7/9/2014 | Bailey takes hill as Reds go for five-game sweep
Homer Bailey will look to keep himself and his ballclub hot as the Reds host the Cubs in the series finale of a five-game set at Great American Ball Park on Thursday afternoon. Cincinnati has given Chicago fits over the past two seasons, having won 23 of 31 meetings and seeking a fifth win in four days against the Cubs on Thursday.
7/9/2014 | Rizzo hits 20th homer, but Cubs fall to Reds
Anthony Rizzo belted his 20th home run but it wasn't enough to help rookie Dallas Beeler get his first Major League win or stop the Cubs' losing streak. Billy Hamilton hit an RBI triple in a three-run fifth to spark the Reds to a 4-1 victory Wednesday over Beeler and the Cubs, who lost their sixth straight game and manager Rick Renteria, who was ejected in the fifth.
7/9/2014 | Beeler, Alcantara called up from Minors
The Cubs optioned left-hander Chris Rusin to Triple-A Iowa to make room for right-handed pitcher Dallas Beeler, who was recalled from the Minor Leagues to start on Wednesday against the Reds.The Cubs also placed second baseman Darwin Barney on the paternity list, and added second baseman Arismendy Alcantara from Iowa on Wednesday.
7/9/2014 | All Chicago: Sale in lead, Rizzo passes Morneau
There's a new leader in the National League Final Vote. Late Wednesday, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo passed Rockies veteran Justin Morneau for the top spot, while White Sox left-hander Chris Sale continued to maintain a slight advantage two-thirds of the way through the All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Experian, which ends today at 4 p.m. ET.
7/8/2014 | Coghlan goes yard in both games of twin bill
Chris Coghlan achieved a feat in Cincinnati no Cubs player has done since the late Ron Santo. Coghlan hit a solo homer in the sixth inning of the first game of Tuesday's day-night doubleheader against the Reds, and belted a two-run shot in the second inning of the second game.
7/8/2014 | Beeler hopes to collect first win vs. rolling Reds
Dallas Beeler will try to snap the Cubs' recent skid and pick up his first big league victory when he squares off against veteran Alfredo Simon and the Reds at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday night.
7/8/2014 | Cubs show power, but bullpen falters late
Billy Hamilton hit an RBI triple in the seventh and a walk-off RBI single in the ninth to lift the Reds to a 6-5 victory Tuesday night over the Cubs and complete a sweep of the day-night doubleheader.
7/8/2014 | Cubs fall short despite back-to-back homers
Back-to-back homers by Chris Coghlan and Ryan Sweeney weren't enough in Game 1 as the Cubs fell to the Reds.
7/8/2014 | Cubs have confidence in Coghlan as leadoff man
The Cubs have been looking for a leadoff man since Emilio Bonifacio was injured, and Chris Coghlan seems to be filling that role well.
7/8/2014 | Impressive first outing earns Beeler another shot
In his Major League debut on June 28, Dallas Beeler held the Nationals to one unearned run on four hits over six innings and impressed Cubs manager Rick Renteria. Beeler will get another start Wednesday against the Reds, filling one of the vacancies created by Saturday's trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Athletics.
7/8/2014 | Rizzo a close second in first Final Vote update
Anthony Rizzo is in second place behind the Rockies' Justin Morneau in the tightly contested 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by Experian, according to Tuesday's results. More than 15 million votes have been cast so far on MLB.com.
7/8/2014 | Bryant, Betts highlight First-Half All-Prospect team
MLBPipeline.com has put together a First-Half All-Prospect team, featuring the prospects who performed the best during the first few months of the 2014 season. The list includes Cubs 2013 first-round Draft pick Kris Bryant and a trio of Red Sox, led by Mookie Betts.
7/8/2014 | Sale, Morneau leading close Final Vote races
Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau and White Sox pitcher Chris Sale, two veterans who played key roles in past All-Star victories, were each leading tight races after the first 36 hours of balloting in the All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Experian.
7/8/2014 | Prospect McKinney makes debut at Daytona
Outfielder Billy McKinney, the Cubs' No. 9 prospect, made his organizational debut Monday, hitting sixth and playing right field for Class A Advanced Daytona. He singled and helped the Cubs defeat Lakeland, 4-3, in the first game of a doubleheader.
7/8/2014 | Reds' Holmberg, Cubs' Wada square off in Game 2
David Holmberg will be making his second career Major League start on Tuesday, and his debut for Cincinnati. The Cubs will counter with fellow lefty Tsuyoshi Wada, who will be making his Major League debut.
7/8/2014 | Cueto leads Reds in first game of twin bill vs. Cubs
Johnny Cueto, who is second in the National League with a 1.99 ERA and 130 strikeouts, will start in the first game of a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday, facing the Cubs' Travis Wood.
7/7/2014 | Rizzo belts 18th homer as Cubs drop opener
Edwin Jackson retired 13 in a row Monday, and then it seemed as if the Cubs starter couldn't get anyone out. The Reds took a 9-3 victory over Jackson and the Cubs, who continue to struggle against National League Central opponents.
7/7/2014 | Cubs win replay challenge in seventh inning vs. Reds
With one out in the Reds' seventh on Monday, Todd Frazier hit a broken-bat grounder to Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, who threw to Anthony Rizzo for the out. Rizzo did the splits to reach for the ball, but first-base umpire Mike Winters called Frazier safe.
7/7/2014 | Cubs' clubhouse moves on after blockbuster deal
Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel were in Renteria's rotation until Saturday when both were dealt to the Athletics in exchange for four players, including highly touted prospect, Addison Russell. It's still a little strange in the Cubs' clubhouse without Samardzija and Hammel.
7/7/2014 | Beeler, Hendricks to round out Cubs' rotation
The Cubs have yet to announce who will start Wednesday or Thursday in the final two games of the four-day, five-game series against the Reds, which already includes a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday. Rain was in the forecast, and that could alter the rotation.
7/7/2014 | Cubs players pushing Rizzo's Final Vote case
Cubs players were busy texting and submitting votes online Monday for first baseman Anthony Rizzo, one of five National League finalists for the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by Experian. Even Cubs manager Rick Renteria checked Rizzo's name.
7/6/2014 | Fans can right a wrong by voting for Sale, Rizzo
Now we know the All-Stars, which means we also know the snubs, which means it's time for fans to do some voting vigilantism, righting wrongs and fighting injustice and doing their part to properly legislate the Midsummer Classic makeup.
7/6/2014 | Shark: A National League All-Star now on an AL team
The bottom line is that it wouldn't be fair for Jeff Samardzija, traded to the Athletics on Saturday after spending the entire season with the Cubs, to knock a deserving American League pitcher off the AL All-Star roster. And Samardzija can't pitch for the National League, since Oakland, featuring the best record in the Major Leagues, has a vested interest in seeing the AL win and secure home-field advantage in the World Series.
7/6/2014 | Slugging first baseman Rizzo up for Final Vote
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is one of five players up for the 2014 All-Star Game Final Vote, competing for a spot on the National League team.
7/6/2014 | Castro to represent Cubs at All-Star Game
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was named to the National League All-Star team along with former teammate Jeff Samardzija, who was traded to the Athletics on Saturday.
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