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Chicago Cubs carve out a win against Sale and White Sox

The Chicago Cubs (61-40) found a way to salvage the series with the White Sox (50-52), winning game four by a score of 3-1. A split is the best they could do, but Thursday ended in a win for the Cubs no matter how you slice it. John Lackey (8-7, 3.69 ERA) looked sharp tonight […] Chicago Cubs carve out a win against Sale and White Sox - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs...
Via Cubbies Crib
1 hour ago

A Tip of the Recap — 07/28 (Cubs 3, White Sox 1)

Cubs record: 61-40, 1st NL Central, (6.5 games up) W: John Lackey L: Chris Sale S: Aroldis Chapman (1) MVP: John Lackey The saddest two days of the year are the first day of winter and the last game of the Crosstown Cup. The Cubs won tonight to split the series with the White Sox, which, alas, kept the trophy on the South Side. This one was pretty uneventful compared to the...
Via Cubs Insider
2 hours ago

STL: Ross 'roots for Sox' when Cubs aren't playing them

David Ross talks about the Crosstown Classic on SportsTalk Live.
Via CSN Chicago
6 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: What’s been Theo Epstein’s best trade?

It’s been a successful five-year tenure in Chicago for Theo Epstein and his crew. Epstein has made many trades, and many of these trades have helped shape the team into what it is today. We know about the trades for Miguel Montero, Dexter Fowler, and Justin Grimm. Grimm and Carl Edwards, Jr. were both acquired […] Chicago Cubs: What’s been Theo Epstein’s best trade? - Cubbies...
Via Cubbies Crib
6 hours ago

Cubs have few options with Soler, Coghlan, and Cahill

The good news in Chicago, other than the Cubs’ 8-5 record in their last 13 games, is that the team is finally getting healthy and improving its roster. Dexter Fowler is back on the field, the bullpen has added reinforcements in the form of Aroldis Chapman, Joe Nathan, and Mike Montgomery, and they have a […] The post Cubs have few options with Soler, Coghlan, and Cahill appeared...
Via Today's Knuckleball
7 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Pitching must stay hot in second half

After the Chicago Cubs pitching staff fizzled toward the end of the first half they have come out with new life after the break. It’s critical that they keep it up in the second half. After a slumbering and sluggish June and beginning of July, the Chicago Cubs seem to have righted the ship post-All-Star […] Chicago Cubs: Pitching must stay hot in second half - Cubbies Crib -...
Via Cubbies Crib
9 hours ago

Contreras leads Cubs' Top 30 Prospects list

CHICAGO -- Catcher Willson Contreras replaced shortstop Gleyber Torres as the Cubs' No. 1 prospect in the latest Top 30 list, determined by MLB.com. Torres was dealt Monday to the Yankees in the Aroldis Chapman deal, and is now their No. 1 prospect.
Via Cubs.com
10 hours ago

WATCH: Chapman talks after Cubs win

Aroldis Chapman talked with reporters, through translator Miguel Montero, after the 8-1 win against the White Sox.
Via CSN Chicago
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Maddon on Chapman: 'It's just entertaining to watch the gun'

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses Aroldis Chapman after an 8-1 victory over the White Sox.
Via CSN Chicago
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Montero on catching Chapman: It's just getting used to him

Cubs catcher Miguel Montero talked about catching new teammate Aroldis Chapman.
Via CSN Chicago
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB.com’s Updated List of Top 30 Cubs Prospects Has Lots of Changes

In the wee hours of the morning on Thursday, Pipeline at MLB.com (aka Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo) simultaneously released their Top 100 Prospect List and a Top 30 Prospect List for each team. The Cubs did okay, placing three in the Top 100. Willson Contreras (who only has 13 at-bats left before his prospect tag is removed) came in at 23 and former Cub farmhand Gleyber Torres...
Via Cubs Insider
14 hours ago

Game 100 Recap: Cubs 8 White Sox 1

The Cubs are in a weird place right now. On one hand, they’re looking much improved after the break and taking series wins against the Rangers, Mets, and Brewers has calmed much of the angst that had so defined the month of July for Cubs fans. But on the other hand, there’s a swirl of […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baez hits 2-run HR, Russell adds slam as Cubs beat Reds 8-1

CHICAGO (AP) Javier Baez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer deep into Wrigley's Field's left bleachers in the seventh, Addison Russell added a grand slam in a five-run eighth and the Chicago Cubs beat the White Sox 8-1 on Wednesday night. Jason Hammel (10-5) allowed one run and five hits while striking out seven in seven innings. Hector Rondon pitched a perfect eighth, and Aroldis...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rick Sutcliffe cuts up tie during Cubs-White Sox game

One of the most comical sports stories we’ve heard in quite some time is Chris Sale getting suspended by the White Sox after desecrating the team’s throwback jerseys because he didn’t want to pitch in them. Sale going crazy with a pair of scissors has led to a number of surreal memes and headlines and even intensified talk that he might be traded. It’s even made Adam LaRoche’s...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ice Bucket Challenge funds ALS research breakthrough

Remember in 2014 when the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took over social media feeds in the sports world and beyond? Everyone from the Chicago Cubs to Steph Curry and Ronda Rousey drenched themselves in an ice-cold bath in order to raise funds and awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.Well, it's actually done some good.One million dollars...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

QUIZ: Name every player to hit 30 or more home runs in a season for the Chicago Cubs

In the history of the Chicago Cubs franchise, a player has hit 30 or more home runs 60 times. How many of those players can you name? Clue: Number of home runs/season
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta talks Aroldis Chapman to Cubs

Few seem happier than Jake Arrieta about the Chicago Cubs swinging a trade with the New York Yankees for Aroldis Chapman. Arrieta has had a rough month, too, so he probably needed the good news the most. He just finished the month of July without posting a win, most recently coughing up four earned runs over six innings as his Cubs lost to the Chicago White Sox, 5-4. The loss to...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox fan wears a fantastic taped-up Chris Sale jersey

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale was sent home — on a day he was scheduled to pitch — and suspended for five games, after cutting up White Sox throwback jerseys because he hated them. One of the weirdest, funniest sport stories in quite some time. And a White Sox fan in attendance for the team’s “Crosstown Cup” game against the Chicago Cubs on Monday night at U.S. Cellular...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees, Cubs have finalized Aroldis Chapman trade

The New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs are nearing a trade involving Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman. And it could be a larger deal than simply a two-for-one. Cubs reliever Adam Warren and shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres would be part of the trade.  Chapman has been the subject of intense interest as the Yankees seem to be willing to be sellers as the trade deadline approaches...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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