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8/19/2014 | Bryant returns to lineup in Triple-A Iowa

Top Cubs prospect Kris Bryant returned to the Triple-A Iowa lineup Tuesday, going 1-for-3 with a double, walk and strikeout against Salt Lake. Bryant has been sidelined with a bruise on his left foot, which forced him out of Saturday's game.

8/18/2014 | Cubs split challenges in finale against Mets

Cubs manager Rick Renteria successfully challenged whether the Mets' Matt den Dekker stole second, and the call was overturned in Monday's 4-1 win at Citi Field. The skipper lost a second when an out call on Javier Baez in the fifth was ruled as stands.

8/18/2014 | Arrieta set to keep pitching down the stretch

Jake Arrieta missed the first month of the season because of tightness in his right shoulder and he has been monitored all year, but the Cubs have no plans to shut down the right-hander before the regular season ends.

8/18/2014 | Baez having a blast while learning on the job

In Javier Baez's first 12 games in the big leagues, he struck out 20 times, had 13 hits, including four home runs, and zero walks. That changed on Sunday when the hard-swinging Cubs rookie drew two walks against the Mets and he also belted a mammoth two-run homer in Monday's 4-1 win.

8/18/2014 | Alcantara remains leadoff candidate for Cubs

Arismendy Alcantara has struggled in the leadoff spot, but he was back at the top of the Cubs' lineup on Monday against the Mets. In eight games, Alcantara was 8-for-39 batting first. He was needed there because Chris Coghlan has been batting a sore left big toe.

8/18/2014 | Rizzo, Baez crush Mets behind stellar Hendricks

Rookie Kyle Hendricks logged seven solid innings, while Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez belted homers to help the Cubs earn a 4-1 win over the Mets on Monday at Citi Field.

8/17/2014 | Battle of the ages shapes Cubs-Mets finale

The Cubs will send Kyle Hendricks to the mound for the finale of their four-game set with the Mets on Monday at Citi Field, looking for a split. New York will counter with veteran Bartolo Colon, as it looks to win its series with Chicago.

8/17/2014 | MRI on prospect Bryant reveals foot bruise

Cubs fans can exhale. Kris Bryant's MRI on Sunday revealed only a bruise on his left foot.

8/17/2014 | Castro's late homer clinches win over Mets

Starlin Castro belted an opposite-field home run leading off the ninth to lift the Cubs to a 2-1 victory on Sunday over the Mets, who had tied the game in the eighth on Curtis Granderson's RBI single.

8/17/2014 | Alcantara getting on-the-job training in center

Arismendy Alcantara has primarily played second base in his career. But right now, the rookie is the Cubs' center fielder and learning how to play there in the big leagues.

8/17/2014 | Szczur makes his Major League debut

Matt Szczur's father was in Des Moines this weekend to help his son pack some of his belongings. Szczur has spent the season at Triple-A Iowa, and with the year winding down, the plan was for his father to make a stop at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, then load up the car and drive to New Jersey. But plans changed.

8/17/2014 | Top prospect Bryant to have MRI on foot

Top Cubs prospect Kris Bryant had to leave Triple-A Iowa's game on Saturday night after aggravating a foot injury and will have an MRI on Sunday.

8/16/2014 | Cubs trying to determine reason for fan fest

The Cubs have been striking out at a substantial rate, and the team is trying to figure out why and how to correct the problem.

8/16/2014 | Lake sent to Triple-A in effort to regroup

Junior Lake was sent down to Triple-A Iowa in hopes of finding his game, with word from the Cubs that he will be back on Sept. 1 when rosters may expand.

8/16/2014 | Hot prospect Szczur to be called up on Sunday

Outfield prospect Matt Szczur will be called up by the Cubs on Sunday, with Saturday night starter Dan Straily returning to Triple-A Iowa.

8/16/2014 | Straily rolls an unlucky 7 in Cubs debut

Dan Straily made his Cubs debut on Saturday night, and it lasted only 5 1/3 innings in a 7-3 loss to the Mets at Citi Field.

8/16/2014 | Mets' Montero gets another shot to strut his stuff

Jake Arrieta starts for the Cubs opposite the Mets' Rafael Montero as the teams continue a four-game wraparound series at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon.

8/15/2014 | Cubs send Lake to Triple-A to make room for Straily

Junior Lake will finally get some regular playing time, but it will be at Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs decided to option the struggling outfielder, who was batting .216, to Iowa to make room on the active roster for Dan Straily, who is scheduled for a spot start Saturday against the Mets.

8/15/2014 | Win eludes Wood as Cubs keep whiffing

The Mets extended Travis Wood's winless streak to 11, as Eric Campbell belted a three-run homer to lead the Mets to a 3-2 victory over the Cubs Friday night at Citi Field. The lefty gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings, and Cubs hitters struck out 14 times.

8/15/2014 | Straily feels solid with mechanical tweaks

Dan Straily feels like himself, and that's a good thing for the Cubs. The right-hander, acquired from the Athletics on July 4, will make a spot start for the Cubs on Saturday in the second game of their series against the Mets.

8/15/2014 | Amid rumors, Starlin says he wants to stay with Cubs

Apparently, the word on the street in New York is that some Mets fans would like to do something about the overload of shortstops in the Cubs' system. Specifically, they want Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro.

8/15/2014 | Cubs giving Jackson chance to 'right the ship'

The Cubs' Edwin Jackson led the National League in losses last season, and he is tied for the most this year with the Phillies' A.J. Burnett and the Padres' Eric Stults, who have 13. And Jackson is staying in the Cubs' rotation in hopes of getting back on track.

8/15/2014 | Straily ready for Cubs debut at Citi Field

Dan Straily will make his first start for the Cubs on Saturday against the Mets at Citi Field. He'll face Jon Niese, looking to build on his last outing when he went seven strong against the Phils.

8/15/2014 | Cubs deal former first-round pick Jackson to D-backs

The Cubs dealt 2009 first-round Draft pick Brett Jackson to the D-backs late Thursday for Minor League right-handed pitcher Blake Cooper. The clubs have not confirmed the deal.

8/15/2014 | Bryant's 40th homer is walk-off shot

Thursday night was Kris Bryant jersey T-shirt night at Triple-A Iowa's Principal Park. And the Cubs' No. 1 prospect celebrated his day in style, hitting a walk-off home run in the 12th inning to beat Las Vegas, 6-5.

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