Two-Out Free Passes Cost the Cubs – Phillies 7, Cubs 5

Game One Hundred Forty-One – Cubs 5, Phillies 7 WP – Ken Giles (6-2) LP – Hector Rondon (5-4) Save – None After rain delayed the start of the game for 50 minutes, the Cubs did not take advantage of a shaky Jerad Eickhoff early, left the Phillies in it and ended up giving them […]

Schwarber and Bryant Smash Three Homers, Cubs Sweep Doubleheader – Cubs 7, Phillies 3

Game One Hundred Forty – Cubs 7, Phillies 3 WP – Kyle Hendricks (7-6) LP – Alec Asher (0-3) Save – Hector Rondon (28) Kyle Schwarber launched the first two pitches he saw on Friday night out of the park. Schwarber smacked a solo homer in the first inning and a two-run shot in the […]

Extra Basehits Back Jake Arrieta in Game One of Twin Bill – Cubs 5, Phillies 1

Game One Hundred Thirty-Nine – Cubs 5, Phillies 1 WP – Jake Arrieta (19-6) LP – Adam Morgan (5-6) Save – None The Cubs first four runs scored on doubles by Austin Jackson, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. The Cubs’ fifth run in the opener scored a long opposite field homer by Starlin Castro. Jake […]

Cubs Bullpen Blows It, Can’t Finish Off the Cardinals – Cardinals 4, Cubs 3

Game One Hundred Thirty-Eight – Cubs 3, Cardinals 4 WP – Jonathan Broxton (2-4) LP – Clayton Richard (3-1) Save – Trevor Rosenthal (43) The Cubs took a 3-1 lead into the eighth inning. Jon Lester pitched an excellent game, allowing just one run in seven innings. The Cardinals scored three runs off Pedro Strop, […]

Rizzo, Castro Supply the Power, Cubs Hold On to Beat the Cardinals – Cubs 8, Cardinals 5

Game One Hundred Thirty-Seven – Cubs 8, Cardinals 5 WP – Jason Hammel (8-6) LP – Michael Wacha (15-5) Save – Hector Rondon (27) Anthony Rizzo homered and drove in three runs. Starlin Castro had a four RBI night that included a three-run homer in the second inning. Jason Hammel took a shutout into the […]

Fowler, Russell Ignite Cubs Offense, Haren Shuts Out the Cardinals – Cubs 9, Cardinals 0

Game One Hundred Thirty-Six – Cubs 9, Cardinals 0 WP – Dan Haren (9-9) LP – Lance Lynn (11-9) Save – None Dexter Fowler homered to start the game and drove in the first three runs. Anthony Rizzo and Miguel Montero plated a pair of runs in the third and Addison Russell smacked a three-run […]

A Bryant Blast, A Miggy Slam and A Cubs Sweep – Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 4

Game One Hundred Thirty-Five – Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 4 WP – Justin Grimm (3-4) LP – Rubby De La Rosa (12-7) Save – None Kris Bryant tied the game at one with the longest homer in the big leagues this season in the fifth inning. Miguel Montero broke a 1-1 tie with a Grand Slam […]

All About Arrieta – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 0

Game One Hundred Thirty-Four – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 0 WP – Jake Arrieta (18-6) LP – Robbie Ray (3-11) Save – Hector Rondon (26) Jake Arrieta followed up his no-hitter with a gem against the Diamondbacks. Arrieta kept the top offense in the National League off the scoreboard for eight innings on a day with […]

Russell and Rizzo and Baez, Oh My! – Cubs 14, Diamondbacks 5

Game One Hundred Thirty-Three – Cubs 14, Diamondbacks 5 WP – Jon Lester (9-10) LP – Zack Godley (4-1) Save – None Addison Russell went deep twice. Anthony Rizzo smacked the second Grand Slam of his career. And Javier Baez launched a two-run shot. The Cubs crushed four home runs on a day with the […]

A Deflating Loss – Reds 7, Cubs 4

Game One Hundred Thirty-Two – Cubs 4, Reds 7 WP – J.J. Hoover (7-0, BS 5) LP – Hector Rondon (5-3) Save – Aroldis Chapman (27) Kris Bryant tied the game at four with a two-out, two run homer off J.J. Hoover in the eighth. After a two-out infield single from Jason Bourgeois in the […]