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5/25/2015 | In Nats, Cubs catch glimpse of own future

Monday was a special day for baseball fans, especially those in Chicago. Despite a 2-1 loss to the Nationals, it marked the first Memorial Day game at Wrigley Field since 2009 that the ballpark was a gathering place for fans looking toward the summer with genuine excitement about their team for both this season and those ahead.

5/25/2015 | Wada escapes jams, lifted due to matchups

Tsuyoshi Wada threw just 5 1/3 innings in his second start of the season, but he was able to limit the damage after allowing a leadoff home run in the Cubs' 2-1 loss to the Nationals on Monday afternoon.

5/25/2015 | Growing up: Bryant forces issue in key at-bat

Kris Bryant has settled into the Major Leagues after 36 games with the Chicago Cubs. Bryant spoke up for himself after home-plate umpire Ryan Blakney initially ruled that he struck out on a foul tip to begin the bottom of the ninth in the Cubs' 2-1 loss to the Nationals on Monday afternoon

5/25/2015 | Riding shutout high, Hendricks duels with Zimmermann

Kyle Hendricks will be looking to build on his momentum when the Cubs host Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals on Tuesday night in the second game of the three-game series.

5/25/2015 | Nationals outhomer Cubs in opener at Wrigley

The Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs will see a lot of each other in the near future, as they play seven games over two weeks. In their first meeting, the Nationals struck first, edging the Cubs, 2-1, on Memorial Day at Wrigley Field.

5/25/2015 | Remember when? Harper, Bryant meet again

Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant grew up in Las Vegas and traveled in many of the same baseball circles as young players. But personality-wise, the two Major League rising stars almost appear as if they're from different planets. Bryant is mostly quiet and reserved, while Harper is not.

5/24/2015 | Rizzo, Goldschmidt share mutual respect

Who's the top first baseman in the National League? Two of the best, Anthony Rizzo and Paul Goldschmidt, were at Chase Field this weekend, and most likely will meet again at the All-Star Game.

5/24/2015 | Hammel's adjustments too late vs. D-backs

The D-backs were aggressive against Jason Hammel early in the game, and he finally changed his approach and shut them down after the third inning.

5/24/2015 | Top prospect Schwarber progresses at plate

Kyle Schwarber may not be ready to catch in the big leagues, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon feels the youngster could help with his bat.

5/24/2015 | Bryant eager to catch up with boyhood rival Harper

They played against each other and were teammates, starting when the pair were about 8 years old growing up in Las Vegas. On Monday, the Cubs' Kris Bryant and the Nationals' Bryce Harper will compete against each other at Wrigley Field in the first game of a three-game series.

5/24/2015 | Roark set for spot start against Wada, Cubs

On Monday, Tanner Roark will fill in for injured starter Doug Fister and make his first start since last September against Tsuyoshi Wada and the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

5/24/2015 | Maddon says Rizzo is in 'class by himself'

Anthony Rizzo drove in six runs, including three on a game-winning home run in the ninth, to lift the Cubs to a 9-6 victory over the D-backs.

5/24/2015 | Soler sets high standards for himself

On Saturday, Jorge Soler went 2-for-4, delivering a game-tying, two-run double in the eighth to help the Cubs post a 9-6 victory over the D-backs. Soler is batting .273.

5/24/2015 | Hellickson takes on Hammel in rubber game

Jeremy Hellickson has struggled in May, compiling a 5.82 ERA in four starts, all no-decisions. In those outings, he has completed six innings once, which was his last start on Tuesday at Miami when he gave up two runs on four hits. He'll be facing the Cubs' Jason Hammel.

5/24/2015 | Rizzo drives in six as Cubs snap D-backs' streak

Anthony Rizzo belted a three-run homer in the top of the ninth to power the Cubs to a 9-6 win over the D-backs on Saturday night at Chase Field.

5/24/2015 | Arrieta's quality start marred by error

Jake Arrieta wasn't happy with his outing Saturday against the D-backs, and had to not only battle himself, but overcome an error in the fifth.

5/23/2015 | Maddon sticking with struggling Rondon

Cubs manager Joe Maddon may use a different pitcher as the closer on Saturday but it has nothing to do with a lack of support for Hector Rondon, who blew his third save on Friday, giving up a game-tying, two-run homer to the D-backs' Paul Goldschmidt with two outs in the 10th inning.

5/23/2015 | Rondon continues May struggles in rough 10th

The Cubs led, 4-2, with two outs in the 10th when Hector Rondon served up a two-out double to A.J. Pollock, then a two-run homer to Paul Goldschmidt which tied the game. Both hits came when the Cubs pitcher got ahead in the count.

5/23/2015 | Ahmed's walk-off single in 13th downs Cubs

Nick Ahmed's one-out single to left scored Tuffy Gosewisch to give the D-backs a 5-4 walk-off win over the Cubs in 13 innings Friday night at Chase Field.

5/23/2015 | Lake's bunt ends Cubs' RISP drought

It had been a week since any of the Cubs got a hit with a runner in scoring position but Junior Lake ended that in the fourth inning Friday night.

5/22/2015 | Montero unfamiliar with being visitor at Chase

Cubs catcher Miguel Montero got to sleep in his own bed Thursday night for the first time since Spring Training, but the former D-back found himself in unfamiliar surroundings in the visitor's clubhouse at Chase Field.

5/22/2015 | De La Rosa takes on Arrieta in first start vs. Cubs

Arizona's Rubby De La Rosa looks to keep his recent success going in his first career start against the Cubs. He'll face Jake Arrieta in the second game of the three-game series.

5/22/2015 | Hendricks gets first win in emphatic fashion

No one needed a celebratory postgame beer shower more than Kyle Hendricks, who was finally able to party with his teammates on Thursday.

5/20/2015 | Maddon on Baez: 'Stay ready'

During Spring Training, Cubs manager Joe Maddon raved about Javier Baez's defense at second base. After seeing his infield make three errors on Tuesday, could the team use Baez? Said Maddon: "The biggest thing he has to do is stay ready."

5/20/2015 | Cubs prospects involved in outfield collision

A pair of Cubs outfield prospects were involved in a scary outfield collision in Double-A Tennessee's afternoon game on Wednesday, though both players seemed to avoid serious injury.

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