Chicago’s 4-3 win in 16 innings took 6 hours, 27 minutes to complete — the longest game in franchise history.
John Baker was the first MLB position player to earn a win since May 2012.
Both the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies ran out of relief pitchers in a marathon game. The Rockies then turned to a starter. The Cubs used a catcher — and won.
Darwin Barney’s exit, unceremonious as it is, is a watershed for Cubdom.
“You grow up and you want to be an All-Star,” Anthony Rizzo says.
Rickey Renteria has had a successful first half to his Cubs managing career despite having a last place ball club.
Anthony Rizzo has “the heart to be a leader,” Cubs manager Rick Renteria said.
These aren’t just pretty boy prospects the Cubs have amassed. They’ll battle you.
Luis Valbuen’a drove a pair home in the 12th inning as the Chicago avoided being swept.
Jed Hoyer also explained the position-switching options available for Cubs prospects.
The Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo and the White Sox’s Chris Sale can still be voted in by the fans.
Justin Ruggiano homered for the second straight game for the Chicago Cubs, who used another solid outing from Jason Hammel to beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 on Friday.
Starlin Castro has found his game and won’t be returning to the mediocre player that patrolled shortstop for the Cubs in 2013.
The Chicago Cubs have the best record in the National League over the past month.
Jake Arrieta tossed seven innings of one-run ball and struck out a career-high 11.
Theo Epstein also expects Kris Bryant to move up to Triple-A later this season.
The Cubs have reportedly upped their offer for right-hander Jeff Samardzija.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Travis Wood delivered a victory from the mound on Sunday. A day later, he did the same from the batter’s box. The pinch-hitting pitcher had an RBI double with two outs in the 13th inning, giving the Chicago Cubs a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins.
The Tennessee Smokies will remain a Cubs affiliate through 2018.
It’d be imprudent for a non-contender to let gaudy statistics affect an elite prospect’s timetable.