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.
Nate Schierholtz hit a two-out game-ending RBI single, after Chris Coghlan homered to tie it in the eighth, and the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Bryant is as polished as Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo were when they made their debuts.
“He is getting better on the mental side. He has always had the talent,” Soriano said of Castro.
A steady rain and drop in Tanaka’s velocity helped the Cubs get to the Yankees’ ace.
Starlin Castro has long kept an eye on Derek Jeter’s career.
Here’s to Alfonso Soriano, who always displayed the utmost professionalism in Chicago.
“I can’t say who the leader will be here, but that will happen on its own,” reliever Jose Veras says.
Let this not escape us: Patrick Kane is just 25 years old.
Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro each went deep for the Cubs in a 12-5 win against the White Sox.
Scott Carroll was fighting himself for much of the night. That made the game much easier for the Chicago Cubs.
A cancer survivor himself, Rizzo’s passion is helping sick children and their families through his foundation.
Jeff Samardzija has a 1.62 ERA but an 0-3 record.
Starlin Castro is hitting .308 with a team-high 14 RBIs this season after a tough 2013 campaign.