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2019 Schedule
26-17, 1st in NL Cent

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss why he protested the game against the Nationals after Nats reliever Sean Doolittle appeared to tap the ground before delivering the ball in the ninth inning. It's a move that was deemed illegal for Cubs reliever Carl Edwards earlier this season.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

VIDEO: Kris Bryant, who went 4-for-6 with 3 home runs and 5 RBI in the Cubs 14-6 win over the Nats, talks about whether his current form reminds him of his 2016 MVP season.

Bryant puts 3 HRs into the Cubs bullpen (0:55)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

"If we force pitches over the plate, we're going to be very, very good for a while." –Joe Maddon after the 14-6 drubbing of the Nats.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Third HR of the evening for Kris Bryant gives the Cubs a 12-4 lead over the Nationals in the 9th inning. His last 3-HR game was on June 27, 2016, against Cincinnati.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Kris Bryant has reached safely in each of his last 26 games since April 17, the longest streak of his career and the longest active streak in the majors. Coming into tonight, Bryant had a .439 OBP during that stretch, third-highest in the N.L.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Javy Báez's double in the first inning extended his hitting streak to 15 games, extending his career high and the longest active streak in the majors.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Cubs lineup vs Nationals in D.C. tonight


BBTN: Mets' Whispers, Kinsler's Outburst, Leitner

Buster & Karl Ravech discuss the rumors surrounding Mickey Callaway, Ian Kinsler's emotional outburst and much more (7:48). Plus, Jessica Mendoza looks ahead to the weekend (25:24) and a "Call To The Legend" with iconic Padres announcer Ted Leitner who shares tales of Tony Gwynn and answers the question of whether he's the inspiration for Ron Burgundy (36:10).

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs finally lost a series as they dropped the rubber game against the Reds on Thursday, 4-2. They scored 2 runs in the first inning off of Luis Castillo but managed nothing else the rest of the game despite Cincinnati's top starter getting knocked out early due to a long rain delay. It's the Cubs first series loss since dropping 2 of 3 to the Brewers from April 5-7. Despite the loss, Kris Bryant reached base for a current MLB high 25th straight game while Javy Baez extended his hit streak to 14 games.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon has scrambled his lineup for Luis Castillo tonight. Kyle Schwarber returns to the lead off role he occupied early in 2017 while Daniel Descalso will bat third in the order. Anthony Rizzo (back) remains out of the lineup as Victor Caratini will play first base. He's being activated, returning from a hand injury.

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3dKeith Law

Law: The biggest busts of the 2009 MLB draft

Remember Tony Sanchez, Donavan Tate and Matt Hobgood? Few do -- but all were selected ahead of Mike Trout. Here's a look at the first-rounders who never really panned out.

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3dJesse Rogers

Darvish's slow approach fuels 11-strikeout night

Yu Darvish took his time on the mound Wednesday against the Reds, and it paid off. The Cubs right-hander relied heavily on his cutter en route to an 11-strikeout outing with no walks, his most strikeouts since 2013.


Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Yu Darvish discuss his 11 strikeout, zero walk outing in the Cubs loss to the Reds on Wednesday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Even though he lasted only 5.1 innings, Yu Darvish arguably threw his best game as a Cub. He struck out 11 without giving up a walk, the first time he's struck out at least that many without a free pass since Aug, 2013. His crowning moments came against Joey Votto who took bad swings off him all night long while twice taking called third strikes to end AB's. The other out from Votto came on a check swing pop up. Darvish had his fastball and slider working often for him, something which has eluded him in many outings.

Ross: Arrieta and Darvish going in opposite directions (1:10)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

The independent Amer. Assn. Cleburne Railroaders announced on the eve of the season the release of Rafael Palmeiro, 54, and son Patrick, 29 — both were with the team last year. The father batted .301 & hit 6 HRs, but battled injuries and had offseason knee surgery, in his effort to return to MLB as a player for the first time since 2005.

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Cubs' Zobrist remains on leave amid divorce

Cubs veteran Ben Zobrist remains on a personal leave of absence from the team, and court documents filed in Chicago indicate he is getting divorced.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.254
On Base Percentage.344
Slugging Percentage.451
Earned Run Average3.56
Quality Starts21