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Cubs bullpen celebrates Anthony Rizzo's homer with game of Duck Duck Goose

After Anthony Rizzo hit a solo home run in the 1st inning Wednesday vs the Brewers, the Cubs bullpen celebrated with a game of Duck Duck Goose.

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Cubs 8, Brewers 4: Now that’s more like it

I just had a feeling before this series, noted in the series preview, that it would split.<p>And that’s exactly what we got after the Cubs got the bats …

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Podcast: Cubs offense takes a step in right direction, when will rotation follow?

Cubs Talk Podcast: Cubs offense takes a step in right direction, when will rotation follow?<p>USA TODAY<p>For the first time in almost two weeks, the Cubs …

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Betts, Carpenter, and the Evolution of the Leadoff Hitter

Historically, leadoff hitters don’t possess much power. Historically, they have served as table-setters, players who get on base so that more …

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Cubs hold players-only meeting Tuesday | MLB.com

CHICAGO -- The Cubs' offense has sputtered since the All-Star break, posting a .256 team average with a -28 run differential entering Wednesday's …

Joe Maddon

Atlanta’s Ronald Acuña hit by pitch, then benches empty

Rookie Ronald Acuña Jr. was hit by a pitch before he could extend his home run streak, but Dansby Swanson filled the power void for Atlanta, hitting a two-run homer to lead the host Braves to a 5-2 win over Miami on Wednesday.<p>Acuña, who had hit leadoff homers in the previous three games and had …

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Schwarber smashes deli glass during Tuesday's BP

Everything David Bote touches turns to gold lately.<p>After not finding his name in the lineup Tuesday during the Cubs' 7-0 loss at the hands of the …

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3 things we learned from the Cubs-Brewers series

Here are three things we learned from the Cubs’ 1-1 series split with the Brewers at Wrigley Field.<p><b>1. The defense never rests.</b><p>From David Bote’s barehanded stop and throw to first base to Ian Happ’s fearless catch before crashing into the brick wall in left field, the Cubs’ thrived on any defensive …

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DFS MLB Game by Game Breakdown – Thursday, August 16

Welcome into the Thursday edition of the DFS MLB Game by Game Breakdown! We have smaller seven game slate on tap tonight so let’s jump in!<p>Last night …

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Cubs beat Brewers 8-4 for two-game split for opening salvo in pennant race

A popular press box wag in Pittsburgh noted Wednesday on Twitter that former Pirates manager Jim Leyland used to say the pennant race starts on Aug. …

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Cub Tracks makes it last

Cubs win!<p>— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 15, 2018<p>Well, that was more better. I like me a split every now and then, Fleegle. This one feels more like a …

Yu Darvish

Tipsheet: Cubs players meet, then regroup against Brewers

How tight are the Chicago Cubs getting? They held a players-only meeting before Wednesday's game against Milwaukee to discuss their recent offensive …

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WATCH: Highlights of Cubs' slugfest with Brewers, including Almora, Jr.'s, home run

by Cole Little - Senior Writer - Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:17 PM<p>CHICAGO — With a combined 22 hits, the Chicago Cubs (69-50) and the Milwaukee …

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WATCH: Bote makes barehanded snag, spectacular throw on tough grounder

by Cole Little - Senior Writer - Wednesday, August 15, 2018 3:19 PM<p>CHICAGO — Rookie Chicago Cubs sensation David Bote, who recently hit a miraculous …

Milwaukee Brewers

2018 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 118

On Tuesday morning, I took my family for a Wrigley Field tour. If you’ve never taken a Wrigley Field tour, I’d recommend the experience. In case …

Ian Happ

Ben Zobrist earned his first career ejection thanks to one hell of a zinger

Two days after David Bote turned in the best moment of the Cubs' season, Ben Zobrist delivered the best line of the Cubs' season.<p>As the top of the …

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WATCH: Cubs release hilarious 'Everybody In' video

by Tony Crumpton - Senior Editor - Tuesday, August 14, 2018 2:06 PM<p>The Chicago Cubs are known for having some of the most entertaining and funniest …

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Chacin’s pitching, Braun’s two homers lead Brewers past Cubs 7-0

<i>WP:</i> <i>Jhoulys Chacin</i> <i>(12-4); LP:</i> <i>Jose Quintana</i> <i>(10-9); Save: none; Homeruns: Mil -</i> <i>Lorenzo Cain</i> <i>(9);</i> <i>Ryan Braun</i> <i>2 (14);</i> <i>Erik Kratz</i> <i>(4)</i><p><i>A Beautiful Wrigley Field</i></i> …

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Joe Maddon, Kyle Hendricks, Anthony Rizzo, Albert Almora and Jason Heyward on Cubs’ win vs. Brewers

Cubs manager Joe Maddon, Kyle Hendricks, Anthony Rizzo, Albert Almora Jr. and Jason Heyward discuss the Cubs' 8-4 win against the Brewers on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)<p>Cubs manager Joe Maddon, Kyle Hendricks, Anthony Rizzo, Albert Almora Jr. and Jason Heyward discuss …

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Cubs Game Notes For Tuesday vs. Milwaukee

• The Cubs had won 11 of 13 meetings before getting shut out the last two in Milwaukee on June 12-13. In the only prior series at Wrigley Field this …

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Low-maintenance bullpen may be the key to Cubs' stretch run

If the Cubs are going to make an extended postseason run, the key is getting the bullpen in sync the rest of the way.<p>They’ve been doing the job for the most part in Brandon Morrow’s absence, looking a little more comfortable with each passing week.<p>“To be honest, we feel more comfortable when Morrow …

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The year of the position-player pitcher by the numbers

Remember when position players taking the mound was a rarity? Now it might feel like there's a backup catcher, utility player ... or even an All-Star …

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Cubs lineup vs. Brewers, Baez at leadoff

by Tony Crumpton - Senior Editor - Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:43 AM<p>Tuesday afternoon's batting lineup for the second game of the series between …

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Theo Epstein on Yu Darvish's progress after simulated game: 'Maybe the best spin of the year'

Yu Darvish’s simulated game went according to plan Tuesday morning and president Theo Epstein confirmed a rehab start will be the next step.<p>Darvish threw in front of Epstein, pitching coach Jim Hickey and manager Joe Maddon, using most of his repertoire of pitches.<p>“Maybe the best spin of the year,” …

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The 2018 Cubs are an enigma

The Chicago Cubs won 292 games from 2015-17. That’s an average of 97 wins per season, something the franchise hadn’t done over a three-year period …

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Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers preview, Tuesday 8/14, 1:20 CT

The Cubs turn their attention to their closest divisional competitor.But before we give our attention to the Brewers, let’s look back once more to …

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Power Will Come For Nico Hoerner

Before the first game back from the all-star break, the Cubs were in their pre-batting practice huddle when Anthony Rizzo noticed Nico Hoerner …

Ian Happ

Gimme Five

Before hearing from Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (32:14), Karl Ravech & Tim Kurkjian discuss the five biggest developments from the weekend, weigh in on …

Willie Mays

State of the Cubs: What is the identity of this 2018 team?

Who are the 2018 Cubs?<p>It's mid-August, there's only seven weeks of regular season action left before the playoffs and yet the Cubs still don't have …

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Anthony Rizzo pitches in home run derby at youth baseball camp in Rosemont

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo’s wish to pitch in a major-league game was granted last month when he made a two-pitch appearance in a Cubs’ loss. …

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