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5/30/2016 | Sweetest relief: Perfect day for Cubs' bullpen

Travis Wood was sitting on a couch in the Cubs' clubhouse at the start of the Dodgers' third inning on Monday when Jason Hammel went down with a cramp in his right hamstring.


5/30/2016 | Arrieta faces LA for first time since '15 no-no

Jake Arrieta will face the Dodgers on Tuesday at Wrigley Field for the first time since he threw his first career no-hitter against them last season at Dodger Stadium.


5/30/2016 | Hammel exits early due to hamstring cramp

Cubs starter Jason Hammel had to leave Monday's 2-0 win against the Dodgers due to right hamstring cramping. The club announced that he's being evaluated.


5/30/2016 | Zobrist's wife sings anthem on Memorial Day

Julianna Zobrist, wife of Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist, sang "God Bless America" and the national anthem on Monday while members of the USO unfurled a large flag in center field as part of Memorial Day at Wrigley Field.


5/30/2016 | Contreras collects offensive career highs for Triple-A Iowa

Willson Contreras had a Memorial Day to remember as he established new career high marks in home runs and RBIs to pace Triple-A Iowa in an 11-0 win against Albuquerque.


5/30/2016 | Sore heel keeps Fowler out of Cubs' lineup

Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler did not start Monday's 2-0 win against the Dodgers because of a sore right heel he's been dealing with for a few days. Manager Joe Maddon said Fowler was available to pinch-hit.


5/30/2016 | Young bucks lead Prospect Team of the Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.


5/29/2016 | On fire at plate, Zobrist hopes to keep it up

It isn't a question of whether Ben Zobrist will get another hit these days, but how many and where are they going.


5/29/2016 | Zobrist, Cubs stay hot, sweep Phillies

Ben Zobrist continued his hot streak, smacking a three-run home run, and Miguel Montero added a solo shot that ricocheted off the right-field video board to lift the Cubs to a 7-2 victory Sunday over the Phillies at Wrigley Field for their fifth straight win.


5/29/2016 | Cubs' Hammel, LA's Wood face off on holiday

The Dodgers come to Wrigley Field to begin a four-game series against the Cubs on Memorial Day, with Chicago right-hander Jason Hammel opposing Los Angeles left-hander Alex Wood.


5/29/2016 | Zobrist exceeding Maddon's high expectations

Memorial Day is a good milestone to gauge where a team is, and Cubs manager Joe Maddon said there's only been one surprise and it has nothing to do with the club's red-hot start.


5/28/2016 | Hendricks' near-shutout shows rotation's depth

When Kyle Hendricks took the mound in the ninth inning, his walkup music, Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion," was playing. The Cubs right-hander heard it. "I heard it start," Hendricks said. "I was trying to tune out as much as I can. I was trying to enjoy it, but I had to finish it out." And he did in the Cubs' 4-1 win over the Phillies at Wrigley.


5/28/2016 | Hendricks goes distance as Cubs top Phils

Kyle Hendricks got all the run support he needed early, and the right-hander posted his second career complete game in the Cubs' 4-1 victory Saturday over the Phillies in front of 41,555 at Wrigley Field.


5/28/2016 | Cubs go for sweep of Phils, fifth straight win

The Cubs, who have won four in a row, will turn to righty John Lackey as they attempt to sweep a three-game series against righty Vince Velasquez and the Phillies on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field.


5/28/2016 | Maddon praises 'consummate pro' Zobrist

Ben Zobrist has been on a roll, and it doesn't surprise Cubs manager Joe Maddon.


5/28/2016 | Ross thankful to receive 100th HR ball

David Ross did get the ball that he hit for his 100th career home run from one of the regular Wrigley Field ball hawks, and the veteran Cubs catcher appreciated the gesture.


5/27/2016 | Homer-happy Cubs down Phils behind Lester

The young and the old showed off their home run swings as 24-year-old sluggers Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant each hit a solo shot and veteran David Ross belted a three-run blast to power the Cubs to a 6-2 victory over the Phillies on Friday at rainy Wrigley Field.


5/27/2016 | Ross reaches milestone with 100th homer

The countdown is over. David Ross hit his 100th career home run on Friday. Cubs players have been counting each one of Ross' homers as he inched closer to No. 100 in his final season. The veteran catcher has announced he will retire at the end of the year, which is his 15th season in the big leagues.


5/27/2016 | Soler HR puts dent in Wrigley scoreboard

The video scoreboard in left at Wrigley Field took a hit when the Cubs' Jorge Soler crushed a home run off it in the fourth inning on Friday.


5/27/2016 | Bryant dusts off first-base mitt as Rizzo rests

The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo got a "mini All-Star break" while Kris Bryant got a chance to break in his first baseman's glove on Friday.


5/27/2016 | Hendricks, Eickhoff hope for support as Cubs host Phils

Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks could use a little help when he starts against Jerad Eickhoff and the Phillies on Saturday at 1:20 p.m. CT at Wrigley Field.


5/26/2016 | Contreras among Cubs prospects opening eyes

Andy Haines, in his first season with the Cubs' organization, joined the big league team in St. Louis, and he gave an update on some of the top Minor League prospects, including No. 2-ranked prospect Willson Contreras.


5/26/2016 | Bryant Kris-crosses all over the field

Kris Bryant has been needed in the outfield more since Kyle Schwarber suffered a season-ending knee injury in the third game of the season. Bryant's versatility gives Maddon one more piece to play with along with super utilityman Ben Zobrist and young Javier Baez.


5/26/2016 | Homers ruled the day among top prospects Wednesday

Wednesday's slate of Minor League action saw four Top 30 prospects connect on a pair of home runs on a day where the ball seemed to be flying out of the yard across all levels.


5/25/2016 | Bryant dialing up power with regularity on road

There's no place like the road for the Cubs' Kris Bryant. Bryant hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to help the Cubs beat the Cardinals, 9-8, on Wednesday at Busch Stadium. It was his fourth home run on the nine-game road trip and raised his season total to 10.




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