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Cubs claw past Brewers, 4-1

MILWAUKEE -- Jason Hammel beat Milwaukee for the seventh consecutive decision with his first win in almost two months and Anthony Rizzo homered to lead the Chicago Cubs past the rebuilding Brewers 4-1 on Friday night. Hammel (6-5) improved to 7-0 in nine starts against Milwaukee and picked up his first victory since June 6. He allowed a run on six hits over 5 2/3 innings to beat...
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Cubs claw past Brewers, 4-1

MILWAUKEE -- Jason Hammel beat Milwaukee for the seventh consecutive decision with his first win in almost two months and Anthony Rizzo homered to lead the Chicago Cubs past the rebuilding Brewers 4-1 on Friday night. Hammel (6-5) improved to 7-0 in nine starts against Milwaukee and picked up his first victory since June 6. He allowed a run on six hits over 5 2/3 innings to beat...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hammel, Rizzo lead Cubs past Brewers 4-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) Jason Hammel beat Milwaukee for the seventh consecutive decision with his first win in almost two months and Anthony Rizzo homered to lead the Chicago Cubs past the rebuilding Brewers 4-1 on Friday night. Hammel (6-5) improved to 7-0 in nine starts against Milwaukee and picked up his first victory since June 6. He allowed a run on six hits over 5 2-3 innings to beat...
Via AP on Fox
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Cubs getting boost from Rizzo's power surge

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was fighting a slump and the Chicago Cubs were heading for the dumps.Suddenly both have turned things around. Rizzo saved the Cubs on Thursday, blasting his 18th home run of the season, a three-run shot in the eight innings to boost Chicago to a much-needed 5-2 win in Milwaukee. It came after he hit No. 17 the night before in Milwaukee to get this...
Via Fox Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Take First Game in Milwaukee as Trade Deadline Looms

MILWAUKEE, WI – JULY 30: Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs gets high-five from Dexter Fowler #24 of the Chicago Cubs after Rizzo hit a three-run home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the eighth inning at Miller Park on July 30, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images) It took some late-inning heroics from first baseman Anthony Rizzo, but the...
Via The Sports Journal
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rizzo helps Cubs beat Brewers 5-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer with two out in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Thursday night. The Cubs won for the third time in four games since they were swept in a weekend series against lowly Philadelphia. Rizzo finished with three hits and Dexter Fowler went 2 for 4. Jimmy Nelson pitched seven innings of two-hit...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Nelson pitches 7 strong innings, but Cubs rally for 5-2 win

MILWAUKEE -- Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer with two out in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Thursday night. The Cubs won for the third time in four games since they were swept in a weekend series against lowly Philadelphia. Rizzo finished with three hits and Dexter Fowler went 2 for 4. Jimmy Nelson pitched seven innings of two-hit ball...
Via AP on Fox
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Brewers' Nelson pitches 7 strong innings, but Cubs rally for 5-2 win

MILWAUKEE -- Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer with two out in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Thursday night. The Cubs won for the third time in four games since they were swept in a weekend series against lowly Philadelphia. Rizzo finished with three hits and Dexter Fowler went 2 for 4. Jimmy Nelson pitched seven innings of two-hit ball...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
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Jon Lester Leading Chicago Cubs with Dominant Second Half

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester delivers against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles) The Chicago Cubs are a club made talented by their young stars: Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber, just to name a few. They’re very much in the hunt for the second Wild Card but haven’t...
Via The Sports Journal
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Cubs Looking To Gain Ground In Playoff Race To Cap Off July

It’s been awhile but the Cubs could be on their way to the postseason. The problem is, while they’ve played impressively well this years, so have several other teams in the National League, all having the same goal in mind to be playing baseball throughout October. Heading into the last week of July, the Cubs (51-46) find themselves in third place in the incredibly tough NL Central...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Need Rizzo and Bryant to Improve

Philadelphia Phillies’ Domonic Brown, right, slides safely into third base with a two-run triple as Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, left, stands nearby during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks) The 2015 season for the Chicago Cubs was expected to be a season of transitions. Management promoted many different prospects...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies-Cubs Preview

Ten straight games against last-place clubs were supposed to provide the Chicago Cubs with a prime opportunity to bolster their chances of reaching the postseason. Getting swept by the worst team in baseball wasn't an ideal way to begin that stretch. Now the Colorado Rockies enter a three-game series at Wrigley Field coming off their best offensive performance of the season as Kyle...
Via AP on Fox
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A Fond Farewell? Cole Hamels No-Hits Chicago Cubs

The last time the Chicago Cubs had a no-hitter thrown against them, by Sandy Koufax in 1965, they had Hall of Famers Billy Williams, Ron Santo, and Ernie Banks in the heart of their lineup. Time will tell what the future holds for Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler, and Chris Denorfia, but at least they’ve matched the Cubs legends in one regard: they’ve batter 3-4-5 in a game in which...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Unusual feeling for Cubs players as franchise finally becomes a buyer

The feeling in the Chicago Cubs dugout is different, much different these days. Usually resigned to being sellers at the trade deadline, this time Cubs players are giddy with excitement to see what gifts might be on the way. High on the list are pitchers David Price and Cole Hamels, the latter of which Chicago will face on Saturday at Wrigley Field. Or will Hamels be a member of...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Play him wherever, Cubs need Schwarber's big bat in the lneup

The Cubs have a two-time All-Star in first baseman Anthony Rizzo, a rising star in Kris Bryant, whose jersey is selling as if he's Ernie Banks and now here comes the latest sensation, catcher Kyle Schwarber. Since being called up from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, he's become a Chicago folk hero, pounding the game-tying, then game-winning homers in Cincinnati and playing with a genuine...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Shirts off their backs: Bumgarner, Bryant have best-selling jerseys

  The Chicago Cubs are playing better baseball these days and it's showing up in merchandise sales. Rookie Kris Bryant's jersey has been the top-seller since he was called up from the minors in mid-April, Major League Baseball said Thursday. World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner had the most popular jersey overall during the first half of the season, with Bryant at No. 2. Since MLB...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Just your typical 1-3-2 putout to escape a bases-load jam

Having already lost Game 1 of Wednesday's split doubleheader at Cincinnati, the Cubs found themselves in a bases-loaded jam with one out in the eighth inning of a tied Game 2.Needing a double-play ball, Cubs reliever Hecton Rondon served one up, but in a bit of bad luck, Reds slugger Todd Frazier crushed it right off Rondon's leg, and what appeared to be a pretty routine 4-6-3 double...
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MLB Midseason Power Rankings: Where do the Cubs Rank?

The MLB all-star game has come and gone.  With the players back on the field, it’s time for business.  With the end of the all-star break, we at TopSportsReport decided it’d be a good time to evaluate where every team stands.  For that reason, we have released our mid-season power rankings.  As part of the article, there are also bold predictions for each team moving forward...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Midseason Power Rankings: Where do the Cubs Rank?

The MLB all-star game has come and gone.  With the players back on the field, it’s time for business.  With the end of the all-star break, we at TopSportsReport decided it’d be a good time to evaluate where every team stands.  For that reason, we have released our mid-season power rankings.  As part of the article, there are also bold predictions for each team moving forward...
Via TopSportsReport
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Aiming To Start Off Second Half Right In Atlanta

The Chicago Cubs are in a good spot at the midway point of the 2015 MLB season, being 47-40 and in third place in the very competitive NL Central. That record would be good for first place in some other divisions, but the Cubs unfortunately have to compete with the best team in baseball (Cardinals), not to mention the game’s hottest team at the moment (Pirates). The good news is...
Via Obstructed View
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: First half takeaways

The Chicago Cubs finished the first half of the season seven games over .500 (47-40), third place in the best division in baseball, and with a one game lead for the second wild card spot in the National League. The Cubs successful first half has shocked many people who thought they were still a year away. They have shown signs of youth and inexperience, but have also shown that they...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Three key players for Chicago Cubs postseason run

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY SportsIt has been quite the first half of the season for the Chicago Cubs. They currently find themselves holding onto the second Wild Card spot with a 47-40 record. The Cubs have had some great individual performances in the first half, such as Anthony Rizzo putting together an MVP type season, Kris Bryant making his MLB debut, and Jake Arrieta pitching...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs' Rizzo a natural on the red carpet

Players get to participate in a parade and a red carpet presentation as part of the All-Star festivities and Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo took it all in stride. Rizzo, a two-time All-Star, sure looked like a natural on the red carpet. Photo Credit: Norm Hall/Getty Images  
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs duo of Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo Enjoying Spectacle of All-Star Week

CINCINNATI, OH – JULY 13: National League All-Star Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs high-fives National League All-Star Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs during the Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders at the Great American Ball Park on July 13, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Despite being eliminated in the first round of Monday...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Which 2015 All-Stars could look weird in hindsight?

Skimming through the All-Star game roster this year, there are some names that shouldn’t surprise: Mike Trout, Josh Donaldson and Bryce Harper. Not all All-Stars are MVP candidates and studs. In 2012, the Chicago Cubs needed a first baseman with Anthony Rizzo still in the minors and journeyman Bryan LaHair snatched up the starting job. In the first half of the season, he was shockingly...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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