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 ...

Leading off: Scherzer vs. deGrom, Hamels faces Phillies

Baseball 05/21/19, 19:11

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday:CURTAIN UP! LIGHT THE LIGHTS!Max Scherzer, the 2016 and '17 NL Cy Young Award winner, starts for Washington and Jacob deGrom, the 2018 NL Cy Young winner, starts for the New York Mets in a rematch of opening-day starters. The Mets won ...

Contreras homers in 15th, Cubs beat Brewers 2-1

Baseball 05/11/19, 19:41

Willson Contreras homered in the 15th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.Contreras turned on a 1-2 pitch from Burch Smith (0-1), sending a long shot to left field that gave Chicago its 11th win in 13 games. He spun and flipped ...

Contreras homers in 15th, Cubs beat Brewers 2-1

Baseball 05/11/19, 18:45

Willson Contreras homered in the 15th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.Contreras turned on a 1-2 pitch from Burch Smith (0-1), sending a long shot to left field that gave Chicago its 11th win in 13 games. He spun and flipped ...

Leading off: Brewers streaking, Scherzer skid, d’Arnaud deal

Sports 05/10/19, 20:12

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:SOMETHING BREWIN'Zach Davies (4-0, 1.56 ERA) starts for the Brewers as they go for their eighth straight win. Ryan Braun homered as Milwaukee won the series opener 7-0 at Wrigley Field on Friday, pulling into a virtual tie with the Cubs for ...

Cubs bullpen goes wild, Marlins rally in 9th to win 6-5

Baseball 05/06/19, 23:04

Pedro Strop walked three batters in the ninth inning and the Miami Marlins took advantage, rallying for three runs to pull out a 6-5 victory Monday night that ended the Chicago Cubs' winning streak at seven games.Jon Berti hit his first major league homer, a solo shot off Cole Hamels ...

Baez, Heyward hit 3-run HRs in 6th as Cubs beat Dodgers 7-6

Baseball 04/24/19, 22:08

Javier Baez and Jason Heyward each hit three-run homers in the sixth inning and the Chicago Cubs overcame a wild start by Cole Hamels to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 Wednesday night.Baez chased Walker Buehler with a long, tying drive to left on an 0-2 pitch with two outs, ...

Hendricks strikes out 11, Cubs beat Diamondbacks 5-1

Sports 04/19/19, 17:06

Kyle Hendricks struck out a season-high 11 over seven scoreless innings in his first win, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Friday.Hendricks (1-3) became the third consecutive Cubs starter to go seven innings without allowing a run after Jose Quintana and Cole Hamels did it in ...

Hamels pitches 7 innings, Cubs complete sweep with 6-0 win

Baseball 04/17/19, 20:42

Cole Hamels pitched seven strong innings and the Chicago Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a 6-0 win Wednesday night.Hamels (3-0) allowed three hits and did not walk a batter. He struck out eight while throwing 65 of his 97 pitches for strikes.Daniel Descalso had two ...

Contreras 2 HRs as Hamels, Cubs beat Trout-less Angels 5-1

Baseball 04/12/19, 16:00

Willson Contreras homered twice on a blustery day at Wrigley Field as Cole Hamels and the Chicago Cubs stopped the Angels' six-game win streak Friday with a 5-1 victory over short-handed Los Angeles.Anthony Rizzo and David Bote also connected to help Chicago win for the third time in four games ...

Cubs snap skid behind Heyward’s 2 HRs, Hamels’ 6 innings

Baseball 04/06/19, 22:29

Jason Heyward went deep twice for his first multihomer game in a Cubs uniform, Cole Hamels grinded through six solid innings and Chicago beat the Milwaukee Brewers 14-8 on Saturday night to end a six-game skid.Heyward hit the first of three Chicago homers against starter Corbin Burnes, with Javier Baez ...

Rangers top Cubs 11-10 after falling behind former ace again

Baseball 03/31/19, 19:19

Joey Gallo scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers outscored the Chicago Cubs 11-10 on Sunday after falling behind one of their former aces for the second straight day.With one out in the ninth and the Cubs playing five infielders, Gallo ...

Rangers facing their former aces Darvish, Hamels with Cubs

Baseball 03/29/19, 13:28

The Texas Rangers are about to face a pair of their former aces, Yu Darvish and Cole Hamels, in consecutive games against the Chicago Cubs."That will be unique," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. "It will be a good challenge for our guys because they're both so talented and it's ...

Minor opening for Rangers against Cubs and former Texas aces

Baseball 03/27/19, 11:39

Mike Minor will now do for the Rangers what Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish did the past three seasons in Texas.With those former Rangers aces in the visitors' dugout, Minor starts the season opener for Texas against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. The left-hander's first career opening day start comes ...

Cubs’ Hamels gets hole-in-one, home run

Baseball 03/25/19, 23:04

Chicago Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels had had fun few days of firsts. Over the weekend, he recorded his first hole-in-one on a golf course, and on Monday night, he hit a home run in his final spring training tuneup.Hamels has another first coming up when he faces the Texas Rangers ...

MLB ’19: Graveman gets used to Cubs while rehabbing injury

Sports 03/06/19, 02:22

Kendall Graveman is surrounded by new faces while he travels a tedious road back to the majors.Graveman signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs in December after his 2018 season with Oakland was cut short by reconstructive elbow surgery. It's a chance to use major league facilities to rehab ...

Cubs’ Hamels adjusts to veteran status, aims for fresh start

Sports 02/27/19, 17:51

Coming off a pair of difficult seasons, Cole Hamels decided to make some major changes to his winter workouts."It takes a couple of years for us to realize what we can and cannot do," the 35-year-old Chicago Cubs left-hander said after his spring debut Wednesday against his former team, the ...

source: Righty Lance Lynn, Rangers reach three-year deal

Baseball 12/13/18, 15:15

Free agent right-hander Lance Lynn and the Texas Rangers reached agreement on a $30 million, three-year contract during the winter meetings, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement said.The deal is pending a physical, the person said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the contract isn't complete.Texas was ...

Cubs exercise option on Hamels, trade Smyly to Texas

Baseball 11/02/18, 13:44

The Chicago Cubs have exercised their 2019 option on left-hander Cole Hamels, solidifying their rotation for next year.Hamels, who turns 35 in December, went 4-3 with a 2.36 ERA in 12 starts after he was acquired in a July 27 trade with Texas. The $20 million option makes Hamels' contract ...

Pedro Strop, Brandon Kintzler stay with Cubs

Baseball 11/01/18, 19:20

The Chicago Cubs exercised their $6.25 million option for Pedro Strop on Thursday, and fellow reliever Brandon Kintzler picked up his $5 million player option.Strop can earn $750,000 in performance bonuses next year based on games finished: $250,000 each for 45, 50 and 55 games. He has never finished more ...

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