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  • Cubs take early lead but drop opener to Mets

    The Mets rallied for a sorely needed 4-3 win over the Cubs at Citi Field on Thursday, parlaying a Javier Baez error into a go-ahead three-run rally in the seventh. Yoenis Cespedes hit the longest home run by a Mets player this season, and Steven Matz mustered 5 1/3 innings of three-run ball, pitching through a bone spur in his elbow. More »

  • Bryant's tear continues with HR in 1st off Matz

    Kris Bryant didn't waste any time on Thursday getting the Cubs on the board against the Mets in their first meeting since the National League Championship Series. Bryant belted his team-leading 22nd home run of the season on the sixth pitch of the game from the Mets' Steven Matz, driving in Ben Zobrist to take a 2-0 lead in the first. More »

  • Arrieta focused on starts, not All-Star Game

    Jake Arrieta was not happy to hear that the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw was placed on the disabled list because of a back injury, and on Saturday he will get a chance to pitch in front of the person who will decide who starts for the National League team in the All-Star Game. More »

  • Maddon being cautious with Heyward

    Jason Heyward did not start on Thursday for the second straight game because of some soreness on his left side, which he felt during a throw in the Cubs' last game in Miami on Sunday. Heyward grounded out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning against the Mets and stayed in the game to play right field. He is expected to start on Friday. More »

  • Rizzo circles bases for inside-the-park homer

    Anthony Rizzo drove in three runs in the first inning against the Reds on Wednesday with an inside-the-park home run, the first of his career. More »

  • Bryant, Zobrist need final vote boost to hang on

    Chicago's Kris Bryant and Ben Zobrist still lead their respective positions in All-Star voting, but their leads have shrunk as today's voting deadline nears. More »

  • Hickman's passing rekindles Cubs' memories of magical 1969 season

    You never forget some moments, some critical intersections in a baseball season. Not when your heart is involved. For Randy Hundley, as well as the Bleacher Bums and a generation of Cub fans, one of those was a laser-beam throw to home plate at Shea Stadium. More »

  • Cubs start fast, rip 3 HRs to sweep away Reds

    Following two games where they took early leads before seeing the Reds tighten matters, the Cubs scored first and never looked back on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park. Three home runs, including an inside-the-park homer by Anthony Rizzo, and plenty of add-on runs kept them trucking for a 9-2 victory over the Reds and a three-game series sweep. More »

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