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6/27/2016 | Extra Kris B! Cub's hot swings epic

In the top of the eighth inning of Monday night's 11-8 win, a sea of Cubs fans erupted at Great American Ball Park as third baseman Kris Bryant trotted around the bases. Bryant, who went 5-for-5, had just hit his third homer on a night he became the first player in modern MLB history, dating back to 1913, to record three home runs and two doubles in one game.


6/27/2016 | Pipeline preview: Marquez looks to keep rolling for Yard Goats

Rockies No. 12 prospect German Marquez starts for Double-A Hartford at 7:05 p.m. ET against New Hampshire on MiLB.TV.


6/27/2016 | 5 alive! Bryant 5-for-5, hits 3 of Cubs' 5 HRs vs. Reds

Plenty of players have hit for the cycle before in Major League history. No one has ever had a full house, at least not the way Kris Bryant did Monday night. Bryant went 5-for-5 with six RBIs and became the first player in modern MLB history, dating back to 1913, to hit three home runs and two doubles in the same game. He also set a Cubs franchise record with 16 total bases, as Chicago beat the Reds, 11-8, at Great American Ball Park.


6/27/2016 | Lester looks to keep cruising in Cincinnati

The Reds were able to score five runs off Jake Arrieta in Monday night's series opener, but they could have their hands full with Cubs starter Jon Lester on Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park.


6/27/2016 | Former Mets, Cubs slugger Hickman dies at 79

Jim Hickman, one of the Mets' first power hitters and an outfielder imprinted forever in All-Star Game history, died this weekend in Jackson, Tenn. He was 79. The Mets confirmed his death Monday.


6/27/2016 | Cubs' ASG leaders, Heyward need final voting push

With four days remaining before fan voting closes for the 2016 All-Star Game, the Cubs have several players who remain atop the voting leaderboards.


6/27/2016 | Cubs call up veteran reliever Peralta

In an effort to shake up their taxed and struggling bullpen, the Cubs selected the contract of veteran right-handed pitcher Joel Peralta from Triple-A Iowa on Monday.


6/27/2016 | Yanks' Judge leads Prospect Team of the Week

Aaron Judge seems to have solved Triple-A pitching in June. He's hitting a robust .345/.467/.701 with more homers (eight) and walks (17) than he had in his first two months of this season combined. He led the Minors with five homers and 29 total bases last week, and he could take over in right field for New York should the Yankees go into sell mode and trade the resurgent Carlos Beltran.


6/27/2016 | Ever-tightening All-Star races going to the wire

Entering the final 72 hours of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, it seems increasingly likely that Major League Baseball's tradition of surprising late-surge selections will continue as fans decide the starting position players for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 in San Diego.


6/26/2016 | Faria among top prospect performers Sunday

Rays No. 9 prospect Jacob Faria was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Sunday.


6/26/2016 | Reviewed play in 6th 'a lot to process' for Cubs

The Marlins beat the Cubs, 6-1, on Sunday at Marlins Park, and got the run they needed in the sixth inning after a challenge, although Chicago manager Joe Maddon was a little confused about who was challenging what.


6/26/2016 | Arrieta returns to site of no-no to face Straily

Jake Arrieta will be back in Cincinnati on Monday and will make his first start at Great American Ball Park since throwing his second career no-hitter there on April 21. Cincinnati will counter with right-hander Dan Straily in the first game of the three-game series.


6/26/2016 | Jose K's 13 as Miami wins series vs. Cubs

Jose Fernandez struck out 13 over seven innings, Martin Prado hit a three-run double and the Marlins were credited with the tie-breaking run after a review to post a 6-1 victory on Sunday at Marlins Park over the Cubs, who lost for the sixth time in their last seven games.


6/26/2016 | La Stella, Richard join Iowa for rehab assignments

Cubs infielder Tommy La Stella and reliever Clayton Richard joined Triple-A Iowa on Sunday to begin a Minor League rehab assignment. La Stella has been sidelined since June 8 with a right hamstring strain, while Richard went on the disabled list June 21 with a blister on his left middle finger.


6/26/2016 | Arrieta, La Stella tap into college loyalties during CWS

When Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta walked into the visitor's clubhouse at Marlins Park on Sunday, someone had taped "Coastal Carolina" on his locker. That stung.


6/26/2016 | Lopez, Paddack among top prospect performers Saturday

Nationals No. 5 prospect Reynaldo Lopez is among the top prospect performers in the Minors Saturday.


6/25/2016 | Pipeline preview: IronPigs' Thompson aims to blank Bulls

Phillies No. 2 prospect Jake Thompson looks to continue to pitch well for Triple-A Lehigh Valley against the Durham Bulls at 5:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.


6/25/2016 | Cubs take rare loss with Lackey off his game

Usually all the Cubs need are four runs. That's been enough for the pitchers, who have been incredibly effective. Chicago began play on Saturday with a record of 44-3 when scoring at least four runs.


6/25/2016 | Bour, Stanton fuel comeback win over Cubs

The Cubs' winning streak didn't last very long. Justin Bour smacked a two-run homer and an RBI double and Giancarlo Stanton drove in three runs to power the Marlins to a 9-6 come-from-behind victory on Saturday over the Cubs, who lost for the fifth time in their last six games.


6/25/2016 | Zobrist rests day after HBP; Rizzo, Montero return

The Cubs got first baseman Anthony Rizzo and catcher Miguel Montero back in the lineup on Saturday, but second baseman Ben Zobrist did not start to nurse a tender left ankle, bruised when he was hit by a pitch on Friday.


6/25/2016 | Dive into stands Baez's latest web gem

Javier Baez's right hand was swollen after his dive into the seats on Friday night, but that isn't going to stop him from aggressively trying to make plays.


6/25/2016 | Marlins call on Fernandez to clinch Cubs series

Jose Fernandez has yet to face the Cubs in his four-year career, but he'll take the mound as the Marlins conclude a four-game set with Chicago on Sunday. Jason Hammel gets the start for Chicago.


6/25/2016 | Pipeline preview: Hoskins looks to extend homer streak

Phillies No. 19 prospect Rhys Hoskins will look to deep again for Double-A Reading against Portland at 6 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.


6/25/2016 | Contreras caps stellar 1st week with game-winner

A year ago, the Cubs called up Kyle Schwarber for a week of Interleague games, and the rookie delivered, batting .364 in six games, and getting another promotion later in the season. Willson Contreras is having a Schwarber-esque week.


6/25/2016 | Zobrist day to day with ankle bruise after HBP

Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist has a contusion on his left ankle after being hit by a pitch in the seventh inning of the Cubs' 5-4 Friday night win, and he is not expected to play Saturday. X-rays were negative, Zobrist said.




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