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7/25/2014 | Cardinals' stolen base stands after replay

Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged whether second baseman Arismendy Alcantara tagged out the Cardinals' Kolten Wong at second on a stolen-base attempt in the eighth inning Friday.

7/25/2014 | Wood-en bat: Pitcher knocks third home run

There have been more than a few times when Cubs manager Rick Renteria was asked if he'd consider batting Travis Wood somewhere higher than ninth because of the pitcher's ability to hit. On Friday, Wood matched his single-season high with his third home run of the year, connecting in the fourth against the Cardinals' Joe Kelly.

7/25/2014 | Pitching staff shows grit as Cubs power past Cards

Ryan Sweeney drove in four runs, including three on his second homer of the year, Travis Wood hit a solo shot and Luis Valbuena smacked a go-ahead two-run blast with one out in the seventh to power the Cubs to a 7-6 victory over the Cardinals on Friday in front of 41,534, the largest crowd of the season at Wrigley Field.

7/25/2014 | Emotions building for large Hall of Fame class

The speeches are just about written and a crowd perhaps in excess of 50,000 is expected Sunday for the induction ceremony of this memorable Class of 2014 -- 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa.

7/25/2014 | Miller set for return to rotation against Cubs

Shelby Miller will return to the Cardinals' rotation after not starting since July 10 on Saturday at Wrigley Field. He'll face Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, aiming for his ninth straight quality start as Chicago looks to clinch the series.

7/25/2014 | Jackson slated to make next start vs. Rockies

Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson, who had to leave Thursday's game because of cramping in his right hand, was feeling fine on Friday, and he's not expected to miss his next start.

7/25/2014 | Sutcliffe fondly remembers young Maddux

Former Cubs All-Star pitcher and 1984 National League Cy Young Award winner Rick Sutcliffe remembers watching Greg Maddux pitch when he first joined Chicago in 1986.

7/25/2014 | Baez, Bryant, Soler bat 3-4-5 in Triple-A Iowa lineup

In the latest sign the future is moving ever closer to Wrigley Field, Cubs' prospects Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler batted 3-4-5 in Triple-A Iowa's lineup Thursday night.

7/25/2014 | Johnson tosses six scoreless innings for Tennessee

Outfielder Albert Almora debuted with Double-A Tennessee on Thursday and right-hander Pierce Johnson threw six scoreless innings to lead the Smokies to a 4-2 victory against Mississippi.

7/24/2014 | Jackson exits with cramping in right hand

Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson had to leave Thursday's game after five-plus innings because of cramping in his right hand, a condition he's experienced in the past which has not forced him to miss a start.

7/24/2014 | Padres lose challenge on hit by pitch

Padres manager Bud Black challenged a call with a 3-1 lead over the Cubs in the fifth inning that would have given his team a decisive third out.

7/24/2014 | Castro misses double-play partner Barney

Starlin Castro still uses a glove that Darwin Barney had made for the two of them. However, the Cubs shortstop has not talked to Barney since the second baseman was designated for assignment on Tuesday.

7/24/2014 | Ruggiano increases work with trainers

Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano was busy doing extra exercises with the athletic trainers early Thursday as he tries to deal with some tightness in his groin.

7/24/2014 | Black, Renteria reflect on Maddux's career

Padres manager Bud Black knows why Greg Maddux will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday. So does Cubs manager Rick Renteria, a former teammate.

7/24/2014 | Jackson, Cubs can't slow down Padres

The first inning continued to be a problem for Edwin Jackson. And so was the sixth. Rene Rivera drove in three runs, hitting a solo homer in the fifth and a two-run single in a nine-run sixth, to back Tyson Ross and lift the Padres to a 13-3 victory Thursday night over Jackson and the Cubs to take the series.

7/23/2014 | Cards, Cubs face big decisions as rivalry is renewed

The Cardinals begin a three-game weekend series with Joe Kelly taking the mound against the Chicago Cubs and Travis Wood on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

7/23/2014 | Cubs send kids positive message at PLAY event

Cubs reliever Neil Ramirez took part in the PLAY Campaign stop at Wrigley. PLAY is a national public awareness campaign of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) in conjunction with MLB Charities and the Taylor Hooton Foundation. The Cubs' athletic trainers PJ Mainville, Ed Halbur, and Matt Johnson and physical therapist Ryan Mertz all took part in the two-hour session.

7/23/2014 | Olt sent to Triple-A to work on hitting stroke

Mike Olt told Cubs officials he got into some bad habits at the plate, and on Wednesday, he was headed to Triple-A Iowa to try to get back on track.

7/23/2014 | Soler, Almora earn Minor League promotions

Jorge Soler told the Cubs he's on a mission to get to the big leagues, and the Cuban outfielder is now one step closer to fulfilling that.

7/23/2014 | Rizzo comes through for courageous young fan

When Anthony Rizzo crossed home plate after hitting his 24th, and then his 25th home run, he touched his fingers to his lips and then pointed to the sky. It was a message to a 22-year-old cancer patient whom the Cubs first baseman had met earlier in the day.

7/23/2014 | Padres deny Wada first victory in Majors

Tsuyoshi Wada didn't have the same success in his second big league start as Kyle Hendricks did. Wada served up five runs over four-plus innings as the Padres posted a 8-3 victory Wednesday night at Wrigley Field over the Cubs, who lost for the 12th time in their last 15 games.

7/23/2014 | Ross looks to continue surge in finale against Cubs

Tyson Ross makes his first career start against the Cubs, who turn to Edwin Jackson in the rubber match of the three-game series.

7/23/2014 | Olt optioned to Triple-A to make room for Wada

Mike Olt leads all National League rookies with 12 home runs, but he's also first with 84 strikeouts and was batting .139 after going 0-for-4 in Tuesday night's 6-0 victory over the Padres with three strikeouts. After the game, the Cubs announced they were optioning Olt to Triple-A Iowa.

7/22/2014 | Alcantara to see more time with latest moves

The Cubs' youth movement is underway with the team's decision to stick with Arismendy Alcantara and say goodbye to Darwin Barney, who was designated for assignment Tuesday.

7/22/2014 | Other top prospects must wait turn for Majors

Javier Baez, the Cubs' top-ranked prospect on's list, has started at second base in four of his last five games at Triple-A Iowa. GM Jed Hoyer said the decision to move Baez from shortstop to second had nothing to do with Tuesday's decision to designate veteran Darwin Barney for assignment.

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