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8/26/2015 | Maddon: Castro could return to starting lineup

Starlin Castro, who lost his job as the Cubs starting shortstop, could work his way back into the every day lineup, manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday.


8/26/2015 | MadBum, Giants aim to gain more ground on Cubs

The Chicago Cubs' potent lineup faces its toughest task of the series as it squares off against Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner in Thursday afternoon's finale.


8/26/2015 | Adjustment helps Castro have big game

When Starlin Castro hit a ball to right field in the eighth inning Tuesday night, he was thinking triple. That's all that was missing after the Cubs shortstop had singled in the third, doubled in the fourth and homered in the sixth.


8/26/2015 | Three homers back Arrieta to 16th victory

Jake Arrieta became the first pitcher in the Major Leagues to reach 16 wins and Kyle Schwarber, Miguel Montero and Starlin Castro each homered to power the Cubs to an 8-5 victory over the Giants on Tuesday night. Chicago now has won 21 of its last 25 games.


8/26/2015 | Peavy, Hendricks seek return to win column

The Giants hand the ball to Jake Peavy in a critical second game of a three-game set against the Cubs on Wednesday night at AT&T Park. The Cubs counter with right-hander Kyle Hendricks, who is looking to win for the first time since he beat San Francisco on Aug. 8.


8/25/2015 | Jimenez stays hot for Emeralds with first multi-homer game

Cubs No. 13 prospect Eloy Jimenez refuses to cool down for Class A Short Season Eugene.


8/25/2015 | Cubs mull speed options for postseason

Cubs manager Joe Maddon isn't ready to name which starting pitcher would start the National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser but he is thinking ahead to what he wants for his postseason roster. The Cubs signed Quintin Berry and Emilio Bonifacio to Minor League contracts, and both reported to Triple-A Iowa. Both will be considered as extras on the bench for the postseason, specifically as pinch-runner options.


8/25/2015 | Strop draws smiles for pacing Bryant on HR

Kris Bryant hit a walk-off solo homer with two outs in the ninth Monday to lift the Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the Indians at Wrigley Field. Check out the video because it shows Pedro Strop sprinting from the bullpen in time to run step for step with Bryant from third to home.


8/24/2015 | Bryant comes up clutch again

Kris Bryant stepped up to the plate with two outs in the ninth inning, his team tied at 1 with Cleveland, but he wasn't thinking about hitting a home run to win the game. Really, he was thinking about hitting a fly ball.


8/24/2015 | Kluber-Lester battle lives up to hype

Corey Kluber's focus is singular on the day he pitches. The ace of the Indians' rotation narrows his concern to each hitter who steps into the batter's box, and he doesn't bother to pay much attention to who is opposite him on the mound.


8/24/2015 | Bryant's HR gives Cubs walk-off win vs. Tribe

On a day where both starters dazzled, Kris Bryant stole the show with a two-out, walk-off home run in the ninth inning as the Cubs defeated the Indians, 2-1, on Monday at Wrigley Field. Monday's game was a makeup of a game scheduled for June 15 that was postponed because of inclement weather.


8/24/2015 | Cubs place Motte, Soler on disabled list

The Cubs' push for the postseason will be more difficult after right fielder Jorge Soler and reliever Jason Motte were both placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday, Soler with a left oblique strain and Motte with a right shoulder strain.


8/23/2015 | Fowler bringing power while embracing leadoff

Every time Dexter Fowler gets ready to bat, Cubs manager Joe Maddon stops him to say the same thing, to provide a gentle reminder: "You go, we go."


8/23/2015 | Fan struck by ball at Wrigley transported to hospital

A fan was struck by a foul ball during the Cubs' 9-3 win over the Braves on Sunday at Wrigley Field. The Cubs said the fan was conscious and transported to a local hospital for further examination.


8/23/2015 | Maddon enjoys consistency with few off-days

Manager Joe Maddon calls this part of the year, the one after the Trade Deadline and before rosters expand, the one players have to "fight through." But the Cubs aren't getting much relief as they make that push to the end of the regular season.


8/23/2015 | Cubs' 5-HR game completes sweep of Braves

Four Cubs homered -- including two from Kris Bryant -- while Jason Hammel allowed two runs across 6 1/3 innings as Chicago defeated the Braves, 9-3, on Sunday at Wrigley Field to complete the series sweep. It marks the fourth sweep for the Cubs this season, the first time they have accomplished such a feat since 1945.


8/23/2015 | Aces Kluber, Lester match up in makeup game

A pair of aces will square off when the Indians travel to Wrigley Field for a one-day stop in the Windy City on Monday afternoon. Defending American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and Cubs lefty Jon Lester will face one another in the Interleague makeup of the teams' June 15 rainout.


8/22/2015 | Russell's controversial game-tying HR looms large

Addison Russell knew the wind had been blowing out at Wrigley Field since the Braves had come to town on Thursday. So when he hit a ball off Braves pitcher Matt Marksberry into left field in Saturday's 9-7 win against Atlanta, he knew it had a chance of landing in the stands.


8/22/2015 | Motte racking up wins out of the bullpen

You wouldn't blame Jason Motte for savoring his 8-1 record after picking up the win against the Braves, or for giving his teammates in the rotation a hard time. After all, he leads the Majors in relief victories.


8/22/2015 | Hammel to square off vs. Wisler as Cubs eye sweep

Cubs manager Joe Maddon wants his team to play greedy, as he calls it. He doesn't want them to be content with where they sit. When the Cubs go for the four-game sweep against the Braves in the series finale on Sunday afternoon, Maddon wants to make sure the Cubs aren't complacent if they fall behind or jump out ahead.


8/22/2015 | Cubs sink Braves behind back-to-back homers

Miguel Montero and Jorge Soler greeted their former teammate Edwin Jackson by opening the eighth inning with back-to-back home runs, giving the Cubs a 9-7 comeback win over the Braves on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.


8/21/2015 | Cubs' comeback gene on display in decisive 6th

It was a familiar feeling for the Cubs, who came from behind to win another contest. But this one didn't come with the dramatics of a ninth-inning rally or the flair of a home run. Really, it was simple and overlooked.


8/21/2015 | Cubs score 4 unanswered to rally past Braves

Chris Coghlan homered and the Cubs scored four unanswered runs to rally for a 5-3 victory over the Braves on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field.


8/21/2015 | Maddon confident in September blueprint

There are still 10 days before rosters expand and the Cubs begin calling up players to fill those spots. And manager Joe Maddon already has a plan in place for when that happens.


8/21/2015 | Haren, Perez to match up as Cubs host Braves

The Cubs will attempt to extend their recent success when they host the Braves on Saturday afternoon, with Dan Haren and Williams Perez squaring off at Wrigley Field.




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