MLB to keep monitoring netting issue after child is hit

Baseball 05/30/19, 14:11

Major League Baseball said Thursday it will keep examining its policy on protective netting at stadiums a day after a young fan was struck by a foul ball and hospitalized.The girl was hit during Wednesday night's game between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros, an incident MLB called "extremely upsetting."MLB ...

Child hit by line drive at Astros game, taken to hospital

Baseball 05/30/19, 03:01

A young fan was taken to the hospital after getting struck by a foul ball during Wednesday night's game between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros.Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. hit a line drive in the fourth inning into the field-level stands down the third base line, where it hit ...

Leading off: Netting under scrutiny again, Red Sox vs Yanks

Baseball 05/29/19, 22:39

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:INJURED FANProtective netting at ballparks is again under scrutiny after a young girl was struck in Houston by a foul ball. Albert Almora Jr. of the Chicago Cubs hit a line drive into the stands down the third base line and almost ...

Hendricks helps Cubs avoid sweep with 2-1 win over Astros

Baseball 05/29/19, 22:12

Kyle Hendricks pitched eight strong innings, Kyle Schwarber homered for the second straight game and Kris Bryant added a solo shot in his return to the lineup to help the Chicago Cubs avoid a sweep with a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.The game included a scary ...

Child struck by line drive at Cubs-Astros game

Sports 05/29/19, 20:52

A young fan at Wednesday night's game between the Cubs and Astros was struck by a foul ball hit by Albert Almora Jr., shaking up the Chicago center fielder.Almora hit a fourth-inning line drive into the stands down the third base line, where it hit a young girl. He immediately ...

Cubs slugger Kris Bryant exits game after outfield collision

Baseball 05/26/19, 15:49

Cubs slugger Kris Bryant has left their game against Cincinnati after colliding with center fielder Jason Heyward on a drive in the sixth inning.With two outs and a runner on first Sunday, Heyward and Bryant converged on Eugenio Suárez's fly ball toward the gap in right-center. It looked as if ...

Cubs top Reds 8-6 in wild 6-HR game

Sports 05/25/19, 16:58

Addison Russell homered at Wrigley Field for the first time since he was suspended for violating baseball's domestic violence policy, leading the Chicago Cubs to a wild 8-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.With the wind blowing out on a warm day at the iconic neighborhood ballpark, Albert Almora ...

Hamels no decision against old club, Cubs top Phillies 8-4

Baseball 05/22/19, 22:29

Cole Hamels struggled in his first start against his original team, Albert Almora Jr. hit his first career grand-slam and the Chicago Cubs rallied from an early three-run deficit with three homers, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 Wednesday night.With the game tied at 3 in the fifth, Almora launched Cole ...

Báez’s pinch-hit single lifts Cubs over Phillies 3-2

Baseball 05/21/19, 22:38

Pinch-hitter Javier Báez's single capped a two-run, ninth-inning rally and lifted the Chicago Cubs over Philadelphia 3-2 on Tuesday night to stop the Phillies' four-game winning streak.Kris Bryant had three hits for the Cubs and his speed helped him slide home with two runs.Phillies slugger Bryce Harper went 0 for ...

Rizzo homers, Cubs hold off Nationals’ rally for 6-5 win

Baseball 05/19/19, 21:41

Anthony Rizzo homered, Albert Almora Jr. had three hits and the Chicago Cubs held off the Washington Nationals for a 6-5 victory Sunday night.Chicago led 6-1 before Washington closed to within a run on a three-run homer by Anthony Rendon in the sixth inning and a solo home run by ...

Bryant hits 3 HRs as Cubs punish Nats’ bullpen in 14-6 win

Baseball 05/17/19, 22:39

Kris Bryant matched a career high with three home runs and drove in five while the Chicago Cubs piled on against the Washington Nationals bullpen in a 14-6 win Friday night.Albert Almora Jr., Kyle Schwarber and Willson Contreras also homered to help the NL Central-leading Cubs (26-16) snap a two-game ...

Bryant’s 3-run HR gives Cubs 5-2 win over Marlins

Baseball 05/07/19, 22:37

Kris Bryant hit a tiebreaking three-run homer with two out in the ninth inning, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.With runners on the corners, Bryant drove a 1-2 pitch from Adam Conley (1-4) through a strong wind and into the bleachers ...

Cubs outlast Diamondbacks 6-5 in 15 innings

Baseball 04/28/19, 21:02

Ben Zobrist lined a two-run double in the 15th inning, and the Chicago Cubs outlasted the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Sunday in the second-longest game in Chase Field history.After escaping a jam in the 14th inning, Tyler Chatwood (1-0) sparked the decisive sequence with a one-out double. Albert Almora Jr. ...

Flores helps Diamondbacks beat Cubs 8-3 for 5th straight win

Baseball 04/27/19, 00:14

Wilmer Flores drove in three runs, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Friday night for their season-high fifth straight victory.Adam Jones added three hits and two RBIs as Arizona won for the 10th time in 12 games overall. Nick Ahmed hit a two-run triple in the ...

Dodgers spoil Jon Lester’s return, beat Cubs 2-1

Baseball 04/25/19, 22:00

The Los Angeles Dodgers spoiled Jon Lester's return to the Cubs' rotation by scoring on an error and a sacrifice fly, beating Chicago 2-1 on Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.Lester (1-1), who spent 16 days on the injured list with a left hamstring strain, allowed one unearned run on ...

Lester solid in return, but Dodgers get past Cubs 2-1

Baseball 04/25/19, 17:01

The Los Angeles Dodgers spoiled Jon Lester's return to the Cubs' rotation by scoring on an error and a sacrifice fly, beating Chicago 2-1 on Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.Lester (1-1), who spent 16 days on the injured list with a left hamstring strain, allowed one unearned run on ...

Quintana goes 7 innings, Cubs beat Marlins 4-0

Baseball 04/16/19, 21:14

Jose Quintana gave up six hits in seven innings to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.Quintana (2-1) struck out seven and extended his scoreless innings streak to 14. The left-hander didn't allow a runner to reach second until Austin Dean's two-out ...

Camargo, Braves rally in 8th against shaky Cubs’ bullpen

Baseball 04/03/19, 22:08

Johan Camargo hit a go-ahead, three-run double as the Atlanta Braves took advantage of five walks by Cubs relievers in the eighth inning to beat Chicago 6-4 on Wednesday night.Willson Contreras gave Chicago the lead with a long, two-run homer in the sixth. But the Cubs' much-criticized bullpen went wild ...

Cubs hope internal improvement leads to more success

Baseball 02/08/19, 02:11

The Chicago Cubs took a long, hard look at themselves over the winter.There was nowhere else to go.Chicago begins spring training with largely the same group of players who blew a five-game lead in the NL Central last September and lost to Colorado in 13 innings in the wild card ...

A capsule look at the Rockies-Cubs playoff game

Baseball 10/02/18, 00:52

A look at the National League wild-card game between the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs:___Schedule: Tuesday, at Chicago, 8:09 p.m. EDT (ESPN).___Season Series: Tied 3-3.___Projected Lineups:Rockies: CF Charlie Blackmon (.291, 29 HRs, 70 RBIs), 2B DJ LeMahieu (.276, 15, 62), LF David Dahl (.273, 16, 48), 3B Nolan Arenado (.297, ...

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