9/22/2014 | Renteria: Enforcing rules can speed pace of play
Cubs manager Rick Renteria said baseball may be able to speed up the pace of the game if it enforced some of the rules already in the books, especially regarding how much time a pitcher has to throw and a batter has in the box.
9/22/2014 | Highly rated prospect Russell takes in Wrigley
It's been a crazy season for Addison Russell, who was at Wrigley Field on Monday to get a look at his future home ballpark. Russell, 20, was one of three players the Cubs acquired on July 4 from the Athletics in a blockbuster deal.
9/20/2014 | Wright call? LA shuffles starters for Wrigley finale
The Dodgers will start Jamey Wright in place of Dan Haren, who is being held back to start the opener vs. the looming second-place Giants, as Los Angeles tries to close its 10-game road trip with a series win Sunday. Chicago will counter with Jacob Turner.
9/20/2014 | Undaunted Cubs rewarded by Coghlan's blistering bat
Chris Coghlan went 4-for-4 with two homers, including a go-ahead two-run shot in the eighth, and Hector Rondon picked up his 26th save against the Dodgers' star sluggers, as the Cubs rallied from a five-run deficit for an 8-7 win at Wrigley Field.
9/20/2014 | Cubs lose challenge on Gordon's 64th steal
Cubs manager Rick Renteria lost a challenge in the third inning of Saturday's game against the Dodgers at Wrigley Field. Renteria challenged a call by second-base umpire Greg Gibson, who ruled Dee Gordon safe on a steal of second while sliding and popping up. The call, however, stood after a two-minute review.
9/20/2014 | Castillo improving after bruising ribs on foul tip
Cubs catcher Welington Castillo is considered day to day after sustaining a left rib contusion during Friday's 14-5 loss to the Dodgers.
9/20/2014 | Hendricks, Arrieta to swap starts in Cards series
The Cubs have altered their rotation for the final three-game home series at Wrigley Field against the Cardinals. Rookie right-hander Kyle Hendricks (7-2, 2.28 ERA) and Jake Arrieta (9-5, 2.65) will switch spots, with Hendricks going Tuesday and Arrieta going Wednesday to give Hendricks an extra start with one week remaining in the regular season.
9/19/2014 | Jackson roughed up in return as Cubs fall to Dodgers
Edwin Jackson was only able to record two outs, allowing five runs, and the bullpen didn't fare much better in the Cubs' 14-5 loss to the Dodgers on Friday at Wrigley Field.
9/19/2014 | Castillo day to day with left rib contusion
Cubs catcher Welington Castillo left Friday's game against the Dodgers in the first inning with a left rib contusion.
9/19/2014 | Renteria wins challenge on disputed double play
Cubs manager Rick Renteria successfully challenged a second-inning call at first base that overturned what would've been a double play on Friday vs. the Dodgers.
9/19/2014 | Cubs reach deal with Eugene for Class A affiliate
The Cubs agreed Friday on a new player-development contract to move their Class A Northwest League affiliate back to Eugene, Ore.
9/19/2014 | Baez shifts back to second after stint at short
Cubs rookie Javier Baez moved back to what will likely be his long-term post at second base on Friday against the Dodgers.
9/19/2014 | Hernandez trying to move LA closer to NL West title
The Dodgers will turn to Roberto Hernandez as they look to continue their push for the NL West title on Saturday vs. the Cubs, who will counter with Felix Doubront at Wrigley Field.
9/19/2014 | Bryant, Glasnow are Pipeline Prospects of the Year
One led all of the Minors in home runs and slugging percentage. The other topped all pitching prospects in batting average against while finishing third in ERA. It's for those reasons that Kris Bryant of the Cubs and Tyler Glasnow of the Pirates have been chosen as MLBPipeline.com's 2014 Hitting Prospect and Pitching Prospect of the Year.
9/19/2014 | Kershaw eyes historic 20th win as LA seeks berth
Clayton Kershaw can become the second pitcher since World War II to win 20 games in fewer than 30 starts when he faces Edwin Jackson and the Cubs on Friday afternoon. The Dodgers can secure a playoff spot with a win and a Brewers loss.
9/19/2014 | Cubs lose late challenge on safe call vs. LA
Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged that Adrian Gonzalez was ruled safe at first in the ninth inning of Chicago's 8-4 loss to Los Angeles on Thursday night, but he lost.
9/19/2014 | Cubs let NL West-leading Dodgers off hook
The Dodgers took advantage of an error by rookie Logan Watkins to score five runs in the seventh and post an 8-4 come-from-behind victory Thursday night over the Cubs at Wrigley Field, inching closer to securing a playoff berth.
9/18/2014 | Rizzo youngest to win Branch Rickey Award
Anthony Rizzo has been named the winner of the 2014 Branch Rickey Award. He is the youngest to receive the award. The announcement was made in Denver on Thursday.
9/18/2014 | Cubs shift affiliate from Kane County to South Bend
The Cubs announced a partnership with South Bend (Ind.) to host their Class A Midwest League affiliate, leaving Kane County after two seasons. The deal with South Bend runs through the 2018 season.
9/17/2014 | Cubs sweep Reds behind strong Hendricks
Kyle Hendricks continued to cruise at Wrigley Field and helped the Cubs complete a sweep of the Reds on Wednesday night. Hendricks scattered seven hits over seven innings as the Cubs edged the Reds, 3-1.
9/17/2014 | Arrieta looks like pitching cornerstone for Cubs
While the development of prospects like Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara has been encouraging, the emergence of the 28-year-old Jake Arrieta has been just as significant in positioning the Cubs to view themselves as a 2015 surprise team and a definite contender by '16.
9/17/2014 | Jackson excited to return against Dodgers
Cubs pitcher Edwin Jackson is eager to finish the season on a positive note and said he expected to make a couple of starts before the year ends, beginning Friday against the Dodgers.
9/17/2014 | Bryant hoping his big league arrival comes soon
No. 1 prospect Kris Bryant and Jen-Ho Tseng were honored Wednesday as the Cubs' Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively.
9/16/2014 | Alcantara, Rizzo given time off to rest injuries
Anthony Rizzo did not start Tuesday as part of the Cubs' plan to ease him back into games while Arismendy Alcantara was sidelined with a sore right wrist injured when he crashed into the outfield wall Monday night. Alcantara's status was day to day.
9/16/2014 | Hendricks looks to seal sweep vs. struggling Reds
Kyle Hendricks will try to continue the Cubs' string of impressive starts when he squares off against rookie Daniel Corcino and the Reds in the series finale at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night.
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