a walk-off home run by Randal Grichuk, the Cardinals completed a 4-3, come-from-behind win on Monday to carve into the Cubs' lead in the National League Central. The victory, which came in front of a sellout crowd at Busch Stadium, pulled the Cardinals to within six games of the Cubs, the closest they've been since the second day of May.

5/23/2016 | Lilly to represent Cubs at 2016 Draft

Former Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly will represent the team at the MLB Draft, to be held June 9-11. The Cubs do not have a pick until No. 104, in the third round.

5/23/2016 | Heyward encouraged after taking BP

Jason Heyward took batting practice on Monday for the first time since crashing into the wall at AT&T Park, and said he would like to play sometime during the three-game series against the Cardinals.

5/23/2016 | Cubs release veteran outfielder Victorino

The Cubs feel outfielder Shane Victorino is Major League-ready, but they don't have a spot for him, so he was released on Monday. Victorino signed a Minor League deal with the Cubs in Spring Training but was bothered by a strained left calf. He eventually joined Triple-A Iowa and batted .233 in nine games with five RBIs.

5/23/2016 | Legends set to welcome stars of the future at 2016 MLB Draft

Major League Baseball announced the annual list of club reps for the 2016 MLB Draft on Monday, and as usual it is a star-studded gathering from the past that will man the phones and help welcome the future on the first night of selections.

5/23/2016 | Bullpen of the Week: Cubs' Wood does it all

This week marked the toughest of the 2016 calendar so far for the Chicago Cubs, as the team went just 2-4 to mark their first losing week of the season. But while the Cubs' lineup has struggled lately to produce, the team's relievers have kept them in ballgames. Beginning Tuesday, five of Chicago's past six games have been decided by two runs or less. Those efforts by the Cubs' bullpen solidified their status as Bullpen of the Week presented by The Hartford.

5/22/2016 | Maddon not concerned about 'bad moment'

The Chicago Cubs still have the best record in baseball despite losing seven of their last 11 games, including Sunday's 1-0 setback to the San Francisco Giants, and two straight on the road for the first time this year. That's the reason Cubs manager Joe Maddon can't be too upset as his team gathers up its belongings and heads to St. Louis for a three-game series against the Cardinals.

5/22/2016 | Reyes among top prospect performers in debut

Alex Reyes did not disappoint in his highly anticipated season and Triple-A debut on Sunday, as the No. 11 overall prospect allowed just two hits (both singles) in four scoreless innings to pace Memphis in an 8-1 win over Fresno.

5/22/2016 | Bumgarner provides own support to best Cubs

Madison Bumgarner dominated Sunday's nationally televised confrontation of National League division leaders, permitting three hits in 7 2/3 innings and doubling home the game's lone run to lead the San Francisco Giants past the Chicago Cubs, 1-0.

5/22/2016 | Lackey, Waino matchup set for NL Central rivals

The Cubs will try to right a ship that has veered off course slightly, while the Cardinals look to maneuver within manageable striking distance of first place in the National League Central when the two clubs meet for their second series of the season at 7:15 p.m. CT on Monday at Busch Stadium.

5/22/2016 | Candelario among top prospect performers Saturday

A look at the best performances from top prospects Saturday.

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