Bregman homers twice as Astros rally past Cubs 9-6

Baseball 05/28/19, 22:29

Alex Bregman homered twice, his second a tiebreaking two-run shot in the sixth inning that propelled the injury-weakened Houston Astros to a 9-6 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night that gave manager AJ Hinch his 500th career victory.Bregman, who is tied for the American League lead with 17 ...

Segura helps Phillies beat Lester, Cubs 9-7

Baseball 05/24/19, 02:49

Jean Segura and the Philadelphia Phillies think they learned a little more about themselves during a wild four days in Chicago.They liked what they found out, too."We got enough talent here to beat (anybody) in the league," Segura said.Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto, right, celebrates with Scott Kingery after hitting a ...

Segura helps Phillies beat Lester, Cubs 9-7

Baseball 05/23/19, 17:32

Jean Segura and J.T. Realmuto homered off Jon Lester, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 9-7 on Thursday for a split of the four-game series between division leaders.Andrew McCutchen added two hits and two RBIs as Philadelphia won for the fifth time in seven games. Aaron Nola (5-0) ...

Lester pitches Cubs past Brewers 4-1 for series win

Sports 05/12/19, 21:18

Jon Lester pitched 6 2/3 gutsy innings, Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Sunday night to take a weekend series between the top teams in the NL Central.Lester (3-1) gave Chicago exactly what it needed a day after it used ...

Leading off: Cubs-Brewers in prime time

Baseball 05/12/19, 00:17

A look at what's happening around the majors today:CENTRAL CONFLICTThe Cubs and Brewers conclude a three-game series in prime time following Chicago's 15-inning, 2-1 win Saturday. Milwaukee righty Jhoulys Chacin will make his first start at Wrigley Field since last year's NL Central tiebreaker, when he dominated in a 3-1 ...

Cubs jump on Mariners, Lester allows 1 hit in 11-0 rout

Baseball 05/01/19, 20:40

Jon Lester and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, Javier Baez homered and doubled during Chicago's six-run second inning, and the Cubs beat the Seattle Mariners 11-0 on Wednesday for their 13th win in 17 games.The Cubs handed Seattle starter Marco Gonzales his first loss of the season, thanks to ...

Leading off: Pollock ponders surgery, Gonzales starts fast

Sports 04/30/19, 20:45

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday:POLLOCK'S PROBLEMThe Los Angeles Dodgers say center fielder A.J. Pollock might need surgery because of an infection in his surgically repaired right elbow. The NL champions put the former All-Star and Gold Glove winner on the injured list before Tuesday night's game ...

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 ...

Bote lifts Cubs past Diamondbacks 2-1

Baseball 04/21/19, 16:07

David Bote hit a game-ending RBI single in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs used a terrific performance by Tyler Chatwood to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Sunday.Led by Chatwood's six sparkling innings, Chicago carried a 1-0 lead into the ninth. But Jarrod Dyson hit a drive to ...

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 ...

Cubs place ace Lester on 10-day injured list, recall Collins

Sports 04/10/19, 17:22

Left-hander Jon Lester was put on the 10-day injured list by the Chicago Cubs because of a strained left hamstring.Injured while scoring from second base on Ben Zobrist's single in Monday's home opener, the Cubs' ace will miss at least one turn. The five-time All- Star is 1-0 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 ...

Cubs rout Pirates 10-0 in home opener after Lester departs

Baseball 04/08/19, 23:41

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Baez hits 2 HRs as Cubs open season with 12-4 win at Rangers

Sports 03/28/19, 18:38

Javier Baez homered twice, Jon Lester won for the first time in his last five opening day starts and the Chicago Cubs began the season with a 12-4 victory Thursday at Texas, spoiling the debut of new Rangers manager Chris Woodward.Kris Bryant added a two-run shot for the Cubs, opening ...

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