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 ...

APNewsBreak: Cubs-Cards set for London on June 13-14 in 2020

Baseball 05/30/19, 01:24

The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals are set to play at London next season in a two-game series at West Ham's Olympic Stadium on June 13 and 14.St. Louis will be the home team for both games, according to a draft of the 2020 preliminary schedule obtained by The ...

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 ...

Leading off: Kershaw vs deGrom, Cubs players collide

Baseball 05/26/19, 21:39

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday:PAIR OF ACESIt's a marquee matchup on Memorial Day at Dodger Stadium when NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom (3-5, 3.72 ERA) pitches for the New York Mets against three-time winner Clayton Kershaw (4-0, 3.33).New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom ...

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 ...

Maddon, Cubs drop protest over Doolittle’s delivery

Baseball 05/19/19, 17:19

The Chicago Cubs have dropped their protest over the pitching delivery of Washington reliever Sean Doolittle.Cubs manager Joe Maddon made the announcement before Sunday night's game against the Nationals.Maddon came out twice in the ninth inning of a 5-2 loss Saturday night to complain to plate umpire San Holbrook about ...

Maddon protests loss vs Nats over Doolittle’s delivery

Sports 05/18/19, 21:44

Cubs manager Joe Maddon protested Chicago's 5-2 loss to the Nationals on Saturday night after twice coming out to complain about Washington closer Sean Doolittle's delivery.After eight solid innings by Stephen Strasburg, Doolittle pitched the ninth for his eighth save in nine chances, but Maddon thought he was using an ...

Bryant, Rizzo homer to lead Cubs past Marlins 4-1

Baseball 05/10/19, 02:26

Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo keep homering. And the Cubs continue to pile up victories.Bryant and Rizzo homered and Chicago won for the 10th time in 11 games, beating the Miami Marlins 4-1 on Thursday.Bryant sparked a two-run first with his sixth homer in 12 games. Rizzo connected for the ...

Cubs option Russell to Triple-A after completing suspension

Sports 05/02/19, 14:20

The Chicago Cubs have optioned shortstop Addison Russell to Triple-A Iowa after he completed his 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.To make room on the 40-man roster, the Cubs transferred closer Brandon Morrow (elbow) to the 60-day injured list Thursday.Russell was eligible to rejoin the Cubs ...

Chicago Cub manager Joe Maddon working ahead with lineups

Baseball 04/29/19, 10:54

Joe Maddon likes to work on his lineups at a local coffee shop. Armed with his iPad, the manager looks over a variety of statistics and other data while searching for every edge for the Chicago Cubs.The process has been the same for Maddon for a long time. But this ...

Cubs SS Russell joining Triple-A Iowa to prepare for return

Sports 04/23/19, 19:14

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell is joining Triple-A Iowa to prepare for his return from a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.Russell is expected to play when Iowa begins a nine-game homestand Wednesday night against Nashville. He had stayed in Arizona to work out after the Cubs ...

Leading off: Yanks star Judge hurt, Cubs ace Lester close

Sports 04/20/19, 21:40

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:A BENCH FOR THIS JUDGEThe New York Yankees are expected to put All-Star slugger Aaron Judge on the injured list, a day after he hurt his left oblique taking a swing against Kansas City.Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester makes an offering at ...

Cubs’ Lester could be close to return after simulated game

Sports 04/20/19, 12:29

Cubs ace Jon Lester could be close to rejoining Chicago's rotation after pitching a simulated game.Lester threw 45 pitches Saturday. Manager Joe Maddon says he looked "very good," and the Cubs will see how he feels Sunday before determining the next step. Maddon did not rule out a return for ...

Cozart, La Stella lead Angels past Cubs 6-5

Baseball 04/13/19, 17:35

Zack Cozart broke out of a slump with three hits and Cody Allen wiggled out of a jam in the ninth inning, helping the Los Angeles Angels top the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Saturday.Los Angeles won for the seventh time in its last eight games. Ty Buttrey earned his first ...

Cubs’ Caratini goes on IL with hand injury, needs surgery

Sports 04/12/19, 14:12

The Chicago Cubs placed Victor Caratini on the 10-day injured list on Friday with a broken bone in his left hand, sidelining the backup catcher for four to six weeks.The 25-year-old Caratini is scheduled for surgery on Monday. He had been a pleasant surprise for Chicago, batting .571 with a ...

Maddon says Lester likely to miss 1-2 starts for Cubs

Sports 04/09/19, 13:33

Chicago Cubs ace Jon Lester will likely miss one or two starts because of a left hamstring injury.Manager Joe Maddon told WSCR-AM on Tuesday that Lester "of course" will miss his scheduled start against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday and might miss a second outing.Lester was hurt running the ...

Schwarber, Cubs beat Pirates 10-0 in Wrigley opener

Baseball 04/09/19, 01:34

First, Brad Brach escaped a tough situation. Then Brandon Kintzler, Randy Rosario and Pedro Strop finished the job.Chicago's beleaguered bullpen stepped up after Jon Lester departed with left hamstring tightness, leading the Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 in their home opener on Monday."That will build their confidence. They need ...

Schwarber, Cubs beat Pirates 10-0 in Wrigley opener

Baseball 04/08/19, 16:42

Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run homer and Chicago's beleaguered bullpen stepped up after Jon Lester departed with left hamstring tightness, leading the Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0 in their home opener on Monday.Brad Brach, Brandon Kintzler, Randy Rosario and Pedro Strop combined for seven innings of four-hit ball after ...

Cubs LHP Jon Lester departs with hamstring tightness

Sports 04/08/19, 14:53

Cubs left-hander Jon Lester has left Chicago's home opener against Pittsburgh because of left hamstring tightness.Lester hit an RBI double and scored from second on Ben Zobrist's single during Chicago's six-run second inning on Monday. He allowed consecutive singles in the third before manager Joe Maddon replaced him with Brad ...

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 ...

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