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  • Mercifully, NFL preseason comes to an end Aug 29, 2014 9:09 AM
    Even though it was a meaningless preseason game, we still have to talk about it - right? I guess, but we'll keep it short and sweet.

     
  • Reds run all over Arrieta, beat Cubs 7-2 Aug 28, 2014 5:16 PM
    Jake Arrieta wishes he would’ve held onto the ball a bit longer. Billy Hamilton stole his 51st base and the Cincinnati Reds swiped six in all, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 Thursday. The Reds stole six times in the first four innings, using six hits and four walks to build a 6-0 lead against Arrieta (7-5).

     
  • Soler set for Cubs debut Aug 27, 2014 11:39 AM
    Another Cubs prospect is expected to make his major-league debut. Outfielder Jorge Soler officially will be recalled in time for Wednesday night's game at Cincinnati. He will join infielder Javier Baez, a top propsect who made his debut earlier this month.

     
  • Mike North video: Signs of Life on the North Side Aug 27, 2014 9:40 AM
    Mike North sees a light at the end the tunnel for the Cubs and thinks President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein has been making some great deals with the American League.

     
  • Rozner: Would Cubs go fishing for Stanton? Aug 27, 2014 5:36 AM
    Barry Rozner says the Marlins will shop Giancarlo Stanton this winter and they are hoping the Cubs -- with the best farm system in baseball -- will be a buyer. The Cubs will have to at least listen when the Marlins call.

     
  • Welcome to the show! Soler homers in first at-bat Aug 27, 2014 7:08 PM
    Outfielder Jorge Soler homered in his first big league at-bat on Wednesday night off Cincinnati’s Mat Latos, a noteworthy debut for the Cubs’ 22-year-old prospect. Soler connected on a 2-1 pitch from Latos in the second inning, hitting the ball onto the netting above the Reds bullpen in center field. He’s the first Cubs player to homer in his first at-bat in the majors since Starlin Castro connected off Homer Bailey in Cincinnati on May 7, 2010.

     
  • Soler homers in debut for Cubs in 7-5 Reds loss Aug 27, 2014 10:35 PM
    With his father watching from the stands, Jorge Soler had quite a Cubs debut. Soler homered in his first at-bat in the majors and had an RBI single Wednesday night, but the Cincinnati Reds held on for a 7-5 victory behind Skip Schumaker’s run-scoring double and single.

     
  • Cubs' Wood gets first win since June Aug 26, 2014 11:53 PM
    Travis Wood pitched six innings of two-hit ball against his former team for his first win in two months, leading the Cubs to a 3-0 victory over Johnny Cueto and the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Arismendy Alcantara hit a two-run shot and Anthony Rizzo connected for his 30th homer for the Cubs, who have won four in a row for the first time since June 30-July 4.

     
  • Cubs prospect Soler to join team Wednesday Aug 26, 2014 10:42 PM
    The Cubs continue to press the accelerator down on their grand plan. The latest example came late Monday when they got set to call up outfielder Jorge Soler from Class AAA Iowa. The 22-year-old Soler is expected to make his major-league debut in Wednesday night’s game against the Reds in Cincinnati.

     
  • Cubs’ Rondon gaining attention with every save Aug 25, 2014 7:16 PM
    Amid the hype and hoopla over Javier Baez's arrival and the anticipation of more prospects arriving, one under-the-radar player has been relief pitcher Hector Rondon, who has stepped up and run with the job as Cubs closer. “Yeah, I’m really happy for getting 20 saves,” Rondon said. “I’ve not experienced being in that position. I say thanks to the organization and to the manager giving me an opportunity.”

     
  • Spiegel: Beckham another story of how cruel game can be Aug 24, 2014 8:00 AM
    Matt Spiegel on baseball: Now that Gordon Beckham is gone from the White Sox after being traded to the Angels, we wonder why he never learned to be a big-league hitter.

     
  • Kasper: Talking baseball with Pat Hughes Aug 24, 2014 11:30 PM
    Pat Hughes is now in his 19th season as the radio voice of the Cubs and has been a big league announcer for three full decades. Len Kasper, in an extensive Q&A, talks with his radio counterpart about how he goes about his craft.

     
  • Wada’s effort for Cubs much appreciated Aug 24, 2014 7:30 PM
    Left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada basked in a standing ovation Sunday after he pitched 6.1 innings of 1-hit, 1-run ball in a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Wrigley Field. Wada did not allow a hit until Steve Pearce led off the seventh with a home run.

     
  • Miles: Much different Cubs vibe in Epstein’s 3rd year Aug 24, 2014 7:29 PM
    The Cubs are getting through the dog days of August much better than they did the previous two seasons. In fact, the whole look and feel of the team is a much different and much more positive one than it was in 2012 and 2013, says Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles.

     
  • Renteria goes by what he sees, likes results Aug 23, 2014 11:03 PM
    Cubs manager Rick Renteria made a couple of surprise choices, Saturday, and they paid off in a 7-2 victory over the Orioles at Wrigley Field in game delayed more than three hours by rain. Outfielder Chris Coghlan and reliever Justin Grimm may not have been conventional choices, but they got their jobs done.

     
  • Coghlan sparks Cubs to win over Orioles Aug 23, 2014 8:18 PM
    Chris Coghlan finally solved Bud Norris with a bases-loaded triple in a four-run second inning, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on a soggy Saturday at Wrigley Field. Justin Grimm (4-2) pitched 3 1-3 hitless innings after a long rain delay as the last-place Cubs won their second straight against the AL East leaders.

     
  • Rain turns attention to Little League World Series Aug 23, 2014 11:01 PM
    Some of the best baseball viewing Saturday around Wrigley Field came on TVs around the park. During a lengthy rain delay, fans were able to watch Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League team win the national championship.

     
  • Sharp Arrieta leads Cubs past Orioles 4-1 Aug 22, 2014 4:51 PM
    Jake Arrieta shut down his former team, holding Baltimore to four hits in seven innings and Javier Baez homered again as the Cubs beat the Orioles 4-1 on Friday. Baez hit his sixth homer in his 18th game since getting called up from Triple-A, Luis Valbuena also homered, and Logan Watkins and Arismendy Alcantara each drove in runs with singles as the Cubs snapped AL East leading Baltimore’s four-game winning streak.

     
  • Spellman’s Scorecard: Yes, it’s just preseason, but still ... Aug 22, 2014 6:15 AM
    It's the Bears' biggest game of the preseason. But it still won't mean much once the regular season rolls around.

     
  • Cubs’ Arrieta, Strop shut down their former team Aug 22, 2014 7:57 PM
    This one had plot lines all over the place. Cubs pitchers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop went against their former team, the Baltimore Orioles, and contributed to a 4-1 victory. The Cubs may just have elevated their game against the first place team in the American League East.

     
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