The Chicago Cubs figured the margin for error would be slim with their former teammate on the mound.
As Yu Darvish struggled through an injury-ridden first season in Chicago in the summer of 2018, ESPN analyst Alex Rodriguez called him a “distraction” for rehabbing with the Cubs instead of working out at the team’s facility in Arizona.
SAN DIEGO — Zach Davies gave the Chicago Cubs bullpen a break Tuesday in his return to Petco Park, throwing six shutout innings in a 7-1 win over the San Diego Padres.
The Chicago Cubs have been one of the hottest teams in baseball in May, even as their list of injuries has continued to stack up.
The way it’s going, baseball will soon turn into two separate and equal entities — the Masks and the Mask Nots.
Is this the last hurrah for the Chicago Cubs’ 2016 World Series core?
Chicago Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel fired three four-seam fastballs to San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado to open his one inning Wednesday night at Sloan Park.
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo approached the plate with his first run-scoring opportunity of the season.
Rick Hummel of the Post-Dispatch lists the top 10 swaps during his team covering Redbirds.
While Chicago Cubs fans brace themselves for another possible trade involving one of their core players, they at least could pause Wednesday to reflect on the nine-year anniversary of one of the team’s most successful acquisitions — the four-player trade that brought first baseman Anthony Rizzo from the San Diego Padres.
Yu Darvish is one of the most active major-league players on social media.
Darvish is owed $59 million over the final three years of his six-year contract signed in February of 2018. The Cubs, facing several issues involving potential free agents Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, have kept a close watch on their long-term future with several potential holes to fill, particularly at starting pitching.
SAN DIEGO — Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run during a four-run first inning, St. Louis' bullpen held strong after starter Kwang Hyun Kim stumbled in his playoff debut and the Cardinals ruined the San Diego Padres’ long-awaited return to the playoffs with a 7-4 victory Wednesday in the opener of their NL wild-card series.
Across the sports world, athletes took a stand for Black Lives Matter on Wednesday night by holding an unprecedented wildcat strike and refusing to play their regularly scheduled games.
SAN DIEGO — Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs are heading back to Wrigley Field feeling better about their situation than they had in several days.
SAN DIEGO — Rookie Chris Paddack pitched six brilliant innings and the San Diego Padres beat the Cubs 4-0 Wednesday night, dropping Chicago into a tie with Milwaukee for the second NL wild-card spot.
SAN DIEGO — With the Chicago Cubs playing a five-man infield, Manuel Margot was looking for a pitch up in the strike zone that he could elevate.
SAN DIEGO — Touted prospect Nico Hoerner had three hits and four RBIs in his big league debut and made some nice plays at shortstop for the Chicago Cubs, who beat the San Diego Padres 10-2 Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
CHICAGO — Before Friday's game against San Diego, a 9-year-old boy named Mateo met Anthony Rizzo in the Chicago Cubs' dugout and gave him a note asking for a "moonshot" on behalf of group attending a charity running event of the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation this weekend.
SAN DIEGO — Matt Wieters had been hitless in 17 at-bats against left-handers this season before his luck changed with one mighty swing.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals placed outfielder Marcell Ozuna on the injured list Saturday with a fracture at the base of his right middle finger.
ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright has always wanted to make a grand entrance. The veteran St. Louis right-hander got his chance on Sunday.