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  1. Cubs could face big decision on Schwarber

    Sahadev Sharma

    When the Chicago Cubs selected Kyle Schwarber with the fourth overall pick in June's amateur draft, many were taken aback. Schwarber, a bat-first catcher from Indiana University, was widely considered a mid- to late first-round talent who would likel...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 7, Reds 3

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs registered a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday at Wrigley Field. How it happened: Anthony Rizzo broke a scoreless tie in the fourth with a solo home run, and Welington Castillo added to the lead in the fif...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  3. Bryant, Baez named to Futures Game

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- The Futures Game rosters were announced Tuesday, and two Chicago Cubs prospects headline a loaded field of minor league talent. Third baseman Kris Bryant and shortstop Javier Baez, his teammate at Triple-A Iowa, earned the honor for the Cu...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  4. Rick Renteria defends late batting changes

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria played the matchups in the eighth inning when his team was attempting to comeback from a 2-0 deficit. After being shut down for seven innings against starter Brandon Cumpton, lefty reliever Tony Watson...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  5. Arrieta's progress paying off for Cubs

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- When the Chicago Cubs acquired Jake Arrieta from the Baltimore Orioles last July, he was seen as sort of a lottery ticket. A former top prospect who had failed to live up to his lofty billing, not many around baseball were very optimistic ...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  6. Rapid Reaction: Pirates 2, Cubs 1

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday at Wrigley Field. How it happened: Travis Snider slugged Jason Hammel's first offering of the third inning just into the center field bleachers to give the Pira...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  7. Welington Castillo activated from DL by Chicago Cubs

    Sahadev Sharma

    The Chicago Cubs activated catcher Welington Castillo from the 15-day disabled list prior to Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2014
  8. Efficiency solidifying Jake Arrieta's status

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO - When it comes to the Chicago Cubs' starting staff, the future is a bit murky. Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, both performing at an All-Star level for more than two months, are likely to be dealt before the trade deadline. After a bre...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  9. Rapid Reaction: Marlins 4, Cubs 3

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- A quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 4-3 loss to the Miami Marlins in Sunday's series finale at Wrigley Field. How it happened: Jake Arrieta tossed six shutout innings, allowing just three hits while striking out seven and walking none. He...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  10. Draft 'a good couple days' for Cubs

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs have put together a nice five-game winning streak -- Saturday's 5-2 defeat of the Miami Marlins the latest in that string -- and earned their third and fourth series victories of the season in the process. They're getting s...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  11. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 5, Marlins 2

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs got two home runs from Junior Lake to help Jeff Samardzija to his second win of the season. Here's a quick look at the game: How it happened: Samardzija gave up a solo shot to Christian Yellich in the third, but the Cu...

    Blog | June 07, 2014
  12. A learning experience for Rondon

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- When it came down to getting the biggest out of the game, Rick Renteria didn't hesitate, he stuck with his best reliever. Unfortunately for the Chicago Cubs, Yadier Molina bested Hector Rondon on Sunday night as the Cubs fell to the St. Lo...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  13. Rapid Reaction: Cardinals 5, Cubs 4

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 5-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night at Wrigley Field. How it happened: The Cardinals jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the second inning. Jason Hammel retired the first two batte...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  14. Anthony Rizzo continues 'growing up'

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- Baseball is a fickle game. A month ago, many were wondering if Chicago Cubs' first baseman Anthony Rizzo could bounce back from a disappointing 2013 season. Could Rizzo hit lefties? Would the tendency for defenses to shift sink the pull-pr...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  15. Cubs are in a 'good place' now

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- Despite an 11-17 record, the Chicago Cubs clearly are feeling good about things. Jake Arrieta looked strong in his first start of the season after missing the first month because of shoulder soreness. Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo c...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  16. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 3, Cardinals 0

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs beat the Cardinals 3-0 on Saturday to take their second straight game of the series. Here's a quick look: How it happened: The starting pitchers dominated early, as Michael Wacha and Jake Arrieta did enough to keep...

    Blog | May 03, 2014