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7/6/2015 | At long last, a hit for Lester

Jon Lester recorded his first Major League hit with an infield single off John Lackey in the second inning on Monday night to end a career hitless streak that began in 2006.


7/6/2015 | Rizzo, Bryant named All-Star reserves

The Cubs' youth will be recognized at the All-Star Game, as Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant were named to the National League team on Monday.


7/6/2015 | Marlins hurlers headline Prospect Team of the Week

This week's Prospect Team of the Week shows there might be more on the way. Lefty Adam Conley made his big league debut in early June and if his two starts for the week of June 29-July 5 is any indication, he's ready for another crack at it. He's joined on the PTOW staff by righty Austin Brice, who's one step behind Conley in Double-A, giving the Marlins a pitching sweep.


7/6/2015 | Cubs and White Sox to honor legends Banks, Minoso

The Cubs and the White Sox will honor their legends, Ernie Banks and Minnie Minoso, during the upcoming crosstown Interleague series by wearing throwback uniforms from the players' respective eras.


7/5/2015 | Rizzo among Cubs hoping for ASG selection

The Cubs will find out tonight which players make the National League All-Star team, when the reserves and pitchers are announced. The starters were announced on Sunday night.


7/5/2015 | Hendricks does heavy lifting in shutout of Marlins

The Cubs' offense tallied just three hits on Sunday, but it proved to be enough for starter Kyle Hendricks in a 2-0 victory over the Marlins at Wrigley Field. Chicago took two of three games from Miami to improve to 4-1 in July.


7/5/2015 | This time, Bryant obtains grand slam baseball

Kris Bryant wasn't able to get the ball from his first grand slam on June 17, which came off Indians outfielder-turned-pitcher David Murphy in the ninth inning of the Cubs' 17-0 win. The fan who retrieved that ball apparently wanted too much in exchange. But Bryant had the grand slam ball in a case from Saturday night's game.


7/5/2015 | Richard gratified after long road back to bigs

Clayton Richard isn't sure what his next assignment will be for the Cubs, but after everything the left-hander has been through, he can handle it.


7/5/2015 | Former teammates Lackey, Lester to square off

The injury-battered and offensively-starved Cardinals, still nursing the best record in the Majors, begin an eight-game road trip against division rivals Chicago and Pittsburgh by facing Cubs lefty Jon Lester at Wrigley Field on Monday.


7/5/2015 | Cubs set to activate Soler for finale vs. Marlins

Outfielder Jorge Soler, sidelined since June 3 with a sprained left ankle, will be activated from the disabled list on Sunday and rejoin the Cubs. Soler played nine innings on Friday for Triple-A Iowa, participating in his fourth rehab game. Soler was 2-for-13 during his Minor League stint, but manager Joe Maddon said he wasn't that concerned about the statistics.


7/5/2015 | After absence, Richard steps in seamlessly

After two left shoulder surgeries and not pitching in the Major Leagues since 2013, Clayton Richard couldn't help but smile on Saturday night. He was back in the big leagues in front of 37,898 at Wrigley Field and got the win. "It was a lot of fun," Richard said. "I missed it."


7/4/2015 | Bryant's 6 RBIs fuel Richard's victorious return

Rookie Kris Bryant celebrated the Fourth of July with a pair of home runs, including his second career grand slam, to back Clayton Richard's Chicago debut and power the Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the Marlins on Saturday night.


7/4/2015 | Bryant's 2nd career slam his 2nd homer of night

Kris Bryant ignited the fireworks at Wrigley Field a little early in Saturday's 7-2 Cubs win over the Marlins. The rookie belted two home runs, including his second career grand slam, and drove in six runs in the first two innings against the Marlins. The effort was Bryant's second career multihomer game, and he now leads all Major League rookies as well as all Cubs players with 49 RBIs.


7/4/2015 | Russell recalls 'whirlwind' year after megadeal

The Fourth of July means more than fireworks for rookie Addison Russell. This year, the date marks the one-year anniversary of when the infielder was traded from the Athletics to the Cubs.


7/4/2015 | Concussion prompts Cubs to place Ross on DL

On Saturday, Cubs catcher David Ross was placed on the 7-day disabled list, retroactive to Thursday, with a mild concussion. It's the third time he's been put on the DL because of a concussion.


7/3/2015 | Cubs deal for veteran left-hander Richard

The Cubs acquired pitcher Clayton Richard from the Pirates for cash considerations on Friday, and the left-hander will start on Saturday against the Marlins at Wrigley Field.


7/3/2015 | Cubs use Caray video for 7th-inning stretch

Harry Caray sang the seventh inning stretch again at Wrigley Field on Friday. The late Cubs broadcaster led the crowd in "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" via a video on the new scoreboard at the 100-year-old ballpark.


7/3/2015 | Cubs reach deals with 5 of top 30 int'l prospects

According to industry sources, the Cubs have agreed to terms with shortstop Yonathan Perlaza, ranked No. 13 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list, for $1.3 million, outfielder Yonathan Sierra Estiwal, ranked No. 16, for $2.5 million, shortstop Aramis Ademan, ranked No. 19, for $2 million, Panamanian catcher Miguel Amaya, ranked No. 25, for a deal worth $1.25 million and third baseman Christopher Martinez, ranked No. 28, for $1 million.


7/3/2015 | Zagunis, Pimentel win Cubs' monthly awards

Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach outfielder Mark Zagunis and Triple-A Iowa right-handed pitcher Carlos Pimentel were named the Cubs' Minor League player and pitcher of the month for June, respectively.


7/3/2015 | Cubs bring Hot Doug's to Wrigley Field

Doug Sohn, the self-proclaimed owner of Hot Doug's "Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium" introduced three new hot dogs on Friday to add to Wrigley Field's growing concession offerings.


7/3/2015 | Cubs welcome Richard, send him to face Marlins

One year ago, the Cubs made a move on July 4 to rebuild for the upcoming years. Now, they made a move to bolster their roster for a playoff push this year, and that move will pay off immediately against the Marlins on Saturday.


7/3/2015 | Bour powers up again as Marlins outduel Cubs

Christian Yelich hit a solo homer and Justin Bour clubbed his fourth blast in his past four games to power the Marlins to a 2-1 victory Friday over the Cubs in front of 41,212 at Wrigley Field. Tom Koehler allowed a run over six frames, while Jason Hammel gave up two runs over seven.


7/2/2015 | Cubs' sweep of Mets a big step forward

If a veteran team with plenty of postseason experience hits a little skid, it doesn't trigger many alarms. When it happens to a young team trying to form its identity and prove its chops, it's more often viewed as an ominous sign.


7/2/2015 | Castro's hustle aids Cubs again in victory

Joe Maddon may seem like a laissez faire manager, thanks to his outgoing persona and penchant for clubhouse gimmicks. But the Cubs' quirky manager has one hard and fast rule, and it's stamped on the lineup card every day, including Chicago's 6-1 win over the Mets on Thursday.


7/2/2015 | Arrieta dominates 2 years after joining Cubs

Two years ago to the day, Jake Arrieta left Baltimore a disappointing talent, a thinly bearded prospect that never panned out. There was potential in his formidable frame and rocket right arm -- he just couldn't command it, to ugly results. So when Chicago acquired him and Pedro Strop for Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger, Arrieta was excited about the change of scenery.




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