PITTSBURGH | Andrew McCutchen had three hits and two RBIs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Thursday for their fourth straight win.
CHICAGO | Cubs starter Travis Wood was thinking about one home run, and it wasn't the one he hit.
CHICAGO | Still no wins for Jeremy Hefner. Another rough day for Ike Davis, too.
CHICAGO | David DeJesus singled sharply to right field in the eighth inning and Darwin Barney sprinted from second base.
WASHINGTON | Dominant early, Stephen Strasburg fell apart after one of Ryan Zimmerman's two errors and wound up dropping his fifth consecutive decision, an 8-2 loss Saturday to the Cubs, whose starting pitcher, Edwin Jackson, worked into the …
CHICAGO | There were the four double plays, one in every inning from the fifth to the eighth. Mix in a wild pitch, an error and a shaky outing from a usually reliable reliever, and that was enough.
CHICAGO | Joey Votto had three hits, Todd Frazier hit a two-run single and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a 7-4 victory on Sunday.
CHICAGO | This was the wild Carlos Marmol, and the Cubs were unable to escape the jam created by the erratic reliever.
CHICAGO | Several defensive lapses by the Cubs spoiled a great performance by starter Travis Wood.
CHICAGO | The owner of the Chicago Cubs for the first time publicly threatened to move the team out of Wrigley Field if his plans for a big, new video screen are blocked, saying Wednesday he needs new advertising revenue to help bankroll a $5…
MIAMI | The Cubs squandered too many scoring opportunities Sunday, and missed their chance at a four-game sweep.
MIAMI | Anthony Rizzo wanted a single.
MIAMI | Luis Valbuena wasn't going to let the game go to extras.
CINCINNATI | Another well-pitched game ended in a close loss for the Cubs.
CINCINNATI | Starting pitcher Carlos Villanueva raised his arm toward a clubhouse attendant and twisted his hand, asking him to turn down the blaring music so he could hear reporters' questions.
Las Vegas somehow just didn’t seem Frank Thomas’ style, even after years of raising his second family just off of The Strip.
MILWAUKEE | Scott Feldman let an error on a routine play rattle him.
MILWAUKEE | A lack of timely hitting and a crucial first inning error cost the Cubs Friday night in a game that produced a memorable piece of baserunning by Milwaukee's Jean Segura.
CHICAGO | As the first pitch approached, nobody was quite sure if Thursday's game at Wrigley Field would be played.
CHICAGO | San Francisco showed off its deep bullpen on a day the Cubs had to look for yet another closer this season.
CHICAGO | Angel Pagan had a go-ahead sacrifice fly after pitcher Ryan Vogelsong walked with the bases loaded to tie it in the fifth inning, and the San Francisco Giants rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-6 Thursday.
CHICAGO | The fickle winds of Wrigley Field giveth and they taketh away.
ATLANTA | For the first four innings, Tim Hudson wondered if Jeff Samardzija would be too tough to beat.
PITTSBURGH | Carlos Marmol remains the closer for the Cubs until further notice.
PITTSBURGH | Jeff Samardzija began the season as the Cubs' No. 1 starter practically by default thanks to injuries to veterans Matt Garza and Scott Baker.
With the Theo Epstein-mandated rebuilding process’ end not yet in sight, the Cubs don’t yet have a true rotation ace and a certified team leader.
HOUSTON | Houston's prospects got the best of the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
It was a beautiful autumn eve on the north side of Chicago. Dave Pishkur and his son, Ryne, were taking it all in. The buzz in the air was intense, historic.
HOUSTON | The Cubs' Edwin Jackson got off to a slow start on Friday night against the Houston Astros. When he settled down, he was almost unhittable.
MESA, Ariz. | One last time at HoHoKam Stadium, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh inning was changed to include the lyric, "If the Cubs don't win it's a shame."
GOODYEAR, Arizona | Ubaldo Jimenez can now focus on getting hitters out instead of how to throw.
TUCSON, Ariz. | With Hanley Ramirez out for two months after having thumb surgery, the Los Angeles Dodgers need a plan at shortstop.
Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart will begin the season on the disabled list with a strained left quadriceps.
SURPRISE, Ariz. | Luis Mendoza returned from Mexico's World Baseball Classic team to pitch four-hit ball over five innings, combining with four relievers on a five-hitter Sunday in the Kansas City Royals' 10-0 win over the White Sox.
The hard work is paying off for Jeff Samardzija.
GLENDALE, Ariz. | Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly didn't like the manner in which his team carried itself in an 8-1 loss to the Cubs on Thursday.
Adam Eaton had four hits and Aaron Hill had three, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks defeat the White Sox 11-9 Saturday in Scottsdale, Ariz.
MESA, Ariz. | One spot over in the clubhouse at HoHoKam Stadium means everything to Cubs catcher Welington Castillo.
MESA, Ariz. | Matt Garza will start the season on the disabled list because of an injured muscle in his side that is preventing the right-hander from throwing, and Jeff Samardzija will be the opening-day starter for the Chicago Cubs.
Jake Peavy gave up an RBI double to Chase Headley and three runs overall in his first start of spring training, and the White Sox lost to the San Diego Padres 4-0 Sunday.
CHICAGO | Maybe it was race driver Jeff Gordon's shout out to the fans at "Wrigley Stadium." Or Ozzy Osbourne, who decided the lyrics of "Take Me Out to The Ball Game" were not nearly as interesting as the mostly unintelligible words he'd pic…
Madison Bumgarner threw two scoreless innings in his first outing since the second game of the World Series, postseason hero Marco Scutaro had two hits and drove in a run and the San Francisco Giants played the White Sox to a 9-9 tie Monday.
MESA, Ariz. | Valparaiso native Jeff Samardzija made a strong spring debut and the Cubs scored four unearned runs in the first inning against San Francisco Giants ace Matt Cain, then held on for a 4-3 victory Sunday at HoHoKam Stadium.
MESA, Ariz. | Cubs pitcher Matt Garza has a mild side strain and is expected to miss only a week of spring training camp.
MESA, Ariz. | Dale Sveum doesn't plan on wearing the bright orange hunting vest with the large bull's-eye on the back anytime soon.
MESA, Ariz. | Cubs manager Dale Sveum knows exactly what he'll say about last year's 101-loss season when he meets with his team for the first time this spring.
If Theo Epstein’s long rebuilding process is likened to a capital “U,” then his Cubs are at the bottom of the letter and looking up at the long climb on the right side.
CHICAGO | Jeff Samardzija can see the big picture coming into focus for the Cubs.
CHICAGO | The Chicago Cubs plan on restoring Wrigley Field, with or without the city's help.
CHICAGO | Edwin Jackson keeps bouncing around, and he thinks he knows why.
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