Theo Epstein Expects To Remain With Cubs For 2021, But It Could Be His Last SeasonEpstein's deal expires after next season, and he's always been clear that 10 years the magic number before a change in executive leadership is necessary for any organization.
Season Ends For Cubs, Chicago Falls To Miami 2-0 In Best Of 3 SeriesChicago, the NL Central champion, went 3 for 27 (.111) with runners on base in the series. Javier Báez, Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo combined to go 0 for 12 Friday and finished the series 1 for 24. The trio is 19 for 142 (.134) with 52 strikeouts and six walks in the postseason since the 2016 World Series title as Chicago has lost nine of 13.
Cubs-Marlins Game Postponed Due To Incoming Inclement WeatherOn Wednesday, Corey Dickerson hit a three-run homer off a fading Hendricks in the seventh inning, and Miami beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 on Wednesday in Game 1 of their NL wild-card series.
Cubs Playoff Baseball Begins In Wrigleyville, Under Much Different Circumstances Than UsualPlayoff baseball is back at Wrigley Field, but because of COVID-19, fans are not.
Cubs Work Out At Wrigley Ahead Of Playoff Game 1 Against MarlinsThe Cubs worked out at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, and Jon Lester may have pitched his last game at the Friendly Confines unless the series goes three games.
Cubs Beat White Sox, Who Tumble Out Of Position For Home Playoff SeriesReynaldo López struggled and the Chicago White Sox tumbled out of position for a home playoff series, losing to Kris Bryant and the crosstown Cubs on Sunday.
White Sox End 6-Game Skid With 9-5 Victory Over Cubs, Who Clinch NL Central Title With Cardinals' LossThe White Sox got a sorely needed win and remain a game behind AL Central leader Minnesota, with the Twins beating Cincinnati.
White Sox Reliever Jimmy Cordero Suspended 3 Games For Hitting Cubs' Willson Contreras With Pitch; Manager Rick Renteria Suspended One GameContreras hit a three-run home run off White Sox starter Dylan Cease in the third inning on Friday, then exited the batter's box with a sky-high bat-flip. Four innings later, Cordero hit Contreras with a pitch.
Kuhl Goes 7 Sharp Innings As Pirates Blank Cubs 7-0Chicago’s number for clinching the NL Central remained two. The Cubs’ only other hit was Jason Kipnis’ double in the seventh.
Pirates Cool Off Hendricks, Slip Past Playoff-Bound CubsThe Chicago Cubs are heading to the playoffs for the fifth time in six years. If their offense doesn't pick up soon, it might be a short stay.
Pirates' Win Slows Cubs' Drive In NL CentralJacob Stallings hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates stalled the Chicago Cubs' bid to win the NL Central with a victory Tuesday night.
Lester Cruises, Schwarber Responds As Cubs Shut Out PiratesJon Lester scattered four hits over six innings and the Chicago Cubs inched closer to their first NL Central title since 2017 with a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
Cubs Outdueled On Pitcher's Mound As They're Shut Out By TwinsMax Kepler homered, José Berríos threw six shutout innings to outduel Yu Darvish and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night.
Second City? White Sox, Cubs Close In On Division TitlesChicago's major league teams are linked by more than just geography these days. They also share a most enviable position this time of year — first place.
Cubs Lose To Twins As Minnesota Clinches Postseason BerthEddie Rosario, Miguel Sano and Josh Donaldson homered as the Minnesota Twins clinched a second straight postseason berth with an victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
Cubs Blank Twins 1-0 For 5th Straight WinKyle Hendricks stuck out 10 and walked one before Jeremy Jeffress worked around two walks in the ninth for his eighth save.
Cubs Top Cleveland With Javy Báez's RBI Single In 10th; Jon Lester Emotional About What Might've Been Final Start At WrigleyJavier Báez's RBI single in the 10th inning lifted the Chicago Cubs to their fourth straight win, over the Cleveland Indians, on Wednesday night in a game that was briefly delayed when a drone entered Wrigley Field and briefly landed on the outfield grass.
Cubs Walk Off Over Cleveland On Consecutive HBPsWillson Contreras and Cameron Maybin were plunked by consecutive pitches from Cleveland reliever Nick Wittgren in the ninth inning, forcing home the winning run as the Chicago Cubs beat the Indians Tuesday night.
Cubs' Mills No-Hits Brewers For Baseball's 2nd No-Hitter This Season; White Sox Had FirstAlec Mills cruised through baseball's second no-hitter this season, shutting down the Milwaukee Brewers for the Chicago Cubs' 16th no-hitter in a victory Sunday.
Cubs Rally Past Brewers, 4-2, Led By Jason Heyward's 3-Run Homer In 9th InningNL Central-leading Chicago had gone scoreless for 17 straight innings before breaking through against Josh Hader, who hadn't allowed a homer all season long.
Bauer Outduels Darvish As Cubs Get Blanked By RedsTrevor Bauer tossed three-hit ball into the eighth inning to outpitch Chicago Cubs ace Yu Darvish and lift the Cincinnati Reds to a shutout victory Wednesday night.
Mills Sharp, Bote Has 2 RBIs As Cubs Shut Out RedsAlec Mills pitched six sharp innings and David Bote drove in two runs, leading the Cubs to a victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Hendricks Goes 8 Innings, Cubs Beat Cardinals 5-1The Cubs got just the sort of start they needed from Hendricks and closed out the five-game series on a winning note after losing three straight. They lead their longtime rivals by 2 1/2 games.
Jon Lester Struggles As Cubs Fall To Cardinals AgainPaul Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer off a struggling Jon Lester, and the St. Louis Cardinals gained ground in the NL Central race by beating the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night.
Hall of Fame Outfielder, Speedster Lou Brock, Who Started Career With Cubs, Dies At 81Hall of Famer Lou Brock, one of baseball’s signature leadoff hitters and base stealers who started his career with the Cubs, has died.
Cubs Get Swept In Doubleheader Against CardsAdam Wainwright pitched six-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader.
New Father Reynolds Homers As Pirates Top Cubs 6-2Kyle Schwarber, Victor Caratini and Jason Kipnis had two hits apiece for the Cubs, but the NL Central leaders ended a 5-5, 12-day road trip with a thud.
Tom Seaver, Hall Of Fame Pitcher Who Led 'Miracle Mets' To Overtake 1969 Cubs, Dies At 75
Baez, Hendricks Lead Cubs Over PiratesJavier Baez hit a three-run home run and Kyle Hendricks pitched one-run ball over six innings Wednesday night to lead the Chicago Cubs to a victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Cubs Get OF Cameron Maybin, 2 Lefty Relievers In 3 tradesThe Chicago Cubs acquired veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin and two left-handed relievers in three trades on Monday, adding some help for the pursuit of their first division title since 2017.