CHICAGO — Matt Carpenter's homer streak is over. Jose Quintana was that good.
CHICAGO — Matt Carpenter homered for the sixth consecutive game and Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking double in St. Louis' three-run ninth inning, helping the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Saturday to split their day-night doubleheader.
CHICAGO — Already in the midst of a monster game, Matt Carpenter almost left too early.
CHICAGO — The All-Star break is over. It's right about now when the Chicago Cubs usually take off.
Bryce Harper beat Kyle Schwarber in Monday's thrilling -- well, as thrilling as a gimmick event like that can be -- Home Run Derby.
WASHINGTON — If there's one thing we have learned about Willson Contreras in his last three seasons with the Cubs it's that he doesn't have an off switch.
SAN DIEGO — Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs are on top of the National League at the All-Star break.
SAN FRANCISCO — Buster Posey would prefer not to discuss his inflamed right hip, and notes that if it wasn't the reason he has to skip the All-Star Game it might still be a secret that he needs an injection once the first half wraps up this weekend.
SAN FRANCISCO — Pablo Sandoval singled home the winning run with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning a day after driving in five runs, sending the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.
Joe Maddon flashed a smile that speaks of the homestand his Cubs had just experienced, going 7-1 despite trailing in every game. Nothing has been easy, which was partly why it was so sweet to watch Jason Heyward score from first base on a single in the seventh inning Sunday.
Jon Lester knew he was in line to be named to the National League All-Star team. The surprise came when fans voted catcher Willson Contreras and second baseman Javier Baez into the starting lineup.
CHICAGO — In registering a string of comeback wins, the Cubs have come through with big hit after big hit late in games.
CHICAGO — As far as Javier Baez is concerned, no deficit is too big for the Chicago Cubs to overcome.
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NEW YORK — Chicago Cubs pitching prospect Oscar De La Cruz has been suspended 80 games under Major League Baseball's drug program.
CHICAGO — The Cincinnati Reds have climbed back to respectability in the NL Central, thanks largely to suddenly solid pitching.
CHICAGO _ A season-high six-game winning streak coupled with the imminent returns of slugger Kris Bryant and reliever Carl Edwards Jr. seem to indicate the Cubs are on the verge of taking over the National League Central.
CHICAGO — Javier Baez flashed a little baserunning moxie. It paid off and Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon loved it.
CHICAGO — Anthony Rizzo drove in his second run of the game in the seventh inning to snap a tie, Kyle Schwarber followed with a solo homer in the eighth and the Chicago Cubs rebounded from an early three-run deficit to edge the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Tuesday for their fifth straight win.
Kris Bryant was eligible to rejoin the Cubs on Tuesday but could wait as long as Friday.
The wind had blown out only five times in 35 games at Wrigley Field before last weekend, leading Joe Maddon to wonder aloud about a long, cold Chicago spring that led to conditions he termed "the London fog."
CHICAGO — With a career batting average under .100, Jon Lester might seem to be a pitcher who doesn't care what he does at the plate.
CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Saturday's sweltering conditions at Wrigley Field were the worst he's experienced during a major league game.
CHICAGO — Addison Russell hit his second career grand slam, Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist each had two-run homers and the Chicago Cubs rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 10-6 on Friday.
LOS ANGELES — Once Clayton Kershaw exited, the Chicago Cubs put a positive ending on a 2-6 road trip.