7/28/2016 | 4 outs, far out: Chapmania at Wrigley!
Aroldis Chapman got the final four outs for his first save with the Cubs, and John Lackey outdueled Chris Sale on Thursday night to end the intracity series in a split decision, with each team able to brag that they defended home turf.
7/28/2016 | No shortage of teams who've won big as sellers
Nobody wants their favorite team to be a seller in midseason. It's a sign that something's gone wrong or the team hasn't rebuilt quickly enough to be in a playoff race. But getting it right when you are a seller is just as important as landing the right pieces as a buyer, maybe even more important.
7/28/2016 | Maddon looks to build bond with Chapman
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he knew Aroldis Chapman would be fine as soon as he threw his first pitch. Now, Maddon just needs to get to know his new closer.
7/28/2016 | Contreras leads Cubs' Top 30 Prospects list
Catcher Willson Contreras replaced shortstop Gleyber Torres as the Cubs' No. 1 prospect in the latest MLBPipeline.com Top 30 list. Torres was dealt to the Yankees in the Aroldis Chapman deal and is now their No. 1 prospect.
7/28/2016 | Aroldis leaves Cubs in awe with perfect debut
The 41,166 fans at Wrigley Field weren't the only ones eager to see the radar-gun readings from Aroldis Chapman in his Cubs debut. The Cubs' players and manager Joe Maddon were peeking, too. Chapman didn't disappoint, striking out two of the three batters he faced in the ninth to preserve the Cubs' 8-1 Interleague win over the White Sox on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.
7/27/2016 | Sale returns from suspension to face Cubs
Chris Sale returns to the mound from a five-game suspension Thursday night at Wrigley Field, facing a Cubs team he notched 15 strikeouts against over seven innings while allowing one Dexter Fowler single in a victory last Aug. 16. The Cubs counter with John Lackey.
7/27/2016 | Rondon supports Chapman taking over as closer
Manager Joe Maddon talked to Hector Rondon, and the right-hander was just fine with relinquishing his role as the Cubs' closer so Aroldis Chapman could finish games. The Cubs acquired Chapman on Monday from the Yankees for four players, including top prospect Gleyber Torres, and the hard-throwing lefty will now anchor the bullpen.
7/27/2016 | Cubs power up with 3 HRs to surge past Sox
Kris Bryant hit a solo homer in the sixth, Javier Baez smacked a tiebreaking two-run blast in the seventh and Addison Russell added his first career grand slam in the eighth to lift the Cubs to an 8-1 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday in the third game of a four-game Interleague series.
7/27/2016 | Cubs host National Play Campaign at Wrigley
It was the Cubs' training staff that delivered the big hit Wednesday morning at Wrigley Field as hosts of the National Play Campaign.
7/27/2016 | Sox capitalize on Hendricks' few mistakes
Kyle Hendricks can tell when he throws a bad pitch, and on Tuesday night against the White Sox, the Cubs right-hander knew as soon as he released two changeups that the results would not be good.
7/27/2016 | Williams, Schebler among top prospect performers Tuesday
Rays No. 13 prospect Justin Williams was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Tuesday.
7/26/2016 | White Sox, Cubs shift crosstown battle to Wrigley
The Cubs-White Sox Interleague series shifts to Wrigley Field on Wednesday, with Jason Hammel facing Anthony Ranaudo, who will be making his White Sox debut. The Sox won both games during the South Side portion of the crosstown battle.
7/26/2016 | Shields shapes White Sox shutout of Cubs
James Shields produced his sixth straight quality start and received a little offensive support from the White Sox, for a change, during a 3-0 victory over the Cubs on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field. The White Sox swept the South Side portion of this crosstown battle, doing so in front of 39,593 for their fourth straight victory, moving back to .500 at 50-50. The Cubs, who are 12-20 in their last 32 games, fell to 59-40.
7/26/2016 | Bryant at DH day after hard slide into second
Kris Bryant was the Cubs' designated hitter on Tuesday, although he wasn't exactly sure what to do. "We don't DH a lot, so we don't have anybody to ask about it," Bryant said. "We'll see. Maybe I'll be good at it." The move gave Bryant a chance to get off his feet a little. He also had a slight headache from a collision at second base in the ninth inning Monday night after trying to stretch his hit from a single to a double.
7/26/2016 | Aroldis arrives in Chicago with focus on wins
Aroldis Chapman arrived on Tuesday, saying he's excited to join the Cubs and has learned from the mistakes he's made in the past, and he couldn't explain why he's throwing with more velocity this season.
7/26/2016 | Hendricks approaching July record despite soft-tossing
Kyle Hendricks is hardly the biggest name in a Cubs rotation stacked with stars, but he's had the biggest success this year, despite a fastball that rarely touches 90. How? Because he limits hard contact, in front of a great Cubs defense.
7/26/2016 | Arrieta, Montgomery lament missed location
One pitch. That's all it took to spoil Jake Arrieta's outing Monday night against the White Sox. Mike Montgomery also was doomed by one pitch, in the ninth.
7/26/2016 | Jimenez among top prospect performers Monday
Cubs No. 4 prospect Eloy Jimenez was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Monday.
7/26/2016 | Chapman joins Cubs for crosstown rivalry series
The Cubs will unveil their new closer on Tuesday when Aroldis Chapman arrives, just in time to face the crosstown White Sox.
7/25/2016 | White Sox answer Cubs' rally with walk-off
The White Sox won Round 1 of the 2016 Crosstown Cup in walk-off fashion, 5-4, Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field. It was the third straight win overall for the South Siders, who lost a four-run lead but won it on Tyler Saladino's single to center to score J.B. Shuck, who singled to open the frame. It was also the White Sox third straight walk-off victory.
7/25/2016 | Fowler gets half-night off, starts at DH
Joe Maddon wanted Dexter Fowler in the lineup, but the Cubs manager also wants to be careful with the outfielder who was just activated from the disabled list.
7/25/2016 | Cubs embrace arrival of electric closer
Hector Rondon may have been the happiest player in the visitors clubhouse at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday, and he had just lost his job as the Cubs' closer with the arrival of Aroldis Chapman.
7/25/2016 | Does Aroldis spell relief in Cubs' quest?
Theo Epstein and the Cubs have agreed to a deal to acquire left-hander Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees, a source told MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez. The clubs have not confirmed. It's the kind of move the Cubs have been putting themselves in position to make for a couple years. They've gotten themselves in a strong position, and now they're pushing their chips to the middle of the table.
7/25/2016 | Cubs get Chapman from Yanks in blockbuster
The Cubs acquired hard-throwing left-hander Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees for a package that included multiple top prospects. The Yankees' return was headlined by 19-year-old shortstop Gleyber Torres, the Cubs' No. 1 prospect and No. 24 overall per MLB Pipeline.
7/24/2016 | Cubs could be in mix for Chapman
The Cubs did add former closer Joe Nathan to the bullpen this weekend, but that may be a minor fix if the team makes a big splash and acquires hard-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman.
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