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2019 Schedule
40-33, 1st in NL Cent
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13hJesse Rogers

Maddon awed by HR boom: It's 'extraterrestrial'

Cubs manager Joe Maddon wondered what's going on with the baseball this season, after his team and the White Sox combined to hit five homers in the first four innings on Wednesday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs are calling up a top pitching prospect as righty Adbert Alzolay will take the place of Tim Collins who was designated for assignment. The Cubs believe Alzolay is on top of his game right now as Theo Epstein said recently his curveball was the best he's seen from him. Fellow Venezuelan and Cubs catcher Willson Contreras had this to say: “I hear really good stuff about him. Really good fastball command. Good spin rate. He's striking people out, he's throwing hard and it makes me proud. I know where he comes from, how hard he works every day to be here and finally his day has come.” A home grown pitcher has been a rare sight at Wrigley Field under Epstein. Alzolay could pitch in relief as soon as Thursday night.

1:14

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Willson Contreras discuss his 2 homer night including his first grand slam since the last time he faced the White Sox.

Bote hits solo homer in 4th (0:29)
Contreras cranks 2 home runs in Cubs' win (0:51)
Schwarber smacks another leadoff homer (0:56)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs got a first pitch HR from Kyle Schwarber and that was it on offense as Ivan Nova and Sox relievers shut them down in a 3-1 loss. In a drama filled moment, former Cubs prospect Eloy Jimenez hit a go-ahead ninth inning home run off of Pedro Strop to secure the win for the White Sox.

Hamels reaches milestone in 8-K outing (0:55)
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2dJesse Rogers

Cubs' Kimbrel throws 1-2-3 seventh in Triple A

The Chicago Cubs still won't put a timeline on Craig Kimbrel coming up, but he took his first steps toward returning to the majors after throwing eight pitches in Triple-A.

Kimbrel has perfect minor league debut for Cubs (0:26)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Craig Kimbrel went 1-2-3 in his debut for Triple A Iowa against Sacramento. He threw 8 pitches, getting a fly out, ground out and strikeout.

1:17

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kris Bryant discuss his throw home on the winning sequence for the Dodgers in their 3-2 win over the Cubs on Sunday.

4d

Dodgers edge Cubs 3-2 with late-game heroics

Russell Martin singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Alex Verdugo made a game-saving catch for the game's final out and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Sunday night.

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371dRobert Sanchez and Anna Katherine Clemmons

MLB dads dish on when they knew their sons would be stars

Fathers of five All-Stars, including Mike Trout, Kris Bryant and Max Scherzer, reveal the moments they realized their sons had what it takes to make it as pro ballplayers.

1:10

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Yu Darvish discuss his great outing in the Cubs 2-1 win over the Dodgers on Saturday.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs371
Batting Average.252
On Base Percentage.336
Slugging Percentage.449
Earned Run Average3.87
Quality Starts35
WHIP1.32
BAA.245