Cubs Eliminated From Playoff Contention, Then Lose 8th StraightThe collapsing Chicago Cubs were eliminated from playoff contention shortly before losing their eighth straight game, falling to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.
Cubs Lose 7th Straight, On Brink Of EliminationThe freefalling Chicago Cubs committed five errors, including two in a seven-run seventh inning, and moved to the brink of elimination with a 9-2 defeat to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Cubs Clobber Pirates Again, But Rizzo Leaves With InjuryStar first baseman Anthony Rizzo was pulled from a game Sunday with a sprained right ankle, putting a damper on the Chicago Cubs' victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Cubs Set Team HR Record, Clobber Pirates 14-1All of a sudden, the Chicago Cubs are locked in at the plate and looking like a confident, playoff-bound team again.
Quintana On Top Of Pitching, Rizzo Hits 2-Run Homer As Cubs Beat Pirates In MLB Little League ClassicJose Quintana pitched seven crisp innings, Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday night in the MLB Little League Classic.
Bryant Homers, Cubs Win 2-0 As Pirates Strand 11Kris Bryant heard a voice from the crowd just before he homered to put the Chicago Cubs ahead in the seventh inning Saturday.
Cubs Blow 2-1 Lead In 8th, Lose To PiratesPinch-hitter Cole Tucker drew a bases-loaded walk and Kevin Newman hit an RBI single, all with two out in the ninth inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.
Cubs Beat Pirates 8-3Jason Heyward, Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber hit home runs and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Cubs Erupt After Maddon's Ejection To Rip Pirates 11-3Kris Bryant hit his 17th homer and the Chicago Cubs erupted following manager Joe Maddon's fourth-inning ejection, routing the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 on Thursday to stop a four-game losing streak.
Pirates Rally Against Kimbrel In 9th To Edge Cubs 6-5The Chicago Cubs splurged on closer Craig Kimbrel last month in hopes of shoring up the back end of their spotty bullpen.
Frazier Stays Hot, Leads Pirates By Listless Cubs 5-1Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle didn't need to check the analytics before writing down Adam Frazier's name in the leadoff spot before Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs.
Bell Mashes 3 Home Runs, Pirates Thrash Cubs 18-5Josh Bell isn't worried about the Home Run Derby messing with the considerable mojo he's built during his breakout season. Quite the opposite. Bell is pumped for the chance to step into the batter's box and swing for the fences with everyone in baseball watching.
Quintana Strikes Out 11 In 7 Innings, Cubs Beat Pirates 2-0Jose Quintana struck out 11 in seven innings of four-hit ball and the Chicago Cubs blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on Thursday night.
Lyles Sharp, Cervelli And Marte Homer, Pirates Beat Cubs 5-2Jordan Lyles struck out 10 in crisp six innings to tie a career high, Francisco Cervelli and Starling Marte homered off Yu Darvish, and the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Wednesday night.
Schwarber, Cubs Beat Pirates 10-0 In Wrigley OpenerChicago had an 8.37 bullpen ERA on its opening 2-7 trip, amplifying concerns about pitching depth with relievers Brandon Morrow, Xavier Cedeno and Tony Barnette sidelined by injuries. Manager Joe Maddon said he was confident the bullpen will settle eventually, and it delivered on a picturesque day at Wrigley Field.