Joe Maddon

Joe Maddon adamant Báez wrongfully ejected

Joe Maddon explains why he believes Báez should not have been ejected from Saturday's game after becoming frustrated with the home plate umpire.

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Cubs fight back after Javy Baez ejection: 'We're not animals'

If baseball wants stars that transcend the game, they need guys like Javy Baez on the field <i>MORE</i>, not less.<p>That whole debate and baseball's marketing …

Baseball

Red-hot heroics: Carpenter comes off the bench to help Cardinals rally for split with Cubs

<b>CHICAGO •</b> It all started taking root in May, this heat-seeking kick Matt Carpenter is on. That’s when he got in the weeds a little bit, started …

St. Louis

Cubs’ Joe Maddon on bullpen options

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses the team's bullpen options ahead of a game against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field on Sunday, July 22, 2018. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)<p>Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses the team's bullpen options ahead of a game against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field on Sunday, …

Chicago Cubs

Cards tab 2 to make first MLB starts vs. Reds

CHICAGO -- Their pitching plans complicated by a doubleheader and injury to Carlos Martinez, the Cardinals will open their next series against the …

Anthony Rizzo

On the importance of Bruce Bochy calling out his team

Before Friday’s game, Bruce Bochy held a closed door meeting in the Giants clubhouse and cajoled the 25-man roster to basically advocate for …

Major League Baseball

Cardinals' Carpenter left his mark on series vs. Cubs

It's got to be the salsa.<p>That seemed as good an explanation as any for Matt Carpenter's sensational performance at Wrigley Field this past weekend.<p>"I …

Anthony Rizzo

Paxton (back) officially cleared for Tuesday

James Paxton (back) remains on track to rejoin the Mariners' rotation Tuesday against the Giants.<p>Paxton threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Saturday …

James Paxton

After All-Star first half, Mikolas looks to pick up where he left off against Cubs | FOX Sports

CHICAGO — The top spot in the Chicago Cubs‘ lineup has often resembled a game of musical chairs this season.<p>But as hot as first baseman Anthony Rizzo …

Anthony Rizzo

Jose Quintana saved the Cubs pitching staff...for now, at least

Jose Quintana saved the Cubs pitching staff...for now, at least<p>The Cubs showed up to the ballpark Sunday morning knowing they were going to have to …

Baseball

Theo: Cubs on lookout to keep adding to 'pen

CHICAGO -- Cubs relievers boasted the second-best ERA and had the fewest losses in the National League entering Sunday, but president of baseball …

Baseball

Justin Turner (hip) back in Dodgers' lineup

Justin Turner (hip) is back in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.<p>It's Turner's first start since July 11, as he's been battling a strained adductor muscle. …

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Javier Baez and Joe Maddon were kicked out of the game after Baez got upset with home plate umpire Will Little on a check swing strike 3 call to end the fifth inning with two men on base and the Cubs tailing 1-0. Baez wanted Little to ask for help from the first base umpire but he was denied as Little did not hesitate on the call. Maddon came out to argue and was subsequently tossed as well. It's the first ejection for Baez in his career.

Javier Baez and Joe Maddon were kicked out of the game after Baez got upset with home plate umpire Will Little on a check swing strike 3 call to end …

Javier Baez

Baez has 3 hits, drives in 2 in Game 1 win

CHICAGO -- All-Star Javier Baez drove in two runs to raise his National League-leading total to 74 and back Tyler Chatwood, who initiated a …

Ian Happ

BenFred: With Shildt's backing, Fowler eager for fresh start

<b>CHICAGO •</b> Mid-May felt light years away.<p>Five times on Friday, Matt Carpenter bowed his back, heaved a big breath through his beard and found a pitch …

St. Louis

Carpenter has date with immortality ripped away

One of the most fascinating topics in sports involves the never-ending clash between entertainment and winning. In the larger sense, Major League …

Joe Maddon

Commentary: Why is it always Joe Maddon's fault?

I’m not sure why I keep seeing people comment on social media, that every time the Cubs lose, it’s Joe Maddon’s fault. The naysayers contend that the …

Baseball

Reliever Jesse Chavez joins Cubs after trade with Rangers

CHICAGO — It’s the ninth major league team for Jesse Chavez, so he’s not too worried about fitting in with the Chicago Cubs.Chavez was added to …

Baseball

Cub Tracks puts it right there

Final: Cardinals 18, #Cubs 5. pic.twitter.com/sk8VwBmnx5<p>— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 20, 2018<p>I know you know so let’s not even talk about it. That was …

Ian Happ

Cubs Game Notes For Saturday vs. St. Louis

×<p>Cubs Game Notes For Saturday vs. St. Louis<p>*Since Joe Maddon took over the Cubs for the 2015 season, the team has been dominant following the …

St. Louis

Game 96 Recap: Cubs 7, Cardinals 2

<b>What You Need To Know:</b> This one very much looked like a contest that started too early for everyone, as these noon games tend to have something of a …

Chicago Cubs

LOVERRO: Scherzer-Strasburg? Move along, fans, nothing to see here

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>For those of you who might be wondering out there, Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo thinks his manager, Dave …

Baseball

Paul Goldschmidt: Intimidating, friendly, the guy you want at the plate

Quick, what’s the first word you think of to describe Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt?<p>Is it “intimidating”?<p>Well, when he’s in the …

Baseball

Chicago Cubs Rumors: Zach Britton being targeted

The Chicago Cubs need a starting pitcher, but adding a top-tier reliever would be just as good.<p>The Chicago Cubs rumors have been flying around as the …

Sports

Cubs set the wrong kind of history in blowout

Cubs set the wrong kind of history in blowout<p>USA TODAY<p>Cubs fans had plenty to cheer about late in Friday's game against the Cardinals, but not in the …

Chicago Cubs

8 things to know about new Cubs pitcher Jesse Chavez

The Cubs obtained right-hander Jesse Chavez from the Rangers, giving up lefty Tyler Thomas, who was 3-5 with a 2.88 ERA at low Class A South Bend. Here are some things to know about the new Cub, who is available to pitch Saturday.<p>1. Over 11 seasons, Chavez (6-foot-2, 175 pounds) has pitched for six …

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And That Happened: Thursday’s Score and Highlight

Yeah, singular. Other than those ESPN Sunday Night games that opened the season for several years until recently I can’t remember a regular season …

Baseball

Jason Heyward has become an offensive catalyst

Expecting Jason Heyward to carry a team offensively would be thought as foolish just a few short months ago. But here in the middle of July, Heyward …

Jason Heyward

Is Cubs' Tyler Chatwood running out of chances to get his act together?

The heat is on <b>Tyler Chatwood</b>.<p>The pitcher who went into the season as the Cubs’ No. 5 starter — and leads all of baseball with 73 walks issued — will …

Sports

Ranking each division race entering the second half

After several days of Manny Machado-related intrigue, spirited dialogue about Mike Trout's role as a baseball brand ambassador and debate over …

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