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9/15/2014 | Rizzo returns, in lineup with Soler for first time

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, sidelined since Aug. 27 because of a lower back strain, returned to the lineup Monday, and he was slotted to hit ahead of rookie Jorge Soler.


9/15/2014 | Bryant, Tseng earn Cubs' top Minors honors

Cubs fans will see Kris Bryant at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, but he won't be in the lineup. Not yet. Bryant and Jen-Ho Tseng were named the organization's Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. The pair will be honored prior to the Cubs' game Wednesday against the Reds.


9/14/2014 | Reds stop at Wrigley for three-game set against Cubs

The Reds have at least one thing going for them when they arrive at Wrigley Field on Monday for the first of a three-game set with the Cubs: They have won eight of their last nine night games on the North Side of Chicago. Alfredo Simon will square off against Travis Wood in the series opener.


9/14/2014 | Turner, Cubs flat after Pirates turn triple play

Justin Turner and the Cubs seemed in control of Sunday's rubber match early on at PNC Park, but a fourth-inning triple play was the spark the Pirates needed to rally for a 7-3 victory. Turner allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings, including six in the fifth.


9/14/2014 | Bucs turn first triple play in PNC Park history

The Pirates turned their first triple play in 14 seasons at PNC Park on Sunday, when third baseman Josh Harrison combined with Neil Walker and Andrew Lambo to go 5-4-3 on a Chris Valaika grounder.


9/14/2014 | Cubs get call at first overturned in first inning

Cubs manager Rick Renteria successfully challenged a call at first in the first inning Sunday, and lost a challenge in the sixth.


9/14/2014 | Wada thrilled to finish season healthy

Tsuyoshi Wada expects to make two more starts before the regular season ends, but so far, it's been a successful year for the Cubs' left-hander, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery.


9/14/2014 | Frustration aside, Baez learning strike zone

Javier Baez was called out on strikes twice on Saturday, and Cubs manager Rick Renteria complimented the rookie on maintaining his poise. Renteria also cautioned fans not to read too much into Baez's reactions to calls.


9/14/2014 | Soler to join Cubs on Monday; Rizzo's status uncertain

Jorge Soler is expected back in the lineup Monday when the Cubs open their last homestand of the season, but Anthony Rizzo is still questionable because of his low back strain.


9/14/2014 | Pirates lean on Volquez to maintain standing

Edinson Volquez has become an ace for the Pirates this season, and they'll rely on the right-hander to help them bounce back Sunday afternoon against the Cubs. Jacob Turner will take the mound for Chicago in the rubber match at PNC Park.


9/14/2014 | Szczur enjoys first big league trip around bases

Matt Szczur led off the eighth inning Saturday night with his first blast in the Cubs' 6-4 victory over the Pirates, and had his family, his fiancee and her family, and lots of friends from Villanova in the crowd of 38,024 at PNC Park.


9/13/2014 | Kane County claims Midwest League championship

Jacob Rogers smacked a two-run home run and finished with three RBIs to lead Class A Kane County to a 7-2 win over Lake County and clinch the Midwest League championship.


9/13/2014 | Doubront, Baez thwart Pirates' playoff surge

Left-hander Felix Doubront threw six scoreless innings, allowing four hits and one walk while striking out one, and Javier Baez hit a two-run homer, his ninth, and Matt Szczur clubbed his first big league homer to carry the Cubs to a 6-4 victory over the Pirates on Saturday night at PNC Park.


9/13/2014 | Pirates lose challenge of stolen base in seventh

The Cubs' Arismendy Alcantara was credited with a stolen base in the seventh inning Saturday night at PNC Park after Pirates manager Clint Hurdle lost his challenge of the close play. The safe call stood, and the Cubs tacked on a run later in the inning.


9/13/2014 | Rizzo's 'Walk off for Cancer' helping families fight

Laurie Rizzo knows how fortunate her family was to have the Red Sox help when her son, current Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2008. It's why they created the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, and why their "Walk off for Cancer" is so important.


9/13/2014 | Middle of the order stacked with possibilities

Cubs fans should be excited about the future with Javier Baez and Jorge Soler pairing up with Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzon in the middle of the lineup.


9/12/2014 | Despite rookie pop, Cubs' skid reaches seven games

Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara each went deep, but it wasn't enough in the Cubs' 7-3 loss to the Pirates on Friday at PNC Park.


9/12/2014 | Alcantara's homer confirmed after review

A crew-chief review requested by Pirates manager Clint Hurdle confirmed a home run by Arismendy Alcantara in the fifth inning of the Bucs' game against the Cubs on Friday night.


9/12/2014 | Additional security measures on tap at Wrigley

The Cubs open their last homestand of the season on Monday when they play host to the Reds at Wrigley Field, and fans should be prepared for extra security screening.


9/12/2014 | Renteria shaken by Stanton, Headley injuries

Cubs manager Rick Renteria wished both the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton and the Yankees' Chase Headley well after both were hit in the face with pitches.


9/12/2014 | Starlin walking without boot; Rizzo nearing return

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was allowed to walk without a supportive walking boot on his left ankle Friday, and predicts he'll be back before the season ends. Meanwhile, Anthony Rizzo continued to make progress in his rehab from a lower back strain.


9/12/2014 | Locke trying to keep Pirates rolling vs. Cubs

The Pirates will look to pick up their eighth win in nine games on Saturday vs. the Cubs, with Jeff Locke and Felix Doubront squaring off at PNC Park.


9/11/2014 | Cubs' Class A Kane County team one win from league title

Kane County shut out Lake County on Thursday night, leaving the Cubs' Class A Midwest League affiliate one victory from capturing the league championship.


9/11/2014 | Wrigley evokes great memories for past, present players

Wrigley Field is celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and MLB.com asked players for their favorite memory of the ballpark.


9/10/2014 | Tseng leads Class A club to win in championship opener

Class A Kane County opened its 2014 Midwest League Championship series vs. Lake County on Wednesday with a 4-3 win at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.




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