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Upper Cespedeck: Yo belts amazin' HR

Upper Cespedeck: Yo belts amazin' HR

MLB.com Updated 16 hours ago
The Mets rallied for a sorely needed 4-3 win over the Cubs at Citi Field on Thursday, parlaying a Javier Baez error into a go-ahead three-run rally in the seventh. Yoenis Cespedes hit the longest home run by a Mets player this season, and Steven Matz mu…
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  • Lack of contact, bullpen failings roar to forefront in (another…

    Lack of contact, bullpen failings roar to forefront in (another) Cubs loss to Mets

    ESPN.com nytimes.com 17 hours ago
    Lack of contact, bullpen failings roar to forefront in (another) Cubs loss to Mets
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  • On Baseball: Joe Maddon’s Zaniness Keeps the Game Fun for His C…

    On Baseball: Joe Maddon’s Zaniness Keeps the Game Fun for His Cubs

    nytimes.com 21 hours ago
    Tuesday’s game against the Reds, in which three Chicago relievers played left field, was the latest example of the manager’s creativity.
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  • Maddon being cautious with Heyward

    Maddon being cautious with Heyward

    MLB.com 22 hours ago
    Jason Heyward did not start on Thursday for the second straight game because of some soreness on his left side, which he felt during a throw in the Cubs' last game in Miami on Sunday. Heyward grounded out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning against t…
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  • Bryant's tear continues with homer off Matz

    Bryant's tear continues with homer off Matz

    MLB.com 23 hours ago
    Kris Bryant didn't waste any time on Thursday getting the Cubs on the board against the Mets in their first meeting since the National League Championship Series. Bryant belted his team-leading 22nd home run of the season on the sixth pitch of the game …
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  • Javier Baez and Cubs find their mojo in Cincinnati

    Javier Baez and Cubs find their mojo in Cincinnati

    ESPN.com Jun 29 (yesterday)
    Javier Baez and Cubs find their mojo in Cincinnati
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  • Cubs start fast, rip 3 HRs to sweep away Reds

    Cubs start fast, rip 3 HRs to sweep away Reds

    MLB.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)
    Following two games where they took early leads before seeing the Reds tighten matters, the Cubs scored first and never looked back on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park. Three home runs, including an inside-the-park homer by Anthony Rizzo, and plent…
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  • How the Cubs won: Unconventional and unexpected home runs

    How the Cubs won: Unconventional and unexpected home runs

    ESPN.com nytimes.com MLB.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)
    How the Cubs won: Unconventional and unexpected home runs
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  • The historical oddity of the Cubs playing three pitchers in the…

    The historical oddity of the Cubs playing three pitchers in the outfield

    ESPN.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)
    The historical oddity of the Cubs playing three pitchers in the outfield
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  • Joe Maddon Used Some Advanced Tactics

    Joe Maddon Used Some Advanced Tactics

    deadspin.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)
    The Cubs needed 15 innings to beat the Reds last night, finally putting them to sleep with a Javier Baez grand slam. But before that, Cubs manager Joe Maddon, everybody’s favorite crafty old baseball man, did some fun things with his lineup.Read more...
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  • Scouting the lefty reliever trade options for the Cubs beyond A…

    Scouting the lefty reliever trade options for the Cubs beyond Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller

    ESPN.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)
    Scouting the lefty reliever trade options for the Cubs beyond Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller
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  • Rizzo reaches into stands to end threat

    Rizzo reaches into stands to end threat

    MLB.com Jun 29 (3 days ago)
    After a solid outing for starter Jon Lester, the wheels fell off a bit in the eighth inning of the Cubs' 7-2, 15-inning win Monday night at Great American Ball Park.
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  • Cubs win marathon on single, slam in 15th

    Cubs win marathon on single, slam in 15th

    MLB.com Jun 29 (3 days ago)
    Kris Bryant delivered an RBI single against a drawn-in infield to break a 2-2 tie in the top of the 15th before Javier Baez blasted a grand slam off Reds reliever J.J. Hoover as the Cubs outlasted Cincinnati, 7-2, Tuesday night at Great American Ball Pa…
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  • Happ, McKinney among top prospect performers Monday

    Happ, McKinney among top prospect performers Monday

    MLB.com Jun 28 (4 days ago)
    Cubs prospects Ian Happ and Billy McKinney were among the top prospect performers Monday in the Minors.
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  • 5 alive! Bryant 5-for-5, hits 3 of Cubs' 5 HRs vs. Reds

    5 alive! Bryant 5-for-5, hits 3 of Cubs' 5 HRs vs. Reds

    MLB.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)
    Plenty of players have hit for the cycle before in Major League history. No one has ever had a full house, at least not the way Kris Bryant did Monday night. Bryant went 5-for-5 with six RBIs and became the first player in modern MLB history, dating bac…
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  • Kris Bryant's dominant performance leads to historic stat line

    Kris Bryant's dominant performance leads to historic stat line

    yahoo.com nytimes.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)
    Breaking news: Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is good. OK, fine, everyone knows that by now. Bryant has had high expectations ever since he began destroying pitchers in the minors. He entered last year as one of the top prospects in the game, an…
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  • Cubs still have entire infield in line to start ASG

    Cubs still have entire infield in line to start ASG

    ESPN.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)
    Cubs still have entire infield in line to start ASG
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  • Cubs call up veteran reliever Peralta

    Cubs call up veteran reliever Peralta

    MLB.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)
    In an effort to shake up their taxed and struggling bullpen, the Cubs selected the contract of veteran right-handed pitcher Joel Peralta from Triple-A Iowa on Monday.
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  • With Cubs slumping and TCU eliminated from CWS, Jake Arrieta re…

    With Cubs slumping and TCU eliminated from CWS, Jake Arrieta returns to Cincinnati

    ESPN.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)
    With Cubs slumping and TCU eliminated from CWS, Jake Arrieta returns to Cincinnati
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  • Rangers, SF pass Cubs in W's, rankings

    Rangers, SF pass Cubs in W's, rankings

    MLB.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)
    It was bound to happen sometime, but the way the Cubs played the first seven weeks of the season, it was starting to look as if they were exempt from any sort of significant losing spell that even the best of teams experience over the course of a long s…
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  • Video - Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation 02:26

    Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation

    Mar 20
    Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is ready to work with the new rotation for the team and explains what needs to be worked on in spring training.
  • Video - Epstein's 'Mission Impossible' 00:54

    Epstein's 'Mission Impossible'

    Mar 8
    William Rhoden explains how Theo Epstein went from the Boston Red Sox's "boy wonder" to undertaking an impossible mission as the president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.
  • Video - Lester Impressive In First Cubs Outing 01:42

    Lester Impressive In First Cubs Outing

    Mar 6
    Jon Lester got his Cubs career underway with his first appearance on the mound in a spring training game.
  • Video - Cubs Owner: We're Here To Win 03:07

    Cubs Owner: We're Here To Win

    Mar 1
    Cubs owner Tom Ricketts talks about the dark days in Chicago and explains why the Cubs are ready to win now with ace pitcher Jon Lester and a stacked farm system.