Heyward makes case for throw of the year

He ended up with a bloody nose, but Cubs catcher Willson Contreras still held on to the ball, completing a stellar double play in the third inning of Chicago's 4-0 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday.… Read More
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Helped by D, Lester in charge as Cubs blank LA

Backed by several sharp defensive plays and Kyle Schwarber's second homer in as many games, Jon Lester fired seven solid innings as the Cubs shut out the Dodgers, 4-0, at Wrigley Field. Jason Heyward threw a runner out at the plate and Albert Almora Jr. and Javier Baez made diving plays as the Dodgers scored just five runs in losing two games of the three-game set, their first series loss since mid-May. Javier Baez paced the Cubs' 12-hit attack with two doubles and a triple.… Read More
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Morrow injured taking off pants, lands on DL

The Cubs placed closer Brandon Morrow on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to June 17 because of tightness in his back and will keep Justin Hancock on the roster. Hancock was the 26th man added for Tuesday's doubleheader.… Read More
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Cubs sign top Draft pick Hoerner

The Cubs have finalized an agreement with first-round Draft pick Nico Hoerner. According to MLB Pipleline's Jim Callis, the Stanford shortstop will receive $2.724 million, which is the full slot value.… Read More
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Maddon: ‘A trap’ in overvaluing NLCS rematch

The Cubs and Dodgers will play a split doubleheader on Tuesday, with the first game scheduled for 12:05 p.m. CT and the regular game to be played at 7:05 p.m. Monday's rematch in the opener of a three-game series was postponed because of a limited power outage at Wrigley Field that was affecting the operation of the lights in right field and the forecast of continued rain in the area over the next several hours.… Read More
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