Levine: Hector Rondon Regaining Control Of Cubs' Closer RoleRondon has a 0.53 ERA in his past 34 outings.
Wada Whiffs 9, Bryant Drives In Go-Ahead Run In 3-2 Cubs WinBryant's sacrifice fly in the fifth inning was the difference.
Levine: Lockdown Bullpen Getting Job Done For CubsA strong closer, hard-throwers and a veteran presence has been the winning formula for Chicago.
Walker Runs Shutout Streak To 18 Innings In Mariners' Win Over CubsStarlin Castro returned after dealing with a groin injury.
Cubs Agree To Terms With 20 PlayersHector Rondon, C.J. Edwards and Arismendy Alcantara were among the signees.
Levine: Hector Rondon Confident In Closer's Role For Cubs"We have grown together in the bullpen," Rondon says.
Maddon: 'Not Into' Traditional Bullpen Book"I kind of like that freedom unless you have an absolute hammer at the end of the game," Cubs manager Joe Maddon says.
Levine: Closer Rondon Stepping Up His Game A large part of the Cubs’ arrow pointing upward has been the improvement of the pitching staff.
Hendricks Deals While Baez, Rizzo Homer In Cubs' WinKyle Hendricks pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, and the Cubs topped the Mets, 4-1.
Levine: Cubs Young Bullpen A Promising Group"There have been a lot of good individual performances out here," GM Jed Hoyer said.
Baez Homers In Debut As Cubs Top Rockies, 6-5
Arrieta Strong Again As Cubs Top Rockies, 3-1Jake Arrieta scattered three hits and a run in seven innings.