6/29/2016 | Pipeline preview: Honeywell looks to continue stellar run
Rays prospect Brent Honeywell starts for Class A Advanced Charlotte against St. Lucie at 7:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.
6/29/2016 | Almora hits 1st MLB HR, makes fine diving catch
In the top of the fourth inning Wednesday, Cubs rookie outfielder Albert Almora Jr. made his first career trot around the bases. On a 1-1 pitch from Reds rookie Cody Reed, Almora drove it to right-center field, clearing the wall for a 399-foot homer, according to Statcast™. It was Almora's first career home run, and he finished the game 1-for-3 with a walk as the Cubs went on to beat the Reds, 9-2.
6/29/2016 | Versatility enables Maddon to think outside the box
Tuesday night's unorthodox extra-innings managerial decisions from Joe Maddon were made possible by Travis Wood's versatility. But while the use of Wood will stick out because of the atypical nature of it, versatility is something that has defined Maddon-led teams throughout his managerial career.
6/29/2016 | 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.
6/29/2016 | 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.
6/29/2016 | Cubs, Mets square off for first time since NLCS
Thursday will be the first time the Cubs and Mets have played each other since the National League Championship Series last October. In the series opener -- which is both an MLB Network Showcase Game and an MLB Plus game -- all eyes will be on Mets starter Steven Matz. Chicago counters with veteran John Lackey.
6/29/2016 | Berrios, Difo among top prospect performers Tuesday
Twins No. 1 prospect Jose Berrios was among the top prospect performers on Tuesday in the Minors.
6/28/2016 | Cubs try every trick in the book in wild win
Tuesday's game between the Cubs and Reds at Great American Ball Park got weird. By the 13th inning, both teams had used up their entire benches, with catchers Miguel Montero and Tucker Barnhart getting pinch-hit appearances. From there, the game featured three pitchers playing left field, a line-drive double play with the winning run in scoring position and the first grand slam in the 15th inning or later since 1996, the third since 1930.
6/28/2016 | Rizzo reaches into stands to end threat
After a solid outing for starter Jon Lester, the wheels fell off a bit in the eighth inning of the Cubs' 7-2, 15-inning win Monday night at Great American Ball Park.
6/28/2016 | Hendricks, Reed to face off in finale
Wednesday's series finale between the Cubs and the Reds will feature two promising young pitchers. Cody Reed (0-1, 6.75 ERA) will make his third start for the Reds against 26-year-old Kyle Hendricks (5-6, 2.76 ERA).
6/28/2016 | Kiss it good Baez! In 15, Cubs slam door
Kris Bryant delivered an RBI single against a drawn-in infield to break a 2-2 tie in the top of the 15th before Javier Baez blasted a grand slam off Reds reliever J.J. Hoover as the Cubs outlasted Cincinnati, 7-2, Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park.
6/28/2016 | Candelario, Jimenez latest Cubs to get Futures Game nods
The Cubs have seen a great deal of success with their top prospects over the last few years, posting MLB's best record with a roster headlined by several of them.
6/28/2016 | Arrieta contributes more at plate than on mound
In a rare feat for Cubs starter Jake Arrieta, his performance in the batter's box overshadowed his performance on the mound Monday night. Arrieta hasn't been his dominant self of late, and that trend continued in Monday's 11-8 win over the Reds.
6/28/2016 | Happ, McKinney among top prospect performers Monday
Cubs prospects Ian Happ and Billy McKinney were among the top prospect performers Monday in the Minors.
6/27/2016 | Extra Kris B! Cub's hot swings epic
In the top of the eighth inning of Monday night's 11-8 win, a sea of Cubs fans erupted at Great American Ball Park as third baseman Kris Bryant trotted around the bases. Bryant, who went 5-for-5, had just hit his third homer on a night he became the first player in modern MLB history, dating back to 1913, to record three home runs and two doubles in one game.
6/27/2016 | Pipeline preview: Marquez looks to keep rolling for Yard Goats
Rockies No. 12 prospect German Marquez starts for Double-A Hartford at 7:05 p.m. ET against New Hampshire on MiLB.TV.
6/27/2016 | 5 alive! Bryant 5-for-5, hits 3 of Cubs' 5 HRs vs. Reds
Plenty of players have hit for the cycle before in Major League history. No one has ever had a full house, at least not the way Kris Bryant did Monday night. Bryant went 5-for-5 with six RBIs and became the first player in modern MLB history, dating back to 1913, to hit three home runs and two doubles in the same game. He also set a Cubs franchise record with 16 total bases, as Chicago beat the Reds, 11-8, at Great American Ball Park.
6/27/2016 | Lester looks to keep cruising in Cincinnati
The Reds were able to score five runs off Jake Arrieta in Monday night's series opener, but they could have their hands full with Cubs starter Jon Lester on Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park.
6/27/2016 | Former Mets, Cubs slugger Hickman dies at 79
Jim Hickman, one of the Mets' first power hitters and an outfielder imprinted forever in All-Star Game history, died this weekend in Jackson, Tenn. He was 79. The Mets confirmed his death Monday.
6/27/2016 | Cubs' ASG leaders, Heyward need final voting push
With four days remaining before fan voting closes for the 2016 All-Star Game, the Cubs have several players who remain atop the voting leaderboards.
6/27/2016 | Cubs call up veteran reliever Peralta
In an effort to shake up their taxed and struggling bullpen, the Cubs selected the contract of veteran right-handed pitcher Joel Peralta from Triple-A Iowa on Monday.
6/27/2016 | Yanks' Judge leads Prospect Team of the Week
Aaron Judge seems to have solved Triple-A pitching in June. He's hitting a robust .345/.467/.701 with more homers (eight) and walks (17) than he had in his first two months of this season combined. He led the Minors with five homers and 29 total bases last week, and he could take over in right field for New York should the Yankees go into sell mode and trade the resurgent Carlos Beltran.
6/27/2016 | Ever-tightening All-Star races going to the wire
Entering the final 72 hours of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, it seems increasingly likely that Major League Baseball's tradition of surprising late-surge selections will continue as fans decide the starting position players for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 in San Diego.
6/26/2016 | Faria among top prospect performers Sunday
Rays No. 9 prospect Jacob Faria was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Sunday.
6/26/2016 | Reviewed play in 6th 'a lot to process' for Cubs
The Marlins beat the Cubs, 6-1, on Sunday at Marlins Park, and got the run they needed in the sixth inning after a challenge, although Chicago manager Joe Maddon was a little confused about who was challenging what.
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