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8/30/2016 | Hendricks' precision, Rizzo's HR sink Bucs

On Tuesday night, Kyle Hendricks befuddled the Pirates, holding them to three hits over seven innings, and got all the offense he needed thanks to Anthony Rizzo's two-run homer off Pittsburgh's Chad Kuhl as the Cubs posted a 3-0 win.

8/30/2016 | Hammel faces Bucs coming off short outing

Jason Hammel's short leash led to a quick turnaround. The veteran right-hander, pulled from his last start after 39 pitches, will take the mound Wednesday night on three days' rest for the Cubs as they seek a three-game sweep of the Pirates at Wrigley Field.

8/30/2016 | Cubs flip Hammel, Montgomery in rotation

Jason Hammel will have one less day to think about his last outing. The Cubs have tweaked the rotation, and Hammel will close their series against the Pirates on Wednesday night while lefty Mike Montgomery will get an extra day and start Thursday against the Giants.

8/30/2016 | Cubs answer Bucs in 13th to end wild night

Anthony Rizzo belted a game-tying RBI single in the 13th and Kris Bryant scored on pinch-hitter Miguel Montero's walk-off RBI single to lift the Cubs to an 8-7 victory over the Pirates on Monday night.

8/30/2016 | Pirates twice snub Cubs' Baez at plate

Facing one of the Majors' best run producers with the game on the line, Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke escaped what could have been a game-ending jam.

8/29/2016 | Hendricks brings MLB-best ERA into start vs. Bucs

Kyle Hendricks, the Majors' ERA leader, will scale the mound at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night opposite Pirates rookie Chad Kuhl in an MLB Network Showcase game and MLB Plus broadcast on

8/29/2016 | Pipeline preview: Sedlock looks to bounce back for IronBirds

Orioles No. 1 prospect Cody Sedlock is set to start for Class A Short-Season Aberdeen against State College at 7:05 p.m. ET.

8/29/2016 | Arrieta bookends odd rundown against Bucs

The Pirates saw a rare scoring opportunity against Cubs ace Jake Arrieta go to waste on an unusual rundown in the fifth inning Monday night at Wrigley Field.

8/29/2016 | Rogers: Hendricks could lead league in ERA

A fifth starter in April, Kyle Hendricks has methodically worked his way into the Cy Young Award discussion. He's there because of something he's doing that might be even more impressive -- leading the National League in ERA.

8/29/2016 | Strop eager to return, throws 'pen session

When the Cubs were on the West Coast, they got word that reliever Pedro Strop was feeling good. On Monday, Strop threw 25 pitches in his first official bullpen session, and showed what he meant.

8/28/2016 | Ross bids Los Angeles farewell -- for now?

Maybe David Ross will get another at-bat at Dodger Stadium. He hopes so.

8/28/2016 | Cubs vow to learn from game-deciding miscue

Ben Zobrist took responsibility, but it was Javier Baez who misread a play, and the miscue cost the Cubs' in a 1-0 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday. Manager Joe Maddon doesn't anticipate the same thing to happen in October.

8/28/2016 | Seager's speed, D key as LA denies Cubs

A grounder from Adrian Gonzalez, a foot race won by Corey Seager and a run scored by Andrew Toles was the difference in a 1-0 victory for the Dodgers over the Cubs on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.

8/28/2016 | Lackey 'doing well,' has return in sight

John Lackey will throw a bullpen sessoion on Monday and will need at least one more side session before he will be inserted back into the Cubs' rotation. Lackey is on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain, and could be ready by the end of the next homestand or the start of the Cubs' next road trip on Sept. 5 against the Brewers.

8/28/2016 | Zobrist not surprised by call for bunt in cleanup

LOS ANGELES -- The Cubs had runners at first and second in the first inning on Saturday and had just taken a 1-0 lead against the Dodgers' Julio Urias on Anthony Rizzo's RBI single. Cleanup batter Ben Zobrist was up, but, as Zobrist says, he's just one of many cleanup hitters in the Cubs' lineup. And Zobrist bunted, hoping for a hit, which is not something most cleanup batters would do.

8/28/2016 | Arrieta, Cubs open three-game set vs. Pirates

With Gerrit Cole scratched from Monday's scheduled start to seek a second opinion on his right elbow, the Pirates will turn to rookie Steven Brault against Jake Arrieta and the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

8/27/2016 | Hammel not happy with early hook

Jason Hammel was not happy about being pulled after 39 pitches over 2 1/3 innings on Saturday. It didn't even count as a start, the Cubs right-hander said. And after the game, which the Cubs lost, 3-2, to the Dodgers, he met with manager Joe Maddon.

8/27/2016 | Dodgers chase Hammel early, reward Urias

Starter Julio Urias recovered from a shaky beginning and fellow rookie Corey Seager slugged a record-breaking home run Saturday as the Dodgers held on to edge the Cubs, 3-2, in a battle of first-place teams.

8/27/2016 | Rookie Stewart faces veteran Lester in LA

Dodgers rookie Brock Stewart will make the third start of his unlikely career Sunday, and the challenge could be his greatest yet: facing off against Jon Lester and the Cubs.

8/27/2016 | Set for onesie trip, Arrieta has no-no flashbacks

Sunday will be the Cubs' second "onesie" trip, in which players will be allowed to wear their pajamas on the flight from Los Angeles to Chicago. Last year's pajama party followed Jake Arrieta's first career no-hitter, but that was a night game.

8/27/2016 | Montgomery takes pride in keeping Cubs in game

When the Dodgers' Josh Reddick lined a ball off Mike Montgomery's right leg on Friday night, it definitely hurt. But the Cubs left-hander wasn't going to show it.

8/27/2016 | Bryant inspired by 'great teammate' Heyward

If it weren't for Kris Bryant's first homer, Jason Heyward's extra effort in the ninth wouldn't have meant as much. And if it weren't for Bryant's second blast in the 10th, the Cubs would've lost the series opener against the Dodgers.

8/27/2016 | McKenzie, Borucki among top prospect performers Friday

Fans in attendance for Friday's matchup between Class A Lake County and Lansing were treated to a pitchers' duel between starters Triston McKenzie and Ryan Borucki, who combined for 11 scoreless innings and 18 strikeouts.

8/27/2016 | Bryant's 2nd blast lifts Cubs past LA in 10th

Kris Bryant made yet another addition to his MVP case as he hit home runs in the eighth and 10th innings to power a 6-4, comeback win for the Cubs over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

8/26/2016 | With big lead, Maddon emphasizes extra rest

What does a double-digit lead in the standings do for the Cubs? It gives the players a chance to sleep in.

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