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Jon Lester sets record for futility at the plate by starting ca…

Jon Lester sets record for futility at the plate by starting career 0-for-58

yahoo.com nytimes.com MLB.com Updated May 28 (yesterday)
If we told you that Jon Lester and Max Scherzer set an MLB record Wednesday night during the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals game, you might think it had something to do with the number of millions on the mound. After all, they were the two bigges…
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  • Cubs Rookie Slugger Bryant Quickly Making His Mark in Majors

    Cubs Rookie Slugger Bryant Quickly Making His Mark in Majors

    nytimes.com 16 hours ago
    The owner made a beeline through the Cubs' clubhouse looking for his rookie slugger.
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  • Fan captures best view of Kris Bryant's monster homer off Wrigl…

    Fan captures best view of Kris Bryant's monster homer off Wrigley video board

    yahoo.com May 27 (yesterday)
    It took Kris Bryant's home-run stroke a little while to warm up once he hit the big leagues, but the Chicago Cubs rookie slugger seems to be doing just fine these days. After hitting his first dinger on May 9, Bryant has blasted six more, the most impre…
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  • Bryce Harper Mad He Flied Out, Actually Hits Home Run

    Bryce Harper Mad He Flied Out, Actually Hits Home Run

    deadspin.com May 27 (yesterday)
    Bryce Harper is on such a tear right now—with a .467 on-base percentage and .734 slugging percentage—that the Nationals outfielder’s flyouts turn into home runs, like the one he hit Tuesday night against the Cubs. Or, maybe Harper was angry that he didn…
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  • Donaldson leads a wild run on walk-offs

    Donaldson leads a wild run on walk-offs

    MLB.com May 27 (2 days ago)
    Josh Donaldson's game-ending homer capped a monster evening for the Blue Jays and highlighted a wild Tuesday night of walk-offs in baseball, with the Cubs' Addison Russell, the Mets' Wilmer Flores and the Reds' Skip Schumaker making it a season-high fou…
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  • Russell Double Gives Cubs 3-2 Win Over Nationals

    Russell Double Gives Cubs 3-2 Win Over Nationals

    nytimes.com May 26 (2 days ago)
    Addison Russell hit a game-ending RBI double in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the surging Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night.
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  • Russell delivers game-winner to beat Nats

    Russell delivers game-winner to beat Nats

    MLB.com May 26 (2 days ago)
    Addison Russell's walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Cubs to a 2-1 win over the Nationals on Tuesday night.
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  • In Nats, Cubs catch glimpse of own future

    In Nats, Cubs catch glimpse of own future

    MLB.com May 26 (3 days ago)
    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 wi…
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  • Synagogue Repurposed as Minor League Team’s Souvenir Store

    Synagogue Repurposed as Minor League Team’s Souvenir Store

    nytimes.com May 26 (3 days ago)
    An Indiana house of worship that was last used in 1991 underwent a $1 million restoration to become the shop for what is now the Chicago Cubs’ Class A affiliate.
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  • Roark, Ramos Lead Nationals Past Cubs 2-1

    Roark, Ramos Lead Nationals Past Cubs 2-1

    nytimes.com May 25 (4 days ago)
    Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth, Tanner Roark pitched five effective innings and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Monday.
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  • With Cubs coming home, it's so long, Paul Goldschmidt

    With Cubs coming home, it's so long, Paul Goldschmidt

    ESPN.com MLB.com nytimes.com May 24 (4 days ago)
    With Cubs coming home, it's so long, Paul Goldschmidt
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  • Constructing the perfect Cubs-Mets trade

    Constructing the perfect Cubs-Mets trade

    MLB.com May 24 (5 days ago)
    Many evaluators can see a good trade fit between two rising organizations, the Cubs and Mets. Both sides would benefit from making a deal from depth, so here are three deals that would make sense for them to consider.
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  • Ahmed's walk-off single in 13th downs Cubs

    Ahmed's walk-off single in 13th downs Cubs

    MLB.com nytimes.com May 23 (6 days ago)
    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.
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  • Kris Bryant stays hot, homers in Cubs win over Padres

    Kris Bryant stays hot, homers in Cubs win over Padres

    yahoo.com May 22
    Take a look around the league with Big League Stew's daily wrap up. We'll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. Back in San Diego where he starred at the Univer…
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  • Kris Bryant stays hot, homers in Cubs win over Padres

    Kris Bryant stays hot, homers in Cubs win over Padres

    Take a look around the league with Big League Stew's daily wrap up. We'll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. Back in San Diego where he starred at the Univer…
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  • Report: Cubs interested in free agent reliever Rafael Soriano

    Report: Cubs interested in free agent reliever Rafael Soriano

    yahoo.com May 22
    With seven blown saves and a 4.20 bullpen ERA that ranks amongst the worst in MLB, it makes sense that the Chicago Cubs are looking to upgrade their relief pitching corps. CSN Chicago's Patrick Mooney is reporting that the Cubs are one of the teams inte…
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  • Let's Take A Look At Andrew McCutchen's Pay Stub

    Let's Take A Look At Andrew McCutchen's Pay Stub

    deadspin.com May 21
    Over on reddit, user Grassiii has posted a photo of Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen’s latest pay stub. Grassiii says that a friend found it on a recent tour of the visitor’s clubhouse at Wrigley Field, where the Pirates played the Cubs over the week…
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  • If You Left Your Credit Card On The Field At Petco, The Cubs Fo…

    If You Left Your Credit Card On The Field At Petco, The Cubs Found It

    deadspin.com May 21
    Tsuyoshi Wada came off the disabled list to go 4⅔ quality innings in his first start of the season in the Cubs’ 3-2 win in San Diego, but he racked up a pretty clutch save, too: he found someone’s credit card on the field as he walked off the mound afte…
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  • Cubs hold off Padres for another one-run victory

    Cubs hold off Padres for another one-run victory

    Tsuyoshi Wada struck out nine over 4 2/3 innings on Wednesday and Kris Bryant knocked in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth as the Cubs edged the Padres, 3-2, at Petco Park.
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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.

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