• Chicago TribuneCubs TV crew beats ESPN and White Sox TV crews in Game 3 ratings

    The visiting Cubs not only beat the White Sox on Wednesday night, their TV crew won the three-way competition for Chicago-area viewers.Buoyed by availability on free over-the-air television, the WLS-Ch. 7 coverage with Cubs announcers Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies averaged a 6.5 household Nielsen rating in the Chicago market, according to preliminary figures obtained by the Tribune.That’s means more Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-TimesArrieta deals again, promises more down stretch as Cubs move into 1st

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  • Daily HeraldRozner: Will Chicago Cubs make another move as trade deadline approaches?

    Two weeks ago, the Cubs were not in the same league as the Dodgers, Nationals, Diamondbacks, Rockies and Astros, to name just a few teams that were playing significantly better baseball than the North Siders. But much has changed since the all-star break. The Cubs made the biggest move, acquiring Jose Quintana to bolster their rotation, but it was as Read more...

  • Chicago TribuneAnother crazy day in the City Series, the gift that keeps on giving

    The perfect ingredients to a Cubs-White Sox game were all on display Tuesday at Wrigley Field, making for a near-perfect afternoon.All that was missing in the Cubs’ 7-2 victory was a brawl."Rather enjoyable," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.If you have seen all 110 City Series matchups since interleague play began in 1997 and covered characters such as Carlos Zambrano, Ozzie Read more...

  • Chicago TribuneA Cubs World Series baby boom? Some parents and hospitals think so

    Last fall, Jackie Young told her husband a joyous but unexpected bit of news: She was pregnant.The couple did the math to figure out when their baby was conceived and landed on the night of Nov. 2 — Game 7 of the World Series. The two longtime Cubs fans, swept up by the magic of the Cubs’ victory, marked the Read more...

  • The San Diego Union-TribuneTravis Wood joins Padres, ready to start or relieve

    A successful season in the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen meant Travis Wood had options as he contemplated his next home. Before the left-hander signed a two-year, $12 million deal with Kansas City on Feb. 15, San Diego had been under consideration.“It got close toward the end, but I ended up going with the Royals,” Wood said after arriving in the home Read more...

  • Chicago TribuneIf you’re looking for a Cubs hero, try Carl Edwards Jr.

    If you’re looking for a Cubs hero in their 7-2 win over the White Sox at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, then you’d probably start with Willson Contreras.The scorching Cubs catcher stayed scorching, obliterating a Carlos Rodon pitch for a three-run homer in the first inning and driving in another run later.But Carl Edwards Jr. owned the inning of the game.Owned Read more...

  • Daily HeraldCubs come away with 7-2 win on strange day at Wrigley

    If you had to bet before the game, you’d most likely say that Cubs pitcher John Lackey would be ejected for arguing with an umpire and that Kris Bryant would be talking about his offensive exploits afterward. But as Yogi Berra would say, “In baseball, you don’t know nothing.” related advertisement video Maddon on Bryant ejection … Read more on Read more...

  • Chicago TribuneCubs' 7-2 victory over White Sox certainly had its bizarre moments

    Pitches out of the strike zone created nearly as much drama as those in it during the latest installment of the City Series between the Cubs and White Sox. In a game that had a little bit of everything, including mild-mannered Kris Bryant earning his first career ejection for arguing a called third strike and five hit batters resulting in Read more...

  • Chicago Sun-Times‘Force multiplier’ Jason Heyward embraces turn in Cubs’ leadoff spot

    Maybe this is the way it’s going to be for the rest of the season for the Cubs at the top of the order. Maybe it’s the way manager Joe Maddon should have handled it from the start.Since the failed 36-game experiment of Kyle Schwarber leading off, the Cubs largely have gone with a matchup approach at the top of Read more...