Cubs 3B Bryant healthy again after last year’s shoulder woes

Baseball 01/19/19, 02:47

If Kris Bryant knows anything about where Bryce Harper is going in free agency, he is staying quiet for the moment.Bryant does know at least one thing that should delight fans of the Chicago Cubs."The shoulder is perfectly healed. Feels great," Bryant said. "Everything about it feels right back to ...

Stearns: Brewers will stick by core after NLCS loss

Baseball 10/23/18, 17:54

David Stearns doesn't expect wholesale change for the Milwaukee Brewers after they fell a game short of the World Series.Milwaukee is set to return most of its roster after winning the NL Central in a tiebreaking 163rd game and pushing the Dodgers to Game 7 of the NL Championship Series. ...

Brewers look to bright future after NLCS loss to Dodgers

Baseball 10/21/18, 21:18

Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers think they're just getting started.Sure looks that way, too.Led by breakout performances by Yelich, Josh Hader and Jesus Aguilar, Milwaukee chased down the Chicago Cubs to win the NL Central for the first time since 2011. The youthful Brewers then swept Colorado in the ...

David Bell hired as Cincinnati Reds manager

Baseball 10/21/18, 11:15

David Bell has been hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, tasked with helping turn around a team that skidded to a 67-95 record and last-place finish in the NL Central.The Reds said Sunday he has been given a three-year contract that includes a team option for 2022. The 46-year-old ...

Brewers’ bullpen runs out of gas in Game 7 loss to Dodgers

Baseball 10/21/18, 00:09

Craig Counsell and the Milwaukee Brewers relied on their bullpen all season long.Those hard-throwing relievers finally ran out of gas in the NL Championship Series.Josh Hader was brilliant as usual, but Jeremy Jeffress was tagged for a crucial three-run homer by Yasiel Puig and the Brewers never recovered, losing 5-1 ...

Power outage: Brewers’ bats struggle in 13-inning loss

Baseball 10/17/18, 02:59

For the first time since the Milwaukee Brewers began their incredible late-season surge, their bats went cold enough to lose.The Brewers managed just eight hits over 13 innings in their 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night, evening the NL Championship Series at 2 games apiece.With the ...

Epstein: Maddon to return for fifth season as Cubs manager

Baseball 10/03/18, 17:56

Theo Epstein says Joe Maddon will return for a fifth season as manager of the Chicago Cubs.Chicago's president of baseball operations confirmed Maddon will stay on for at least the final year of his contract. Epstein says there are no ongoing discussions about an extension for Maddon.Though he acknowledged some ...

Brewers turn to bullpen to open NLDS, Senzatela for Rockies

Baseball 10/03/18, 17:50

Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell says he will open the National League Division Series against the Colorado Rockies with a bullpen day on the mound.The Rockies are turning to Antonio Senzatela to start Game 1 at Miller Park on Thursday. The right-hander is 6-6 with a 4.38 ERA in 23 ...

For Cubs, season ends on sour note with loss to Rockies

Baseball 10/03/18, 01:41

No team in the National League piled up more victories than the Chicago Cubs through 162 games. That seems like small consolation now.Kyle Hendricks gave up a tiebreaking single to Tony Wolters in the 13th inning, sending the Cubs to a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies in a marathon ...

Rockies, Cubs tied at 1 after 10 in NL wild-card game

Baseball 10/03/18, 00:04

The National League wild-card game between the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs is tied at 1 in extra innings.Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez (9) hits a one-run double against the Colorado Rockies during the eighth inning of the National League wild-card playoff baseball game, Tuesday, OCT. 2, 2018, in Chicago. (AP ...

Leading off: Rockies head to Wrigley for wild-card one-off

Baseball 10/01/18, 21:05

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday:WILD TIMESThe Rockies head to Wrigley Field for a wild-card showdown with the Cubs after both teams lost tiebreaking games Monday with division crowns on the line. Colorado missed out on a first NL West title in a 5-2 loss at the ...

Cubs, Rockies meet for NL wild card after losing tiebreakers

Baseball 10/01/18, 20:50

Manager Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs insist they still have plenty left to make another deep run in the postseason.What they don't have is room for error.The Cubs will host the Colorado Rockies in the wild-card game on Tuesday after both teams lost tiebreaker games for their division championships."We're ...

Yelich, Brewers beat Cubs 3-1 for NL Central title

Baseball 10/01/18, 20:16

Christian Yelich's easy smile and champagne-soaked T-shirt said it all.A division title is much more fun than a Triple Crown.Yelich collected three more hits as the Milwaukee Brewers won their first NL Central title since 2011, beating the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Monday in a tiebreaker game. The silky-smooth slugger ...

Tiebreakers have been perilous for Dodgers

Baseball 10/01/18, 03:16

The Dodgers are about to play another end-of-season tiebreaker. It's a scenario that hasn't been kind to them over the years.Los Angeles will take on Colorado for the NL West title Monday, one of two one-game playoffs that day in the National League. The Cubs and Brewers also need to ...

Brewers-Cubs set for NL Central tiebreaker

Baseball 09/30/18, 22:16

Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers were on top of the NL Central for much of the season's first half. Then Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs moved into the lead of what just might be baseball's best division.Then Yelich powered the Brewers to one more charge.So of course, it's ...

One and not done: Brews-Cubs, Rockies-Dodgers in tiebreakers

Baseball 09/30/18, 22:16

Triple Crown contender Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. Nolan Arenado and the big-hitting Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium.October baseball is about to begin with Game No. 163 on Monday.Two tiebreakers on the same day for the first time in major league history. Both to divvy up ...

Brewers top Tigers; NL Central tiebreaker vs Cubs next

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:48

Winning seven straight games stamped the Milwaukee Brewers' ticket to meet the Chicago Cubs and their boisterous fans at Wrigley Field.Triple Crown contender Christian Yelich and the Brewers advanced to an NL Central tiebreaker against the Cubs, putting themselves in position Sunday with an 11-0 romp over the Detroit Tigers.Both ...

Cubs force NL Central tiebreaker game, beat Cardinals 10-5

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:47

The crowd of 39,275 roared when Jason Heyward caught Francisco Pena's flyball for the final out on a wet, cool afternoon at Wrigley Field.Now, everything gets real crazy.Anthony Rizzo had four hits and scored three times, and the Chicago Cubs set up a tiebreaker game for the NL Central title ...

Leading off: Final-day drama to decide 2 titles, Yelich push

Baseball 09/30/18, 02:36

A look at what's happening around the majors today:PLAYOFF PUSHThe last scheduled day of the regular season will see all 15 games begin within 15 minutes of each other — a perfect setup to settle a pair of NL division races.The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers are tied atop the ...

Leading off: Final-day drama to decide 2 titles, Yelich push

Baseball 09/29/18, 23:56

A look at what's happening around the majors on Sunday:PLAYOFF PUSHThe last scheduled day of the regular season will see all 15 games begin within 15 minutes of each other — a perfect setup to settle a pair of NL division races.The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers are tied atop ...

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