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6/25/2016 | Pipeline preview: IronPigs' Thompson aims to blank Bulls

Phillies No. 2 prospect Jake Thompson looks to continue to pitch well for Triple-A Lehigh Valley against the Durham Bulls at 5:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.

6/25/2016 | Cubs take rare loss with Lackey off his game

Usually all the Cubs need are four runs. That's been enough for the pitchers, who have been incredibly effective. Chicago began play on Saturday with a record of 44-3 when scoring at least four runs.

6/25/2016 | Bour, Stanton fuel comeback win over Cubs

The Cubs' winning streak didn't last very long. Justin Bour smacked a two-run homer and an RBI double and Giancarlo Stanton drove in three runs to power the Marlins to a 9-6 come-from-behind victory on Saturday over the Cubs, who lost for the fifth time in their last six games.

6/25/2016 | Zobrist rests day after HBP; Rizzo, Montero return

The Cubs got first baseman Anthony Rizzo and catcher Miguel Montero back in the lineup on Saturday, but second baseman Ben Zobrist did not start to nurse a tender left ankle, bruised when he was hit by a pitch on Friday.

6/25/2016 | Dive into stands Baez's latest web gem

Javier Baez's right hand was swollen after his dive into the seats on Friday night, but that isn't going to stop him from aggressively trying to make plays.

6/25/2016 | Marlins call on Fernandez to clinch Cubs series

Jose Fernandez has yet to face the Cubs in his four-year career, but he'll take the mound as the Marlins conclude a four-game set with Chicago on Sunday. Jason Hammel gets the start for Chicago.

6/25/2016 | Pipeline preview: Hoskins looks to extend homer streak

Phillies No. 19 prospect Rhys Hoskins will look to deep again for Double-A Reading against Portland at 6 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.

6/25/2016 | Contreras caps stellar 1st week with game-winner

A year ago, the Cubs called up Kyle Schwarber for a week of Interleague games, and the rookie delivered, batting .364 in six games, and getting another promotion later in the season. Willson Contreras is having a Schwarber-esque week.

6/25/2016 | Zobrist day to day with ankle bruise after HBP

Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist has a contusion on his left ankle after being hit by a pitch in the seventh inning of the Cubs' 5-4 Friday night win, and he is not expected to play Saturday. X-rays were negative, Zobrist said.

6/24/2016 | Cubs, Lackey look to build winning streak vs. Miami

John Lackey will make his first career start in Miami as the Marlins and Cubs square off for the third of four games on Saturday afternoon. The Cubs won on Friday night, snapping a four-game losing skid, their longest of the season.

6/24/2016 | Contreras, Bryant halt Cubs' 4-game skid

The Cubs came out swinging, and scoring, quickly on Friday night. Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras each homered in the first inning, but it was Contreras' RBI single in the seventh that proved the difference in a 5-4 win over Miami at Marlins Park.

6/24/2016 | 'Last Cubs Dynasty' revisits 1907-08 champs

Timing can be everything. So the arrival of "The Last Chicago Cubs Dynasty: Before the Curse" book is right on schedule.

6/24/2016 | Rizzo, Montero out again, making progress

Anthony Rizzo was sidelined for a second straight day Friday because of tightness in his lower back and Miguel Montero did not start because of some soreness in his right knee, but both were making progress, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.

6/24/2016 | Berrios, Judge among top prospect performers Thursday

Jose Berrios was absolutely dominant in Triple-A Rochester's 2-0 win over Columbus. Berrios (Twins' No. 1) is the No. 15 overall prospect, and after his electric outing, it's very clear why he's so highly regarded.

6/23/2016 | Shorthanded Cubs' offense hits speed bump

The Cubs' offense was in sync earlier this season when their run differential reached outrageous levels, but with key players missing, it's been hard to maintain that pace.

6/23/2016 | Rizzo day to day with lower back tightness

Anthony Rizzo sat out Thursday's 4-2 series-opening loss to the Marlins with tightness in his lower back that the Cubs first baseman said was different from the discomfort he experienced earlier this month.

6/23/2016 | Contreras' surprise text: 'You're playing first base'

Willson Contreras expected to have Thursday off and then the rookie catcher got a text message in the morning, telling him that he'd make his third Major League start for the Cubs at first base.

6/23/2016 | Prized prospect Happ promoted to Double-A

Ian Happ, the Cubs' top Draft pick in 2015, and rated by as the No. 3 prospect in the team's system, has taken his next step up the organizational ladder, promoted to Double-A Tennessee of the Southern League on Thursday.

6/23/2016 | Stanton, Marlins send Cubs to 4th straight loss

Giancarlo Stanton finally had reason to display some positive emotion. The slugger, who has slumped most of the season, broke out on Thursday night with a home run, but his greatest satisfaction was a two-out, full-count, RBI single to right field in the eighth in the Marlins' 4-2 win over the Cubs at Marlins Park.

6/23/2016 | Cubs' Hendricks looking for road success in start vs. Miami

Kyle Hendricks is quietly having a very good year for the Cubs as long as he's pitching at Wrigley Field. On Friday, the right-hander will be on the road against the Marlins, who will counter with Tom Koehler.

6/23/2016 | Fans must start voting now to get in all 35 ballots

The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot is down to its final week, and here are 10 important things to know as you continue deciding starters for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego.

6/23/2016 | Ranking Cubs' top young position players

Theo Epstein said he wanted to build a "player-development machine'' when the Cubs hired him as their president of baseball operations in 2011, and he's done exactly that. So many impactful position players have arrived in the past two years that you might feel you can't keep track of them.

6/22/2016 | Arrieta to make adjustments after 2nd loss

Jake Arrieta has noticed a trend in his recent outings, and he plans on making some changes.

6/22/2016 | Montero's right knee OK after catcher exits

Cubs catcher Miguel Montero had to leave Wednesday's game after tweaking his right knee on a play at the plate in the sixth inning, and his replacement, rookie Willson Contreras, stepped in and belted a two-run home run in the seventh in Chicago's 7-2 loss to the Cardinals.

6/22/2016 | Cardinals smilin', Cubs stylin' after sweep

The Cardinals made sure the Cubs know they're not going to hand over the National League Central without a fight. Matt Carpenter hit a two-run double and Aledmys Diaz smacked a two-run homer to back Michael Wacha in St. Louis' 7-2 victory over Chicago on Wednesday and complete a sweep in front of 41,058.

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