Plays at plate go both ways in seesaw seventh

Dexter Fowler was called out, then safe. Kris Bryant was called safe, then out. The Cubs got a run, then lost one after replay reviews of plays at the plate in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Mariners at Wrigley Field.
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Cubs option Justin Grimm to clear spot for Brian Matusz

According to Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald, the Chicago Cubs have optioned reliever Justin Grimm in order to clear up a spot for Brian Matusz, who is slated to make the Sunday start at Wrigley Field versus the Seattle Mariners. Grimm, 27, has drastically improved the last couple of weeks following an early-season slump. His […] The post Cubs option Justin Grimm to clear spot...
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Chicago Cubs falter late as walks cost them in 4-1 loss to Mariners

The Chicago Cubs struggled most of the game against Wade Miley before coming through in the seventh, but late walks by Jake Arrieta and a double allowed by Aroldis Chapman let the game slip away late in a 4-1 loss to the Mariners Being a reliever isn’t easy. Being one for the Chicago Cubs? An […] Chicago Cubs falter late as walks cost them in 4-1 loss to Mariners - Cubbies Crib...
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Martin's 2-run double off Chapman leads M's over Cubs 4-1

CHICAGO (AP) Leonys Martin hit a two-run double off new Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman in the eighth inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over Chicago 4-1 Saturday. Wade Miley (7-8) took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning before allowing Kris Bryant's single and Javier Baez's RBI groundout. Jake Arrieta (12-5) walked Mike Zunino and Shawn O'Malley starting the eighth, pinch-hitter...
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Joe Maddon hints Cubs could have spot starter soon

Joe Maddon hinted that the Cubs could have a spot starter soon to give his regular five some rest.The Cubs manager said it's "possible" the
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Cubs consider briefly adding 6th man to rotation

Before the All-Star break, the Cubs had Adam Warren make a spot start to give the other five pitchers in the rotation a breather. They may do it again, as soon as Sunday.
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Contreras: 'I will do everything for my team'

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras talks about playing a variety of different positions for the Cubs.
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On the Psychological Nature of Jason Heyward’s Struggles

Much has been made about the shifting mechanics of Jason Heyward’s swing and the disappointing results it has yielded this season. I’ve covered the toe-tap, the hands tucked in so close to the body that you wonder how he can possibly elevate a pitch, and the frustration that he’s faced as even solid contact seems to find gloves. And I’m certainly not alone, as this has been...
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Chicago Cubs Rumors: What areas are still the focus prior to the deadline?

The Chicago Cubs Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer likely aren’t getting any sleep as the non-waiver trade deadline is Monday. After acquiring Mike Montgomery from the Mariners and then the blockbuster for Aroldis Chapman, what’s next for the Cubs? Bullpen help. When the Chicago Cubs went into their slide, it was all we heard about. So […] Chicago Cubs Rumors: What areas are still...
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A Tip of the Recap–07/29 (Cubs 12, Mariners 1)

Cubs record: 62-40, 1st NL Central W: Jon Lester L: Hisashi Iwakuma MVPs: Every single hitter (except Addison Russell) and Jon Lester Well, this was quite the game and one heck of an offensive explosion. Every starter other than Addison Russell scored at least one run and every position player (except for Russell and Zobrist) drove in at least one run. The Cubs mashed a pair...
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Silly Cubs Play of The Day

There was a rain-delayed game on Friday, which many of you saw, as the Chicago Cubs opened up their interleague series against the visiting Seattle Mariners with a laugher of a victory.  Sprinkled into those 12 runs was a Jason Heyward homer (it totally happened) and some other very timely offense against a Mariners squad that I didn’t think would just lay down and die, but that’s...
Via World Series Dreaming
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Cubs activate Coghlan from DL, option La Stella

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs activated outfielder Chris Coghlan from the disabled list Friday and optioned infielder Tommy La Stella to Triple-A Iowa. La Stella, who was hitting .295 in 105 at-bats with a .388 on-base percentage, didn't take the news well, according to Cubs manager Joe Maddon. La Stella had options remaining, which left him vulnerable. The Cubs needed a roster...
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The Other Compelling Cubs Reliever Acquisition

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week, you’re aware that the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees linked up on a rather substantial trade that sent Aroldis Chapman, perhaps baseball’s best reliever, to Chicago. The Cubs wanted to solidify their bullpen, and they did it in about the most splashy way possible. You also could’ve been living in a normal, not-rock...
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Series Preview: Cubs vs. Mariners, July 29-31

Seattle is a bustling metropolis that has given the world Frasier, The Presidents of the United State of America (millions of peaches, peaches for me!), and arguably the best season of The Real World. The city’s greatest export, apparently, is pop culture references for people currently in their early, early, early* 30’s. This weekend, though, they send the North Side […]
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Chicago Cubs: Is the bullpen elite now?

In a matter of one week, the Chicago Cubs bullpen went from mediocre to arguably elite. For a team that hardly has any blemishes, the bullpen was the closest thing to one. Not the case any longer. The Cubs picked up three new arms for the pen. Two south paws and a right handed former closer. It started with a trade for south paw reliever Mike Montgomery from the Seattle Mariners...
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WATCH: Chapman talks after Cubs win

Aroldis Chapman talked with reporters, through translator Miguel Montero, after the 8-1 win against the White Sox.
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WATCH: Maddon on Chapman: 'It's just entertaining to watch the gun'

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses Aroldis Chapman after an 8-1 victory over the White Sox.
Via CSN Chicago
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WATCH: Montero on catching Chapman: It's just getting used to him

Cubs catcher Miguel Montero talked about catching new teammate Aroldis Chapman.
Via CSN Chicago
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Could a Rookie of the Year Sequel be in the Works?

23 years ago, Henry Rowengartner helped the Chicago Cubs to a World Series victory. Now, nearly a quarter-century since “Rookie of the Year” hit the big screen, the film’s star, Thomas Ian Nicholas, disclosed that the movie could be getting a sequel in 2018…just in time for its 25th anniversary. “I went on (Facebook) and said ‘hey, just started filming Rookie of the Year...
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Game 100 Recap: Cubs 8 White Sox 1

The Cubs are in a weird place right now. On one hand, they’re looking much improved after the break and taking series wins against the Rangers, Mets, and Brewers has calmed much of the angst that had so defined the month of July for Cubs fans. But on the other hand, there’s a swirl of […]
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Baez hits 2-run HR, Russell adds slam as Cubs beat Reds 8-1

CHICAGO (AP) Javier Baez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer deep into Wrigley's Field's left bleachers in the seventh, Addison Russell added a grand slam in a five-run eighth and the Chicago Cubs beat the White Sox 8-1 on Wednesday night. Jason Hammel (10-5) allowed one run and five hits while striking out seven in seven innings. Hector Rondon pitched a perfect eighth, and Aroldis...
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WATCH: Rick Sutcliffe cuts up tie during Cubs-White Sox game

One of the most comical sports stories we’ve heard in quite some time is Chris Sale getting suspended by the White Sox after desecrating the team’s throwback jerseys because he didn’t want to pitch in them. Sale going crazy with a pair of scissors has led to a number of surreal memes and headlines and even intensified talk that he might be traded. It’s even made Adam LaRoche’s...
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Ice Bucket Challenge funds ALS research breakthrough

Remember in 2014 when the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took over social media feeds in the sports world and beyond? Everyone from the Chicago Cubs to Steph Curry and Ronda Rousey drenched themselves in an ice-cold bath in order to raise funds and awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.Well, it's actually done some good.One million dollars...
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QUIZ: Name every player to hit 30 or more home runs in a season for the Chicago Cubs

In the history of the Chicago Cubs franchise, a player has hit 30 or more home runs 60 times. How many of those players can you name? Clue: Number of home runs/season
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