• Daily HeraldInjured Chicago Cubs closer to getting back

    The Chicago Cubs are closer to getting several key players back, just in time for the Sept. 1 roster expansion. Ace left-hander Jon Lester threw 47 pitches Monday afternoon in a three-inning simulated game. He faced hitters Willson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber. Lester is eligible to come off the 10-day disabled list after suffering a bout of shoulder fatigue. The Read more...

  • Chicago TribuneCubs lead Pirates 2-0 in 6th

    As manager Joe Maddon searches for the most consistently productive lineup, left-hander Mike Montgomery and shortstop Javier Baez have provided security that could have significant ramifications.Montgomery, in his second start in place of Jon Lester, blanked the Pirates for the first seven innings, and Baez provided Gold Glove-caliber defense to help the Cubs to a 6-1 victory at Wrigley Field.In Read more...

  • Tribune ReviewPirates drop in NL Central standings with loss to Cubs

    CHICAGO — The Pirates are running out of time to make something happen in the NL Central race. On Monday, they began a crucial three-game series with a lackluster 6-1 loss against the Chicago Cubs. The wipeout dropped the fourth-place Pirates to eight games behind the division-leading Cubs. The Pirates have 31 games remaining, including six against the Cubs. “I Read more...

  • PhillyRhys Hoskins homers again, but Phillies get crushed by Cubs

    Rhys Hoskins spent roughly 12 minutes in the batter’s box on Saturday night, captivating the Citizens Bank Park crowd with each at-bat. The remaining 2 hours, 51 minutes of an 17-2 loss to the Cubs were excruciating. Saturday… Read the story on Philly.

  • Chicago TribuneCubs hammer six home runs in 17-2 rout of Phillies

    As Anthony Rizzo and the Cubs offense reached a milestone Saturday night, it’s tempting to wonder if their timing is perfect for a postseason push.Rizzo fueled that thought as he reached the 30-home run mark with 34 games left to lead the Cubs to a 17-2 victory over the Phillies.The Cubs set a single-game high in runs and tied their Read more...

  • Daily HeraldArrieta solid, but Strop blows it in Cubs' loss

    Jake Arrieta knows a little something about second-half runs. He continued his post-all-star break string of good starts Thursday night, but got a tough-luck no decision as the Cincinnati Reds scored 3 runs in the bottom of the eighth inning against Pedro Strop to beat the Cubs 4-2. Jose Peraza hit a pinch 2-run double with two outs, and Strop Read more...

  • Chicago TribuneCubs' bid for 6th consecutive win ends with 4-2 loss to Reds

    The Cubs fell short in their bid to win their sixth consecutive game Thursday night as the Reds rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to seize a 4-2 victory at Great American Ball Park. Pinch-hitter Jose Peraza smacked a bases-loaded ground rule double off reliever Pedro Strop to put the Reds up for good.At the plate: Ian Happ Read more...

  • Daily HeraldMontgomery, Chicago Cubs keep rolling along

    The Chicago Cubs look well-positioned to win the National League Central for a second year in a row and make the playoffs for a third straight season. Their talent, the schedule and the division all weigh in their favor. But just as they’ve done all season long, they’re piecing things together as they go. And they seem to be having Read more...

  • UPIChicago Cubs beat Cincinnati Reds for fifth straight win

    CINCINNATI — Chicago Cubs left-hander Mike Montgomery believes his future in the major leagues is as a starting pitcher. Manager Joe Maddon agrees. On Wednesday night, Montgomery did nothing to dispel that notion. Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run home run, Tommy La Stella added a two-run shot, and Montgomery allowed four hits through six innings, lifting the Chicago Cubs to Read more...

  • FOX SportsBack in Cubs' rotation, Montgomery starts vs. Reds (Aug 23, 2017)

    CINCINNATI — Mike Montgomery’s current stint in the Chicago Cubs’ rotation isn’t necessarily an audition for 2018. Manager Joe Maddon already is convinced that the 28-year-old left-hander’s future isn’t in the bullpen. “He is a starter,” Maddon said Tuesday. “I see him as a major league starter who we utilize in our bullpen. The reason that he’s done so well Read more...